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The Shaadi Set-Up

By: Lillie Vale
Narrated by: Rukhmani K. Desai
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Publisher's summary

In this witty and heartfelt rom-com debut for fans of Jasmine Guillory, Emily Henry, and Tessa Bailey, an Indian American woman signs herself and her boyfriend up for a matchmaking site to prove they're a perfect match, only to be paired with her ex instead.

High school sweethearts Rita Chitniss and Milan Rao were the golden couple, until the day he broke her heart. Now, six years later, Rita has turned her passion for furniture restoration into a career and has an almost-perfect boyfriend, Neil. The last thing she needs is for Milan to re-enter her life, but that's exactly what happens when her mother, an unfailing believer in second chances, sets them up. Milan is just as charming, cocky, and confident as he was back in school. Only this time, he actually needs her business expertise, not her heart, to flip a hard-to-sell house for his realty agency.

While Rita begrudgingly agrees to help, she's not taking any risks. To prove she's definitely over him, she signs herself and Neil up on MyShaadi.com, a Desi matchmaking site famous for its success stories and trustworthy enough to convince everyone that she and Neil are the new and improved couple. Instead, she's shocked when MyShaadi's perfect match for her isn't Neil...it's Milan. Ignoring the website and her mother is one thing, but ignoring Milan proves much more difficult, especially when she promises to help him renovate the beach house of her dreams. And as the two of them dive deeper into work—and their pasts—Rita begins to wonder if maybe her match wasn't so wrong after all....

©2021 Lillie Vale (P)2021 Penguin Audio
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"[A] pitch-perfect contemporary love story…Entertaining throughout, Vale’s delightful storytelling will charm readers."Shelf Awareness

"With a lovely cast of secondary characters and snappy dialogue all around, The Shaadi Set-Up is a humorous and heartfelt romance about finding your first love for the second time. Lillie Vale’s adult-fiction debut is a charmer."Washington Independent Review of Books

“Positively entertaining friction-fiction…The Shaadi Set-Up hums with a sexy vibe and tons of heart thanks to great characters….The concept of the second generation getting a second chance at first love is just too irresistible to pass up.”India Currents

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Tediously long

The story is charming and modern but is dragged on too long and sounds repetitive.

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Boring boring boring

I was so excited about this book but sadly I found it so boring and slow.

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Fun and Flirty!

A near-perfect second chance romance! I loved Vales voice throughout (and the doggies!) definitely recommended!

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