Join Maya and Sarfaraz's Misadventures in Maya's Laws of Love by Alina Khawaja

Maya's Laws of Love has it all: travel mishaps, forced proximity, family, culture, and love!

I loved Maya’s Laws of Love so much! I wasn’t sure if I’d love it when I started–sounded like I might get annoyed with all the mishaps–but it sucked me in immediately and I do love a good road trip/forced proximity trope.

I listened to the audio version (great narrator), so please forgive any misspellings!

Maya thinks she’s cursed with terrible luck, especially in love, so she agrees to an arranged marriage with a perfectly kind man, Imtiaz, who will give her stability and security and who she hopes she can fall in love with once they’re married.

On her way to Pakistan for the wedding, she’s stuck seated next to Sarfaraz, apparently the grumpiest man alive yet handsome and alluring. When the trip goes haywire, they decide it makes sense for them to stick together and find themselves in all kinds of funny, awkward, dangerous, and romantic(ish) situations.

Loved the two of them together, the chemistry (no spice, but you can feel the tension), how they get to know each other, how much they are willing to sacrifice for their families and the people they love. The curse was a little ridiculous and annoying, but I get where it’s coming from. The conversations also have some depth, both with each other and with their families, women’s places in Pakistani culture, arranged marriages, traditional versus modern, etc.

I highly recommend Maya’s Laws of Love! And it’s a debut novel, so I can’t wait to see what Alina Khawaja writes next!

Rating: 4.8
Steam: None
Themes and Tropes: Road Trip, Forced Proximity, Enemies(ish) to Lovers, Arranged Marriage
Pair With: Wines that put you in a traveling mood. 

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