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Dating Games

(Dating Games #1)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  2,098 ratings  ·  421 reviews
How do you get over your last disaster of a relationship? You agree to be a complete stranger's fake girlfriend for the next few months.

Note to self: When your boyfriend dumps you on your thirtieth birthday, it’s probably not the smartest idea to drink so much that you wake up in the same bed as the mysterious hottie wearing the gorgeous suit who you noticed sitting ac
Kindle Edition, 430 pages
Published February 25th 2019
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Dilek VT
Apr 01, 2019 marked it as not-appealing  ·  review of another edition
He makes her a proposition to be his fake girlfriend ...
Yeah... so not my cuppa... but still not my reason to avoid the book.

In return for a few months' of fake relationship, he’ll help her win back her boyfriend’s heart.
The one who left her after a 12-year relationship...
The one who didn't want her any more.

Why would she want him back?
Because of her low IQ level?
What kind of hopelessness is it?
Mar 12, 2019 rated it liked it

okay, lets say I have a high tolerance for various kinds of plots...but when the story starts with the cliche - "he broke it of with the heroine after 12 years of relationship in which she "supported" him through his law school only to be cast away by him cause she doesn't "fit" his vision" and then "she meets a hawtie with his own heavy past and issues, and they make a deal of mutual benefit - she'll pretend to be his girlfriend in exchange of him bringing her ex-boyfriend back into the p
Ezinwanyi Chinyere
4.5 Stars for Evie & Julian

Guinevere Fitzgerald aka Evie was a doormat at the beginning of this story. Until her drunken night and meeting with Julian Gage and it changed her life. I love fake relationships because the characters are so busy going after the thing they believe they want, that they miss when their priorities realign. It’s almost like the new love sneaks up on them because they were vulnerable with the fake boyfriend/friend.

Evie and Julian were hot together. And this story was a lo
Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
Fun, flirty and thirty. This book was filled to the brim with sarcasm and wit. The sexual tension between the characters left you feeling hot and bothered. Cinderella meets her billionaire Prince Charming.

Evie believes everything in her life is going as planned until her boyfriend of 12 years breaks up with her instead of proposing. She does what any sane person in this situation would do, she gets plastered. So plastered that she cannot remember the events the night before after waking up in a
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Where to even begin!! Dating Games takes you on an emotional adventure that will blow your mind. All of Evie's lists and planning could never have prepared her for what came next in life. Heartbreak, sorrow, exhilaration, releasing her inhibitions! Julian and Evie were the perfect salve for each other's wounds and hearts. This story as a whole just captured all of my attention and my heart from the first page.
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Though I kinda figured out the "mystery", I still really enjoyed this book. To me, it read like a modern day Pretty Woman --- which the author also acknowledges in the story as well. Fun, light romantic read!
Jun 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Modern Cinderella stars

Well this is unexpected- the premise really familiar
Even I already knew how the story will be but I couldn’t stop read it because the author give a great h , Guinerve Fitzgerald... not just a beautiful name but she got a bunch of humor , I just love her character
H pretty decent but I can imagine how those suit works him out through and through

All in all this book is pretty entertaining, I should go to 5 stars but why would author ruined H cars collection , b
Genesis Sheli (Whispering Chapters)
This book was so so good! The cover was the first thing that caught my attention, along with the title.

Evie gets dumped on her 30th birthday. She still goes out and gets semi drunk at a bar, where she proceeds to tell everybody there how she got dumped. There's a mysterious hottie around who catches Evie's attention. She wakes up the next day in bed with said hottie. At least she won't see him again... During a work related project on doing research on the most sought out escort, she encounters
Sissy's Romance Book Review
DATING GAMES by T.K. LEIGH is the story of Julian and Evie.
Evie thinks her life is going great...all planed out until her 30th birthday when he 12 year relationship comes to a end. Giving into self pity she lets loose and drinks to much which leads her on the path to Julian. Julian is handsome rich and has secrets that he is keeping. A bargain is made that if Evie does his pretend girlfriend he will help her get back her boyfriend. Sounds like a good plan where they both get what they want unti
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don't like the cover for this book. It makes the book seem frivolous or flirty....chick lit.
This book has several serious subplots and a murder, however it's not necessarily staid either.
Bare with me...bear with me. The thirty birthday scene at the bar has to be some of my favorite scenes in a book. It just got funnier and funner. It did remind me of true Irish drama with alcohol prerequisite. I'll be returning to the book for that alone!!!

I'm not entirely sold on escorts and how they played o
Victoria Stolte
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
HAHA Omg... This one had me cracking up throughout the whole story. Evie is such a funny character. Not to mention her friends Chloe and Nora. The scenes where the three of them are together... Side-splitting. Dating Games was a refreshing read and was just what I needed to get me out of my book slump. Oh- and did I mention Julian? Don't get any ideas ladies. He is taken. #Claimed. He is yummy, to say the least, but full of mystery and you may never know what side of him you are going to get. Le ...more
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: rom-com, liars
I don't understand why so many people like this book. I liked the female characters, I thought they were all incredible. They were strong, funny women. HOWEVER - when a man lies to you as much and as often, and with so little thought as Julian you RUN THE FUCK AWAY. I don't care how "broken" or "tormented" or "sweet" he is, you run. There is no excuse for all of the lying, and frankly, I am sick to death of it in "billionaire romances". As soon as I figured out where this book was going, I turne ...more
vicki zimmerman
Mar 08, 2019 rated it did not like it

Goodness! All I wanted was a simple, light, afternoon romance. What I got was a full, feature-film length round and round with more tributaries than most rivers.
It just went off in all directions...break-up, Mystery man, job promotion, friends with secrets, contested wills, trips to the Hamptons, meeting strangers, fake couples....on and on it went. Finally, I looked down, and realized...I am not even to the halfway point yet! Deal me out, I’ve had enough.
This is not a book I would recommend,
Melissa Crump
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dating Games is the BEST book you’ll read in 2019! Epic in every way, this book will fill you with laughter, put a massive smile on your face, and give you so much angst you can barely stand it. The chemistry of these characters was explosive and hotter than fireworks on the Fourth of July. This book is incredibly amazing and is absolutely a favorite of all time!
Nina DuBois
I call it a great feat that I finished this book. I really wanted it to get better for me, but I couldn't get past how dumb the heroine was. She was with a guy for 12 years while he put went to law school and the guy dumps her because she doesn't fit the image of the woman he should have on his arm. She agrees to have a fake boyfriend to try to win him back by making him jealous and remember what he gave up. The way she acted was so naive and I just couldn't get over it. Had it not been for Juli ...more
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
“Dating Games” had too many games and lies for me to enjoy it. When a man tells you he doesn’t want to be with you and hasn’t wanted you for a long time, believe him and move on. The plan to win him back using a fake boyfriend who was also being dishonest didn’t appeal to me.
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
nice light funny story
Mar 06, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
🎁 FREE on Amazon & on iBooks today (3/6/2020)! 🎁 ...more
Deanie Nelder
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I confess. I got this book because it was free on Amazon, and the guy on the cover looked like he was on a boat (which I needed for a reading challenge). I'm so glad I did, because this is one of the best books I've read all year.

Magazine writer Evie expects her boyfriend of 12 years to propose on her birthday, but instead, he dumps her, because a relationship and sex writer for a women's magazine isn't the type of serious significant other he needs as an up and coming lawyer. So she gets drunk
Dianna Little
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow where do I start. I am totally in love with Evie and Julian. Evie is stubborn always has everything planned out and lives life to her own beat. That is until that ordered life is thrown for a loop. She is left wondering what happened and starts to realize what she has been missing out on. Enter Julian. He see her and is intrigued with the captivating woman who marches to her own beat and has to get to know her better. This is their journey of realizing that what they thought they wanted out ...more
Bed and books
Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book I read by this author and OH MY GOD!! I LOVED IT!!

THE PLOT, STORYLINE everything was new, THE CONCEPT was really next level!

I really enjoyed this book.
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
free on amazon june 10/2020
Jul 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
AB. Cute romance. Love how witty the female lead is
Lin (From Chika With Love - Blog) Cohen
I know it won't come as a surprise to you but, another great book written by the AMAZING T.K. Leigh. I'm not a fan of romantic comedies. I'm a huge fan of ugly cries. The more gut-wrenching, the better. But when TK writes a rom-com, I know it's gonna be one hell of a ride and I have to buy a ticket to the front seat.
Dating Games is a real-life slow burn fairytale. It's funny, it's hot, it's sooo good, you will devour it in a few hours. I swear I experienced every scene like I see it on the big
Krista De Las Alas
This was such a fun book. I have always love fake dating stories, but this one had multiple tropes in it. I liked Julian as he was a slightly alpha rich guy without being a jerk. Strong female lead with super witty banter. All the stuff I like in a romance book.
PP's Bookshelf
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The greatest things in life can’t be planned. Love can’t be planned.

I need to have some words with T.K. Leigh. She completely threw me for a loop in Dating Games. It started in a flirty, funny and lighthearted way. And then it became an intense, angsty and emotional read. Don't let the cover fool you ladies. My heart is aching from the rollercoaster ride called Dating Games. Of course in the best way!

I am at loss of words about how to describe the plot. Evie Fitzgerald is a stunning beautiful in
Ana Decosta
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cinderella meets Prince Charming... and the rest is history ;) (view spoiler) ...more
Danielle Harris
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Evie and Julian

I love this book I was unhappy when this landed in my kindle. It's witty, and had me on the edge of my seat. I was burning through the pages trying to get the answers to my questions.

Evie has been in a relationship with Trevor for 12 years. She puts her life on hold for this man so he could pursue his career. On her 30th birthday he dumps her. She goes to a bar with her girlfriends, and meets a man that sent electricity throughout her whole body.

I love the mystery behind this sto
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
From the first page the chemistry was explosive between Evie and Julian. Evie always has a plan for everything and lives life to her own beat - until she doesn't and is at a loss. Julian sees her and is intrigued with the captivating woman who marches to the beat of her own drum. This is their journey of realizing that what they thought they wanted out of life being not what they needed. I loved this slow-burn fairy tale!
Allison Winchester bean
4.5⭐️s. This was so cute & fun I couldn’t put it down. It’s an extremely slow burn, but totally worth it! It also didn’t hurt that it kept referring to my favorite movie of all times! ...more
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T.K. Leigh, otherwise known as Tracy Leigh Kellam, is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Beautiful Mess series, in addition to several other works. Originally from New England, she now resides in sunny Southern California with her husband, beautiful daughter, and three cats. When she’s not

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