Dating Dr. Dil
by Nisha Sharma
Publication Date March 15, 2022
Published by HarperCollins
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Genres: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Multicultural & Interracial, Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
"Nisha Sharma's Dating Dr. Dil is what would happen if you put all my favorite romantic comedy tropes into a blender: a frothy, snarky, hilarious treat with a gooey, heartwarming center. The perfect addition to any rom-com lover's shelf." —Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation
Nisha Sharma’s new romantic comedy features enemies to lovers, a cast of best friends, and a gaggle of aunties determined to make a match.
Hi! I’m Kareena Mann. As cheesy as it sounds, I’m looking for my soulmate. In four months. And he must gain the approval of my meddling aunties.
Kareena dreams of having a perfect love story like her parents did. That’s why on the morning of her thirtieth birthday, she’s decided to suit up and enter the dating arena. When her widowed father announces he’s retiring and selling their home after her sister’s engagement party, Kareena makes a deal with him. If she can find her soulmate by the date of the party, he’ll gift her the house, and she’ll be able to keep her mother’s legacy alive.
Hi, I’m Dr. Prem Verma, host of the Dr. Dil Show. Prem means love, Dil means heart, and I’m a cardiologist. Don’t let my name fool you. I only fix broken hearts in the literal sense.
Prem doesn’t have time for romance, which is why it’s no surprise when his first meeting with Kareena goes awry. Their second encounter is worse when their on-air debate about love goes viral. Now Prem’s largest community center donor is backing out because Prem's reputation as a heart-health expert is at risk. To get back in his donor’s good graces, he needs to fix his image fast, and dating Kareena is his only option.
Even though they have warring interests, the more time Prem spends with Kareena, the more he thinks she’s might actually be the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with. In this Taming of the Shrew re-imagination, for Prem and Kareena to find their happily ever after, they must admit that hate has turned into fate.
“Bursting with character, spicy tension and laughs, Dating Dr. Dil is the enemies to lovers dream book!” —Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One Summer
Dating Dr. Dil is the first book in her ‘If Shakespeare was an Auntie’ series and is a sexy, hilarious, and emotional story about the eldest daughter in an East Asian family who is looking for a love match, and has a lot more help than she wants.
Kareena Mann is busy dealing with her younger sister’s wedding planning, fixing up her mother’s old BMW in the garage, and working in her dream job at a women’s legal center. Losing her mother at a young age, she dreams of the love her parents had before her mother’s tragic early death.
Dr. Prem Verma is passionate about the community health center he’s trying to build in order to make health care more assessable to his community. In order to raise funds, and awareness of health issues in his community, he’s the host of the popular Dr. Dil Show. Prem doesn’t believe in love but is open to an arranged marriage in order to help his fundraising for the health care center. After an argument between Kareena and Prem on his show went viral, Kareena’s meddling Aunties get involved.
This delightful and steamy enemies-to-lovers story is full of witty banter and awkward encounters, and enough angst to make a well-rounded story. The author did a wonderful job of representing east Asian culture, giving me a glimpse into that world. I loved both main characters as they were both very relatable. Kareena was awkward enough without being too over the top, and I loved how she spends her free time restoring her late mother’s BMW. And Prem was adorable as he worked to help his community.
I highly recommend Dating Dr. Dil to anyone who enjoys a sexy, delightful romantic comedy. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.