books reviews

The Marriage Game by Sara Desai

A high stakes wager pits an aspiring entrepreneur against a ruthless CEO in this sexy romantic comedy.

After her life falls apart, recruitment consultant Layla Patel returns home to her family in San Francisco. But in the eyes of her father, who runs a Michelin starred restaurant, she can do no wrong. He would do anything to see her smile again. With the best intentions in mind, he offers her the office upstairs to start her new business and creates a profile on an online dating site to find her a man. She doesn’t know he’s arranged a series of blind dates until the first one comes knocking on her door…
As CEO of a corporate downsizing company Sam Mehta is more used to conflict than calm. In search of a quiet new office, he finds the perfect space above a cozy Indian restaurant that smells like home. But when communication goes awry, he’s forced to share his space with the owner’s beautiful yet infuriating daughter Layla, her crazy family, and a parade of hopeful suitors, all of whom threaten to disrupt his carefully ordered life.
As they face off in close quarters, the sarcasm and sparks fly. But when the battle for the office becomes a battle of the heart, Sam and Layla have to decide if this is love or just a game. 

I lovee reading about different focused culture, and this book was such a delight in this matter, it represented the Indian culture in the perfect combination between the strictness and the openness, the traditional life and the modernness, and most of all, i made the whole thing very light, and i don’t think it mis-presented it, even though i have no Indian background, but when you finish the book feeling like you actually loved the culture and you’re seriously thinking about visiting the country?
Then YESS!
This culture was perfectly represented, and id be proud to be a part of that.


The humor in this book was A-level, it really made me laugh, and main female character was just UNAPOLOGETIC!
She had no filters whatsoever on her mouth, she was down to earth, and very easy to love.
She was ambitious yet realistic, romantic, yet extremly strong and knows her worth.
In other words:
She was us.
Which was perfect for me.


A slow burn, with the perfect lines, and twists that gets you sitting just like Marshal erikson, hugging his pillow with a puppy face!

It gets real!

The story takes a serious turn in the middle, discussing Domestic violence, but not in so much details to be considered a trigger, but with enough string emotions that brushes it and send a message to you in perfectly clear way.
And honestly what is better than a fiction with just the right amount of realness ?


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