This Top 5 series started back in October and I kind of lost motivation for making it every week. But it’s back! This is a series of books that I want to read that all have a common theme. Previously on the blog I have focused on witches, werewolves, thrillers, faeries, fairy tale re-tellings, high fantasy and many more. I am going to try and bring this series back for every Saturday.
Today I’m posting SUPER late, but sometimes life just doesn’t work out the way you want it to. I hope that you can all forgive me for being late even though I’m the host.
The Upcoming Schedule Is:
11/2/19 — Indie Books
11/9/19 — Books with a Survival Theme
11/16/19 — Books by Unread Authors You Want to Read
11/23/19 — Books with Fake Love Couples
11/30/19 — Books to be read by the end of the year
- Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
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I don’t read a ton of romances, but sometimes I’m in the mood for it. I enjoy rom-coms sometimes and all of these look pretty good. The fake relationship trope is a popular one that people love to read about. I think it can be really funny and entertaining, but since I don’t read a lot of romances I had a hard time finding 5 titles with this trope that I actually want to read. It took a lot of searching, but eventually I found 5 books. (This is a main reason why my post is a day late!)
Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan
Elouise (Lou) Parker is determined to have the absolute best, most impossibly epic summer of her life. There are just a few things standing in her way:
* She’s landed a job at Magic Castle Playland . . . as a giant dancing hot dog.
* Her crush, the dreamy Diving Pirate Nick, already has a girlfriend, who is literally the Princess of the park. But Lou’s never liked anyone, guy or otherwise, this much before, and now she wants a chance at her own happily ever after.
* Her best friend, Seeley, the carousel operator, who’s always been up for anything, suddenly isn’t when it comes to Lou’s quest to set her up with the perfect girl or Lou’s scheme to get close to Nick.
* And it turns out that this will be their last summer at Magic Castle Playland–ever–unless she can find a way to stop it from closing.
Jennifer Dugan’s sparkling debut coming-of-age queer romance stars a princess, a pirate, a hot dog, and a carousel operator who find love–and themselves–in unexpected people and unforgettable places.
This book seemed to be everywhere this summer! The main reason that I’m dying to read this is because I listen to the Hey YA podcast on Book Riot and Eric mentions this book almost every episode, so I’m actually dying read it because at this point I need to understand the hype.
Royals by Rachel Hawkins
Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair; a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who’s nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her to join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond.
While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince’s roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride. The crown–and the intriguing Miles–might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself.
Okay so this book has been on my TBR for a long time now, I just haven’t been able to get my hands on a copy. I absolutely LOVE Rachel Hawkins! She is my go to author when I’m looking for a fun fluff read. Her writing will actually make me laugh out loud and I always read her books in less than 2 days. I didn’t realize that this book had fake dating in it until I saw it on a Goodreads list and then looked through some reviews.
Crashing the A-List by Summer Heacock
After four months of unemployment, former book editor Clara Montgomery is still stuck sleeping on her little brother’s ugly couch in Queens. Determined to keep her minuscule savings account intact, she takes a job clearing out abandoned storage units, but is in no way prepared for stumbling upon dead snakes or trying to identify exactly where the perpetual stench of beets is emanating from.
When Clara comes across a unit that was once owned by an escort service, she finds the brothel “résumé” of a younger Caspian Tiddleswich… an astonishingly famous British actor. Her best friend thinks she should sell the gossip to a tabloid to fund her way off the couch from hell, but Clara instead manages to track down Caspian’s contact info, intending to reassure him that her lips are sealed.
Unfortunately, Caspian misinterprets Clara’s attempt at altruism and shows up on her doorstep, accusing her of blackmail. When the paparazzi capture a photo of them together, Caspian’s PR team sees an opportunity to promote his latest film—and if Clara wants to atone for her “crimes,” she’ll have to play along. Pretending to be Caspian’s girlfriend seems like it will be a tolerable, if somewhat daunting, penance… until their fake romance becomes something more than either of them expected.
This book just caught my eye a while back when I saw it on Netgalley. The plot sounds so entertaining and it totally looks like a fun read. I didn’t wind up getting a copy, but if I could find one I would totally read this in between fantasies.
When It’s Real by Erin Watt
Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley’s team decides it’s time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he’s settled down.
Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of “normal.” Under ordinary circumstances she’d never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn’t have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley’s team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley’s a shallow, self-centered jerk? It’s not like they’re going to fall for each other in real life…right?
A lot of Erin Watt’s books are on my TBR even though they’re all out of my comfort zone. Her covers just grab my attention. I’ve never actually read any of her books, but this looks like a great place to start.
Four Day Fling by Emma Hart
A standalone romantic comedy of epically awkward proportions, from New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart.
Imagine this. You’re ready to leave after a one-night stand, and you’re figuring out how to—shock horror—leave your number and ask him to be your fake boyfriend for your sister’s wedding this weekend. When he wakes up. Well, that happened to me. And over coffee and omelets, I found myself a date.
Which was how I ended up arriving at the wedding with a guy I knew nothing about. I didn’t know his last name, or how we met, or how long we’d been dating. I didn’t know where he grew up, what he’d majored in in college, or how many siblings he had. I sure as hell didn’t know he was Adam Winters, hotshot hockey player—and not only my father’s favorite player, but my little nephew’s freakin’ idol. Which means I’m in trouble. Big, big trouble. My mother is suspicious, my sister is bridezilla on crack, and my grandpa will tell anyone who’ll listen about his time in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Four days. I have to keep this up for four days, and then Adam and I can return to our regular lives, where we don’t have sex whenever we’re alone and my family aren’t interrogating him over his intentions with me.
At least, that’s the plan. And we all know what happens to those
This book just looks like it might make me laugh. I love the idea of the fake wedding date, so I was intrigued to begin with, but by reading the synopsis I can already tell I will love reading this one. This book looks like the perfect fun fast read.
Check out Other Book Blogger’s Top 5!
Nen & Jen @ Nen & Jen — Top 5 Sat: Fake Love Couples
Dini @ Dinipandareads — Top 5 Saturday:Books with Fake Relationships!
Louise @ Foxes and Fairy Tales: Book Blog — Top 5 Books with Fake Love Couples
Next Saturday’s Topic is — Books you want to read by the end of the year!
Chelsea @ All Time Chelsea
Lauren @ Lala’s Book Reviews
Allison @ Read with Allison
Stephanie @ Steph’s Story Space
What books with Fake Relationships do you want to read? Have you read any of these books? Have you read any other books that these authors wrote? What did you think? What do you love about fake relationships? Make sure to comment below so we can chat about it!
Fake relations is one of my favourite tropes in romance books! I have to check some of these out as well!
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