Heartstopper meets Crazy Rich Asians. Fake Dates and Mooncakes is a heartfelt, joyful rom-com by Sher Lee. Fake-dates, mooncakes and rich people problems. But love wasn't meant to be on the menu . . .
Meet Dylan Tang: he juggles school and delivery runs for his aunt’s struggling Chinese takeout in Brooklyn. Winning a mooncake competition could bring the publicity they need to stay afloat.
Enter Theo Somers: a charming, wealthy customer who convinces Dylan to be his fake date to a family wedding full of crazy rich drama. Their romance is supposed to be just for show . . . but soon Dylan’s falling for Theo. For real.
With the mooncake contest looming, Dylan can’t risk being distracted by rich-people problems. Can he save his family’s business and follow his heart – or will he fail to do both?
The perfect recipe of romance, riches, and really great food! Through family drama, will-they/won't-they vibes, and one adorable corgi, Lee shows that true happiness comes from following your heart (and delicious mooncakes help, too!). -- Jason June, New York Times bestselling author of Out of the Blue and Jay's Gay Agenda
With a fresh take on fun tropes and a focus on family as well as romance, Fake Dates and Mooncakes is wonderfully heartfelt and romantic. An utterly delightful read. -- F.T. Lukens, New York Times bestselling author of So This Is Ever After
A sweet and entertaining romance. Fake Dates and Mooncakes has all the desired ingredients to warm your heart (and leave you hungry for Chinese takeout). -- Brian Zepka, author of The Temperature of Me and You
An adorable tribute to young love, family, and food. Word to the wise: don't read this lovely treat of a novel while hungry. -- Alison Cochrun, author of The Charm Offensive
A vibrant story bursting with Singaporean Chinese culture readers will instantly recognize was made with the deepest love. Take a bite! -- Adam Sass, award-winning author of Surrender Your Sons and The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers
Charming and heartfelt, this is a perfectly balanced confection that's guaranteed to satisfy any romantic's sweet tooth. -- Caleb Roehrig, author of Last Seen Leaving and Death Prefers Blondes
About the Author
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.