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January 6, 2020

A Fake Girlfriend for Chinese New Year by Jackie Lau ~ a Review

by MK French

Zach Wong has no interest in dating, but his family had gone out of their way to try matchmaking at Thanksgiving. With his brothers paired up, he's certain that finding a fake girlfriend will stave off further attempts. Jo MacGregor is perfect since they had known each other for years and can bond over failed past relationships. But the fake dating is starting to feel more and more like real dating.

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January 2020; Jackie Lau Books; ebook; Holiday
A Fake Girlfriend for Chinese New Year is the third book in the Wong family series, and Jackie Lau continues with her contemporary romances starring Asian characters in Canada. Don't worry if you haven't read the prior books, though they're worth looking into. This is all about Zach and begins with him asking his friend to be his fake girlfriend. And yes, this follows the fake relationship trope, though Jo had a crush on Zach for some time. They have to "fake date" to sell a relationship to Zach's family, which brings out more of Jo's feelings.

The Wong family is adorable, and the interactions with Zach's parents and grandparents are hilarious. Of course, it would be embarrassing for Zach, but as a reader, I don't feel the secondhand embarrassment of it and laugh out loud. Jackie's voice for the older generations of Chinese Canadians is on point, and I can hear the conversations they have around Zach. There's a bit of discussion regarding Chinese restaurants in Canada, the emotions of both Zach and Jo for each other, and whether or not they should continue past New Year's. Is it a surprise that they do? Absolutely not. It's a cute story, with a fitting happily ever after for them both.

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Born and raised in New York City, M.K. French started writing stories when very young, dreaming of different worlds and places to visit. She always had an interest in folklore, fairy tales, and the macabre, which has definitely influenced her work. She currently lives in the Midwest with her husband and three young children.

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  1. i love when the characters in a series keep me reading
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. This is really a fun book, and it was nice to see the family members as well. :)

  2. This sounds like the perfect read for this time of year.