The Dating Plan (Paperback)
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A Marie Claire Book Club Pick!
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.
About the Author
Sara Desai has been a lawyer, a radio DJ, a historian, a bouncer, and a librarian. She lives on Vancouver Island with her husband and three children.
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“I can't wait for more from Sara Desai!”—Alexa Martin, author of Snapped
"Outrageously funny, meltingly hot and tender, and wrapped up in heartwarming community, this book will warm you in the best ways. Daisy and Liam are just the kind of sexy joyful magic we need in the world right now."—Sonali Dev, author of Recipe for Persuasion
"A smart, sexy read. If you haven't done so already, prepare to mark Sara Desai as your new fave author!"—Sajni Patel, author of The Trouble with Hating You
"A writer to watch."—Bustle
“Desai returns with another thoughtful, goofy and sexy enemies-to-lovers plot that explores first crushes, second chances and familial love.”—USA Today
“This book is funny, adorably outrageous, and just purely delightful.”—Buzzfeed
“A hilarious, heartfelt romance.”—Frolic
“An incredibly sweet and charming story.”—HelloGiggles
“Will have readers laughing, with family dynamics and personal growth rounding things out for an enjoyable read."—Library Journal
“This fake-engagement romance will win readers over as Daisy and Liam explore their past traumas and rekindle their love."—Booklist
"Geek-chic Daisy makes an endearing heroine, and the dysfunctional Murphy family provides believable tension. Desai’s fans will be thrilled to reconnect with the eccentric Patels and new readers will be hooked. This is a gem."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)