Friends, I’m a bit late (hello, sickness) but I’m so excited to bring you this cover reveal for an upcoming YA contemporary romance that’s pitched as Heartstopper meets Crazy Rich Asians and who can resist a winning combination like that? It’s got an aspiring chef, fake-dating, crazy rich people drama, food food food, and the cutest corgo in town—just look at that good boi on the cover! 😍 On that note, let’s jump straight to it.
Releasing on 16 May 2023
(mark your calendars!!!)
Fake Dates and Mooncakes
Publisher: Underlined (Delacorte)
Publication Date: 16 May 2023
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary/Romance
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?
Have you added Fake Dates and Mooncakes to your TBR? If not, what are you waiting for?! 😉