But the flashback scenes and all the lying just weren't what I needed in a book right now and I decided I couldn't finish. I would love to read a different book from this author! Oct 16, aarya marked it as dnf Shelves: fiction-genre-romance , year , r-subgenre-contemporary-romance , s-usa , author-of-color , owned-in-arc-ebook , did-not-finish , trope-flashbacks-nonlinear-dual , trope-second-chance , trope-secret-baby-or-pregnancy.
Disclaimer: I received a free e-ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Feb 21, Booksandchinooks Laurie rated it really liked it. This is an ownvoices second chance love story that is perfect for romance lovers. The characters were interesting and I love a second chance love story. I also enjoyed learning more about the Indian culture! The teenage daughter in the book is definitely a lot of fun and keeps the adults on their toes.
Overall a great read. Oct 31, Delancey rated it it was amazing. This does not read like a debut. The effect is a slow burn romance interwoven with parental disapproval, cultural differences, and the simple difficulties of first loves. It's a gorgeous second-chance story, cleverly crafted, and a fun twist on the secret baby trope.
It's not a sprint, so if you can't handle character building outside of snarky banter, this isn't the bo This does not read like a debut. It's not a sprint, so if you can't handle character building outside of snarky banter, this isn't the book for you It was great! Never ever. Dec 28, Samantha WLABB rated it it was amazing Shelves: diversereads , contemporary , , debut , adult , arcs , romance. They were young and in love, but she suddenly broke it off, and he was left wondering why.
Her daughter was in trouble, and Maya was left with no one to turn to, but the man she had left behind, so many years ago. Maya and Sam's lives will forever be linked via their daughter, Samantha, but could their relationship move beyond co-parenting to something more like what they had once shared? It no big secret that I love contemporary romances, but this one managed to evoke a much Then It no big secret that I love contemporary romances, but this one managed to evoke a much stronger emotional response from me, than I had anticipated.
Shroff combined so many of my favorite romance elements in a way, that produced a bona fide hit for me. Forbidden love, secret baby, meddling, secrets, lies, and second chance romance is nothing new, but I was still utterly invested in and captivated by Sam and Maya's story.
I instantly fell in love with the idea of these two being reunited after 16 years apart. Both had been leading separate lives, but when push came to shove, Maya went to Sam for help, and it was because, in her heart, she knew he was a very honorable man, and that he would do anything he could for their daughter.
Their first meeting was strained, but I could sense the crackle of those sparks underneath it all. That was enough for me to want these two to rekindle their romance. But, I also really enjoyed seeing how they got where they were. Via flashbacks, Shroff showed how they met and fell in love, as well as how it all fell apart.
These looks into the past were woven into the current timeline, and were placed in a way, that the whole truth was slowly revealed. Was it shocking? No, but it was emotional, and I had such an attachment to the characters, that seeing their journey to the end was all that mattered to me. This was simply a beautiful second chance romance. There were secrets and lies, but there was also forgiveness and love.
It touched my heart, and that epilogue was the kind of perfect, that had me doing the crying-smiling-laughing thing. I was so delighted by it, and hope to ride this giddy high for the rest of the weekend. Jan 04, Olivia rated it really liked it Shelves: other-reviews.
Maya and Sam fell in love one summer when they were very young and she was a nanny for his much younger cousins. However, just as they were about to take a step further, their relationship ended. Now, Maya is seeking out Sam for his help with her daughter, Samantha, who is being targeted by a mean girl who also has a lot of money and thus power.
Sam is a lawyer- and Samantha's father. After he finds out, everything changes. However, one thing that remains the same is their feelings for each other- if they can get past the issues and trust problems that destroyed their relationship the first time around.
This was a strong second-chance romance with a much more mature couple in age, being in their uppers, and experience. The flow of the book was good with the back and forth through time to fill in the questions about what led to where they are in the present.
The path is not always clear, but this book felt really genuine to me. I also really love that they are Indian American meaning their parents were from India , and it was great to see how their heritage influences their present in some ways.
As a couple, it was easy to believe in them. The book is very clean steamy kisses only , and it really builds the emotional side of each individually and together. I really enjoyed this heartfelt book about taking another chance and the importance of trust.
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