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Fake Dates and Mooncakes

By Sher Lee
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Publisher Description

Heartstopper meets Crazy Rich Asians in this heartfelt, joyful paperback original rom-com that follows an aspiring chef who discovers the recipe for love is more complicated than it seems when he starts fake-dating a handsome new customer.

Dylan Tang wants to win a Mid-Autumn Festival mooncake-making competition for teen chefs—in memory of his mom, and to bring much-needed publicity to his aunt’s struggling Chinese takeout in Brooklyn.

Enter Theo Somers: charming, wealthy, with a smile that makes Dylan’s stomach do backflips. AKA a distraction. Their worlds are sun-and-moon apart, but Theo keeps showing up. He even convinces Dylan to be his fake date at a family wedding in the Hamptons.

In Theo’s glittering world of pomp, privilege, and crazy rich drama, their romance is supposed to be just pretend . . . but Dylan finds himself falling for Theo. For real. Then Theo’s relatives reveal their true colors—but with the mooncake contest looming, Dylan can’t risk being sidetracked by rich-people problems.

Can Dylan save his family’s business and follow his heart—or will he fail to do both?

2 Reviews


“‘Eclipses don’t last long- but I can’t help wishing this one could go on for a little longer.’ If the cover isn’t enough to entice you, let me tell you that the writing will be! Dylan and Theo are so adorable together. There’s an ease and casualness to their relationship that often goes amiss in most fake-dating tropes, it’s certainly less awkward but still tension filled! They’re written so well it’s hard to forget that they aren’t real people. I really loved the complexities in their backstories and how well they meld together as a pair. I was not expecting that plot twist at the end of chapter 24! I love mystery subplots. I laughed, cried (a lot) and squealed while reading this gem of a story. This was a beautiful tale, I loved learning more about Chinese culture while following the romance. I can’t wait to read more of Sher Lee’s work in the future! Also an honourable mention for Clover the corgi. The best character by far.”

About Sher Lee

SHER LEE writes rom-coms and fantasy novels for teens. Fake Dates and Mooncakes is her debut. Like the main character, she has made mooncakes with her favorite aunt and has an abiding love for local street food (including an incredible weakness for xiao long bao). She lives in Singapore with her husband and two adorable corgis, Spade and Clover.

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