SBTB's Genres for this Title:Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance
Hero/Heroine Archetypes:Diverse Protagonists
Related Themes for this Title:Retelling
Twenty-two year old Aisha Ali doesn’t believe in love. Or dating. What she does believe in is arranged marriage, and that’s exactly what she does at The Islamic Marriage Bureau: she matches people up. But when Adam Swift, a Muslim convert from Toronto, comes to small town Windsor Creek, Aisha’s views on men and marriage get shaken up.
When Adam proposes, Aisha rejects him in the same breath. (She’s of Pakistani background. He’s not. What would the aunties say?) Adam’s proposal forces Aisha to confront her prejudices, as she struggles to accept the man that her community never will. Torn between her Western upbringing and Eastern culture, Aisha sets out to change cultural expectations and maybe find herself along the way.