Dating the IT Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy Sunday all!

Yesterday was the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. Hope the weather is beautiful in your neck of the woods! ☀️

Dating the It Guy

Emme starts dating a popular high school student who happens to be from a famous political family. It seems like everyone at school either wants to be Brendon Agretti or date him. Emme feels out of her comfort zone in Brendon’s world and it doesn’t help that his picture-perfect ex 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 dumped her and her whole world is off kilter with her grandparents’ health issues. Life suddenly seems easier pushing 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.

My Thoughts

A totally adorable YA contemporary romance. This was a cute story that made me smile. Emme finds her self in summer school after her summer internship falls through she is conflicted when she is partnered up with the hi school IT guy. Brandon is hot, but she cannot imagine they have anything in common. *Spoiler alert they end up having a lot in common.* I’m sure you’re thinking this story sounds predictable and cliché but there was some definite depth to the story. Emme was coping with ailing grandparents, her grandmother just had a stroke and her grandfather was dealing with dimension. I thought this was handled in a very realistic and thoughtful way. Emme also has some kind of sixth sense and follows a lot of superstitions. I liked both Emme and Brendan as characters and thought the romance was sweet but frustrating. They really had some major communication breakdowns. I also liked Emme’s friends, although I’m not sure one of them gave her the best advice. This was a sweet story perfect when you want a little comfort read.

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Author Bio – Krysten Lindsay Hager writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. She is the author of the young adult Cecily Taylor Series, the young adult Star Series, Dating the It Guy, and the preteen Landry’s True Colors Series.

Her debut novel, True Colors, won the Readers Favorite award for best preteen book and the Dayton Book Expo Bestseller Award for children/teens. Competing with the Star is a Readers’ Favorite Book Award Finalist. Best Friends…Forever? is a 2019 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Winner in the Children – Preteen genre. Landry in Like is a Literary Classics Gold Medal recipient and a 2020 Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal Winner. She received her BA in English and master’s degree in liberal studies from the University of Michigan-Flint.

Krysten’s work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the Bellbrook Times, Springfield News-Sun, Grand Blanc View, Dayton Daily News and on Living Dayton.

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