ARC Review: The Emma Project by Sonali Dev

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ARC Review: The Emma Project by Sonali Dev
The Emma Project
Book Info

Released: May 17 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: The Rajes #4
Pages: 381

did I mention unexpectedly sexy?


I have been wanting to read this series for a while now and the premise of this book sounded so fun I couldn’t pass it up. Plus I’m a sucker for a younger hero romance. Now, I will say it would be a good idea to read the previous books in the series. I didn’t and I felt like I was missing the context of the heroine’s previous story with the hero’s brother. I wish I know more since that added an element I enjoyed about this romance.

Naina is close to forty and used to be in a long term fake dating relationship with the hero’s older brother. Ten years long. She’s not interested in dating and is happy living the rest of her life single, pursuing her passion to help women be financially independent. Vansh is in his mid twenties and from a rich family. The world is his for the taking, and so are the women. The last thing his family wants is for him to get involved with the problematic and older Naina.

While I admit I liked him more than her, I also think they were oddly perfect together. Maybe I’m coming to this without the judgement from previous book but I loved that she’s a strong female. She’s the kind of strong that women themselves like to attack. And it was sweet to see that she could find love and a supportive partner that saw her worth. Even better that he was younger and his brothers ex in my opinion. They were sweet but sexy together and they each had individual obstacles to overcome to be together.

The age gap is there, is addressed, but I also felt it was believable that they made sense together. That they could work in the end. And did I mention unexpectedly sexy?

But this story is full of family and culture. I think all that wraps nicely into the storyline an allows us to see the characters flesh out more. The Raje family was fun to read about and I will go back to read the ones I missed.

I definitely enjoyed this one and will be on the lookout for more from this author.

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About Sonali Dev

Sonali Dev’s first literary work was a play about mistaken identities performed at her neighborhood Diwali extravaganza in Mumbai. She was eight years old. Despite this early success, Sonali spent the next few decades getting degrees in architecture and written communication, migrating across the globe, and starting a family while writing for magazines and websites. With the advent of her first gray hair her mad love for telling stories returned full force, and she now combines it with her insights into Indian culture to conjure up stories that make a mad tangle with her life as supermom, domestic goddess, and world traveler.

Sonali lives in the Chicago suburbs with her very patient and often amused husband and two teens who demand both patience and humor, and the world’s most perfect dog.

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  1. I loved the first 2 books in Sonali’s series. I think the 3rd is about the older brother, so will definitely read that before this one. I’m not really a fan of older woman, especially what this sounds like, like 15 years? Not sure how I will feel about this.

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