A Holly Jolly Diwali by Sonya Lalli

8 South Asian Novels About Falling in Love [Electric Lit]


In this article for Electric Lit, Sonali Dev, author of Lies And Other Love Languages recommends 8 hot desi romance novels that will have you falling in love, including A Holly Jolly Diwali.

This novel is for anyone fantasizing about finding the one at a big beautiful Indian wedding. … A heartwarming, uplifting holiday romance that seamlessly folds in an artist’s journey to empowerment and self-discovery.

~ Electric Lit

To check out the full list, visit Electric Lit’s article here.

Love Makes the World Go Around in These 7 Audiobooks [BookTrib]


Do you enjoy listening to audiobooks? Well, here are several romantic audiobooks, including Jasmine and Jake Rock the Boat, that involve travel and getaways. Perfect for road trips, or for armchair travellers!

Board an Alaskan cruise with Jasmine and Jake Rock the Boat by Sonya Lalli, read by Mayuri Bhandari. Jasmine is the black sheep of her Washington state Punjabi community, never quite in sync with her family. Seeking connection, Jasmine agrees to go on a family cruise and gets stuck on board with poster boy Jake Dhillon and all her disapproving relatives. Bhandari has a vocal presence that’s a great match for Jasmine’s assertive sensibility. Her voice is often edged with humor, making frank observations of the perils of a family cruise in this Pride and Prejudice listen-alike.


To check out the full list, visit BookTrib here.

Jasmine and Jake Rock the Boat appear on more New Release lists


Jasmine and Jake are showing up on Anticipated Reads list all over the internet, including the following two:

Why I want to read it: So far, I’ve only read A Holly Jolly Diwali by Sonya Lalli, but I’m excited to read more of her backlist and to read this new one! I love her style, and this premise sounds great!


There is lots of great intergenerational humour and a satisfying enemies-to-lovers plot.

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