About the Book
Book: The Dating Charade
Author: Melissa Ferguson
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Fiction, Romantic Comedy
Release Date: December 3, 2019
Cassie Everson is an expert at escaping bad first dates. And, after years of meeting, greeting, and running from the men who try to woo her, Cassie is almost ready to retire her hopes for a husband—and children—altogether.
But fate has other plans, and Cassie’s online dating profile catches the eye of firefighter Jett Bentley. In Jett’s memory, Cassie Everson is the unreachable girl-of-legend from their high school days. Nervously, he messages her, setting off a chain of events that forces a reluctant Cassie back into the dating game.
No one is more surprised than Cassie when her first date with Jett is a knockout. But when they both go home and find three children dropped in their laps—each—they independently decide to do the right and mature thing: hide the kids from each other while sorting it all out. What could go wrong?
Melissa Ferguson’s hilarious and warmhearted debut reminds us that love can come in very small packages—and that sometimes our best-laid plans aren’t nearly as rewarding and fun as the surprises that come our way.
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About the Author
Melissa Ferguson lives in Bristol, Tennessee, where she is an adjunct professor at King University and pens books that make her laugh and grow. She used to have hobbies like running and backpacking the Appalachian Trail outside her door. Now she and her husband are outnumbered, and her hobbies include diaper changes, chasing toddlers in parking lots, and admiring the Appalachian Trail out her minivan window while singing “Winnie the Pooh.” She survives by Jesus, rom coms, and roughly two espresso shots a day. The Dating Charade is her first novel.
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Oh my word, what an absolutely delightful novel! From the first chapter I knew I would love this book, and love it I did! Cassie and Jett were both such great characters and I loved their story! It has been quite a while since I read a great rom-com, and this one is fabulous, I lost count of the number of times this book had me laughing out loud, and while this book does tackle some tough topics I never felt like it was a depressing read, quite the contrary in fact, it is heart-stirring and immensely entertaining in equal measures!
All the children were wonderful characters, and so well drawn.
I can't forget to mention that I was particularly charmed by the fact that Jett is a firefighter!
I loved this book from beginning to end, and hated to stop reading! I'm already itching to re-read The Dating Charade, it's that good! Melissa Ferguson has a forever fan in me!
If you're looking for a book that will crack you up, have you happy-sighing at the romance, and also tug at your heartstrings, The Dating Charade is the perfect choice! This book is just the thing to turn your frown upside down! I most highly recommend The Dating Charade, and I cannot wait for Melissa Ferguson's next book!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher. Which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own!