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Book Review: Dating Dr. Dil

Book Details:

  • Published Date: March 15, 2021
  • Author: Nisha Sharma
  • Genre: Fiction, Adult, Romance
  • Format: Hardcover/Book of the Month March 2022
Nisha Sharma’s new romantic comedy features enemies to lovers, a cast of best friends, and a gaggle of aunties determined to make a match.
Hi! I’m Kareena Mann. As cheesy as it sounds, I’m looking for my soulmate. In four months. And he must gain the approval of my meddling aunties.
Kareena dreams of having a perfect love story like her parents did. That’s why on the morning of her thirtieth birthday, she’s decided to suit up and enter the dating arena. When her widowed father announces he’s retiring and selling their home after her sister’s engagement party, Kareena makes a deal with him. If she can find her soulmate by the date of the party, he’ll gift her the house, and she’ll be able to keep her mother’s legacy alive. 
Hi, I’m Dr. Prem Verma, host of the Dr. Dil Show. Prem means love, Dil means heart, and I’m a cardiologist. Don’t let my name fool you. I only fix broken hearts in the literal sense.
Prem doesn’t have time for romance, which is why it’s no surprise when his first meeting with Kareena goes awry. Their second encounter is worse when their on-air debate about love goes viral. Now Prem’s largest community center donor is backing out because Prem’s reputation as a heart-health expert is at risk. To get back in his donor’s good graces, he needs to fix his image fast, and dating Kareena is his only option.
Even though they have warring interests, the more time Prem spends with Kareena, the more he thinks she’s might actually be the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with. In this Taming of the Shrew re-imagination, for Prem and Kareena to find their happily ever after, they must admit that hate has turned into fate. (Amazon)

So, Dating Dr. Dil is a romance. With my luck with romance books over the past year, I wasn’t quite sure if I was even going to like this one, but I chose it as my BOTM anyway and finally got to read it. The thing about Kareena Mann is that her love for her late mother is never ending. A lot of the decisions she makes is because of her love for her mother. So when her father announces that he is selling their family home, it makes sense that she would be upset and strike a deal with him in order to keep it. If she can find love before her sister’s engagement party, her father will give her the money to buy the house.

Dr. Prem Verma is a cardiologist who also has his own show, The Dr. Dil Show. They both are looking to get engaged, but have different out looks on marriage and how it should happen. Kareena is looking for someone to spend the rest of her life with, kind of like how she seen her mother and her fathers marriage growing up. Meanwhile, Prem, however, believes more in arranged marriages where people are compatible. So when it’s all said and done, Kareena turns down Prem because of their different views. Due to her four month time frame and not being able to find anyone on the dating app, she decides to give it a “shot” with Prem.

I thought this book was a decent read, however, this isn’t a book that I would read again. It was good enough to keep my attention, but the fake dating trope is just played out to me haha.

My Rating:

3 star

Have you read Dating Dr. Dil? What were your thoughts?


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