Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron - A Book Review

I really enjoy learning about other cultures and what better way to do that then to read a contemporary romance novel written by an own voices author! Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron is one of the most entertaining romance novels I have read. The fact that this author is a fellow Canadian makes her easily another of my auto-buy authors.

Plot Summary

Reena Manji is a single woman, in a job she doesn’t enjoy, and tired of her family’s constant interference in her life. Her greatest sense of comfort is tending to her sourdough starters and baking bread. When her father moves his newest employee, Nadim, to the apartment across the hall, Reena is instantly attracted. That is, until she learns of his association with her father and the fact that he has been brought to Canada in part to marry Reena.

Serendipity throws Reena and Nadim together and the two decide to become friends. When Reena loses her job and starts exploring her options, she learns of an upcoming TV cooking contest which would open opportunities for Reena. The only problem is that this is a couple’s contest and the pair need to be married or engaged. During an evening involving alcohol, the two agree to a fake engagement, record a video and submit it for the contest. This hilarious charade continues as the contest unfolds.

Book Review

I loved this book! Although it is marketed as a romance novel, I would classify this more as a romantic comedy with multicultural interest. I was enlightened by the discussion of the culture and highly entertained by the banter of Reena and Nadim. I loved how they enjoyed a shared passion for food and, of course, Reena’s bread. The discussion of secrets withheld by family members was hilarious! The characters were well developed and very likeable. The pacing of the book was perfect and I felt fully engaged throughout. If you’re looking for a joyful, funny love story, this book is for you.

What I Liked About Accidentally Engaged:
  • The chemistry and banter between Reena and Nadim
  • The multi-cultural aspect to the story
  • The discussion of bread and other foods
I Recommend This Book To:

Those readers who enjoy romantic comedies with lots of family focus.


Thank you to Forever (Grand Central Publishing) and Netgalley for the advanced copy of this book in exchange for the honest review provided here. This book publishes March 2/21.

My rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️💫/5.

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The Ex-Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
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Thanks for reading! I hope I've added another book to your to be read shelf! I hope that you have a wonderful day.


  1. This sounds like such a fun read! I'm not into hardcore romance but throw some comedy in there and I'm all in. Will be adding this to my TBR list!

  2. This sounds like such a good summer feed good book! Thanks for sharing

    Katie |

  3. I'm a sucker for a bit of romance. Even more so when a some comedy and food is added in.

    Is there a movie coming? 😀

  4. This sounds like a really good book. It sounds odd but I tend to really enjoy foodie books, so the bread/baking attracts me to this one hehe. Thanks for sharing x

  5. I love the idea of a romantic comedy, they're always fun to read. And this sounds like a great story too, thanks for sharing!

    Anika |

  6. This sounds like a very fun read and I really like that it has that multi-cultural aspect! I will have to look at picking this up!

  7. This sounds like such a fun take on your typical romance novel. I love that it's more of a romantic comedy! :) x

  8. Great post! Thank you for sharing! This book sounds so interesting and I'm glad you like it! I like romantic comedies so I really like the sound of this!

  9. Oh this sounds like so much fun! I love that it is more than just a romance novel, and the characters sound great. Thanks for the recommendation!

  10. I've not heard of this before but it sounds like such a fun read so I'll definitely be adding it to my TBR for the future!

  11. Wow love the idea, sounds so realistic..

  12. I love the way you layout and write your reviews. This one sounds like a lot of fun. Please stop adding to my TBR pile! 😂

  13. I've just started getting into romance and I've seen this book around so I think I'll have to pick this one up! Great review

  14. I have never heard of, seen or read this book but it does sound like something I would enjoy plus I love romance novels a lot. I'm always down for a good romantic novel haha. Lovely review.

  15. I enjoy comedy genre on the whole and watching light comedies. But haven't heard a book with the same genre since ages. Would check on it. Thanks <3
    Isa A. Blogger

  16. Great review! This sounds like such a fun read!

  17. Great review! I have seen this one being reviewed on other sites, but no one mentioned this had so much food talk (or I missed it, haha), I just love books involving food and romance. Guess I will be putting this one higher on my want to read list~ :)