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The Trouble with Hating You

Sajni Patel



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14 July 2020
Romance; Contemporary Romance; Romantic Comedy
A laugh-out-loud debut about first impressions, second chances, and finding your soulmate in the most unexpected place. Liya Thakkar refuses to play by the rules. An Indian-American, MBA-toting biochemical engineer, Liya has always fought against the role of women in her culture. If there's one thing she knows, it's that she will never, ever be a docile Indian housewife. So when a visit to her parents' house ends up being an ambush with a probable suitor, Liya bolts. Catching sight of his 'date' sneaking out the back door, Jayesh Shah is shocked and angry--mostly on behalf of his mother, who is taking the failed meeting personally. But then Jay is relieved, he's heard rumors about Liya... and she definitely doesn't seem like the type of woman who wants to get married. Liya and Jay would love to pretend the other doesn't exist, but Jay happens to be the new hotshot lawyer hired to rejuvenate Liya's failing company. Try as they might, they can't avoid one another for long. Liya thinks Jay is domineering and cocky, Jay thinks Liya is unpredictable and cold. But the more time they're forced to spend together, the more these assumptions are stripped away. Will Liya's fear of losing her independence mean turning her back on true love?
By:   Sajni Patel
Imprint:   FOREVER
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 200mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   270g
ISBN:   9781538733332
ISBN 10:   1538733331
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   14 July 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for The Trouble with Hating You

An enjoyable debut! The chemistry between Liya and Jay is off the charts. You'll be rooting for these two from their first meeting! --Farah Heron With witty banter and fascinating characters, Sajni Patel takes the classic enemies-to-lovers trope to a deliciously charming level. I loved everything about this book. --Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author The enemies-to-lovers arc is classic, but the cultural specificity [Sajni] Patel brings makes this rom-com feel fun and fresh. --Publishers Weekly Patel's vivid comedy of conflict and love within an upscale, urban Indian American enclave features endearing protagonists... --Booklist Liya and Jay are a couple I've been waiting forever to meet in a romance novel. The Trouble with Hating You has delicious banter, deep wounds, heartwarming friendships, and a path to love that often feels impossibly hard, and the payoff is satisfying enough to give you a book hangover the size of Texas. --Sonali Dev, USA Today bestselling author The Trouble with Hating You was everything I needed --witty banter, explosive chemistry, and a hard won HEA that still has me smiling long after reading the last page. I can't wait for Sajni's next book! --A.J. Pine, USA Today bestselling author . . . a rewarding romance set in an intriguing world that combines proper second-generation Indian Americans with a Texan swagger. --Shelf Awareness

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