Lately I’ve been on a romance kick and I’ve been loving it! One of the books I read recently was Dating Dr. Dil. This book was all over the place with it being in the Book of the Month box and people just loving it. Keep on reading to read more about the book and what I thought!
Dating Dr. Dil features a love-phobic TV doctor who must convince a love-obsessed homebody they are destined to be together.
Kareena Mann dreams of having a love story like her parents, but she prefers restoring her classic car to swiping right on dating apps. When her father announces he’s selling her mother’s home, Kareena makes a deal with him: he’ll gift her the house if she can get engaged in four months. Her search for her soulmate becomes impossible when her argument with Dr. Prem Verma, host of The Dr. Dil Show, goes viral. Now the only man in her life is the one she doesn’t want.
Dr. Prem Verma is dedicated to building a local community health center, but he needs to get donors with deep pockets. The Dr. Dil Show was doing just that, until his argument with Kareena went viral, and he’s left short changed. That’s when Kareena’s meddling aunties presented him with a solution: convince Kareena he’s her soulmate and they’ll fund his clinic.
Even though they have conflicting views on love-matches and arranged-matches, the more time Prem spends with Kareena, the more he begins to believe she’s the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with. But for Prem and Kareena to find their happily ever after, they must admit that hate has turned into fate.
I know that Dating Dr. Dil is also a modern retelling of The Taming of the Shrew. I’m not familiar with Shakespeare, so for me it was just a fun story. This book had me laughing from the start and I loved the author’s writing style. I’ll definitely be reading more by Nisha Sharma.
Our main character Kareena wants a love story like her parents had. She’s hoping to continue working on her career and settle down when she finds the one. That is until her father announces he’s selling her mother’s home. That’s when she makes the agreement if she gets engaged he’ll give her the house. It was a lot of fun seeing her on dating sites and the disastrous meetings on there, haha. Kareena was a fun character though that really just wanted love. I also loved that she loved reading.
“Romance novels sell an idealized fantasy that we all want to experience. They may be fiction, but there is a reason why so many people connect to love stories. Because that’s the type of feeling we want to give, and want to receive.”
Prem was another interesting one and I wasn’t sure how much I liked him in the beginning. He doesn’t believe in love and actually thinks it’s bad for your health. Which is something he also promotes on his TV show. It was interesting to see how cold and hard he could be on the outside, but once you knew his story and upbringing (or how he saw it) everything made a lot more sense. In his own way he was very loving and protecting.
The chemistry and relationship between Kareena and Prem was a lot of fun. They definitely started off not liking each other, but there was chemistry and attraction from the start. I think they both broke down each other’s walls in a way they both needed. It just took them both some time to realize it.
“Was it normal to want to cancel and go home to read?”
Then there are a lot of side characters and family members. Kareena’s aunties were a lot of fun and made me laugh. There are definitely some stories left to be told, so I can’t wait to see what this author gives us next.
Dating Dr. Dil was a lot of fun and I definitely plan on reading the next book of the series. Have you read and romances lately? Or romantic comedies? Let me know which ones you’d recommend. I’d love to hear from you!