Dating the It Guy
by Krysten Lindsay Hager
Publication date: March 21st 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Emme is a sophomore in high school who starts dating, Brendon Agretti, the popular senior who happens to be a senator’s son and well-known for his good looks. Emme feels out of her comfort zone in Brendon’s world and it doesn’t help that his picture perfect ex, Lauren, seems determined to get back into his life, along with every other girl who wants to be the future Mrs. Agretti. Emme is already conflicted due to the fact her last boyfriend cheated on her and her whole world is off kilter with her family issues. Life suddenly seems easier keeping Brendon away and relying on her crystals and horoscopes to guide her. Emme soon starts to realize she needs to focus less on the stars and more on her senses. Can Emme get over her insecurities and make her relationship work? Life sure is complicated when you’re dating the it guy.
I am going to keep it short and sweet guys in order to match how sweet Dating the It Guy actually is.
I finished it all in an evening a while ago and to be honest, I was so swamped with everything plus the attack in my new home town, so I was a little over the place. But, you know me and I never want to let you guys down so I am being my usual self and sharing my thoughts.
You know how I like my books action packed in general but here it is the total opposite, we have a slow and steady pace and a lot of high school drama and girly insecurities. I am trying to think if it was the same for me, but I did go to a Catholic all girl school so I never did have to face any of this.
Though in my head I wanted Emme to be more confident, here I go projecting myself or wants into the character; she was really lovely but again she is quite young and so much is going on all the time and you add the pressure of the hottest guy in school going out with you when you are nothing particularly special (she is lovely, but this is high school and well you know what I mean) and we can see where she is coming from.
I think there is a lot of exploration going on here and I could see and understand the inner workings. You know now that I say this, I realize that it was not in any way OTT and adolescence does have a fair of it but here it was really toned down.
This is a lovely read, actually I read mine on the balcony on an evening it was not raining and cold, so this is perfect for this time of year to enjoy a really well written book and a lovely story. It is different from your usual high school romance and I really appreciated it even more of it.
You guys will love Emme and Brendon as they are adorable!
I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did!