This is How You Fall in Love (Hardcover)

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This is How You Fall in Love (Hardcover)

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Best friends Zara and Adnan must navigate the twists and turns of fake dating, family dynamics and cultural stereotypes in this swoon-worthy YA Desi rom-com.

Zara loves love in all forms: rom-coms and romance novels and grand sweeping gestures. She's desperate to have her own great love story-a real one.

Everyone thinks Zara and her best friend, Adnan, obviously belong together. And they do love each other-just not like that. So when Adnan begs Zara to help cover his new, secret relationship by pretending to be his girlfriend, she doesn't really hesitate. How difficult can it be? It isn't the kind of great romance she had in mind, but with fake dating comes fake hand-holding and fake kissing and . . . real feelings?

And when a new, exciting boy arrives in Zara's life, things get more confusing than ever. Her fake romance might be making everyone around her happy, but should it be real, and can Zara and Adnan really be in love if they both have real feelings for somone else?

Anika Hussain's hilarious and heartfelt debut follows best friends as they fall through the twists and turns of fake dating, family dynamics, and friendship in this swoon-worthy young adult rom-com.

Anika Hussain was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden but currently lives and writes in Bristol, England. She is a graduate of the Bath Spa MAWYP. Not having seen herself in the books she read as a teenager, Anika writes YA novels with South Asian characters at the heart of the story. Aside from writing and work, Anika is involved with the Hawkins Project, founded by Dave Eggers, to elevate the voices of young people in the publishing industry. In her free time, Anika rewatches Love Island, listens to too many true crime podcasts, and sings pop-punk songs loudly around her apartment. Twitter: @huanika www.anikahussain.co.uk
Product Details ISBN: 9781547614509
ISBN-10: 1547614501
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Publication Date: February 13th, 2024
Pages: 400
Language: English

“Debut author Hussain winningly fills her book with strong characters and fun so infectious it will have readers dancing in their seats.” —Booklist

“A combination of pop-culture references, classic rom-com elements, and fun banter makes for an engaging read.” —Kirkus Reviews