12 Romantic Fake Relationship Books That Are Too Sweet To Pass Up

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Sometimes, well-suited couples come together because of a fake relationship and they’re the sweetest.

So, I’ve created this list with some of the best fake relationship books with everything from fake dating to contract marriages and I know you’ll love them. 

1. The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

The love Hypothesis

As Olive Smith, a third-year PhD candidate, tries to convince her best friend Anh of her fake romantic relationship, she unexpectedly kisses Adam Carlsen, a renowned professor. 

To maintain the charade, Adam agrees to be her fake boyfriend and this leads to unexpected feelings and complications during a science conference.

2. Frankly In Love by David Yoon

Frankly In love

Frank Li, torn between his Korean heritage and American upbringing, is swimming against the current when it comes to meeting his parents’ traditional expectations while dating Brit Means, a girl outside his cultural circle. 

To avoid scrutiny, Frank collaborates with family friend Joy Song to create a plan where they pretend to date for different purposes and he soon finds himself falling for her while learning more about himself. 

3. First Comes Like by Alisha Rai

First Comes Like

Beauty influencer Jia Ahmed finds herself in a romantic entanglement with soap opera star Dev Dixit after a misunderstanding involving online messages. 

As they then try to put on a public fake relationship, Jia wonders if their connection can become something more genuine. 

This is from the Queen of romcoms herself, so you can rest assured that this fake relationship romance book will give feels and all the swoons.

4. Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey

Fix Her up

Georgette Castle, tired of being seen as the town clown, enlists the help of Travis Ford, a former baseball star, to fake a steamy relationship. 

As they then try their best to keep their faux romance, real feelings emerge and this challenges their initial perceptions of themselves and each other.

5. A Prince On Paper by Alyssa Cole

Prince On paper

Nya Jerami and Johan von Braustein enter a fake engagement to divert attention from royal scandals. 

And soon, they’re confronting their pasts and desires, questioning whether their arrangement could lead to genuine love.

6. Boyfriend Bargain by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Boyfriend bargain

Sugar Ryan bargains with hockey player Zack Morgan to boost her social status. 

And what starts as a fake relationship turns complicated as genuine feelings emerge and this forces them to confront their vulnerabilities and fears.

7. If You Were Mine by Melanie Harlow

If you were mine

Theo MacLeod and his client, Sabrina Cross start a fake relationship to appease their families, but their pretend romance quickly becomes real when they start learning more about each other. 

8. Hard Sell by Lauren Layne

Hard sell

Matt Cannon wants PR expert Sabrina Cross’s help to improve his public image so they decide to fake a relationship. 

But as they navigate this faux romance, their pasts and desires collide and soon the lines between pretence and reality are blurred. 

9. Right Man, Right Time by Meghan Quinn

Right Man right time

Ollie finds herself in a fake relationship with professional hockey player Silas, and despite their age gap and their different priorities, they soon start falling in love. 

And as they grow closer, they slowly confront their insecurities and fears and start making moves to turn their arrangement into genuine love.

10. The Dating Playbook by Farah Rochon

The Dating playbook

Personal trainer Taylor Powell agrees to fake date former footballer Jamar Dixon to solve their financial woes, and just as expected, they start falling in love with each other. 

11. If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane

If I Never Met you

Laurie and Jamie decide to start a fake relationship for different reasons and as they pretend to be in love, they find themselves grappling with their own insecurities and past traumas.

12. A Borrowed Boyfriend by Angela Casella

A Borrowed Boyfriend

Marnie Jones enlists the help of the Fairy Godmother Agency to survive her post-breakup turmoil, but this leads to a fake relationship with Griffin. 

What do you think? Will you watch any of these amazing romantic books about fake relationships? Let me know in the comment section below.

And don’t forget to check out the related posts below if you’d like some more recommendations that’ll keep you hooked.


Hi! I'm Preye ("pre" as in "prepare" and "ye" as in "Kanye"), and I am a lifelong book lover who enjoys talking about books and sharing bits and pieces of all the fascinating things I come across. I love books so much that I decided to become a developmental editor, and right now, I work with authors to help them tell their stories better. On this blog, I share everything from book recommendations to book reviews and writing tips, so feel free to stop by anytime you like!

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