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Jonah and Dylan get along like oil and water. Until a fake dating ploy gives them new perspective, and they realize that “falling for your enemy” isn’t as impossible as it seems.
There are plenty of words Jonah Collins could use to describe Dylan Ramírez. “Arrogant,” “spoiled,” and “golden boy” to name a few. Likewise, Dylan thinks he has Jonah accurately labeled as an attention-seeking asshat who never shuts his filthy mouth. Their friends are convinced Jonah’s and Dylan’s disdain for one another is just thinly veiled lust—a rumor that surges like wildfire when the two wake up in one bed after homecoming.
Mutually horrified, Dylan and Jonah agree to use the faux pas to their advantage by fake dating. If they can stay convincing long enough to end their “relationship” in a massive staged fight, they can prove their incompatibility to their friends once and for all. But the more time they spend together, the more their plan begins to fall apart—and the closer they come to seeing each other clearly for the first time.
Amanda Woody is a metro-Detroit based queer author. When not writing and reading happily ever afters, she can be found drinking caramel apple cocktails, playing Hades, begging her parents not to kick her out, or rewatching ATLA with her siblings. She would like to give special thanks to Jenna, Laura, V, Tay, Ash, and Pure Untamable Spite for being constant driving forces behind her writing, and for being the best support system she could ask for.
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 05/09/2023 - 12:00am
On Sale: 05/09/2023 - 12:00am
Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Young Adult Fiction / Romance / LGBTQ+