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Dating Games

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  693 ratings  ·  259 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 acro
Kindle Edition, 430 pages
Published February 25th 2019
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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
Dilek VT
Apr 01, 2019 marked it as not-appealing
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?

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.
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
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!
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
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
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!
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
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
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
Tara Horowitch -Sexy Book Divas
Fun, flirty and oh so emotional. This book is filled with everything you could as for in a book. The sarcasm and the wit makes for great laughs.

“Kiss is for amateur, Guinevere. You’re in the big leagues now.”

Evie believed that everything should happen in threes. And life should go according to plan. That was till her boyfriend of 12 years broke up with her on her birthday. Doing what every girl that just had their heart broken does she went out with her girlfriends and got drunk. Spilling her
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from Booksprout to review.

I absolutely loved this book!!! I was in need of a romcom and Dating Games was just so good that I did not want it to end. Your going to fall so in love with both Evie and Julian. I have to add too that these two have some serious chemistry going on. Evie has a boyfriend and believes that her life is going just exactly as it should be until he breaks up with her instead of proposing. They have only been dating for twelve years!!! So what's
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dating Games is a great read. Evie is a down to earth girl. She says what's on her mind. On her birthday when she thinks she might finally be getting a ring her boyfriend dumps her. I instantly felt bad for her but she has amazing and funny friend, Nora and Chloe, that are there to pick her up. On her birthday, she ends up going home with a guy she calls Mr. Suit and then flees his house in the morning. She runs into him again when she is trying to land a story on an elite escort. Mr. suit is J ...more
Renita McKinney
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I like sweet love stories. You know, the kind where the boy and girl are all smitten with each other, but somehow can’t seem to admit it. Now add a bit of humor, a whole lot of hotness, and some undeniable attraction and you’ve got a T.K. Leigh Rom-Com.

Let’s meet Evie, the heroine! She’s funny, sarcastic and spunky. She knows who she is and she’s always been ok with that, until her thirtieth birthday.
And then there is Julian, the hero! He’s sexy, rich and he’s all in his feelings. Oh yea, and he
Nancy Metsch
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great story
Evie has become one of my favorite female characters. I love her because what you see is what you get. There is no shades of Gray with her and I truly loved that. There alot of other reasons. BUT this is a spoiler free review.
I did not like Trevor at ALL. Talk about putting a show and that''s all I have to say about him...
NOW Julian Gage he is the man to talk about. BUT I can't...kidding. To me he is truly an American prince, the best part is he never flaunts it.
I love how
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
This is a first read for me by this author. This book took awhile for it to get going and by midway this is categorized as a slow burn for me (which I'm not a huge fan of). I felt some of the things Evie says and also the things that had happened in the beginning were unrealistic and it made my eyes roll. I also wasn't liking her character much from the beginning, but she DID say some things that were funny. I just didn't understand Evie's logic especially the deal between her and Julian (which ...more
Charlotte (charami)
Mar 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
Tijdens het lezen van The Gilded Wolves had ik nood aan iets luchtigs en idioot morantisch. Deze vinkt die vakjes perfect aan.
Niet nadenken, niet zuchten bij het feit dat het zo onrealistisch of te zeemzoeterig is, je niet druk maken over de super idiote personages met ongeloofelijk domme keuzes. Neen, niet doen. Gewoon ontspannen en meegaan met de stroom. ;-)
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!
S.R. Watson
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love the suspense that T.K. Leigh cleverly weaves into this rom com. She gives you all the feels as she advances new intriguing elements to keep you turning the page. Julian Gage is enigmatic, mysterious, caring, and down right swoon worthy. Evie is sassy, sweet, and hilarious. Dating Games checked all the boxes for me. I need my very own Julian Gage!
Cary Hart
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy hotness! TK Leigh has done it again creating a sassy, sexy, laugh out loud, make your heart go pitter patter love story!

The Dating Games is more than just a rom-com. It takes you on an emotional adventure that will knock your socks off. The perfect blend for a perfect romance.
Luisa Rivas
Mar 06, 2019 rated it liked it
I would like this book much more if I liked the female character, but sadly, I didn’t. To me, she appears as a constipated control freak who plans her life to the minute and for years to come, not allowing for spontaneity or carefree fun. She’s a brilliant writer who has a magazine column on sex and dating, but she doesn’t live what she predicates. Evie was dumped by her boyfriend because she was a doormat, living life on his terms to make him happy, regardless of her dreams and goals. Naturally ...more
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was brilliant.
It was hilarious and had me chuckling to my self the whole way through the book.

Evie and her friends were amazing... who wouldn’t want friends like them?
They put a massive smile on my face. Sarcastic, sassy and down right hilarious.

Now Julian.... SWOON! He was all alpha and just oozed sex appeal.
After Evie is dumped he makes her a proposition she can’t refuse.... be his pretend girlfriend for the summer and he will help her win her ex back. What could possibly go wro
Joelle ★My Book Angel Blog★
Dating Games is the perfect read to warm up those cold winter nights. This book is so much more than a romantic comedy. There’s plenty of laugh out loud moments, but you’ll also be reaching for the nearest tissue box. This book will hit you with all the feels and you’ll definitely have trouble putting it down.

Evie, the main character is outspoken, sarcastic, blunt, and a typical New Yorker. Her wit and sense of humor will have you laughing uncontrollably. Add in her two best friends, Nora and C
Jodie "Bookish"  Cook
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Book Review
Title: Dating Games
Author: T.K. Leigh
Genre: Contemporary/Romance
Rating: *****
Review: I hadn’t heard anything about Dating Games when I downloaded it from Booksprout, but it sounded interesting and like something I would enjoy so I had to read it. So, we are following out protagonist Evie, whose boyfriend Trevor breaks up with her after ten years of being together for someone who will be viewed as more serious by his law firm and she is determined to get him back no matter what despite
Rebecca Austin
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Guinevere "Evie" Fitzgerald has just been dumped on her 30th birthday by her long term boyfriend, Trevor, whom she believed was right about to propose to her. Now she is drunk at a bar spilling out her story to everyone in there and wakes up half naked beside the most gorgeous man she has ever seen.

Evie decides to get her life back on track by trying to get a promotion at work to be Assistant Editor at Blush magazine but knows she has to write the story of a lifetime. She decides to write someth
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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 planted
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