Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Kamila Knows Best by Farah Heron

Jane Austen's Emma goes Bollywoood in this delightful retelling from the highly acclaimed author of Accidentally Engaged, perfect for fans of Abby Jimenez and Jasmine Guillory.

Kamila Hussain’s life might not be perfect, but, whew, it’s close. She lives a life of comfort, filled with her elaborate Bollywood movie parties, a dog with more Instagram followers than most reality stars, a job she loves, and an endless array of friends who clearly need her help finding love. In fact, Kamila is so busy with her friends’ love lives, she’s hardly given any thought to her own . . .

Fortunately, Kamila has Rohan Nasser. A longtime friend of the family, he’s hugely successful, with the deliciously lean, firm body of a rock climber. Only lately, Kamila’s “harmless flirting” with Rohan is making her insides do a little bhangra dance.

But between planning the local shelter’s puppy prom, throwing a huge work event, and proving to everyone that she’s got it all figured out, Kamila isn’t letting herself get distracted—until her secret nemesis returns to town with an eye for Rohan. Suddenly, it seems like the more Kamila tries to plan, the more things are starting to unravel—and her perfectly ordered life is about to be turned upside down.

Kindle, 368 pages
Publication date - March 8, 2022
by Forever
3.5/5 stars

This is my second book by Canadian author Farah Heron, Accidentally Engaged was a 5 star read. While these are 2 completely different stories that share the common theme of food. Add is some puppies for Kamila though.

Kamila is a force, in her late 20’s she is confident, caring and has her own style. She has friends, a good job and Bollywood Movie Nights. What she doesn’t have is love.

The beginning might have been a little slow for me, but I was totally immersed for the last half. There are many layers to Kamila's story, which is a bonus on many levels - makes for more interest and getting to know the characters better. I liked the openness of mental health/therapy.

Kamila Knows Best is a well written story about family and friends, relationships and overcoming the past. It will make you drool for biryani and other Indian cusine (some recipes are included). If you like a friend to lover trope as well as enemies to friends then I recommend this book - it’s out in the world today.

My thanks to Forever Books for a digital arc in exchange for a honest review.

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