The Dating Plan by Sara Desai
Publisher: Berkley • Publication Date: March 16, 2021
Daisy was a favorite character of mine from The Marriage Game, so I was excited that Sara Desai was giving us a book that focused on her. I really enjoyed this book and I loved that you get to catch up with Layla, Sam and other characters we met in The Marriage Game.
Daisy and Liam’s fake relationship was both funny and emotional and features my favorite trope, enemies to lovers. 10 years prior when Daisy was in high school, she was in love with Liam, her older brother’s best friend, but after he stood her up on prom night, she hasn’t seen him since. Daisy was justified in having her walls up around Liam when he resurfaced in her life and once the reason behind Liam’s abrupt departure was explained, I liked how slowly Daisy started to learn to trust Liam again. I felt for both characters, there was tremendous growth throughout the book since they both had family and career drama to deal with.
This book can be read as a standalone, since you are caught up with what happens in The Marriage Game, but I highly recommend reading that book as well.
CW: Mentions of child and physical abuse