I had so much fun reading this cute, desi book and read my review to know why!
Disclaimer: I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book from the publisher and TBR Beyond Tours as part of my participation in their tour. Thank you for including me as a part of the tour. You can find the whole schedule for it here.
After Kiran Noorani’s mom died, Kiran vowed to keep her dad and sister, Amira, close. Then out of the blue, Amira announces that she’s dating someone and might move cross-country with him. Kiran is thrown.
Deen Malik is thrilled that his older brother, Faisal, has found a great girlfriend, even if it’s getting serious quickly. Maybe now their parents’ focus will shift off Deen, who feels intense pressure to be the perfect son.
When Deen and Kiran come fact to face, they silently agree to keep their past a secret. Four years ago–before Amira and Faisal met–Kiran and Deen dated. But Deen ghosted Kiran with no explanation. Kiran will stop at nothing to find out what happened, and Deen will do anything, even if it means sabotaging his brother’s relationship, to keep her from reaching the truth. Though the chemistry between Kiran and Deen is undeniable, can either of them take down their walls?
It All Comes Back To You was a fun, action packed desi rom com that lived up to all the expectations I had. Kiran is a strong, stubborn woman and Deen is a messy and complicated, but on the whole, a movable character and following their journey through this book was a delight.
There’s always a mystery and unease as to what had happened three years ago, and as Kiran and Deen interact again due to their elder siblings getting married, things get real and complex very soon. There are a lot of unexplained things and unresolved feelings as well as Kiran’s reluctance to her sister getting married as she had met Faizal just three months ago while Deen is very supportive and wants to do anything to make sure the marriage goes through and his brother is happy.
Kiran also thinks that things are fishy and tries to investigate to find out what had happened three years ago and what the rumours were abou,t while Deen tries his best to make sure she doesn’t uncover the past since he wants it to remain there and not affect his brother now. There is a sense of foreboding and secrecy about the events until the very end of the book and I loved how the anticipation was built and didn’t disappoint me either.
Both the characters are strong willed and have their own opinions on what should happen and I loved watching them butt heads as they tried to achieve their respective goals. Through the book, their relationship slowly progresses as we get to learn more about their past as well as see how their current relationship is developing and you can’t help but agree with how they’re both right on their own parts and they just fit together!
I also adored seeing how the characters develop, recognise what mistakes they’d made, both in the past and current scenarios, and by the end of the book actively tried to fix things and deal with everything they’re going through. To be honest, I think this book is more of a coming of age one than a romcom since barely any romance takes place in the present day while there is definitely a lot of rgowth in the characters.
Lastly, I enjoyed how their online friendship played out. It’s just so fun to see this trope but I feel it’s always a bit too on the nose and it was this time as well, but I enjoyed it never the less.
Overall, I highly recommend this fast paced book if you’re looking for a book about messy teenagers with immaculate desi vibes.
Love isn’t a feeling; it’s the act of planting a seed and putting in the time and care it needs to grow.
“Where you live, where you love, where you breathe—that is where your home will be.”
Farah Naz Rishi is a Pakistani-American Muslim writer and voice actor, but in another life, she’s worked stints as a lawyer, a video game journalist, and an editorial assistant. She received her B.A. in English from Bryn Mawr College, her J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School, and her love of weaving stories from the Odyssey Writing Workshop. When she’s not writing, she’s probably hanging out with video game characters. You can find her at home in Philadelphia, or on Twitter at @farahnazrishi.
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