Our next book tour is Dating Makes Perfect by Pintip Dunn! We lowkey lost it in the chatroom over this one! So I’m here to share it with you today 💜
This is a book that caught my eye due to its family dynamics and dating themes.
I enjoy rom com books especially when it includes family and relationships between siblings. I can relate to the older siblings’ experience with dating as my parents were selective with the people I dated. I am also looking forward to the enemies to lovers trope as it is one of my favorites to read + we are so here for the Thai representation that I don’t feel like we get to see enough of!
We are looking for #OwnVoices readers that identify as Thai-American and/or Asian-American. If that’s you, be sure to fill out the form here. If you know someone that identifies as either Thai or Asian, please pass along this information to them so they can see if they are interested.
Remember, we have 30 spots open for all tours, and our goal is to have the tour consist of #OwnVoices reviewers.
I’m a New York Times bestselling author of young adult fiction. I graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B., and received my J.D. at Yale Law School.
My novel FORGET TOMORROW won the 2016 RWA RITA® for Best First Book, and SEIZE TODAY won the 2018 RITA for Best Young Adult Romance.
In addition, my books have been translated into four languages, and they have been nominated for the following awards: the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire; the Japanese Sakura Medal; the MASL Truman Award; the Tome Society It list; the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award; and a Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Book of the Year. My other novels include REMEMBER YESTERDAY, THE DARKEST LIE, GIRL ON THE VERGE, STAR-CROSSED, and MALICE.
Dating Makes Perfect
by Pintip Dunn
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: August 18, 2020
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
The Tech sisters don’t date in high school. Not because they’re not asked. Not because they’re not interested. Not even because no one can pronounce their long, Thai last name—hence the shortened, awkward moniker. But simply because they’re not allowed.
In a move that other Asian American girls know all too well, six months after the older Tech twins got to college, their parents asked, “Why aren’t you engaged yet?” The sisters retaliated by vowing that they won’t marry for ten (maybe even twenty!) years, not until they’ve had lots of dating practice.
In a shocking war on the status quo, her parents now insist that their youngest daughter, Orrawin (aka “Winnie”), must date in high school. Under their watchful eyes, of course — and on dates they organize based on their favorite rom-coms. The first candidate? The son of their longtime friends, Mat Songsomboon—arrogant, dreamy, and infuriating.
Winnie’s known him since they were toddlers throwing sticky rice balls at each other. Her parents love him, so naturally he’s the perfect person for her to pretend date.
If only he weren’t her sworn enemy.