New Release: Dating the It Guy

Dating the It Guy by
Krysten Lindsay Hager
YA contemporary romance
Published by Clean Reads
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.
Short Excerpt:
“By the way, did you hear Lauren got into Senator Agretti’s
old school?”
“Seriously? I wonder if she applied there because Brendon
did,” I said.
Margaux snorted. “Duh, of course. Seriously, she might as
well just pee on him to mark her territory.”
“Margaux, shut up,” Kylie said.
“Whatever. Anyway, the important thing is if Brendon knew
she was applying there,” Margaux said. “Em, do you think he knew?”
I hoped Lauren was just trying to follow Brendon, but what
if they had planned this whole thing while they were dating? What if he
convinced her to apply there so they could go to college together, wear
matching American flag sweaters with big scarves while drinking hot chocolate,
and jump into leaf piles just like a preppy clothing catalog. At least now I
didn’t have to worry about them reciting poetry to one another in South Bend,
but still, what if they had made plans to go to school together?
“Don’t worry about it,” Kylie said. “She was probably trying
to follow him—like she always does. She’s so pathetic.”
Kylie was trying to make me feel better, but Lauren was far
from pathetic. After all, she was pretty much the “Most Likely to Succeed”
poster girl. While she was out overachieving and saving the world without
messing up her perfect, bouncy hair, I was trying to get through each day. I
tried to push away the image of Lauren and Brendon holding hands and drinking
hot chocolate under a stadium blanket. 
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 Follow Krysten
Bio: Besides
mining her teen years and humiliating moments for her novels, Krysten is a
also a book addict who has never met a bookstore she didn’t like. She’s worked
as a journalist and writes young adult, middle grade, new adult, and adult
fiction as well as humor essays. She is originally from Michigan and has lived
in Portugal, South Dakota, and currently resides in southwestern Ohio where you
can find her reading and writing when she’s not catching up on her favorite
shows (she’s addicted to American Dad to the point where she quotes episodes on
a daily basis and also loves Girl Meets World). She’s also a third generation Detroit
Lions fan.
Krysten 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 debut novel, True Colors, won the Readers
Favorite award for best preteen book. Krysten’s work has been featured in USA
Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the
Bellbrook Times and on Living Dayton.
Praise for Dating the It Guy:
“A sweet, endearing story—you’ll fall in love with Emme just
like I did!” –Kimber Leigh Wheaton, YA/NA author
“Hager’s authentic characters will resonate with
readers of all ages as they are immersed in the story  – complete with teen drama and angst, but
also the relationships which make it all worthwhile.” —  Leslie L. McKee, book reviewer, Edits and
Reviews by Leslie
What people are
saying about Krysten’s work:
From Teenage Book
Recommendations in the UK
: “This is a fantastically relatable and real
book which I feel captures all of the insecurities and troubles which haunt the
modern teenage girl. It is about a young model who has to go through tough
times when she is torn between a life as a model and managing her friendships.
You learn which friends she can most trust and which will create the drama
typical of teenage life. Follow the life of Landry and try to see if you can
find out which are her true friends before their true colours are revealed.
This book is all about relationships, hopes and truth. I loved this book!”
From Books & Authors
: “This book is such an inspiration for those who just care about their
looks and are tensed about them. This thing is looks aren’t everything. This
book is related to every teen’s problem. Hager has written a very inspiring
“Krysten captures the teenage girl today. The struggles are
real, the issues are something children have been dealing with since before I
was a teen, and oddly-Krysten captures the readers! I was prepared for another
“Mean Girls” story. This is NOT that. This is the real story of
teenage girls! You watch Landry flower into a young woman who finds out trust
is an invaluable item to find, and friendships are hard to seek genuine realism
in. You will learn about relationships with not just friends, but peers, boys,
and others. The details put into the book will draw you, and make the story so
much more realistic. Krysten expresses emotions beautifully through her
writing, and the story flows flawlessly…” By
Candice J. Conway Simpson
 “Krysten Lindsay
Hager understands what it means to be a teen today, and she writes with an
authentic voice. Landry, the main character, is funny, lively, and very real.
Readers will relate to her struggles with friends and family, self-esteem and
self-discovery, boys and school and life in general. It’s fun to read about
Landry’s blossoming modeling career and the changes it brings.” Review by Author Diana Jenkins

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