Kareena is thirty and single. She lives in the house her parents built. She also has her dream career and she's close to finishing the restoration of her mom's classic BMW. She wants true love, her jeevansathi, but she also needs money to buy her parents house before it's sold--in six months.
Enter television's Dr. Dil, aka Prem. He's planning to open a South Indian community health center when a viral confrontation on his show costs him big. The culprit? Kareena. While Prem doesn't believe in love or jeevansathi, he's sure faking an engagement with Kareena is the ticket to both their dreams coming true with so little time to spare.
Dating Dr. Dil is a fun, modern update of the Shakespeare comedy Taming of the Shrew. The plot holds up on its own and the enjoyment factor is raised at every turn through believable conflict, deliciously steamy chemistry, and a cast of meddling aunties who help Kareena and Prem get their hearts desires.— From Danielle
"Nisha Sharma's Dating Dr. Dil is what would happen if you put all my favorite romantic comedy tropes into a blender: a frothy, snarky, hilarious treat with a gooey, heartwarming center. The perfect addition to any rom-com lover's shelf." —Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation
Nisha Sharma’s new romantic comedy features enemies to lovers, a cast of best friends, and a gaggle of aunties determined to make a match.
Hi! I’m Kareena Mann. As cheesy as it sounds, I’m looking for my soulmate. In four months. And he must gain the approval of my meddling aunties.
Kareena dreams of having a perfect love story like her parents did. That’s why on the morning of her thirtieth birthday, she’s decided to suit up and enter the dating arena. When her widowed father announces he’s retiring and selling their home after her sister’s engagement party, Kareena makes a deal with him. If she can find her soulmate by the date of the party, he’ll gift her the house, and she’ll be able to keep her mother’s legacy alive.
Hi, I’m Dr. Prem Verma, host of the Dr. Dil Show. Prem means love, Dil means heart, and I’m a cardiologist. Don’t let my name fool you. I only fix broken hearts in the literal sense.
Prem doesn’t have time for romance, which is why it’s no surprise when his first meeting with Kareena goes awry. Their second encounter is worse when their on-air debate about love goes viral. Now Prem’s largest community center donor is backing out because Prem's reputation as a heart-health expert is at risk. To get back in his donor’s good graces, he needs to fix his image fast, and dating Kareena is his only option.
Even though they have warring interests, the more time Prem spends with Kareena, the more he thinks she’s might actually be the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with. In this Taming of the Shrew re-imagination, for Prem and Kareena to find their happily ever after, they must admit that hate has turned into fate.
“Bursting with character, spicy tension and laughs, Dating Dr. Dil is the enemies to lovers dream book!” —Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One Summer
Nisha Sharma is the award-winning author of YA rom-com MY SO-CALLED BOLLYWOOD LIFE, and contemporary romance drama, THE SINGH FAMILY TRILOGY. She grew up immersed in Bollywood movies, eighties pop-culture and romance novels so it comes as no surprise that her work features all three. Her writing has been praised by Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Buzzfeed, Hypable and more. She lives in New Jersey with her Alaskan-born husband, her cat Lizzie Bennett and her dog Nancey Drew. You can find her online at www.nisha-sharma.com or on Twitter and Instagram @nishawrites.
"Nisha Sharma's Dating Dr. Dil is what would happen if you put all my favorite romantic comedy tropes into a blender: a frothy, snarky, hilarious treat with a gooey, heartwarming center. The perfect addition to any rom-com lover's shelf." — Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation
"What a joy! Dating Dr. Dil is further proof that Nisha Sharma is a mega-talent who can do it all. Anything Nisha Sharma writes is an auto-buy for me." — Meg Cabot, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Bursting with character, spicy tension and laughs, Dating Dr. Dil is the enemies to lovers dream book!” — Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One Summer
"Hilarious, swoony, and oh so sexy….Dating Dr. Dil will steal your heart. Take it from me, seeing a man utterly ruined by love has never been more satisfying!" — Adriana Herrera, USA Today bestselling author
"Dating Dr. Dil is my rom-com wishlist come to life: a determined heroine, a stubborn (but secretly squishy) hero, and banter for days! Prem and Kareena have a sizzling chemistry that weds the sheer delight of an enemies to lovers tale with the swoons of an unforgettable romance. Dating Dr. Dil needs to go to the top of every romcom fan's TBR pronto." — Sierra Simone, USA Today bestselling author
“In Dating Dr. Dil, Sharma has created a heartwarming story that immersed me in a fun, sexy, swelteringly hot romance filled with culture, love and family.” — Tracey Livesay, award-winning author of American Royalty
“Buoyant … There’s a lot in this novel: best friends, demanding siblings, difficult parents, aunties on the rampage.” — New York Times Book Review
“Funny, steamy, and full of wonderful side characters, this one will hook you from the first page." — Oprah Daily
“This book is rom-com gold: steamy, hilarious fun with tons of swoony, emotional scenes.” — Washington Post
“Sharma knows how to craft a tale with a blend of irresistible rom-com hijinks and real world stakes that makes it easy to get lost in her work.” — Entertainment Weekly
"We simply cannot go into spring without a rom-com, and Nisha Sharma has provided us with exactly what we need!" — Shondaland
"Filled with banter, steam, and Indian culture, Sharma’s latest is a charming rom-com. The character development is top notch, and readers will love seeing the protagonists realize that love can be a welcome surprise. This first book in Sharma’s “If Shakespeare Was an Auntie” series is a recommended first-tier purchase." — Library Journal
“Replete with endearing references to Indian, specifically Punjabi, culture. Kareena and Prem are engaging protagonists, and the relationships they each share with their closest friends are fresh and fun.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Dating Dr. Dil has all the feels of a “woe is me” tale, but then it shifts to “I can do anything I set my mind on." …If you love a romance filled with chaotic dating and families pressuring our couple to find their soulmates, then you won’t want to miss Dating Dr. Dil.” — Romance Reviews Today
"Nisha Sharma’s new romcom, inspired by The Taming Of The Shrew, promises to be charming and hilarious." — Book Riot