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Terms and Conditions by Lauren Asher: FAQs + Books Like It

Updated: Aug 19, 2023

If you're on BookTok, specifically the romance since of BookTok, you'll know just how popular and widely discussed The Dreamland Billionaire series is. Every time I heard the words Dreamland, Rowan, Declan, and Cal, I wondered what all the hype was about.


Now, I get it. I've just finished Terms and Conditions by Lauren Asher, the second book in the series, and I completely understand the appeal. It's just good, plain, smutty fun. (Kindle | Paperback)


Whether you're thinking about giving in to the hype or have given in to the hype and are currently reading the book, I imagine there are a few key questions you might have. So, not only have I gone ahead and answered those below, but I've also included a list for you of five books like Terms and Conditions to check out next. (Warning: This article contains spoilers)

Terms and Conditions by Lauren Asher

What Is the Book Terms and Conditions About?

Lauren Asher's book, Terms and Conditions, is about the oldest Kane brother, Declan, and his assistant-turned-wife, Iris. Here's a brief summary: Declan Kane is going to be CEO of the Kane Company, but his grandfather's will stipulates that can only happen if Declan gets married and has a child first. So, what does Declan do? He has his assistant, Iris, find him a wife. Except that doesn't happen and she ends up his wife instead. This changes everything as a marriage to Iris isn't the loveless type he had planned. Instead, it's full of attraction, fire, and feelings that neither can deny for long.


How Long Does It Take to Read Terms and Conditions?

According to How Long to Read, it will take the average reader approximately 8 hours and 12 minutes to read Terms and Conditions by Lauren Asher.


Can You Read Terms and Conditions as a Standalone?

Yes - You can read Terms and Conditions as a stand-alone. However, seeing as it is meant to be read as part of the Dreamland series, there will be backstories and details that you will miss out on. Here is the official order of the series, as well as the couple each book focuses on:

  1. The Fine Print - Rowan and Zahra

  2. Terms and Conditions - Declan and Iris

  3. Final Offer - Callahan and Allana

Lauren Asher Dreamland Billionaires Series Books in Order

What are the Spicy Chapters in Terms and Conditions?

The spicy chapters in Terms and Conditions are chapters 25, 32, 36, 37, X, and X.


How Old Are Declan and Iris?

In Terms and Conditions, Declan is 36 years old, while Iris is 24 years old. This means there is a 12-year age gap between the two.


Does Terms and Conditions Have a Happy Ending?

Yes - Terms and Conditions does have a happy ending! After Declan and Iris' major fight, Iris returns to Chicago alone and leaves a note announcing her resignation as his assistant. A week or so later, the two makeup when Declan gets her a dog, re-proposes with a new ring, and buys her a fixer-upper with a greenhouse. In the epilogue, we also find out that Iris is pregnant with a baby girl.


5 Books Like Terms and Conditions by Lauren Asher

Do you want to read another book like Terms and Conditions? If so, here are my top five picks based on the tropes we saw in the book: faking dating, marriage of convenience, and workplace romance.


By a Thread Lucy Score

1. By a Thread by Lucy Score

As I was reading the description for By a Thread by Lucy Score, I quickly realized just how similar it was to Terms and Conditions. Work romance - check. Uptight asshole who is heir to a company - check. But wait, it gets better. As I was reading the summary, I came across this one line that sealed its spot at the top of this list: "I’m not going to be the next Russo man to take advantage of his position. I might be a second-generation asshole, but I am not my father." It sounds as close to a Declan dupe as you can get!


King of Wrath by Ana Huang

2. King of Wrath by Ana Huang

Declan from Terms and Conditions and Dante from King of Wrath are two peas in a pod, though I'll admit I found Dante far easier to like. They're both powerful, possessive, grumpy businessmen with a weakness for their wives. Also, King of Wrath is about an arranged marriage that starts off as a strict business arrangement but evolves into something real once the couple gets to know each other. So, again, very similar to Terms and Conditions. Besides the obvious similarities though, both books just feel the same. It's impossible to explain, but I have a feeling if you read King of Wrath too, you'll see what I mean.


Marriage for One by Ella Maise

3. Marriage for One by Ella Maise

Like Terms and Conditions, Ella Maise's book, Marriage for One, features the marriage of convenience trope. Instead of explaining the similarities to you though, I'll just share the description so you can see for yourself: "You'd think a guy who looked striking and very unattainable would only ask the love of his life to marry him, right? Nope. It was me he asked. It took him only minutes to talk me into a business deal…erm, I mean marriage and only days for us to officially tie the knot. Happiest day of my life… Not. It wasn't long after he said I was the biggest mistake of his life that things started to change. No, he still didn't talk much, but anyone can string a few words together. His actions spoke the loudest to me. And day after day my heart started to get a mind of its own. One second he was no one. The next he became everything."


Twisted Lies by Ana Huang

4. Twisted Lies by Ana Huang

If you liked the fake dating portion of Terms and Conditions, then Twisted Lies by Ana Huang is a must-read. While there's no marriage or work romance involved, it is a fake dating romance - and a good one at that. You should know that it is part of the four-part Twisted series, however, because each book focuses on a different couple, you can easily read it as a standalone. Here's a brief summary of what the book is about: "Stella has little time or desire for a relationship. But when a threat from her past drives her into the arms—and house—of the most charming and dangerous man she’s ever met, she’s tempted to let herself feel something. Because despite Christian’s cold nature, he makes her feel everything when she’s with him: passionate, protected, and truly wanted."


Window Shopping by Tessa Bailey

5. Window Shopping by Tessa Bailey

When workplace romance books aren't done well, they don't feel sexy. They feel icky. But one that is actually done quite well is Window Shopping by Tessa Bailey. Here's what it's about: Stella is an ex-convict whose dream was once to design the windows for a store on Fifth Avenue in NYC. She doesn't think that dream will ever become a reality until fate intervenes, and she accidentally gives critical feedback to the General Manager of one of those stores. Despite her past, Aiden decides to give Stella a shot at her dream. What neither expects though is to develop feelings for each other. The last thing I'll say about this book is not to disregard it because it's ever so slightly Christmas-themed. I promise you can enjoy it all year round!

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