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The Shaadi Set-Up
by Lillie Vale
Pub Date: 9/7/21
Oh my goodness! I just adored this book! Rita is the perfectly imperfect female lead with so much artistic skill with upcycling furniture. She’s in a new relationship with a guy who’s parents and her parents have a history so she’s keeping him secret.
But her Mom sets her up with a job decorating a home for her ex school sweetheart who is a realtor. The one that broke her heart 6 years earlier in college when they were supposed to go backpacking in Europe. He just broke up with her over voicemail. You know that’s not the absolute worst.
But the attraction is still there and the ease of their former relationship is comfortable.
Back to the other guy she was dating she set up an account on myshaadi. com to prove how compatible they were and she keeps getting matched with the other guy lol. 🤦♀️ And he’s not going along with the plan. That guys behavior is really bugging me tbh.
This is such a cute second chance romance. There was such a cute doggie relationship barrier both guys had to cross to get to her and you can tell which one was compatible lol.
Omg the epilogue was a dream! Can I just say how much I love epilogues!?
Thank you @penguinrandomhouse , @putnambooks and @netgallet for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.
In this witty and heartfelt rom-com debut for fans of Jasmine Guillory, Emily Henry, and Tessa Bailey, an Indian-American woman signs herself and her boyfriend up for a matchmaking site to prove they’re a perfect match, only to be paired with her ex instead.
High school sweethearts Rita Chitniss and Milan Rao were the golden couple, until the day he broke her heart. Now, six years later, Rita has turned her passion for furniture restoration into a career and has an almost-perfect boyfriend, Neil. The last thing she needs is for Milan to re-enter her life, but that’s exactly what happens when her mother, an unfailing believer in second chances, sets them up. Milan is just as charming, cocky, and confident as he was back in school. Only this time, he actually needs her business expertise, not her heart, to flip a hard-to-sell house for his realty agency.
While Rita begrudgingly agrees to help, she’s not taking any risks. To prove she’s definitely over him, she signs herself and Neil up on MyShaadi.com, a Desi matchmaking site famous for its success stories and trustworthy enough to convince everyone that she and Neil are the new and improved couple. Instead, she’s shocked when MyShaadi’s perfect match for her isn’t Neil…it’s Milan. Ignoring the website and her mother is one thing, but ignoring Milan proves much more difficult, especially when she promises to help him renovate the beach house of her dreams. And as the two of them dive deeper into work—and their pasts—Rita begins to wonder if maybe her match wasn’t so wrong after all….