Thanks to the publisher & Netgalley for the complimentary e-ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
I’m a sucker for a foodie or fake dating romance & lucky me, Fake Dates & Mooncakes by Sher Lee has both.
Dylan Tang works at his aunt’s Singaporean Chinese takeout & dreams of winning an upcoming moon cake competition so he can drive more customers to his aunt’s business.
Using a family recipe for the mooncake is also a great way to remember his mother, who passed away one month ago, & possibly to get to know Theo Somers, a handsome, wealthy charmer who Dylan has a crush on immediately after meeting.
Though they don’t have the most auspicious beginning, Dylan & Theo help each other out through a business grant-wedding date exchange.
This cute book explores the importance of Chinese culture to both characters & how that’s tinged by their own respective losses. Family support is huge in this book with Dylan’s family banding together to help him the same way he tries to help them.
Though the drama feels a bit odd to me, Theo makes a great gesture for Dylan’s sake, & it all wraps up with a heartwarming & satisfying ending.
4⭐️. Out 05/16.
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