How to win a breakup A novel

Farah Heron

Book - 2023

"First, math genius and gamer-nerd Samaya gets dumped by her boyfriend. Then he sabotages her job and hooks up with her frenemy. What could be worse? Clearly, her golden-boy ex is winning the breakup. The only way Samaya can get some rebound cred is to find someone new. Even if she has to fake it. At a volunteer bake sale, Samaya meets a sweet opportunity. Daniel is a handsome hockey jock and a whiz when it comes to lemon squares and brownies. And he agrees to play along. Quid pro quo. He'll pretend to be the boyfriend of her dreams if Samaya helps him pass calculus. This may well be the recipe for the best revenge, but Samaya has no idea how complicated it will get. As they whip up an imitation romance, and a bumbleberry pie, r...esisting each other's very real charms proves impossible. Samaya finds herself on an unexpected journey of secrets, self-discovery, and the true meaning of moving on."--Publisher marketing.

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Romance fiction
New York : Skyscape [2023]
Main Author
Farah Heron (author)
First edition
Item Description
Includes a recipe for Rose's lemon squares.
Physical Description
336 pages ; 22 cm
9th grade and up.
Contents unavailable.
Review by Kirkus Book Review

When Toronto gamer nerd Samaya meets hockey jock Daniel, sparks fly--but will Samaya's desire for revenge ruin her happily-ever-after? After Samaya Janmohammad's boyfriend, Devin Kapadia, dumps her and sabotages her summer plans, she begins senior year unsure how to get back on track as a top student. When her guidance counselor suggests completing her community service hours by helping with a bake sale to support a family shelter, she meets Daniel Ramos, an athlete with a penchant for baking. When Samaya sees a chance to get back at Devin by proving she's moved on, she and Daniel make a fake-dating pact: She'll tutor him in calculus, and he'll pretend to be her boyfriend. But as Samaya teaches Daniel to be the perfect gamer-nerd boyfriend, and he teaches her how to bake, their relationship begins to feel like it might not be so fake anymore. Heron keeps their sweet romance interesting--Samaya is a perfectly flawed character who eventually realizes her privilege and grows; Daniel, the always smiling loyal hunk with a heartbreaking past, feels a little too perfect, however. Samaya's Indian grandparents emigrated from Nairobi and are Ismaili Muslim; Devin's Hindu parents are from Mumbai, and Daniel is Filipino Canadian. Readers familiar with Heron's 2021 novel, Tahira in Bloom, which centered Samaya's older sister, will enjoy spending more time with the Janmohammad family. A charming romance about gaming, baking, and finding yourself after heartbreak. (recipe) (Romance. 13-18) Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.