The Dating Plan by Sara Desai
A quirky contemporary Rom-Com your heart needs.
Okay someone hurry and lets fight to make this book a movie ASAP!
This was the cutest and most hilarious fake-fiancé slash marriage of convenience book I never knew I needed.
The Dating Plan is about Daisy Patel who is a bad-ass software engineer at a really cool organic product start up. She’s all about the tech life, but when it comes to her dating life… that’s a non starter. She may proudly brag about non committal hook ups here and there, but romance and dating? Nah, not her vibe. Daisy is currently being HOUNDED by all her aunties though, I mean all of them. They go and find her wherever she is, doing whatever she may be doing to LITERALLY bring her potential husbands. The aunties and her father want her married pronto!
On the contrast Liam Murphy which happens to be Daisy’s brother’s best friend comes into town. You must know that Liam and Daisy haven’t seen each other in 10 years, ever since he left her stranded on prom night. Fast forward to NOW times, they have an awkward and hilarious 10 year reunion. Daisy totally lets him have it and demands answers for the ghosting. Liam turns on the charm and gives her none.
BAD LIAM! (But I love her verbal lashing!!)
As the book goes deeper we do see the true story why Liam bailed out on her that night. (okay, no too BAD Liam…)
Liam is in town because he has inherited the family’s distillery which is depending on a successful marriage (that must last at least one year), and bad boy-non committal Liam strikes up the great idea for him and Daisy to marry. She will get the pesky aunties off her back, he gets the distillery, everyone wins right?
Well these two butt heads all throughout this book, and we are left unsure whether this deal can truly work out.
The Dating Plan is filled with so much witty and hilarious banter between not only Daisy and Liam, but all the supporting characters. I can totally see this whole cast on film! It would have the beautiful flair of Indian and Asian culture, with the hilarity of the show New Girl, mixed with the wedding drama of Crazy Rich Asians. I mean, can we cut the debate and just get The Dating Plan on film please?