This is a fun and flirty contemporary romance. Kareena Mann is an attorney living in her childhood home with her family. She just turned 30 and is more interested in restoring her deceased mother’s old car than dating. When she finds out her father is selling their home, she makes a deal with him. If she gets engaged in four months, he will sell the house to her. But, it won’t be easy because Kareena believes marriage should be a love match. While helping her sister who is appearing on a local tv show, she sees Dr. Prem Verma, or Dr. Dil. He believes that “love” is actually harmful to one’s health and believes that it is not necessary to have a happy marriage. In the middle of the show Kareena and Prem get into an argument that goes viral.
The video damages both Kareena and Prem’s plans. He is trying to raise capital to build a community health center but loses his biggest investor after the viral video. She can’t find a desi man willing to go out with her. Enter her meddling aunties who devise a plan to bring the couple together for a happily ever after. (The aunties are a hoot and I loved every scene they were in.)
This is a cute quick and fun read. If you’re looking for a light-hearted, enjoyable romcom, this is the book for you. The main characters are fairly well-developed and likeable, although Prem’s reasons for denying love exists is pretty weak. The story is predictable but it was still a fun read. Kareena and Prem have loads of chemistry, and the author did a good job of having Kareena stand firm on requiring a love match. I enjoyed learning more about Indian culture and some of the traditions, particularly those of arranged marriages. I was glad I was reading the book on a kindle so that I could look up all of the words that I didn’t understand.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Avon and Harper Voyager and NetGalley. All opinions are my own.