The Pick Up

By Hannah Doyle

‘The perfect romcom’ Lucy Vine

❤️A laugh-out-loud romcom in 2024 perfect for fans of Tessa Bailey and Elena Armas ❤️

Committing to a fake romance is easy. It’s keeping it fake that’s the problem …

‘Charming, funny, relatable’ Sophie Cousens

‘I’m still swooning, and I don’t swoon lightly’ Lucy Vine

‘A big, sunny hug of a book that I loved, and was so sad to finish’ Cressida McLaughlin


Sophie Rogers finds it easy to focus on the important things in life. Like her daughter, her job and her family.

So when Joe, another single parent at school suggests they fake a romance to help them both out of a fix, she throws herself in.

But then Sophie starts to look forward to seeing Joe. In fact, she’s thinking about his floppy hair, Irish accent and the way his lips felt when they grazed hers (her commitment to this is exceptional) more than their synced calendars and staged socials. And there is a reason the yummy mummies called him Hot Single Dad.

Sophie Rogers isn’t silly enough to fall in love with her fake boyfriend. Is she?


Enemies to lovers 😠…😒…💘

Fake dating 🤥

Slow burn romance ❤️‍🔥

‘Heartwarming and funny, we loved this’ Bella

‘We couldn’t put The Pick Up down’ That’s Life

Readers LOVE The Pick Up:

‘Never rated something 5 stars so fast in my life! This books has EVERYTHING I love in a romcom. -Fake Dating -Reverse grumpy x sunshine -single parent trope’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I love fake dating stories and this one nailed it ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Loved this fun and funny romcom with two single parents doing a fake dating scenario and catching real feelings!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Why have I never heard of Hannah Doyle before? You best believe I will be ordering every other book she has published’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘The moment I picked the book up I was immersed, a book I intended to read for 20 mins before bed turned into a 3 hours session’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 09 May 2024
Pages: 304
ISBN: 978-0-00-865172-5
Hannah Doyle is a journalist and author who writes deliciously relatable books about love and friendship. Sponsored by coffee, she spends her days writing and running around after her twin sons in Sheffield, where she lives with her husband. Previously, Hannah worked for a celebrity magazine in London and has appeared on television and radio chatting about the hot showbiz topics of the day.

'A truly original and memorable love story full of hilarious characters, relatable moments and laugh-out-loud lines. An absolute joy!' Helly Acton -

'Doyle’s words sizzle off the page. The Pick Up is a rom-com lover’s dream' Hannah Tovey -

'Perfect, laugh out loud, heart warming read, with some corking one liners' Michelle Rawlins -

'Warm, funny, romantic and just all round fun! I loved it!' Olivia Beirne -

'Big dollops of hilarity. Shedloads of soul' Lisa Dickenson -

'I can’t resist a well-executed fake-dating trope and this absolutely hit the spot' Nicole Kennedy -