The Dating Plan
“Life isn’t that neat and tidy. You have to be prepared for curveballs.”
Thank you to Berkley Publishing for gifting me a digital copy of The Dating Plan by Sara Desai to read and review!
“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.”
This is one of those romance books that’s comforting the whole way through. I enjoyed Daisy and Liam’s relationship, even though they were seemingly enemies at first there was that underlying electricity between them that I could see from their first encounter. Daisy’s character was refreshing, nerdy, and bold – I appreciated her drive and ability to stand up for herself (even if it took a lot of convincing). Liam’s character was after my heart from his first introduction. I can’t quite put my finger on what I liked about him so much but I did.
Overall, it was a nice book to read in between some heavier storylines. My only complaint is that I felt like the ending was a bit too long and could’ve been shortened by several pages. BUT, it was still a fun read for me and I recommend it to all you romance lovers out there.
The Dating Plan was published on March 16, 2021 and is available to order here. It was also a pick for BOTM!