4 Best Fake Dating Books to Read

Let’s admit, we all love a fake-dating trope, where the main characters pretend to be dating each other, only to gradually develop undying love for one another. I mean, who doesn’t want to read about the whole process of going from having absolutely no feelings to having I-can-set-the-world-on-fire-for-you kind of passion?

Whether it is YA (young adult) novels or adults, the spark of “pretend relationships” keeps you hooked until the very last page. After all, these books are super fun to read, light-hearted, and filled with swoon-worthy romance. Also, these books bring more magic than the simple boy-meets-girl, and love-at-first-sight kind of books do.

So, to add more books to your TBR (to be read) pile, we have put together a list of some of the best fake dating trope books you should start reading today.

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Having said that, here are our top picks of books with “pretend relationship” plotlines.

1. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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Release Date: April 15, 2014

There is a really good chance you have either already read this book or watched the movie adaptation of this series. This one sort of rules the fake dating trope books. Why wouldn’t it? To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before has all the elements that make it a perfect book to read if you are looking for a cute romance with a pretend relationship and good character development of the main leads.

The book tells the story of Lara Jean, who has never really admitted her feelings to her crush. But wrote each boy a love letter with details of how she feels for them. Those letters have always been hidden in a box under her bed, until one day, they get sent out to all those boys.

And now she has to deal with all her past lovers, while also pretending to be dating one of her old crushes and high-school charmer, Peter Kavinsky.

2. The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

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Release Date: March 15, 2022

The Love Hypothesis took the book community by storm when it was released last year. It is a cute and romantic story with a dash of comedic relief of Olive Smith, who keeps trying to convince her best friend that she is absolutely going to her own happily ever after.

But in reality, Oliver hopes to get back together with her ex. So, to make her friend believe that she is over her ex, she kisses the first guy she lays her eyes on without thinking anything. That stranger turns out to be the grumpy professor named Adam.

Now the rumor spreads that Adam and Olive are dating. Well, for their own gains, they keep up the charade, only to gradually realize that things have started to heat up between the two.

3. Dating Dr. Dil By Nisha Sharma

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Release Date: March 15, 2022

Think of all the best elements you can find in a YA book and this one has that. Whether it is the fake dating trope or enemies to lovers, Dating Dr. Dil will serve you with the right dose of romance, comedy, and drama.

This book is enjoyable to read and it is relatable on so many levels. The main character Kareena Mann wants to experience the kind of love story her parents did. However, the thing is, she doesn’t want to do anything about it. But when her father announces that he is soon going to sell her mother’s house, she has to find a fiancé to save it.

Things don’t always go the way you plan and this is exactly what happens to Kareena when she finds herself in a weird situation. Her on-air argument with Dr. Prem Verma, the host of Dr. Dil show goes viral and now they have to do some damage control? How? It is time to fake a relationship in front of everyone.

4. Fake it Till You Bake it by Jamie Wesley

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Release date: June 21, 2022

Things go upside down when Jada rejects a proposal on a reality dating show. Now, everywhere she goes, people express their hatred toward her. This whole scenario made her go home to lay low and find a job in the newly opened cupcake bakery. But her employer is an uptight professional football player named Donovan Dell.

Due to another troubling situation, Jada and Donovan now have to pretend to date each other. This way, Donovan will be able to save his bakery and Jada can go back on people’s good books.

However, things don’t really go as planned and love begins to show its face when you least expect it.

Final Words

There you have it, readers! These are all the amazing fake dating books you should start reading right from today. So, don’t wait any longer and look them up on your Kindle devices to escape to these fictional worlds.