A heartwarming novel of women's friendship from the author of The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship.
HOW MANY OF THESE DATING RULES HAVE YOU BROKEN?
1. Choose Your Own Man
2. Make Sure Your Friends Approve
3. No One-Night Stands
4. Trust Your Instincts
5. Never Make the Same Mistake Twice
6. After a Break-Up, Wait Six Months Before Dating Again.
Dhara, Kelly, Marta, and Wendy have been the closest of friends since college. So close, that after a series of romantic disasters, they bond together to create Rules of Relationships to keep their hearts safe.
Years later, the rules seem to have worked . . . until Marta discovers that her hot boyfriend is married, Kelly begins a risky love affair, Wendy inches closer to a pre-marital infidelity, and, most shocking of all, Indian-American Dhara suddenly agrees to an arranged marriage.
Hearts are about to be broken and the bonds of friendship are tested. Is it possible to find true love, when you're breaking all the rules?
Prolific romance writer Higgins follows her 2010 chick lit debut, The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship, with this engaging tale of three overachieving BFFs who try to rescue their fourth friend, Dhara, an Indian-American cardiologist, before she goes through with an arranged marriage. Yet Dhara's risky leap of faith and love forces museum curator Wendy, geeky tech Kelly, and rigid lawyer Marta to question their own ideas of romance. "Life is never that simple," the unlucky-in-love M.D. confesses after nixing a wedding with freewheeling hunk Cole to marry Desh, an Indian-American professor. The choice catapults each woman into an agonizing reassessment of the rules they've so carefully created to protect each other from broken hearts. Wendy re-evaluates life with perfect-in-every-way Parker to embrace her inner gypsy; Kelly accepts her past as a poor orphan; Dhara listens to both her heart and her head; and Marta trades a life plan for a life. All four discover the strength of their friendship, even if they don't land the men of their dreams. Higgins scores with a richly told story of what every girl wants, and the friends who'd sacrifice everything to help her get it.