Faking with Benefits by Lily Gold EPUB & PDF – eBook Details
- Author: Lily Gold
- Genre: Multicultural & Interracial Romance, Multicultural Romances, Romantic Comedy
- Publish Date: 14 December 2021
- Size: 1.7 MB
- Format: PDF / EPUB
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- Price: Free
“I’d really want to be married by thirty,” I say thoughtfully, twirling my wine
glass between my fingers. “I think that would give me the best shot at having
“Ch-children?” My date echoes on the other side of the restaurant table, his
I nod, smiling at him as seductively as I can.
My date tonight is a guy called Mike Stonem. I met him on an app last night.
Six foot two, handsome, and he works in an animal rescue facility. Right
now, he’s sitting opposite me looking absolutely delicious in a fitted black
suit, golden candlelight flickering all over his sculpted face.
He swallows, Adam’s apple bobbing. “So, you’re thinking about kids
I nod. “I think it’s important to have a life plan. I know it can become a lot
more difficult to have kids after thirty-five, so I should probably start soon. I
think three is a good number, although I’d be happy with two. What do you
I trail off as he pushes out his chair and stands. “I, um. Need to use the
restroom,” he mutters, not meeting my eye.
“Oh. Okay. That’s fine.” I wave him off, and he turns on his heel, marching
towards the bathrooms.
Shrugging, I lean back in my chair, taking a deep sip of wine.
I’m in the middle of my 120th date, and I’m starting to think I’ve finally
gotten the hang of it.
The night is going really well so far. Mike suggested a really fancy
restaurant; a Michelin-starred spot in central London. It’s very posh and
expensive, all minimalist white walls covered in weird modern art, and
oddly-shaped lampshades hanging from the ceiling. He arrived early, kissed
me on the cheek when we sat down at our table, and showed me pictures of a
cute dog he operated on today. He didn’t even stare at my chest when I
dropped my fork and bent to pick it up.
I have a good feeling about him.
Glancing back to the bathroom door to make sure it’s still closed, I reach for
my handbag, unsnapping the clasp and pulling out my date notebook. Licking
my finger, I flip through the pages until I find my list of first-date
instructions, scanning down the first few bullet points.
Make good eye contact
Ask him questions about himself
Maintain open body language
Touch his hand or arm
I nod, trying to memorise them.
It might sound a bit over-the-top to carry directions on dates, but I’m
notoriously terrible at dating. I’m twenty-eight and I’ve never had a
boyfriend. And it’s not for lack of trying: I’ve spent the last two years on a
mission to find a man who will put up with me.
Every Friday night after
work, I come home, sit on my couch with a glass of wine, and go on a
marathon swiping session on my current favourite dating app. As soon as I
find a guy I like, I invite him out on a date.
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