The Dating Game by Kiley Roache
Published March 26, 2019
Hardcover, 384 pages
MY GOODREADS RATING 4/5 STARS
(Thanks to Netgalley & Inkyard Press, I received an eARC)
The Social Network gets a romantic twist in this fresh and engaging new read from the author of Frat Girl, Kiley Roache. Experience the whirlwind ups and downs of college life in this authentic and entertaining new novel!
When a notoriously difficult class for future entrepreneurs leads to three freshmen developing the next “it” app for dating on college campuses, all hell breaks loose…
Type A control freak Sara lives by her color-coordinated Post-it notes.
Rich boy Braden wants out from under his billionaire father’s thumb.
Scholarship student Roberto can’t afford for his grades to drop.
When the three are forced to work together in one of the university’s most difficult classes, tension rises to the breaking point…until, shockingly, the silly dating app they create proves to be the most viable project in class. Late nights of app development, interest from investors and unexpected romance are woven into a true-to-life college drama that explores what it means to really connect online and IRL.
I absolutely flew through this book I think the synopsis was correct in saying that it was the social network getting a romantic twist. It was definitely different than anything else I’ve ever read and I enjoyed the social aspects of it. I loved that in this day and age we could all relate in someway to this type of app that these students were creating.
Out of the three main characters my favorite would have to be Roberto. He came from a Mexican background and I found it really interesting to read about his daily life. Braden annoyed me so much throughout almost the whole book. When I finally thought he was redeeming himself he turns around and makes me not be able to stand him again. Sarah I could completely relate to. She was absolutely a control freak and I am too so it was fun to see how other people viewed her.
Overall I thought this was an extremely fun, interesting, lighthearted story. It was a quick read, one I would definitely suggest reading in the summer by the beach or on vacation. If you enjoy a cute romantic book with a bit of social aspects this is definitely the book for you.