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Accidentally Engaged

Accidentally Engaged

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"Reena Manji doesn't love her career, her single status, and most of all, her family inserting themselves into every detail of her life. But when caring for her precious sourdough starters, Reena can drown it all out. At least until her father moves his newest employee across the hall - with hopes that Reena will marry him. But Nadim's not like the other Muslim bachelor-du-jours that her parents have dug up. If the Captain America body and the British accent weren't enough, the man appears to love eating her sourdough creations as much as she loves making them. She sure as hell would never marry a man who works for her father, but friendship with a neighbor is okay, right? When Reena's career takes a nosedive, she decides to follow her heart by entering a video cooking contest to win the artisan bread course of her dreams. The one problem? It's couples only. Nadim happily agrees to fake an engagement so they can enter the contest, but as cooking at home together brings them closer and her family gets wind of the situation, Reena can't help thinking her faux fiancé might just be the real deal."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Forever, 2021
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2021
ISBN: 9781538734988
1538734982
Branch Call Number: FIC HERON 2021
Characteristics: 357 pages ; 21 cm

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Adult Fiction. "A fake engagement sparks real romance on the set of a cooking contest in this delightful rom-com. 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 ... Read More »

Fiction/Romance. A fake engagement sparks real romance on the set of a cooking contest in this delightful rom-com. 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. (Publishers Weekly)

A delightful romantic comedy featuring a Muslim woman who fakes an engagement to the boy next door in the hopes of winning a couples cooking contest. (NoveList)


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teemsum
May 09, 2021

Spicy!

WestSlope_TheaH Apr 29, 2021

The chemistry between Reena and Nadim and mouthwatering descriptions of food go far--but this romantic and engaging book is made even better by its exploration of balancing family expectations with personal fulfillment. One more reason to pick it up: there are recipes at the end!

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WeekendMomGrace
Apr 28, 2021

Closed 🚪 (nothing explicit) but very fun! Sometimes a lot of family can be annoying in romance novels but this one has the perfect amount. Enjoyed having a window into the Muslim/North African Toronto community.

WPL_Jaclyn Apr 21, 2021

Despite a bit of a slow start, Accidentally Engaged is a fun rom-com featuring tons of delicious descriptions of food, especially bread. I immediately wanted to get my own sourdough starter going at home. Reena and Nadim are both interesting characters and I enjoyed their fake-to-real romance, complete with meddling parents. The romance is told exclusively through Reena's point of view and I wish we could have gotten into Nadim's head since so much of his conflict was related to the secrets that he was keeping.

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