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The Singles Table

by Sara Desai

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The Singles Table by Sara Desai
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  • Published Nov 2021
    336 pages
    Genre: Romance

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Opposites attract in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy about a free-spirited lawyer who is determined to find the perfect match for the grumpy bachelor at her cousin's wedding.

After a devastating break-up, celebrity-obsessed lawyer Zara Patel is determined never to open her heart again. She puts her energy into building her career and helping her friends find their happily-ever-afters. She's never faced a guest at the singles table she couldn't match, until she crosses paths with the sinfully sexy Jay Dayal.

Former military security specialist Jay has no time for love. His life is about working hard, staying focused, and winning at all costs. When charismatic Zara crashes into his life, he's thrown into close contact with exactly the kind of chaos he wants to avoid. Worse, they're stuck together for the entire wedding season.

So they make a deal. She'll find his special someone if he introduces her to his celebrity clients. But when their arrangement brings them together in ways they never expected, they realize that the perfect match might just be their own.

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"Desai does it again in her latest San Francisco–set rom-com starring the lively, eccentric Patel family...Zara and Jay are a refreshingly self-aware pair, and it's eminently satisfying to see them not just address their business conflicts but seek professional psychological help, Zara for her fear of abandonment and Jay for PTSD. Desai's fans will be delighted." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Zara and Jay both feel like real people with believable flaws, and their relationship plays out in a way that feels earned, with plenty of steamy moments along the journey. A beautifully told rom-com that's full of laughs, heart, and scorching sexual tension." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Hilarious...delicious...steamy...[a] memorable romance." - Booklist

"This well-written, fast-paced romantic comedy is filled with likable characters who have relatable emotional hang-ups and relationship issues. Slapstick scenes, banter-filled dialogue, and quirky secondary characters—in particular a trio of meddlesome matchmaking aunties—add plenty of hilarity...This third novel in Desai's "Marriage" series (after The Dating Plan) can be read as a standalone." - Library Journal

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Sara Desai

Sara Desai has been a lawyer, a radio DJ, a historian, a bouncer, and a librarian. She lives on Vancouver Island with her husband and three children.

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