The Dating Game

By Sandy Barker

The must-read romantic comedy for fans of Laura Jane Williams, Sophie Ranald and Sophie Kinsella.

THE romcom of the summer… charming, funny and the romance is such a compelling slow burn. I cannot recommend it enough’
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

Hilarious and highly original’
Julie Houston, bestselling author of A Village Affair

Once upon a time, twelve women joined the hottest reality TV show looking for love. Except one had a secret identity…

Abby Jones is a serious writer. Or at least she will be, one day. Right now, she spends her time writing recaps of reality television under a secret identity.

When a recap for The Stag – the must-watch dating show – goes viral, her editor thinks she should be on set, writing the drama as it happens. The good news: the next season will be filmed in Sydney. Sun, sea and a glamorous trip abroad, this could be Abby’s big break.

The bad news: the producers don’t just want Abby to write the recaps, they want her to be on the show. Abby can’t think of anything worse than being undercover and followed around by cameras. But her career depends on it, and when she meets gorgeous producer Jack, Abby begins to wonder if this job might not be so bad after all…

The must-read romantic comedy for fans of Laura Jane Williams, Sophie Ranald and Sophie Kinsella.

**Readers LOVE this upbeat, hilarious romcom**

‘Highly recommended if you love romance, dating shows and swoon-worthy characters’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘[More] than a typical romance’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Hidden romance and plenty of laughs’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Loved this book, an easy read’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Fantastic’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Full of Sandy’s trademark warmth, wit and emotional angst… with heaps of friendship and female solidarity, as well as a hot love interest’ Nikki Moore

‘A gorgeous slow-burn romance with whip-smart humour… feel-good romcom escapism’ Kitty Wilson

‘Trust me, you won’t want to miss this’ Katie Ginger

Original, witty and so much fun!’ Rachael Stewart

‘Fun, feisty and fabulous’ Jessica Redland

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 09 Dec 2021
Pages: 432
ISBN: 978-0-00-850932-3
Sandy Barker is an Australian writer, traveller and hopeful romantic with a lengthy bucket list and a cheeky sense of humour. Many of Sandy’s travel adventures have found homes in her writing, including her debut novel, a contemporary romance set in Greece, which was inspired by her true-life love story.Follow her on Twitter @sandybarker

”'The story has all the best features of the '80s and '90's-era heyday of romantic comedy movies” - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

”'A funny insight into reality TV and what goes on behind the scenes. A modern-day romantic tale … unputdownable!” - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

”'There are villains that you will love to hate, and the sweet ladies you will love to adore” - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

”'Entertaining, funny, romantic, a candid look at the world of 'reality television” - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

”'Fun, cute, and easy read … a breath of fresh air” - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

”'The writing style is perfect for this genre: fast paced and entertaining” - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reader Review

”'Anyone whose guilty pleasure is reality dating shows will love this delightful book. It’s fast-paced, funny and just good fun” - Goodreads Review

”'Exceptionally entertaining, a real page-turner and a testament to the power of supportive friendship” - Anne Williams, Being Anne blog

”'Expertly written and delightfully amusing, this is a book which will lift the spirits” - Reviewer Lady