The Dating Plan by Sara Desai

If, like me, you are constantly looking for something to make you laugh these days, then let me direct your attention to The Dating Plan by Sara Desai.

A standalone follow-up to one of my favorite books of 2020, The Marriage Game, The Dating Plan had me swooning and literally laughing out loud the entire time. (Apologies to my husband, who I may have woken up a few times with my laughter.)

I loved Daisy when we first met her in The Marriage Game, and I loved her even more while reading The Dating Plan. She is unapologetically herself, and will do whatever it takes to live by her own rules — even if it means agreeing to a modern-day marriage of convenience with her teenage crush turned enemy.

Daisy and Liam’s families flesh out this colorful comedy, and the hijinks that ensue while they try to make their fake engagement seem legit make for some of the book’s funniest moments. But it’s the quieter moments between this pair that really tug at your heart and make you root for their romance to win out at the end.

A pure escapist delight, The Dating Plan is exactly the kind of book we need more of these days. Diverse, sexy, funny, heartfelt all in one perfectly bound package. Look for it in stores March 16th.

Thanks to Berkley Romance for the digital review copy. Here is the official synopsis:

Even with a step-by-step plan, these fake fiancés might accidentally fall for each other in this hilarious, heartfelt romantic comedy from the author of The Marriage Game.

Daisy Patel is a software engineer who understands lists and logic better than bosses and boyfriends. 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 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 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.

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