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The Marriage ClockEss Also the fact that she s a stickler about not paying for Oh My Gods! her meal made me respecter less and less The ending was nice Leila putting Frogs French Kisses (Magic in Manhattan, her self worth beforeer parents expectations was a good take But it felt too little after everything she went through to please Artful her parents Not that this was a bad book but I wasn t satisfied with it Others might like it if only for theilarity in Leila s series of orrible dates I LOVED this book Like totally loved Leila is funny and adorable and you only want good things for er and men who don t ghost er say BAM too much or ask about er genetic عصير الرماد history or givese I expected this to be a typical romcom but there was much depth to the characters and story than I anticipated The mother er friendscousin and Leila are each flawed and complicated in their own ways AND YOU CAN T HELP BUT CHEER FOR THEM you can t elp but cheer for them I read this in one sitting because I could not put it down Raheem s book is a The Legacy (The Restoration Series, hilarious yetonest look at love Perpetual Power (The Tressa Tremaine Series Book 1) heartbreak and the pressures that come with cultural expectations I recommend this to not only gain insight about Muslim Indian culture but also if you just want to be thoroughly entertained theeroine just couldn t catch a break and that got old pretty fastyes for own voices books yes for diverse romance bookssadly this one just a bit lacking for me it is Celine hard to accept that ending after the whole booker representing Charmed (The Donovan Legacy, her parents certain way they just like that changed their views or opinion or as it is said they actually didn t mean it like that 3 12 stars rounded up because it left me in a good mood Now that she s reached the impending spinsterhood age of 26 Leila Abid s Muslim South Asian American parents are adamant Find ausband and find Ballet Shoes him soon They even pick a date Their 35th wedding anniversary three months away So Leila dutifully starts a dating campaign to find a man who matches the desired attributes she once wrote on seven napkins trying every method available apps matchmakers speed dating But while there are plenty of available men none of them seems to be Mr Right And that deadline keeps looming ever closer I picked this up expecting a romance but it turned out to be a very different book And I actually liked the book it turned out to be better than the one I was anticipating So nice fake out book The firstalf of the book is pretty light Each chapter presents one episode in Leila s dating scheme and is related wryly and unemotionally as a sort of comedy of manners Every method of seeking love offers some kind of stumbling block and she manages to trip over all of them I thought this was all presented very entertainingly especially since the chapters are short and don t dwell on Leila s experiences this is a mostly angst free story although Leila does find Strictly Temporary - Volume One (Strictly Temporary, herself strongly affected by some ofer interactions and experiences In A Way This Was What I a way this was what I oping for from Is There Still Sex in the City but didn t get The second alf of the book gets a bit serious Leila begins to panic but she also begins to Cheri Red have deeper conversations with other people about What Marriage Means and finally askserself what exactly she wants from a marriage rather than what everyone else especially *Her Parents Seem To Be *parents seem to be Discovering Your Heart With The Flag Page her she should want I really enjoyed this book It s a good mixture of lightness and depth with its story presented warmly and empathetically It s also a very uick read This was definitely a pleasant surprise Seven Napkins would alsoave been an apt title for this book as they get referred back to many times over the course of the stor. Nniversary to find a Kingdom of Ashes (Nightfall, husband oner own terms But if she fails they'll take over and arrange Websters Ii Dictionary, Third Edition, Office Edition her marriage forerWith the stakes set Leila succumbs to the impossible mission of satisfying Aladdin her parents' expectations while also fulfillinger own western ideals of love But after a series of speed dates blind dates online dates and even ambush dates the sparks just don't fly And now with the marriage clock ticking and Daddy Must Die her 3 month deadline looming in theorizon Leila must face the conseuences of what might appen if she doesn't find the on. ,
Help but root for as she makes her way through the disasters of dating and familial pressure Zara Raheem as knocked it out of way through the disasters of dating and familial pressure Zara Raheem O Cérebro de Broca has knocked it out of park with this one I received an advanced copy All opinions are my own This book was a spark that I needed in life As a single 24 year old college student busy wither own life marriage is something I Damia's Children: Rowan 3 (The Tower Hive Sequence) by Anne McCaffrey (1994-02-03) have not yet even thought about and this book definitely opened my eyes in different ways The Marriage Clock made me realize marriage and love shouldn t be something forced and rushed upon and that this chapter you encounter in life will come when you meet the right one Thank you Zara Raheem for reminding me that love shouldn t be based on a clock and that it s something to be worth waiting for I chose to read The Marriage Clock because I m always interested in reading own voices writing about their culture About this time last year I read a book the premise of which was finding a man through matchcom Though that book was comical at the end I felt unsatisfied as a reader as the female protagonist didn t seem to grow emotionally fromer experiences That is not true of The Marriage Clock I flew through this book in just a few Breaking The Curse (Sexy Reversed Fairy Tales hours Raheem s writing style is simple direct and easy to read Her characters particularly Leila are fully developed funny and all touman She is a first generation American with Indian parents Leila is freuently torn between A Banquet of Consequences (Inspector Lynley, her liberal American self ander family loving Muslim self Often she s frustrated by ROMANTIC TAKEOVER her traditional parents whoave decided it is time she fulfill er destiny and marry thus starting the countdown on The Marriage Clock Leila is convinced she ll find a partner eual to the men er favorite Bollywood movies but with liberal ualities of an American male tossed into the potRaheem s description of Leila s trials in finding a usband range

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sad to to ysterical Her rejects are each individualized with traits that range from funny to totally bizarre the guy who uses the sound bam to punctuate every sentence the one who asks about the past medical Shattered Spear (The Lost Stars, history of Leila ander entire family the one who s far older than The Homing he admits to the one who s already engaged but fails to divulge this to Leila and finally the one who ghostser after a seemingly great deal in which she thinks they really connectedThis was not a typical romantic comedy though those elements are present There is depth to the narration and the characters are all well developed especially Leila s family and friends In addition the glimpses into the Muslim Indian community and culture are wonderful The Marriage Clock is also an amusing look into traditional arranged marriages with auntie matchmakers biodata spreadsheets compiled by Leila s parents speed dating and dating apps The joy of this book as mentioned above is the personal growth of Leila and The Women of Easter her journey to self acceptance ARC received from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for anonest review I wanted to love this book I really did But I Why Are You So Scared? had so many issues with the protagonist ander attitude For a 26 year old The Power of One high school teacher Liela was very immature indecisive and judgemental Her dreams of a Bollywood type love story felt like a fourteen year old s obsession with DDLJ Ander unrealistic expectations for MrPerfect made me roll my eyes constantlyLiela s plight was relatable to some extent as the pressure to marry at the right age is common in India as are nosy relatives Even the writing was pretty good for a debut But the writer could The Wolf Gift (The Wolf Gift Chronicles, have tried to stencil a bettereroine than this clueless damsel in distr. Er lifelong dreams of a Bollywood romance which He Who Dares haser convinced that real love The Thing About December happens before marriage not the other way aroundFinding the rightusband was always part of Os Peixes Também Sabem Cantar her life plan but after 26 years of singledom even Leila is starting to get nervous And to make matters worseer parents are panicking the neighbors are talking and she's wondering are t her expectations just tooigh So Leila decides it's time to stop dreaming and start datingShe makes a deal with er parents they'll give er three months until their 30th wedding

Summary The Marriage Clock

Book 6 completed for the reading rush under the challenge of read an author s first book ifeel so cheated right now fjkdahfkja wHAT JUST "HAPPENEDTO START I WAS REALLY EXCITED "start i was really excited this book bc i m dying for some good accurate uality content romcoms featuring asian muslim characters bc gosh i am in Dire need of them you ave to live wildly through muslim characters bc gosh i am in Dire need of them you ave to live wildly through books okay otherwise what s the pointand the book started off pretty good i thought the writing was engaging through books okay otherwise what s the pointand the book started off pretty good i thought the writing was engaging ilarious i laughed out loud multiple times the main character was opinionated and snarky and generally i like main characters with those traitsbutit got worse so the first thing everyone should know about our main character leila is that she is the most judgemental creature to existthe i read the i found that er character constantly contradicted Now Is the Hour herself and she just kept complaining and complaining and judging and complaining and i was going to sCrEaM if iad to deal with it againfor example leila CONSTANTLY goes on and on and on about Londons Glory (Bryant May, how she s looking for nontraditional guy who challenged cultural expectations and didn t adhere to conventional gender roles which is great sis you do you but then she goes on this date with this dude she met from a matrimonial website and whene suggests they split the bill she freaks out and i uote Whatever Jingle Bells happened to 13 GENTLEMANLY and 25 CHIVALROUS I was not old fashioned by any means but I grew up in aousehold where I was taught that men always treated women with courtesy and respect They opened the doors They carried the groceries They paid the bill OKAY BUT LIKE YOU WERE JUST ASKING FOR A GUY WHO CHALLENGED GENDER NORMS SO WHERE IS THE SENSE but okay it wasn t all badthere were some really sweet moments with leila and er friends she as this awesome group of girls that she can joke around with and come to for advice and just chill and i thought that was fantastic i also really appreciated the author s unapologetical inclusion of indian Troys heritage it was included so seamlessly and really enhanced the book with its detailed descriptions and authenticityleila does grow as a character in SOME aspects and the friendship she built wither cousin was probably my FAVOURITE things about the book it was really sweet and innocent and precious and i wish there were scenes along those lines than the ones where leila did something to annoy me and there were some REALLY adorable moments of romance that Knights Templar in Britain had myeart singing and me bursting with sueals pretty embarrassing i know and i was ready to ship them to the freaking MOON but we shall not talk any about that bc spoilers and i aint no cheatfor those of y all who read it view spoiler look i was a full time zain shipper in the beginning but then the boi kinda disappeared we can still Reign of Fury (Battles in the Dark, hope right AND THEN HER LITTLE LOVE WITH HISHAM THAT WAS SO CUTE I WAS YELLING INTO THE VOIDwhy didn t they end up together i feel so sad omg whats the point of a romcom with no rom i want MY HAPPY ENDINGide spoiler I so wanted to love this book I was actually very sure that I would adore it I won t say that my expectations were necessarily very Nature Cure high but I just felt it in my bones and all I m feeling is sad after finishing the bookThough I ve been blogging for aro For anyone who s ever been pressured to settle down been on aorrendous date The Bookshop on the Corner hello filtered photos oras The Fixer (The Fixer, had all the Indian matchmaking Aunties in your life try to marry you off okay maybe not that one The Marriage Clock is going to be as fun of a read for you as it was for me Relatable smart and witty with aeroine that you can Named a Must Read Book of the Summer by POPSUGAR Bustle Book Riot and In Zara Raheem's fresh funny smart debut a young Muslim American woman is given three months to find the right One of Your Own husband or elseer traditional Indian parents will find one for Nina her a novel with a universal story that everyone can relate to about the challenges of falling in loveTo Leila Abid's traditional Indian parents finding ausband in their South Asian Muslim American community is as easy as match meet marry But for Leila a marriage of arrangement clashes with

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