The Dating Charade

The Dating Charade Review

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.

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  • Rachel McMillan

    A jolt of energy featuring one of the most unique romantic hooks I have ever read. Personality and zest shine through Ferguson's evident enjoyment at crafting hi-jinx and misadventures as two people s...

  • Brooke ? brooklynnnnereads

    2.5 starsOh how I wish I liked this novel more. Especially because there wasn't anything specifically 'bad' about it. It just wasn't the story for me but I am willing to appreciate the important topic...

  • Jen. (JenGalaxy4 Christian Book Reviews)

    .Totally cute!What a happy little surprise!The Dating Charade is not only laugh-out-loud funny, but it’s a sweet and heartwarming story of love, sacrifice and patience.Cassie Everson is an expert at...

  • Tracy  C

    This started out really good for me but then fizzled a bit. Cassie is fed up with online dating and I loved her escape plan. Jett’s excitement in connecting with Cassie again was adorable. But once ...

  • Inspirationalfictionreader

    Wow! I loved this story!!! I cannot believe that this is Melissa Ferguson’s debut! I am definitely going to be watching out for more of her work! I hope she’s a fast writer! This book was full of ...

  • Jes Drew

    This book was a delightfully hilarious and also poignant read. A firefighter sees the opportunity to reconnect with his high school crush, now a woman who provides a safe haven for impoverished girls....

  • Abbi

    I have been desperately searching for a new contemporary romance author to love and I have just found her! You guys. This book was amazing! Everything I wanted it to be and so so so much more!! From t...

  • Emilee

    I like the plot and the characters. The writing is good. I didn't feel like there was enough development of the romantic relationship for my taste. I like that Cassie's and Jett's POV went back and fo...

  • Sarah Monzon

    Cute! This book totally reminded me of the movie Instant Family. The best parts were with Jett and the kids. As a mom who hasn’t been out of the toddler years for too long, I could soooo

  • Lauren Denton

    Ferguson’s voice is fresh, flirty, and fun! The book deals with some weighty situations—child abandonment, adoption, social work—but it’s also laugh out loud funny. I think fans of romcom are ...