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ROMANCE WEEK DAY TWO: Romance Recs by Trope – Fake Dating

Fake dating seems to be everywhere these days and we aren’t mad about it! Here are some of our favorites! We’ve also included some books with more of a “fake dating twist” than straight up fake dating because we love a solid twist on a popular trope!

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood [review]
– fake dates a professor to convince her friend she’s over her ex –

The Love Hypothesis (Love Hypothesis, #1)

Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall 
– fake dates a reputable man to save his job working at a Beetle Foundation –

Boyfriend Material (Boyfriend Material, #1)

Act Like It by Lucy Parker 
– fake date to soften his image, but also to get attention for their show –

Act Like It (London Celebrities, #1)

If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane
– fake dates her coworker to show her ex she is over him since they all work together –

If I Never Met You

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren [review]
– pretends to be married to her arch nemesis to use her twin sister’s honeymoon after severe wedding food poisoning –

The Unhoneymooners

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert [review]
– continues fake dating ruse after viral video to bring good publicity to his charity –

Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters, #2)

The Perks of Loving a Wallflower by Erica Ridley [mini review]
– very short fake courtship to get her mother off her back –

The Perks of Loving a Wallflower (The Wild Wynchesters #2)

Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole
– fakes an engagement to keep the attention away from his family –

A Prince on Paper (Reluctant Royals, #3)


The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon [review]
– pretends to be exes for their radioshow –

The Ex Talk

Luck of the Draw by Kate Clayborn
– She owes him big time and agrees to be his fake fiancée so he can buy a property  –

Luck of the Draw (Chance of a Lifetime #2)

The Wall of Winnipeg by Mariana Zapata [review]
– marriage of convenience* because someone needs a green card –

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

*tbh could do a whole post on this trope, but we’re just throwing this one here bc we love MZ. 

Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner [review]
– everyone thinks they are dating, but it’s actually just a Hollywood rumor –

Something to Talk About

What are some of your favorite fake dating books?

xoxo, Bree & Tree


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