Title: The Matchmaker’s List
Author: Sonya Lalli
Publisher: Berkley 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Popsugar- Into a Movie; Women Authors; Romance
Raina Anand may have finally given in to family pressure and agreed to let her grandmother play matchmaker, but that doesn't mean she has to like it--or that she has to play by the rules. Nani always took Raina's side when she tried to push past the traditional expectations of their tight-knit Indian-immigrant community, but now she's ambushing Raina with a list of suitable bachelors. Is it too much to ask for a little space? Besides, what Nani doesn't know won't hurt her...
As Raina's life spirals into a parade of Nani-approved bachelors and disastrous blind dates, she must find a way out of this modern-day arranged-marriage trap without shattering her beloved grandmother's dreams.
I’m not sure what’s up with me, but I’ve been enjoying some contemporary romances lately. This one was our alternate pick for book club and I decided to read it alongside our actual pick. Such a cute little story! I immediately fell for Raina and her Nani. I loved reading about their relationship while Raina explored the dating scene. I couldn’t say that the book was new and different in plot, but I did like the inclusion of a different culture. The date interludes were very entertaining. I wasn’t the biggest fan of how the flashbacks were told in third person when the rest of the novel was told in first person. But other than that, I really enjoyed this one.
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