A "delectable" romantic comedy about a woman who fakes an engagement to the boy next door to enter a couples cooking contest (Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author).
When it comes to bread, Reena Manji knows exactly what she's doing. She treats her sourdough starters like (somewhat unruly) children. But when it comes to Reena's actual family—and their constant meddling in her life—well, that recipe always ends in disaster.
Now Reena's parents have found her yet another potential Good Muslim Husband. This one has the body of Captain America, a delicious British accent, and lives right across the hall. He's the perfect, mouthwatering temptation . . . and completely ruined by the unwelcome side dish of parental interference.
Reena refuses to marry anyone who works for her father. She won't be attracted to Nadim's sweet charm or gorgeous lopsided smile. That is, until the baking opportunity of a lifetime presents itself: a couples' cooking competition with the prize of her dreams. Reena will do anything to win—even asking Nadim to pretend they're engaged. But when it comes to love, baking your bread doesn't always mean you get to eat it too.
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A fake engagement sparks real romance on the set of a cooking contest in this delightful rom-com from Heron (The Chai Factor). Reena Manji, an aspiring baker, is initially charmed by the flirtatious smile and "brown Captain America" good looks of her new neighbor, Nadim Remtulla until she discovers that their meeting was not serendipitous but the result of a business deal between their fathers. Reena immediately rejects the idea of an arranged marriage with Nadim, but when an opportunity arises to appear on a Toronto cooking show for couples, she turns to him for help. For the chance to win a scholarship to the Institute of Culinary Arts, she'll need Nadim to pretend to be her fianc . Their chemistry leaps off the screen in their audition tapes, and soon fact and fiction blur as they fall for one another off camera. But Nadim's checkered past and their fathers' complicated business relationship present complications for their budding relationship. Heron enhances the love story with mouthwatering descriptions of Indian cuisine and a rich glimpse into Toronto's Indian Muslim community and Reena's family culture. Equally sweet and spicy, this is sure to leave readers smiling. \n
Accidentally Engaged is carbohydrate ecstasy!
Sour dough bread.
Are you salivating yet? Then, open this book and drool over the pages of this RomCom.
Reena and Nadim have instant chemistry and a love of all things food. The rising dough between them is everything her parents have arranged for her marriage but what happens when the dough fails to rise in the manner the recipe calls. You add some secret ingredients to bake a love a story full of sweet decadence.
Accidentally Engaged is savory book full of flavor, deliciousness and dough goodness.
This is a gem of a story.