First Love, Take Two by Sajni Patel

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First Love, Take Two
Sajni Patel
Pub Date: 9/21/21
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Preeti Patel is a successful resident trying to get a permanent doctor position. She was looking for a temporary place to stay and a friend is out of town but she has to share it with her ex and there’s only one bed!

Daniel is from a wealthy family and his father let her know (in college when they dated) he didn’t approve of her and that’s why she ended their relationship. Both had not had successful relationships since, they still feel for each other.

Preeti’s extended family has been spreading gossip and creating vicious double standards because she had lived with Daniel during their relationship basically calling her unclean and used names. Daniel is African American and they were horribly racist about that.

Preeti’s family wanted her to marry someone of their choosing and she has a touch aversion and she does not want him to touch her even with permission. But Daniel’s touch is just fine, she craves it actually.

This book was steamy, heartbreaking, heartwarming, full of hard topics, cultural differences, mental health discussion and finally speaking up for ones own life. 

I loved this spoke about mental health, about having continued help and then speaking to her parents where they may actually have the same struggles. This topic is still taboo to many generations or cultures but it should not be something to be ashamed of. Sometimes having someone close to you telling you their story of getting help is what you need to seek your own help or realize you may be struggling with the same.

These two had real life problems, mental health struggles and they were standing in their own way because they thought it was best. I loved their chemistry!

Thank you readforeverpub , grandcentralpub  and netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.

Synopsis:

On the verge of realizing her dream of being a doctor, Preeti Patel should be ecstatic. But between the stress of her residency, trying to find a job, and managing her traditional, no-boundaries family, Preeti’s anxiety is through the roof. Relationships and love aren’t even an option. Fortunately, Preeti’s finally found a new place to stay . . . only to discover that her new roommate is her ex.

Preeti never quite got over Daniel Thompson. Super-hot, plenty of swagger, amazing cook—the guy is practically perfect. And if it weren’t for their families, there might have been a happily ever after. But it’s hard to keep her sanity and libido in check when the man of her dreams is sleeping mere feet away. Can Preeti and Daniel find a way to stand up and fight for each other one last time . . . before they lose their second chance?

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