Title: The Trouble With Hating You
Author: Sajni Patel
ARC provided by Forever through NetGalley.
When Liya’s parents blindside her by inviting a marriage prospect to dinner, it leads to a major misunderstanding between her and the guest, Jay, which only worsens when she shows up to work and finds out he is the new lawyer her failing company hired to handle the impending lawsuits.
Both Liya and Jay were great protagonists for the story! They’re both strong-willed, complicated, and have past traumas that follow them. Obviously, the hate-to-love portion of the book was fun to read, but I also enjoyed the gentle warming up to each other and the slow-burn of romance. Liya and Jay compliment each other perfectly and it was amazing to watch them support and guide one another through hardships.
Another thing I loved about The Trouble With Hating You was how diverse this book was! It’s rich in Indian culture and I really enjoyed gaining insight into the traditions. It was interesting to see how different dynamics played out within the community and I look forward to reading more about it in Sajni Patel’s next book!
Liya’s attitude in the beginning bothered me at times. She’s a stubborn, strong, independent women, but occasionally some of things she got upset with Jay over seemed contrived and she was a little unnecessarily rude to him for no reason. I also felt like some of their arguments became repetitive over time.
The Trouble With Hating You is the perfect summer contemporary romance for readers looking for their next hate-to-love romance!