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The Marriage Game A High Stakes Wager Pits An Aspiring Entrepreneur Against A Ruthless CEO In This Sexy Romantic ComedyAfter Her Life Falls Apart, Recruitment Consultant Layla Patel Returns Home To Her Family In San Francisco But In The Eyes Of Her Father, Who Runs A Michelin Starred Restaurant, She Can Do No Wrong He Would Do Anything To See Her Smile Again With The Best Intentions In Mind, He Offers Her The Office Upstairs To Start Her New Business And Creates A Profile On An Online Dating Site To Find Her A Man She Doesn T Know He S Arranged A Series Of Blind Dates Until The First One Comes Knocking On Her Door As CEO Of A Corporate Downsizing Company Sam Mehta Is Used To Conflict Than Calm In Search Of A Quiet New Office, He Finds The Perfect Space Above A Cozy Indian Restaurant That Smells Like Home But When Communication Goes Awry, He S Forced To Share His Space With The Owner S Beautiful Yet Infuriating Daughter Layla, Her Crazy Family, And A Parade Of Hopeful Suitors, All Of Whom Threaten To Disrupt His Carefully Ordered LifeAs They Face Off In Close Quarters, The Sarcasm And Sparks Fly But When The Battle For The Office Becomes A Battle Of The Heart, Sam And Layla Have To Decide If This Is Love Or Just A Game


10 thoughts on “The Marriage Game

  1. says:

    At these depressing, high tension, ill fated, virus mania days, this kind of LAUGH OUT LOUD novels are the best medicine for our souls OMG OMG My cheeks hurt My tummy aches My eyes filled in tears I haven t laughed so hard since my husband request me to cook a simple dish for him I had great time Witty dialogues CHECKAmazing, hot, sizzling, earth shattering chemistry CHECKCreative, unique, awkward, humorous situations that the characters find themselves into CHECKBest of best supporting c At these depressing, high tension, ill fated, virus mania days, this kind of LAUGH OUT LOUD novels are the best medicine for our souls OMG OMG My cheeks hurt My tummy aches My eyes filled in tears I haven t laughed so hard since my husband request me to cook a simple dish for him I had great time Witty dialogues CHECKAmazing, hot, sizzling, earth shattering chemistry CHECKCreative, unique, awkward, humorous situations that the characters find themselves into CHECKBest of best supporting characters Those aunties, their children and DAISY she already earned her own book and I think we should see that hot firefighter and big hose for the next book CHECKAngst, drama, discovering your true self and awakening parts with lots of family dramas CHECK Lots of references to Hollywood and Bollywood s famous products As a movie geek I watched all of them so I enjoyed the references so muchthan a regular reader Yes, even I watched Salman Khan s Dabang I cannot believe in myself either CHECKI have to warn you there are so many under belly and naughty jokes, especially Daisy has a real dirty mouth And our heroine Layla has Fifty Shades of Brown slash Fatal Attraction fantasies take place in the elevator So you gotta prepare yourself before starting this book Here s our plot Layla returns back to San Francisco to her family s house, jobless, evicted, humiliated by social media with her viral video on youtube, being cheated by her scumbag boyfriend And as soon as she tells her family about her job and house situation and her plans about opening a new business for her recruiting job and asks for using the office located upstairs of their family restaurant, his father gets excited way toooo much Yes, he just collapses on the floor because he s having heart attack and last thing he told his daughter, he made a lease agreement for the place but he would call and cancel it Yeap, father is in hospital, he didn t make the call he mentioned and charming, sexy, over confident, narcissistic and partly douchebag Sam Mehta appears at the office as Layla starts to throw her entire office equipment to his face and scream Yes, our MCs meet and they start to feel the undeniable sexual chemistry as soon as they lay eyes on each other Wow Yes the room, the room, the room is on fire Normally it should be roof but you got what I meant You just patiently wait them tear each other s clothes and wait for the genre s changing into erotic romance There are so many hotness and naughtiness in this story but it is sooo much fun Sam says he has his contract and she gotta leave the place Layla says he should show some respect Her father is in coma at the hospital, she has nowhere else to go and family comes first Well, Sam s family, especially his sister comes first, too He still blames himself what has happened to her at the hospital he also quits his residency and dreams of being doctor and starts working at downsizing business management, yes instead of saving lives now he is ending people s career dreams but he has a reason her sister got married with drunk and abuser scumbag a famous doctor in the hospital he works The worst thing is he was the one who introduced them and that human waste doctor might have hurt her sister and been the reason that she will never walk again And when they continue to their shouting contest, a guy comes to their office asking for Layla and he tells her he is the one she is going to marry WHAT Yes, I didn t mention the book starts with the letter, written by Layla s father, added to the dating site, indicating that Layla looks for husband and the candidates will be evaluated by him As Layla enters his father s email account she finds out he evaluated the guys and chose 10 special candidates and 10 blind dates for her daughter Layla wants to cancel the meetings but then she realizes those blind dates can be her father s last wish And she makes an offer to Sam to join her dates with her If she finds the ideal groom, she will leave the office for him But if she cannot find, Sam will look another place They shake hands and MARRIAGE GAMES begin But both of them know neither Layla nor Sam wants to find the perfect candidate because they re head over heels in love with each other By the way my favorite candidate was CIA agent When I m reading his parts, I laughed too hard and fell down the couch It was HILARIOUS I enjoyed this whirlwind and entertaining book so much but last parts and too much angst and Sam s obnoxious attitudes made me so much pissed I even thought to lower my points but OVERALL this is unique, hot, funny, vivid reading and I cannot deny how much fun I had so I m giving 4.5 and rounding them up 5 stars But I still want to punch hero and I m big fan of brave, sassy, smart, ball of fire, impulsive, witty, sexy Layla Atta girl Those stars come for you Special thanks to NetGalley and Berkley Publishing for sharing this amazingly funny ARC in exchange my honest review I personally congratulate Sara Desai for her fantastic debut and I cannot wait to read her future works P.S Please right about Daisy and her adorable dog bloginstagramfacebooktwitter


  2. says:

    No bigger catfish than a book that pulls you in with laughter and by the end of it makes you want to hurl My brain cells have been treated unjustly I am in no mood to write a rant review, because my brain cells need some self care right now And I need to use that energy to read another book that will fill this void this book created Buddy reading with my fav bunch of people Azrah, Ameerah May No bigger catfish than a book that pulls you in with laughter and by the end of it makes you want to hurl My brain cells have been treated unjustly I am in no mood to write a rant review, because my brain cells need some self care right now And I need to use that energy to read another book that will fill this void this book created Buddy reading with my fav bunch of people Azrah, Ameerah May


  3. says:

    3.5 stars The Marriage Game is Sara Desai s debut novel, and what a delight it is I had so much fun reading this book Layla comes back home to California from NYC after her current relationship ends and she loses her job She s in her mid twenties and starting fresh again She s ready for a new job and a new start, and her father is ready for her to find a husband He sets up an on line dating profile for her and picks 10 guys for her to meet Sam is renting the office above Layla s fami 3.5 stars The Marriage Game is Sara Desai s debut novel, and what a delight it is I had so much fun reading this book Layla comes back home to California from NYC after her current relationship ends and she loses her job She s in her mid twenties and starting fresh again She s ready for a new job and a new start, and her father is ready for her to find a husband He sets up an on line dating profile for her and picks 10 guys for her to meet Sam is renting the office above Layla s family s restaurant, and Layla is also planning on using the space to start her new business These two are not a good match, and couldn t bedifferent, but with time, they start to grow on each other Sam even insists on coming on Layla s blind dates These were some of my favorite scenes of the bookIt also says here that you re a good girl His voice dropped to a sensual purr and he leaned toward her Are you a good girl, Layla You seem very bad to me If you need a husband who can keep you in line, you ll have to up your gameSam and Layla s banter was so much fun I loved watching them go on the dates together Layla was independent and fiery and I loved her character Sam was great for most of the book I also adored so many of the side characters Layla s dad was my absolute favorite I also loved Sam s sister, friend John, and Layla s cousin, Daisy.Honestly, I loved the first 75% of this book so much I had such a huge smile on my face and the banter and storytelling was fantastic The last 25% though there were some parts I didn t love The very end was great, but getting there was rough for me Overall, this was good for me and I will definitely be readingfrom this author in the future If you re looking for a sweet and fun rom com that s a good time, pick up The Marriage Game


  4. says:

    Sweet and sassy Sara Desai made me laugh, smile, swoon, blush, and giggle with this delightful story What a fun twist on the enemies to lovers trope Layla has returned home to San Francisco after a bit of a scandal at her previous job in NYC Her dad is thrilled and promises her the office above the family restaurant He also decides to set up a dating profile for Layla and begins to vet potential husband s for his daughter Next thing Layla knows she is sharing an office with a stubborn but Sweet and sassy Sara Desai made me laugh, smile, swoon, blush, and giggle with this delightful story What a fun twist on the enemies to lovers trope Layla has returned home to San Francisco after a bit of a scandal at her previous job in NYC Her dad is thrilled and promises her the office above the family restaurant He also decides to set up a dating profile for Layla and begins to vet potential husband s for his daughter Next thing Layla knows she is sharing an office with a stubborn but handsome Sam who her father failed to tell her had signed a lease for the office space Then a man shows up telling her he is responding to her desperate need of a husband, another thing her father failed to tell her All the chaos and miscommunication leads to a bet between Layla and Sam If Layla find a suitable husband Sam gets the office and if not then Layla does The kicker is Sam is going to accompany Layla on all her potential husband dates Throw in a large dose of family and culture and what could possibly go wrong This was just so much FUN I love books where I get to learn a littleabout a different culture and this book had a lot of the eastern Indian culture thrown into it There were also a lot of amazing characters Layla was so smart, strong, and sassy, I just love the girl Her cousin Daisy stole the show whenever she was in the story and I m hoping there s a future book involving her Sam, He really was a good guy deep down, it just took a while for him to grow on me There were lots of laugh out loud moments as Layla was navigating the dates with her potential husbands There also was a lot of steam, so if that s not your jam you can maybe skim those parts An entertaining can t miss romcom guaranteed to make you laugh, smile, and swoon.This book in emojis Big thank you to Berkley for my gifted copy of this book All opinions are my own


  5. says:

    3.5ME KILLING THE LOVE INTEREST OF THIS BOOK HOW I WILL FEEL AFTER KILLING HIMBringing down the ratingCause even though l loved the Indian repthe last 30 % was way too messyTrust mebeing an Indian and seeing positive rep of your culture is always satisfyingBUT.thel think about this book..thel find the Love interest problematicI would rather have our MC Layla stay single than get paired up with this horrible personSam Mehta is probably hands down one of the worst love int 3.5ME KILLING THE LOVE INTEREST OF THIS BOOK HOW I WILL FEEL AFTER KILLING HIMBringing down the ratingCause even though l loved the Indian repthe last 30 % was way too messyTrust mebeing an Indian and seeing positive rep of your culture is always satisfyingBUT.thel think about this book..thel find the Love interest problematicI would rather have our MC Layla stay single than get paired up with this horrible personSam Mehta is probably hands down one of the worst love interest l have readDisclaimer These stars are for the accurate and positive Indian rep and the relatable MC The LOVE INTEREST HAS IN NO WAY CONTRIBUTED TO THE STARSOk not gonna lie ,I did complete this book in a day and halfIt was entertaining and fun till the 75% mark dramatic sigh The hero ZERO Spoiled it for meLet s talk about that later..First, let s talk about what I loved about this book 1 The Indian rep I want to applaud the author for giving us the accurate cultural representation we all deserved 2 The supportive family 3 Layla s relation with her dad4 Layla learning to love herself and getting her life together 6 Layla having curves and loving them7 Bollywood references8 The side characters 9 Max the cutest dog you will meet10 The banter11 Enemies to lovers trope12 Also Layla in general She was soooo relatable sans the forgiving part. I am petty like that 11 Imagining Sam as VICKY KAUSHAL On Rachael s demandMore of Vicky KaushalAND SOME MOREAnd Layla as Huma QureshiNow the part I hated Pretty much Sam Mehta I don t even want to waste my words on himI thought we were getting a grumpy hero but Nopewe got a cocky bastardTrust mel LOVE a grumpy hero but that hero is sweet and shy despite being prickly Basically a gentle giant I HATEI REPEAT HATE arrogant hero who is just a terrible human being That s what Sam Mehta felt like Like l love Cardan The Cruel Prince , Victor Vicious , Matthias SoC and of course the love of my life Wolf The lunar chronicles But Sam did not resemble any of them in any sense He was not a Gray character He was just a douchebag Huffs If it hadn t been for him.this would have been a 5 star read


  6. says:

    This was such a cute, uplifting read Layla Patel is going home to her family in San Francisco Life is just not going well Layla s father thinks she walks on water and wants her to find happiness again, so he gives her his upstairs office to set up Her new business.And he creates an online dating profile to find a man for Layla You read that right Oh, and he arranges the dates for her, and one comes knocking Sam is also using the upstairs office He was already there, but Layla is smooshed in This was such a cute, uplifting read Layla Patel is going home to her family in San Francisco Life is just not going well Layla s father thinks she walks on water and wants her to find happiness again, so he gives her his upstairs office to set up Her new business.And he creates an online dating profile to find a man for Layla You read that right Oh, and he arranges the dates for her, and one comes knocking Sam is also using the upstairs office He was already there, but Layla is smooshed in too All the while, he watches as the online dates come knocking.If you love witty banter, it s here Banter and sparks and fun, even a little zany I hope you ll check this one out if you need your day brightened I had the best time with Sam and Layla I received a gifted copy All opinions are my own.Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com and instagram www.instagram.com tarheelreader


  7. says:

    if i eliminated the word Sam from this book it would have beenso muchbetter buddy read with my favs ameerah, azrah, warda if i eliminated the word Sam from this book it would have beenso muchbetter buddy read with my favs ameerah, azrah, warda


  8. says:

    This was funny and enjoyable and I had high hopes. Right until one character was ruined for me Review to come.__Need a swoonworthy read Buddy reading with Warda, Ameerah and May This was funny and enjoyable and I had high hopes. Right until one character was ruined for me Review to come.__Need a swoonworthy read Buddy reading with Warda, Ameerah and May


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    ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review4.5 STARS I m very happy to say that I absolutely loved The Marriage Game and I definitely can t wait to readof Sara Desai s novels in the future I loved the main characters Layla and Sam and the chemistry between them They had such great banter and I was rooting so hard for them I also really liked Sara Desai s writing style This is her debut novel but it absolutely doesn t feel like it is Additionall ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review4.5 STARS I m very happy to say that I absolutely loved The Marriage Game and I definitely can t wait to readof Sara Desai s novels in the future I loved the main characters Layla and Sam and the chemistry between them They had such great banter and I was rooting so hard for them I also really liked Sara Desai s writing style This is her debut novel but it absolutely doesn t feel like it is Additionally, I also really enjoyed learning about Indian culture and I loved Layla s family so much They were all such great characters and it was always so entertaining when they all spent time together The most hilarious parts of this book however were the dates Layla s father had set up for her to find a suitable husband because each guy was for some reason or another an absolute disaster Further, Layla is a very outgoing person and seeing her interact with some of hertraditional family members or the date partners who still had a very traditional view of women was so funny However, there s a reason why I didn t rate The Marriage Game five stars Firstly, it took me a few chapters to warm up to Layla and get into the story Secondly, Sam really messed up at about 75% into the book and I think the whole situation was resolved a bit too easily and he was forgiven a bit too quickly And lastly, I wish the last chapter would ve been a little longer because I was left with a couple of questions I wish had still been answered But overall, after finishing the book, I have to say those were all pretty minor things which didn t change the fact that I really, really enjoyed The Marriage Game which is why I decided to only deduct half a star and not a full star So all in all, I loved The Marriage Game and I highly recommend you check it out It s an amazing enemies to lovers workplace romance which actually made me laugh out loud several times I ll definitely check out anything Sara Desai publishes in the future, but I really hope she ll at some point write a book about Daisy Layla s cousin because I loved her and her dog Max so much instagram my blog twitter


  10. says:

    I feel like we are blessed with so many new romances from a talented womenThe Trouble with Hating YouLast Tang Standingand now this oneI had so much fun with this book I recommend it It is definitely a hilarious book and what happened to me with this one is that I want to read it again which happens so rarely I am excited about what will Sara Desai write next 4,5 stars I feel like we are blessed with so many new romances from a talented womenThe Trouble with Hating YouLast Tang Standingand now this oneI had so much fun with this book I recommend it It is definitely a hilarious book and what happened to me with this one is that I want to read it again which happens so rarely I am excited about what will Sara Desai write next 4,5 stars


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