Kamila has a pretty great life – a job she loves, friends she adores and who adore her, a wonderful dog, and of course Rohan, her childhood friend who’s always been by her side. Nothing needs to change. Right? Right?
I adored this book. Partly because I love Austen’s Emma and enjoyed picking out its echoes here, but what sold me most on this book are the characters. Kamila is a heroine I loved rooting for, one who felt authentic with her joy and her insecurity. Rohan was an absolutely swoon-worthy hero who had sizzling chemistry with Kamila, but he is a good friend to her too, and I appreciated that. The slow-burn nature of the romance works for me, though some readers may not like that the characters did not get together until the very end of the story.
But the plot of the book is also great, as Kamila works to silence the critical voice in her head. The struggles she faces as a woman who is underestimated due to her femininity rang true, and I appreciated that the author focused on her work life as well as the romance. The Emerald plot-line adds interest to the story, but it is also vitally important to Kamila and the author sells us on that well.
Overall, a really wonderful romance with lovable leads and an engaging plot. Also adorable dogs named after Pride and Prejudice characters!
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley. This is my honest and voluntary review.