Get ready to be whisked away on a magical journey through the vibrant world of romance books, infused with the irresistible allure of Desi vibes! Whether you’re a seasoned romance reader or a newcomer to the genre, we’ve got you covered with a fantastic selection of romance books that’ll make you swoon and keep you hooked from the first page to the last.
We’ve got feisty heroines who won’t settle for anything less than fireworks, and swoon-worthy heroes who’ll make you believe in love all over again.
Arranged marriages that take unexpected turns, meet-cutes that’ll make you grin like a Cheshire cat, and emotional rollercoasters that’ll leave you reaching for tissues—these stories have got it all! So, put on your comfy PJs, brew a cup of chai, and let’s unravel the magic of Desi romance together.
1. Dating Dr.Dil – Nisha Sharma
Meet Kareena Mann, a spirited and independent woman who preferred the smell of engine oil over the swiping frenzy of dating apps. One day, her father dropped a bombshell – he planned to sell her mother’s cherished home. Determined to keep the house, Kareena struck a hilarious deal: if she could find her soulmate and get engaged within four months, he would gift her the family treasure. Little did she know that fate had a whimsical plan in store.
Enter Dr. Prem Verma, a charismatic TV doctor known as “Dr. Dil.” He had a phobia of love and preferred to focus on building his dream community health center. But when his viral argument with Kareena threw a wrench in his show’s success, he found himself in dire need of funds. That’s when the meddling aunties stepped in, devising a plan that involved convincing Kareena that Dr. Prem was her destined soulmate. After all, if love couldn’t strike them, money would!
As Kareena and Dr. Prem are forced to spend time together, conflicting views on love matches versus arranged matches add a layer of mystery to their encounters. Amidst laughter and enchantment, Kareena and Dr. Prem find themselves caught in a captivating dance of witty banter and hidden glances. Are these mere sparks of curiosity, or are they the embers of an enigmatic love that has been foretold by the stars?
2. Ayesha At Last – Uzma Jalaluddin
Ayesha Shamsi in this modern-day Muslim rendition of Pride and Prejudice is, a spirited poet, finds herself caught between dreams and responsibilities as she strives to pay off debts through a teaching job. Surrounded by her lively Muslim family, she can’t escape the constant reminders of her cousin Hafsa’s marriage proposals. When she crosses paths with Khalid, an alluring yet enigmatic man, their undeniable attraction sparks against the clash of their opposing beliefs
. Ayesha is drawn to Khalid, but his conservative nature and judgmental demeanor make her question their connection. The unexpected engagement announcement between Khalid and her flighty cousin, Hafsa, unravels a web of mysteries surrounding Khalid’s family, forcing Ayesha to confront both her feelings for him and the unsettling truths about herself, leading to a captivating journey of self-discovery and love.. Will she follow her heart and choose love over societal expectations?
3. The Marriage Game – Sara Desai
In the vibrant streets of San Francisco, Layla Patel’s life takes an unexpected turn as she returns home to her family after a series of setbacks. Little does she know that her well-meaning father, the proud owner of a Michelin-starred restaurant, has grand plans to lift her spirits. Determined to see Layla happy again, her father gifts her the office space upstairs to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams while secretly setting her up on blind dates.
Amidst the chaos, Layla finds herself sharing the office with Sam Mehta, a no-nonsense CEO in search of a quiet workspace. Sarcasm and sparks fly as they battle for the office, but soon, their rivalry turns into an unexpected romance. Laughter, love, and chaos ensue in this delightful romantic comedy as Layla and Sam navigate the office battleground and the uncharted territory of the heart.
4. The Lady Or The Lion – Aamna Qureshi
In the enigmatic realm of Marghazar, Crown Princess Durkhanai Miangul finds herself entangled in a web of mystery and suspense. Accused of orchestrating a deadly assault on neighboring leaders, her grandfather, the Badshah, faces the peril of war unless they can prove their innocence within a daunting three-month deadline. With the fate of her people and land hanging in the balance, Durkhanai embarks on a riveting quest to unmask the true culprits behind the treacherous plot.
As the clock ticks relentlessly, ambassadors from neighboring tribal districts descend upon the court, each harboring their own hidden agendas and clandestine intentions for negotiations. A cloak of uncertainty shrouds the kingdom when a baffling illness engulfs the villages, and the menacing imperialists press hard against the borders, further tightening the noose of intrigue. Amidst the whirlwind of events, a beguiling figure emerges, Asfandyar Afridi, the wry and enigmatic ambassador, who unabashedly reveals himself as a spy.
Yet, his complex alliance with Durkhanai blurs the lines between friend and foe, leaving readers spellbound and yearning for more, as the exhilarating tale unfolds in unexpected twists and turns. Will Durkhanai rise above the challenges, uncover the truth, and transform into the queen Marghazar desperately needs, or will the shadows of deceit consume them all? Only time will unveil the astonishing secrets that lie ahead.
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