Author: Sara Desai
Publication Date: March 16, 2021
Without rules, these fake fiancés might accidentally fall for each other in this romantic comedy by the author of The Marriage Game.
Daisy Patel is a software engineer who understands lists and logic better than bosses and boyfriends. Ever the obedient daughter, she always follows the rules, but the one thing she can’t give her family is the marriage they expect. With few options left to her, and desperate to escape a parade of unwanted suitors, she asks her childhood crush to be her decoy fiancé.
Liam Murphy is a venture capitalist with something to prove. When he learns that his inheritance is contingent on being married, he realizes his best friend’s little sister has the perfect solution to his problem. A marriage of convenience will get Daisy’s matchmaking relatives off her back and fulfill the terms of his late grandmother’s will. If only her brother hadn’t warned him away…
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.
The Dating Plan is a cute romantic comedy and a fake relationship. Daisy’s relatives are always trying to set her up on dates. Liam discovers he will only receive his inheritance of the family business if he is married. They decide to have a fake marriage, but for it to look real, they have to go on dates. During the dates they both develop feelings for each other. Can they move past what happened years ago? Why did Liam stand Daisy up for prom and disappear? They remember happy childhood memories together. I really enjoyed The Dating Plan. The romance is cute and I was invested throughout the book. Daisy and Liam are both very interesting characters. I enjoyed seeing how their different personalities interacted. I liked that Daisy is a career focused engineer. Family is an important part of the book. Daisy’s father doesn’t like Liam after prom. Daisy and Liam both try to make their families proud. There is Indian culture throughout the book. This is the second book in the Date Game series but can be read as a standalone. I didn’t read the first book and do not feel like I missed anything.
Thank you Berkley Romance for The Dating Plan.
About the Author
Sara Desai has been a lawyer, radio DJ, marathon runner, historian, bouncer and librarian. She lives on Vancouver Island with her husband, kids and an assortment of forest creatures who think they are pets. Sara writes sexy romantic comedy and contemporary romance with a multicultural twist. When not laughing at her own jokes, Sara can be found eating nachos.