Title: Dating Dr. Dil
Author: Nisha Sharma
Publication: March 15, 2022
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
Kareena Mann dreams of having a love story like her parents, but she prefers restoring her classic car to swiping right on dating apps. When her father announces he’s selling her mother’s home, Kareena makes a deal with him: he’ll gift her the house if she can get engaged in four months. Her search for her soulmate becomes impossible when her argument with Dr. Prem Verma, host of The Dr. Dil Show, goes viral. Now the only man in her life is the one she doesn’t want.
Dr. Prem Verma is dedicated to building a local community health center, but he needs to get donors with deep pockets. The Dr. Dil Show was doing just that, until his argument with Kareena went viral, and he’s left short changed. That’s when Kareena’s meddling aunties presented him with a solution: convince Kareena he’s her soulmate and they’ll fund his clinic.
Even though they have conflicting views on love-matches and arranged-matches, the more time Prem spends with Kareena, the more he begins to believe she’s the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with. But for Prem and Kareena to find their happily ever after, they must admit that hate has turned into fate.
I saw this book while scrolling through BookTok (Tik Tok but for books). People were raving about this book saying it was one of the steamier books they had read. I, of course, couldn’t let that book pass me by. I added it to my Amazon Wish List and watched it like a hawk, and eventually bought it. It sat on my shelf for just a little bit before I decided that I wanted to read it next.
Kareena wants a love marriage like her parents did. She also wants to stay in her parent’s home the one that her mother built and slowly was refurbishing before she died. So she is blindsided by her Dad announcing that he was going to list the house. She wants to buy it but it’s out of her price range. Her Dad says that if she finds a man in four months he will give her the money as a downpayment. Dr. Prem runs a talk show about love. He uses knowledge of cardiology to discuss it in a dry sort of manner. It also means he doesn’t believe in a love match. Things occur between Kareena and Prem and it ends up tarnishing his reputation. This book was exactly what I needed. It was certainly steamy to boot which is always a perk.
The writing flows well from chapter to chapter. The only thing that really bothered me was the fact that Prem calls his penis Charlie with a capital C. He does this every single time he talks about his penis or thinks about it. Every time it’s Charlie this or Charlie that. Why can’t she just have talked about it like a normal person? Other than that I loved the book. It was one of those romances that had me cheering for the main characters and wanting to pop them on the back of the head every time they did something dumb. I loved the aunties. They kept the humor up, not that there was a lack of humor but I knew that if they were in the scene they would totally steal it. The book also hit upon online dating and how hard it is to find a match or someone that isn’t a total creep. I can’t wait to read more books by this author. I have added a few to my wish list and I noticed that this is book #1 in a series. I will certainly be keeping a weathered eye out for the other books in this series now.