The Dating Plan

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A little too much of everything

Normally my GO TO romance trope is fake dating, it is the wind beneath my wings and my lifesource, but this one fell flat for me.

Daisy is a software engineer and all around likeable, intelligent and quirky girl. Maybe a little too quirky, but hey we all have our things. She loves Marvel. A lot. You will read about this far too much. She has an overbearing family who want her to get married whereas she has no interest in such things, so she sets up a fake fiance situation with her brother’s best friend, Liam.

Liam is honestly, kind of a jerk. I didn’t really care much for his character or cheer for him to be with Daisy by the end. He’s a venture captialist whose entire inheritance is dependent upon him getting married because this is somehow still a thing in 2021. That being said, he agrees to Daisy’s idea and the two decide to have a fake engagement in order to appease both of their families and he can inherit the things left for him in his grandfather’s will.

Of course Daisy used to have a crush on Liam and he broke her heart at the senior prom, so this fake relationship already has some real feelings attached. It’s an okay romance but there were too many little things about this book that bugged me and thus prevented me from really loving it. One of them being where the hell is Daisy’s brother!? He’s supposed to be Liam’s best friend and obviously her brother, but he’s in the book for barely any time at all, which makes the whole “best friend’s little sister” trope entirely moot. It just felt a little boring to me and I couldn’t find myself really getting into this book enough to care about any of the characters.

Title: The Dating Plan
Author: Sara Desai
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780593100585

Three Descriptors: Culturally diverse, Likeable, Upbeat

Read Alikes:
If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane
Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron
Take A Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
The Eedding Date by Jasmine Guilllory
Not The Girl You Marry by Andie J Christopher

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