Friday, August 27, 2021

Review - The Trouble WIth Hating You

Title:  The Trouble With Hating You
Series:  The Trouble With Hating You #1
Author Sajni Patel
Publisher:  Forever
Genre:   Romance
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages:   336
Date of Publication:   May 12, 2020
My Rating:   5 Stars

Liya Thakkar is a successful biochemical engineer, takeout enthusiast, and happily single woman. The moment she realizes her parents' latest dinner party is a setup with the man they want her to marry, she's out the back door in a flash. Imagine her surprise when the same guy shows up at her office a week later -- the new lawyer hired to save her struggling company. What's not surprising: he's not too thrilled to see her either after that humiliating fiasco.

Jay Shah looks good on paper...and off. Especially if you like that whole gorgeous, charming lawyer-in-a-good-suit thing. He's also arrogant and infuriating. As their witty office banter turns into late night chats, Liya starts to think he might be the one man who truly accepts her. But falling for each other means exposing their painful pasts. Will Liya keep running, or will she finally give love a real chance?

Liya Thakker might be a successful biochemical engineer, but tradition is all her parents can see where her future is concderned. Her parents invite her to what appears to be an innocuous dinner. Instead, she sees a young man there. She is out. Even bowling over him in her attempts to flee. She is not about to be set up - again - even though her loving parents have the best of intentions. Now, to put that unpleasant experience behind her. 

The company that Liya works for is having some difficulties, so they hire a consultant, lawyer Jay Shah - the very man she ran from. This delightful book most certainly was a case of hate-to-love, because Liya and Jay seemingly rub each other the wrong way. Well, on the surface anyway. In truth, they both feel the same pull of attraction. What would it hurt to address that attraction and to allow the chance to become more? If chemistry is any marker, then neither of them stand a chance.

What a delightful story by Sajni Patel. This is my first book by her and I was glad to read the second book in the series right away, First Love, Take Two.


Official Bio:
Award-winning author, Sajni Patel, was born in vibrant India and raised in the heart of Texas. She draws on personal experiences, cultural expectations, and southern flair to create worlds centered around strong Indian women. Once in MMA, she’s now all about puppies, rainbows, and tortured love stories. She divides her time between Hawai’i (where honu is her #1 obsession) and Austin (where she not-so-secretly watches Mathew McConaughey from afar during UT football games.) Queso is her weakness and thanks to her family’s cooking, Indian/Tex-Mex cuisine is a real thing. She’s a die-hard Marvel Comics fan, an ube fanatic, and is always wrapped up in a story.

Unofficial Bio:
Hi! My name is Sajni (rhymes with judge-knee) Patel (pronounced Puh-tell). I moved to the States from India when I was very young and grew up in Texas. Yes, I have a southern accent. Yes, I grew up on Indian, BBQ, Tex-Mex, Mexican, and soul food. Yum! Part of my waking hours are spent advancing space research, playing with animals, and binge-watching Netflix. I write novels featuring Own Voices, romance, and kick-butt girls.

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