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Review – Dating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager

Review – Dating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay HagerDating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager
on March 21, 2017
Genres: YA, Romance
Pages: 290
Source: Xpresso Book Tours

I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


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.

Emme takes a summer class and partners with her crush Brendon Agretti. After spending some time together, they start dating. The problem is he is the popular guy and many girls want to date him. Emme feels insecure in their relationship. She depends on Astrology to guide her. The couple breaks up, and she has to deal with every girl trying to fill her place. Even though they break up there still seems to be something there between them.

In ” an Oyster Shell – A satisfying YA romance that is really about growing up and learning how to deal with life.

The Pearls – The concept was interesting and well executed. Having the popular guy come in contact with a sophomore over a summer class was a great way to start the story. The relationship that ensues is the stuff that daydreams are made of. The fact that Emme relies on Astrology is an interesting aspect to the story.

I liked the character development, especially in Emme. I like how throughout the story she was challenged and learned to overcome them. I appreciated that another character in the book points out how relying on Astrology could be a way of not dealing with things.

The romance was engrossing. It was quite tumultuous. Emme had a lot of insecurities to overcome. Not to mention the couple was constantly challenged with misunderstandings. It wasn’t an easy romance for the characters and that made the story interesting.

The Sand – It was a good book.

4 Pearls!

4 Stars

About Krysten Lindsay Hager

Krysten Lindsay Hager writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends…Forever?, Next Door to a Star, Landry in Like, and Competing with the Star (The Star Series: Book 2). Her work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Bellbrook Times, and on Living Dayton.

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