Fake Dates and Fanged Mistakes by Alice Winters

Fake dating between natural enemies shouldn't be a recipe for humor, but somehow, Alice Winters makes it work. Fake Dates and Fanged Mistakes is well worth a read.

From the blurb:

This week hasn’t gone the best for me unless you count Casimir, the sexy ancient vampire, bringing me back from the brink of death (and tying my fate to his in the process). Not that it matters if the werewolves and vampires don’t stop their ridiculous feud, because someone is targeting them and widening the divide between our communities with each body they leave in their wake.

But as the alpha’s son, I have a plan to fix everything. I’m going to convince Casimir to fake date me to show the others that we can work together.

I mean… what could go wrong?


Literally everything could go wrong. Who is actually going to believe that I want this joke-cracking, cute werewolf tagging alongside me?

Honestly, do I even care if people get along? I really think I have much more important things to do than going on hardware store dates, learning the torturous art of holding hands, and attending awkward family dinners, like… staring at my dog… and… I’m sure there’s something else.

Okay, fine, maybe this whole fake dating scheme isn’t the worst idea that I’ve come across in the past five hundred years, but it’s definitely in the running. The two of us are just going to have a bit of fun while I stop whoever’s hunting down the vampires and werewolves… right?

Fake Dates and Fanged Mistakes has a sunshiny yet stubborn werewolf who just wants everyone to get along, dang it; a bored vampire who isn't nearly as aloof as he wants to appear; paper napkins trying (and failing) to stand in for clothes; some awesome swordsmanship; and the last thing you’d expect to find in a secret cupboard.

Jacquie's Review:

This was so much fun! I laughed so much while reading it and have highlighted a few passages that just made me snort.

Julian and Casmir are an interesting pairing, and I loved the fake dating trope and how their relationship came together. They really were the missing pieces of the other.

Full of the trademark Alice humor, fab side characters like Ezio, the only other vampire that Casmir seems to sort of like, and Cyrus, the human cop that clearly has a tragic backstory.

One of the things I noticed right away was Julian's parents. They are divorced and the way that they co-parent and rag on Terrance was just so well done.

I had such a good time reading this book and can't wait for more of the series.

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