Hello guys. It’s been a while. How have you been? Today, I’m back with another book review. This time, for a Romantic Comedy I read last month for a bookclub. Personally, I’m not a fan of Rom-coms. I avoid them! Like, seriously, I just can’t fanthom all the hype around them. Anyway, I decided to give this book a try. I started reading slowly, until I got quite intrigued by it.
I’ll NEVER STOP LOVING YOU. THAT’S WHY I HAVE TO GO.
Title: The Dating Plan
Author: Sara Desai
Year Published: 2021
Category: Adult fiction (romance)
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
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 fiance.
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.
“My point is…if you want something, go after it. Don’t let fear hold you back. Take your chance. Live a life of no regrets. And don’t blame yourself if it goes wrong. People have their own journey and it has nothing to do with you.”Tweet
― Sara Desai, The Dating Plan
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I was so into this book from the moment I started reading. The dialogues are hilarious,i feel am watching a comedy movie. The characters are amazing also, especially Daisy and Liam. I like how Daisy is into numbers, hard-worker, and smart. Their idea of a fake marriage was brilliant, I enjoyed reading their rules, and objectives.
The setting and large family they all have also added to the comedy. Even though I still cant understand why Daisy will hold a grudge against Liam from standing her up at her prom like, what, 10+ years ago? 😂 Seriously that’s a bit too much. And she kept bringing it up every damn time they met!
As for Liam, at the beginning, I was interested in his character. It was after a few chapters that I realised he’s quite funny and nice. The chemistry between them is awesome, it was sort of love at first sight. Even though they had been in love 10 years ago. I guess meeting again showed them they definitely had to be together. It was quite cheesy though, I’d say. I love the family backstory behind the characters, each of them with some sort of problems of their own.
A really good book this was, probably my best romantic book this year since I’m not sure I’ll read another romance soon.
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