Love makes the world go around, and it is the need to possess that love which can make some go crazy too!! Nothing can be more aptly shown than in this cute love story between Aisha and Fawad by author Ramla Zareen Ahmad.
Arranged marriages are common, they are practically the norm in my side of the globe. And it was during this initial meeting of two families when Aisha and Fawad saw each other for the first time. Attraction sparked, and in that emotional space, Aisha dropped coffee on the prospective mother-in-law. Brilliant first scene!!
As love stories went, the main characters met up later when Aisha joined Fawad’s office. Love blossomed, but it came on rocky road with misconceptions of the past, jealous colleagues, lusty clients, misunderstandings and false impressions. Aisha was sweet in the entire book, she was honest and kind. Fawad was the tall, handsome, and intelligent hero, liked by all and wanted by the villain-ess Nadia.
The story had its humorous and romantic moments, but the writing felt a bit formal, not what is generally seen in a love story. The misconceptions came after every few chapters, so it kind of felt slightly repetitive. But these were just minor points.
At 150 pages, the book was an easy one hour read where I had fun imagining the same plot with my yet-to-discovered-man!!
And no, an emphatic NO, I am not going in for an arranged marriage!!
I received a digital copy of the book from the author, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
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How easy or difficult is it to read a book with a different culture and which has arranged marriage in the background?
Aisha Malik waits for her destined mate as prospective suitors and their families visit to evaluate her suitability as a bride. She instinctively senses a connection with Fawad when they meet. But how can she be sure that he’s the one for her?
A past betrayal has made Fawad Rehman cynical, and his pride forbids him from forcing his attentions where they’re unwanted. But is he right in believing that his interest in Aisha is unreciprocated?
Nadia Qureshi lost her parents when she was a little girl, but she won’t let Fawad be taken away from her. She’s willing to go to any length to keep Aisha and Fawad away from each other. But will she be able to use Aisha’s impulsiveness and Fawad’s vulnerabilities against them?
Will Aisha and Fawad find the love of their lives only to have a scheming colleague drive them apart? Or will they let their love lead them to happily ever after?
Publication Date: 2nd March 2019