by Sajni Patel
Publication Date September 16, 2021
Published by Grand Central Publishing
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Genres: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Multicultural & Interracial, Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
On the verge of realizing her dream of being a doctor, Preeti Patel should be ecstatic. But between the stress of her residency, trying to find a job, and managing her traditional, no-boundaries family, Preeti's anxiety is through the roof. Relationships and love aren't even an option. Fortunately, Preeti's finally found a new place to stay . . . only to discover that her new roommate is her ex.
Preeti never quite got over Daniel Thompson. Super-hot, plenty of swagger, amazing cook--the guy is practically perfect. And if it weren't for their families, there might have been a happily ever after. But it's hard to keep her sanity and libido in check when the man of her dreams is sleeping mere feet away. Can Preeti and Daniel find a way to stand up and fight for each other one last time . . . before they lose their second chance?
First Love, Take Two by Sajni Patel is a delightful second chance at love, forced proximity love story. Preeti and Daniel are such loveable characters that I was rooting for them both throughout the entire book. Their love for each other is so powerful that I felt it through the pages of the book.
Preeti is just about to finish her residency and is about to become a real doctor, she should be ecstatic, yet her anxiety is high as she worries about finding a real job in medical practice. Her roommate is on her honeymoon, and Preeti knows she has to find another place to live as the newlyweds will move into her apartment when they return.
When her friend suggests she live in her apartment for a few months to give her time to search for a permanent place, Preeti is happy to put off apartment hunting for a few weeks, until she realizes she has to share the apartment with he ex-boyfriend Daniel.
First Love, Take Two is a story about love, family, loyalty, racism, second chances. Sajni Patel is a talented writer who is able to write about mental health, racism, and cultural issues, with compassion and insight. She balances these issues with a healthy dose of humor and heart. I was drawn into this story immediately and read it all in one sitting. The love between Preeti and Daniel was so real, strong, and palpable, I just couldn’t wait until their HEA.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good love story. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.