Title- The Dating Plan
Genre- Contemporary Romance (Book of the Month Selection)
POV- Third person, past tense
Trope- Happily Ever After, Fake marriage
Similar/Comps– Accidentally Engaged, The Singles Table
My emotions- pick-me up, feel-good, cozy, sweet, calm, happy, no brainer
Daisy-super endearing and I kind of just wanted to be her for a day
Liam- I loved seeing the flaws and insecurities of the hero.
Daisy Patel is a software engineer with her life all planned out, and no interest in love. The one thing she can’t give her family is the marriage they expect. Left with few options, she asks her childhood crush to be her decoy fiancé.
Liam Murphy learns that his inheritance is contingent on being married. A marriage of convenience will get Daisy’s matchmaking relatives off her back and fulfill the terms of his late grandfather’s will. If only he hadn’t broken her tender teenage heart nine years ago…
Sparks fly when Daisy and Liam go on a series of dates to legitimize their fake relationship. Too late, they realize that very little is convenient about their arrangement. History and chemistry aren’t about to follow the rules of this engagement.
Flowed well, no complaints
“Love doesn’t always hit like a thunderbolt. Sometimes it can grow quietly in the background until one day you realize it is there.”
Finished in 2 sittings.
This might be a sequel in a series, but it read as a standalone
It had great diversity and women empowerment which I love.
What I’d change-
My only reason for not giving a 5 star is that around the 80% mark events felt over-the-top cheesy, preachy, & predictable. But in doing so, met the genre expectations.