A delightful romantic comedy featuring a Muslim woman who fakes an engagement to the boy next door in the hopes of winning a couples cooking contest.
Is this fake engagement fool proof . . . or half-baked?
When it comes to bread, Reena Manji knows exactly what she's doing. She treats her sourdough starters like (somewhat unruly) children. But when it comes to Reena's actual family - and their constant meddling in her life - well, that recipe always ends in disaster.
Now Reena's parents have found her yet another potential Good Muslim Husband. He's the perfect, mouth-watering temptation . . . and completely ruined by the unwelcome side dish of parental interference.
Reena refuses to marry anyone who works for her father. She won't be attracted to Nadim's sweet charm or gorgeous lopsided smile. That is, until the baking opportunity of a lifetime presents itself: a couples' cooking competition with the prize of her dreams. Reena will do anything to win - even asking Nadim to pretend they're engaged. But when it comes to love, baking your bread doesn't always mean you get to eat it too.
Praise for Accidentally Engaged
'A feast of a book! It's a must-read' Tif Marcelo, author of The Key to Happily Ever After
'An engaging read with authentic characters who continue to surprise you' USA Today
'Equally sweet and spicy, this is sure to leave readers smiling' Publishers Weekly
'Voraciously readable . . . fresh, warm, soft in all the right places . . . We dare readers not to devour it' Entertainment Weekly
Farah Heron writes with the keen eye of a satirist and the big heart of a romantic
Farah Heron has written a feast of a book! Accidentally Engaged gives us a banquet to enjoy, from the tantalizing cooking competition, the delightful breadmaking, the delicious family dynamics, to the sumptuous romance. It's a must-read
Equally sweet and spicy, this is sure to leave readers smiling - Publishers Weekly
Heron writes a compelling story . . . [that] will appeal to readers looking for complex family dramas and sumptuous descriptions of food and cooking - Kirkus Reviews
Heron delivers an engaging romantic comedy that explores culture, family expectations, and personal growth - Library Journal