Tastes Like Shakkar: A Novel (If Shakespeare Were an Auntie #2) (Paperback)
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This is book number 2 in the If Shakespeare Were an Auntie series.
In the hilarious follow-up to the breakout rom-com Dating Dr. Dil, Nisha Sharma adds shakkar and mirch to Shakespeare’s iconic comedy Much Ado About Nothing for one sweet and spicy love story.
Bobbi Kaur is determined to plan a celebration to remember for her best friend’s wedding. But she has two problems that are getting in her way:
1. The egotistical, and irritatingly sexy, chef Benjamin “Bunty” Padda is supposed to help her with the menu since he’s the groom’s best friend, and
2. Someone is trying to sabotage the wedding.
With aspirations of taking over her family’s event planning business, Bobbi knows that one misstep in managing the Kareena Mann and Prem Verma (#Vermann) party, along with the other weddings on her plate, will only give her uncle another reason not to promote her. That means Kareena’s big day and Bobbi's future career are on the line.
Bunty will do anything for his best friend, even though he has his hands full in finding a new location for his next restaurant while also playing mediator between his brother and father, the celebrated Naan King. When Prem asks Bunty to help with the wedding menu, he agrees, especially since it puts him in close proximity to the delicious Bobbi Kaur. When a mystery shaadi saboteur starts leaving threatening notes, and cancelling cake orders, Bunty and Bobbi have no choice but to call a truce and face the volatile attraction they have for each other.
Through masquerade fundraisers and a joint bachelor-bachelorette trip to Vegas, this chef and wedding planner explore their growing connection all while trying to plan a wedding at Messina Vineyards in a time crunch. But once the shaadi saboteur is caught and the wedding is over, will their love story have a happily ever after?
With the return of the meddling aunties (who are scary good at finding information) and a lot of hilarity and hijinks, Bobbi and Bunty’s romance is an event you don’t want to miss.
About the Author
Nisha Sharma is a YA and adult contemporary romance writer living in the Philly suburbs with her Alaskan husband, and a plethora of animals named after characters in literature. Her books have been included in best-of lists by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, Time Magazine and more. Before leaving the corporate world, Nisha spearheaded DEI initiatives at billion-dollar companies. She has continued her advocacy work by fighting for equity and equality in publishing. When she’s not writing, Nisha can be found hitting the books for her PhD in English and Social Justice.
“Red-hot…this exhilarating rom-com hits all the right notes.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“In this fun and flirty contemporary romance steeped in South Asian culture, author Sharma will delight readers with playful banter, steamy scenes, and a love story that will leave readers eager for more.” — Library Journal
“Sharma’s latest delectable rom-com… their chemistry sizzles…her fans will be thrilled to welcome back the large cast of colorful characters that are so realistically drawn within this privileged Punjabi community.” — Booklist
“Romance readers will be thrilled to read the playful Tastes Like Shakkar by Nisha Sharma." — Popsugar
“Nisha Sharma's Tastes Like Shakkar is a must read...Banter – first class. Steam – top notch. But what I really loved is that Sharma brings real depth and complexity to Bobbi and Bunty as both wrestle with their roles in their families.” — DailyWaffle
"Author Nisha Sharma dishes out plenty of sparks...Tastes Like Shakkar delivers another fun story full of memorable characters whose antics will leave you with a smile." — Novels Alive
"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
"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
“Bursting with character, spicy tension and laughs, Dating Dr. Dil is the enemies to lovers dream book!” — Tessa Bailey
“Buoyant … There’s a lot in this novel: best friends, demanding siblings, difficult parents, aunties on the rampage.” — New York Times on Dating Dr. Dil
“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 on Dating Dr. Dil
"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