Love, Chai, and Other Four-Letter Words by Annika Sharma – ARC Review

Love, Chai, and Other Four-Letter Words by Annika Sharma

Series: N/A

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Published September 21st 2021

Genres: Contemporary, Romance

Pages: 384

Format: ARC

Buy: Book Depository / Amazon

* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

She’s determined to be the perfect daughter, until she meets the perfect guy…

Kiran Mathur knows firsthand how dangerous love can be. After all, her sister’s marriage in India nearly destroyed Kiran’s family. So she’s decided to redeem romance herself—by not falling for anyone who might disappoint her parents. That is, until she meets her new neighbor Nash Hawthorne.

Nash is a dedicated psychologist and committed to being alone. His family life has taught him the inevitability of abandonment, and he isn’t ready to question his beliefs. But in spending time with Kiran, he starts to experience emotion he’s never felt before.

For both, love feels like a risk. But when the future only starts to make sense with each other, it might be time to follow their hearts…

Kiran, an Indian girl from a village in India moved to New York to study.

Nash, a psychologist, just moved to Kiran’s building.

Kiran’s family is extremely conservative and especially after her sister married a white guy, Kiran feels the need to be approved by her parents a lot more – and for that she has to marry an Indian Guy.

Nash has parental issues, which developed into commitment issues.

Can they even have a future together?

This was so freaking cute. I loved it from the very start. Kiran is intelligent, fun and I loved learning more about her and her situation. As an Indian, this talks a lot about approval – the need to be better than others or looked side ways, the problems of making a mistake that would be okay for anyone else but not for a foreigner. I really felt for her and being a foreigner myself really identified with many things she says.

Nash had a hard life and although he turned out all right, it left some commitment issues. He is afraid to fall in love and be left or be disappointed. But he is such a cute and lovable character! He learns from his past and tries to do better.

They just worked so well together! I loved the chemistry and their friendship which developed along the book. It was beautiful and powerful and I really think they just clicked. Their interactions were so freaking cute and I was totally in love with them!

The writing is really enjoyable, it really made me feel the characters’ emotions and it dealt with some important issues like I mentioned before. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to see what the author comes up with next!

What did you think of it? Have you read it? Let’s discuss it in the comments below!

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