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First Love, Take Two by Sajni Patel
Genre: Romance | 336 Pages | Published: 9.21.21 by Forever Pub
Book Jacket Synopsis:
On the verge of realizing her dream of being a doctor, Preeti Patel should be ecstatic. But between the stress of her residency, trying to find a job, and managing her traditional, no-boundaries family, Preeti’s anxiety is through the roof. Relationships and love aren’t even an option. Fortunately, Preeti’s finally found a new place to stay . . . only to discover that her new roommate is her ex.
Preeti never quite got over Daniel Thompson. Super-hot, plenty of swagger, amazing cook—the guy is practically perfect. And if it weren’t for their families, there might have been a happily ever after. But it’s hard to keep her sanity and libido in check when the man of her dreams is sleeping mere feet away. Can Preeti and Daniel find a way to stand up and fight for each other one last time . . . before they lose their second chance?
Book Format & Source: Paperback gifted via publisher. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Forever Pub. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. Any ARC editing errors noticed are assumed corrected prior to the final published copy release.
Review & Thoughts: Absolutely wonderful read, 5 star romance!
First Love, Take Two is more than just a romance. It encompasses so many important topics and in such a fluid way; mental health, racism, classism, pressures of society friendship and family dynamics. The way it touched on these topics was very deep without being overly in your face. Preeti’s character is well-developed, complex, and fiercely loyal.
I loved Preeti and Daniel’s story and was rooting for them the whole way through. I realize that I need to go back and read the first book but this can certainly be read as a standalone as I did.
“You can’t escape being judged in this world. Everything is hard. You have to choose your hard. Someone is going to shove out their unsolicited, hurtful opinion no matter what you do. You can’t live for others.” pg.54
There was a huge stigma around doctors having mental illness. No one wanted to be treated by them. No one wanted to work with them. The same stigma existed in the community in society in general, and in my family. It was taboo, shameful. I didn’t agree with any of it, but it had prevented me from seeking help. I needed help. With gnawing anticipation and trembling fingers, I booked an online appointment with a shaky breath.
Recommend for: lovers of romance and books that feature important topics
My Review Rating: ♥♥♥♥.5
Romance Steam Factor: PG13
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