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“The Dating Charade” by Melissa Ferguson ~ Book Review


The Dating Charade by Melissa Ferguson

Contemporary romance

Review copy from the publishers

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars

About the book:

Just when you think you’ve met your match . . . the charade begins.
Cassie Everson is an expert at escaping bad first dates. And, after years of meeting, greeting, and running from the men who try to woo her, Cassie is almost ready to retire her hopes for a husband—and children—altogether.
But fate has other plans, and Cassie’s online dating profile catches the eye of firefighter Jett Bentley. In Jett’s memory, Cassie Everson is the unreachable girl-of-legend from their high school days. Nervously, he messages her, setting off a chain of events that forces a reluctant Cassie back into the dating game.
No one is more surprised than Cassie when her first date with Jett is a knockout. But when they both go home and find three children dropped in their laps—each—they independently decide to do the right and mature thing: hide the kids from each other while sorting it all out. What could go wrong?
Melissa Ferguson’s hilarious and warmhearted debut reminds us that love can come in very small packages—and that sometimes our best-laid plans aren’t nearly as rewarding and fun as the surprises that come our way.


The Dating Charade

My Thoughts:

Wow! This book will surely make it on my favorites of 2019 list! What a story. I was absolutely captivated through every page, and didn’t want to put it down – in fact, I rarely did put it down, devouring almost all of it within the day. It was so good!Melissa Ferguson knows how to write an exceedingly enjoyable novel that remains packed full of heart and love. Truly, this book floored me. I was expecting a nice, fun read, but this far exceeded that expectation. The characters were amazing, the relationships fantastic, the tales humorous, and the plot so heartfelt and superb. The realities of the topic dealt with (fostering, child abuse, etc.) definitely pull on the heart strings – the author did a great job of writing it truthfully and with grace.I have nothing but good to say for this book and definitely want to re-read it. Adding Melissa Ferguson to my favorite authors list now!


I am a peculiar treasure who is passionately in love with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I love writing, reading, knife/tomahawk-throwing, and letter-writing, among other things. :)

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