Fake-dating trope books.

The Love Hypothesis: Ali Hazelwood.

Olive Smith, a third-year Ph.D. student, doesn’t believe in long-term love relationships, but her closest friend does, and that’s how she ended up in this scenario. It was always going to take more than hand-wavy Jedi mind tricks to persuade Anh that Olive is dating and well on her way to a happily ever after: scientists want proof. Olive panics and kisses the first man she sees, like any self-respecting scientist would.Adam Carlsen, a young hotshot professor—and well-known ass—is the man in question. That’s why Olive is astounded when Stanford’s reigning lab tyrant offers to be her phoney boyfriend and keep her farce a secret. When a major science conference goes awry, putting Olive’s career on hold, Adam shocks her once more with his unwavering support and even more unwavering…six-pack abs.Suddenly, their tiny experiment appears to be on the verge of exploding. Olive learns that the only thing more difficult than a love hypothesis is examining her own heart under a microscope.

The Spanish Love Deception: Elena Armas.

It’s a wedding. A vacation to Spain is planned. The most vexing individual. And then there were the three days of faking. Or, to put it another way, a strategy that will never succeed.

Finally, Catalina Martn is not single. Her family is overjoyed to learn that she would be attending her sister’s wedding with her American beau. Everyone is welcome to attend the most enchanting event of the year.

That would almost surely make the front page of the local newspaper in the small Spanish town where she grew up tomorrow. Or the epitaph on her tombstone, knowing how her life had changed in the time it took to make a phone call. Four weeks wasn’t a lot of time to locate someone willing to go across the Atlantic for a wedding, from New York to Spain.Let alone someone who is willing to participate in her ruse. But it didn’t mean she was desperate enough to drag the 6’4 blue-eyed jerk. Aaron Blackford is a musician. Her date had just been given by a man whose sole vocation was to make her blood boil. After poking his nose into her business, accusing her of being insane, and claiming to be her best choice?

The Unhoneymooners: Christina Lauren.

Olive has bad luck in everything she does: her work, her love life, her…well, everything. On the other side, her identical twin sister Ami is possibly the luckiest person on the planet. Her first meeting with her fiancé is straight out of a romantic movie (gag), and she’s managed to fund her entire wedding by winning a series of online competitions (double gag). Worse, she’s making Olive spend the day with her sworn nemesis, Ethan, who also happens to be the best man.Olive prepares herself for a 24-hour wedding ordeal before returning to her luxurious, unfortunate existence. When the whole wedding party suffers food illness from rotten shellfish, Olive and Ethan are the only ones who aren’t harmed. And now there’s a chance to win an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii. Olive and Ethan leave their mutual enmity behind for the purpose of a free vacation, intending to avoid each other at all means. When Olive runs into her future employer, though, the small white lie she tells him risks becoming a lot bigger. She and Ethan now have to act as though they’re in love newlyweds, and her luck appears to be getting worse or it is for the better?

The Kiss Quotient: Helen Hoang.

Stella Lane believes that arithmetic is the only thing that holds the cosmos together. She creates algorithms to forecast client purchases—a career that has provided her with more money than she knows what to do with and far less dating experience than the typical thirty-year-old.

Stella has Asperger’s syndrome, and French kissing makes her think of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion was that she needed a lot more practice—with a pro. That is why she employs Michael Phan, an escort. The Vietnamese and Swedish beauty can’t say no to Stella’s offer, so she offers to assist her in checking off all the boxes on her lesson plan.Stella soon discovers that she not only enjoys his kisses, but also craves all of the other sensations he gives her. Their no-nonsense relationship soon begins to make bizarre sense. The pattern that emerges will persuade Stella that the best type of reasoning is love.

Take a Hint, Dani Brown: Talia Hibbert.

Danika Brown has a clear vision of her goals: professional achievement, academic acclaim, and the odd roll in the hay to ease the stress of her job. But what about romance? I’ve been there, done that, and thrown away the T-shirt. Romantic relationships, regardless of gender, are at best a nuisance and at worst a drain. So Dani prays to the cosmos for the ideal friend-with-benefits—someone who knows their way around the bedroom and understands the score.

When moody security officer Zafir Ansari saves PhD student Dani from a botched workplace fire drill, it’s a clear indicator that the two are meant to sleep together. However, before she can explain why, a video of the heroic rescue goes viral.

Now that half of the internet is shipping #DrRugbae, Zaf is pleading with Dani to join in. His children’s sports organisation, it turns out, could use the attention. Is it okay to lie to aid children? Who in their right mind would say no?
Dani’s strategy is simple: pretend to be dating Zaf in public while seducing him behind the scenes. The problem is, gruff Zaf is a hopeless romantic at heart, and he’s hell-bent on corrupting Dani’s stone-cold reality. He’ll soon be tackling her concerns to the ground. However, the former athlete has his own problems, and the walls surrounding his heart are as thick.Dani’s desire of a simple lay is suddenly more complicated than her thesis. Has her wish come true? Is her concentration being put to the test? Is the cosmos simply waiting for her to see something?