The Emma Project
by Sonali Dev
Pub Date- 5/17/22
This is the last book in the Raje series. As we follow the baby prince Vansh and Naina. Though if you haven’t read the other books this might ruin them since they build off eachother.
I love how these books are set in the Bay area. I lived in SF in a little apartment for 10 years so I can totally picture Naina’s place. Her family life was so hard to listen to as she was never good enough for her father and he kept her mother afraid.
But the Rajes were the ideal family. Even though things didn’t work out with her prior relationship they are still there. Vansh and her are both working on a project for funding and after something didn’t go her way a very interesting steamy thing happened that I’m so curious about but need to drink a bottle of champagne to try to recreate the scene. They are so different but also have so many of the same interests. They enter into a friend’s with benefits deal that turns into something more but when the families find out it’s just too much for her.
✨I loved that Vansh was focusing on homelessness in SF by helping to get their paperwork, IDs and help them get work and back into a home.
I actually work with a client who does this type of work I used to do facility visits it’s amazing work. Not everyone on the street is there cause of drugs or alcohol or severe mental health.
The bonus love story for Esha was perfect. Her story has been so tragic and getting to see from her pov was also interesting.
Read if you like
✨ Age gap
✨ Friends to lovers
,✨ Funny banter
Thank you avonbooks and netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.
Emma gets a fresh Indian-American twist from award-winning author Sonali Dev in her heartwarmingly irresistible Jane Austen inspired rom com series.
No one can call Vansh Raje’s life anything but charmed. Handsome—Vogue has declared him California’s hottest single—and rich enough to spend all his time on missions to make the world a better place. Add to that a doting family and a contagiously sunny disposition and Vansh has made it halfway through his twenties without ever facing anything to throw him off his admittedly spectacular game.
A couple years from turning forty, Knightlina (Naina) Kohli has just gotten out of a ten-year-long fake relationship with Vansh’s brother and wants only one thing from her life…fine, two things. One, to have nothing to do with the unfairly blessed Raje family ever again. Two, to bring economic independence to millions of women in South Asia through her microfinance foundation and prove her father wrong about, well, everything.
Just when Naina’s dream is about to come to fruition, Vansh Raje shows up with his misguided Emma Project… And suddenly she’s fighting him for funding and wondering if a friends-with-benefits arrangement that’s as toe-curlingly hot as it is fun is worth risking her life’s work for.