Title: The Trouble with Hating You
Author: Sajni Patel
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)
Date published: May 12, 2020
A physically copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Liya Thakkar is a successful biochemical engineer, takeout enthusiast, and happily single woman. The moment she realizes her parents’ latest dinner party is a setup with the man they want her to marry, she’s out the back door in a flash. Imagine her surprise when the same guy shows up at her office a week later — the new lawyer hired to save her struggling company. What’s not surprising: he’s not too thrilled to see her either after that humiliating fiasco.
Jay Shah looks good on paper…and off. Especially if you like that whole gorgeous, charming lawyer-in-a-good-suit thing. He’s also arrogant and infuriating. As their witty office banter turns into late night chats, Liya starts to think he might be the one man who truly accepts her. But falling for each other means exposing their painful pasts. Will Liya keep running, or will she finally give love a real chance?
⤖ My Review ⬻
Some of you may know that the hate-to-love trope is one of my all-time favourites! Therefore, it was just a given that I would request a copy of The Trouble with Hating You for review. Going into the book, I hadn’t heard much about it except that one of my fellow book bloggers had heard good things and that it’s supposed to be funny. Now, I will say that I did laugh here and there, but The Trouble with Hating You also touched on some serious subjects. I wasn’t expecting it, but definitely appreciate that it was done because these things should be talked about in our society.
I also really enjoyed the main characters, Liya and Jay. I think that they were thoroughly developed characters, as were their backstories and the relationships they have with their families and friends. It was all very believable, which is something that I definitely appreciate in contemporary romance novels. Aside from how well thought out the characters were, I also really enjoyed reading about Liya and Jay because I liked them as people and definitely rooted for them ending up together. This was Sajni Patel’s debut and I regret that there aren’t any backlisted books of hers that I can binge read until she comes out with her next novel. Alas, I happily resign myself to patiently wait for her next book instead. P.s. she has a YA novel coming out early next year!
⤖ About the Author ⬻
Sajni Patel was born in vibrant India and raised in the heart of Texas, surrounded by a lot of delicious food and plenty of diversity. She draws on her personal experiences, cultural expectations, and Southern flair to create worlds that center on strong Indian women. Once an MMA fighter, she’s now all about puppies and rainbows and tortured love stories. She currently lives in Austin where she not-so-secretly watches Matthew McConaughey from afar during UT football games. Queso is her weakness and thanks to her family’s cooking, Indian/Tex-Mex cuisine is a real thing. She’s a die-hard Marvel Comics fan, a lover of chocolates from around the world, and is always wrapped up in a story.
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