After a devastating break-up, celebrity-obsessed lawyer Zara Patel is determined never to open her heart again. She puts her energy into building her career and helping her friends find their happily-ever-afters. She’s never faced a guest at the singles table she couldn’t match, until she crosses paths with the sinfully sexy Jay Dayal.
Former military security specialist Jay has no time for love. His life is about working hard, staying focused, and winning at all costs. When charismatic Zara crashes into his life, he’s thrown into close contact with exactly the kind of chaos he wants to avoid. Worse, they’re stuck together for the entire wedding season.
So they make a deal. She’ll find his special someone if he introduces her to his celebrity clients. But when their arrangement brings them together in ways they never expected, they realize that the perfect match might just be their own.
This book is laugh out loud funny because Zara is such an outgoing free-spirit with absolutely no filter. The only thing more entertaining than what she says is how Jay reacts, as though she’s some alien creature. He’s uptight, stoic, serious and just generally opposes fun. Everything in Jay’s life has a purpose, even games, which are a source of pride for winning. The concept of doing anything for enjoyment is completely foreign to him, at least until he gets to know Zara.
The aunties are always trying to marry off the younger generation and even compete as matchmakers, so Zara and her contemporaries are constantly assaulted with possible matches at social functions, especially weddings. Once the aunties were introduced, I expected a fake relationship pact to keep the matchmakers away until the summer wedding season was over, so I was pleasantly surprised that the story went in a different direction.
I adored Zara and Jay and their story was a lot of fun. I received an ARC from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.