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"This Time It's Real" by Ann Liang
Ann Liang offers readers a hopeful fake dating romance in "This Time it's Real." Forced to move all the time with her family, Eliza Lin struggles with leaving behind her friends. At her new school in Beijing, her homework assignment waxing poetic about her relationship goes viral, landing her a writing internship she's always dreamed of. The only problem is that Eliza lied about being in a relationship and now needs a partner to help her keep her deception a secret. Her beautiful actor classmate Caz turns out to be the perfect fit for a fake relationship... that is until the lines between their real and fake feelings start to blur. Eliza hasn't given herself a chance to be real with anyone in a long time out of fear of getting hurt once again, but if anyone might be worth taking that risk, it's Caz.
Release date: Feb.7