- Author: Andaleeb Wajid
- Genre: Romance
- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Fingerprint! Publishing (1 September 2019)
- Language: English
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Say hi to Rumana. A freshly minted (baked?) chef who decides to trade her power suit for chef’s whites to live her dream of owning a cafe. Cut to six months later and there is not too sweet, a gorgeous little cafe with a burgeoning clientele. This is home and heart and everything in between. But Rumana’s Banker’s bliss is cut short when competition drives in not only right into her street but parks itself right next door! What the… Enter Daniyal—rock star chef, too good-looking, and annoyingly charming. With him around, Rumana flits between being putty in his hands—giving away a cherished recipe to him when he asks nicely!—and getting mad at herself for her actions. But battle lines get drawn when Daniyal decides to present her recipe to the world with his take on it. Attracted towards the wild-haired Rumana, whose sweet kisses are a complete contradiction to her angry personality, Daniyal has no idea what’s about to hit him. At Daniyal’s Desserts, he can’t get her out of his mind. At not too sweet, Romana is plotting sweet revenge. Will the two be able to strike a sweet deal?
I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with romance books. Although they are my go-to genre, I still end up hating the steamy kinky stuff they more or less are filled with. Nevertheless, I gave a shot to this romance novel, amid all the anxiety, and I was pleasantly surprised to read it.
A Sweet Deal by Andaleeb Wajid is a simple sweet tale of Rumana and Daniyal who fall in love after becoming the business contemporaries. Rumana, along with her friend Neharika, had set up a cafe in the city of Bangalore where they work day in and day out to make their venture a success. But then appears Daniyal, who is highly educated in food and finesse, who establishes a patisserie right beside their place. This creates some tension and it’s pleasing to see how the events unfold later.
I enjoyed reading this refreshing plot that very well entertained me. Through all the heavy reads, this one came up as fresh air. And though the story turned out to be fairly predictable, what caught my eye was the crisp writing. It was the writing that wove together the endearing words to create a soothing effect on the reader. Along with that, the author’s choice of words was truly appreciable. The characters have been described in good detail and the well-paced plot adds to an engaging experience.
All in all, the book doesn’t have the ability to provide you with light reading experience.
MY RATING: 3/ 5
Buy your copy: A Sweet Deal