An "it" couple's breakup becomes a sporting event in a deliciously charming novel about the games people play in the name of love.
First, math genius and gamer-nerd Samaya gets dumped by her boyfriend. Then he sabotages her job and hooks up with her frenemy. What could be worse? Clearly, her golden-boy ex is winning the breakup. The only way Samaya can get some rebound cred is to find someone new. Even if she has to fake it.
At a volunteer bake sale, Samaya meets a sweet opportunity. Daniel is a handsome hockey jock and a whiz when it comes to lemon squares and brownies. And he agrees to play along. Quid pro quo. He'll pretend to be the boyfriend of her dreams if Samaya helps him pass calculus.
This may well be the recipe for the best revenge, but Samaya has no idea how complicated it will get. As they whip up an imitation romance, and a bumbleberry pie, resisting each other's very real charms proves impossible. Samaya finds herself on an unexpected journey of secrets, self-discovery, and the true meaning of moving on.
About the Author
Farah Heron is the author of How to Win a Breakup, Tahira in Bloom, Accidentally Engaged, and Jana Goes Wild. After a childhood filled with Bollywood, Monty Python, and Jane Austen, Farah Heron constantly wove uplifting happily ever afters in her head while pursuing careers in human resources and psychology. She started writing her stories down a few years ago and is thrilled to see her daydreams become books. Her romantic comedies for adults and teens are full of huge South Asian families, delectable food, and most importantly, Brown people falling stupidly in love. Farah lives in Toronto with her husband and two kids, plus two cats who rule the house. For more information, visit www.farahheron.com.
"There's gaming, baking, and fake dating in this charming pastry-filled romance....Readers will appreciate Heron's attention to diversity and representation, and details of the Indian/Tanzanian/Muslim community." --Teen Vogue
"A book with a lot of heart that will keep the reader hooked as they navigate this excellent portrayal of high school friendships and self-discovery." --Quill & Quire