Rating 4 out of 5
"Many phrases aren't important. But a few phrases can mean everything to someone - that make the difference between an ordinary world and one filled with dreams and possibilities."
Annika is an independent and free-spirited woman with no plans of settling down anytime soon. She just wishes her parents could get on board. When her father becomes unexpectedly ill, she will do anything to lessen his stress; even claiming to have a boyfriend. The biggest issue: he DOESN'T exist and now her parents want to meet him. As luck would have it she bumps into entrepreneur Rav. Rav is single and has sworn off relationships, but he is currently looking for a date to attend work events with. Annika has encountered the perfect solution... or has she? After all, Rav is her childhood nemesis. Yet, it is only a simple temporary arrangement, that is until it isn't. Annika is about to learn that some deals are made to be broken.
The whole idea of this book just seemed fun and lighthearted to me and I wanted to read it. It did not disappoint in the slightest. I mean granted much of it was predictable because of the tropes, it was still a delightful fun and quick read. I enjoyed Annika's spirit and dedication to her work. She was very aware of who she was as a person. I also enjoyed the experience of reading a little about Indian culture as I don't know very much; I loved the way Ruby Basu included the importance of family in this novel. The only thing that keeps me from giving this book 5 stars is I wish I could have gotten Rav's perspective on things at points. If you want a quick, fun read you need to check this one out!