From the publisher:
A “delectable” romantic comedy about a woman who fakes an engagement to the boy next door to enter a couples cooking contest (Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author).
When it comes to bread, Reena Manji knows exactly what she’s doing. She treats her sourdough starters like (somewhat unruly) children. But when it comes to Reena’s actual family—and their constant meddling in her life—well, that recipe always ends in disaster.
Now Reena’s parents have found her yet another potential Good Muslim Husband. This one has the body of Captain America, a delicious British accent, and lives right across the hall. He’s the perfect, mouthwatering temptation . . . and completely ruined by the unwelcome side dish of parental interference.
Reena refuses to marry anyone who works for her father. She won’t be attracted to Nadim’s sweet charm or gorgeous lopsided smile. That is, until the baking opportunity of a lifetime presents itself: a couples’ cooking competition with the prize of her dreams. Reena will do anything to win—even asking Nadim to pretend they’re engaged. But when it comes to love, baking your bread doesn’t always mean you get to eat it too.
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This was such a fun read. I loved the characters and really feel like I got to know them, especially the main characters but even some of the secondary characters. I always love any kind of food connection, especially when it is food I’m not as familiar with and this book checked off all those boxes. Lots of tension, drama, and of course a happily ever after!
Reena has a large, very close family. It’s bad enough her father just hired someone in hopes she would marry him; he also gave him the apartment across the hall from Reena. The attraction is real until Reena finds out about the matchmaking. She is determined to find her own man, despite how many men her dad and her aunties bring by for her.
There is a lot of humor here with the family and with the cooking competition and I mean laugh out loud funny, but the sexual tension is also high. I couldn’t put down this swoon-worthy read and I highly recommend it.
4/2021 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
ACCIDENTALLY ENGAGED by Farah Heron. Forever (March 2, 2021). ISBN 978-1538734988. 368 pages.
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