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The Takeover Effect: The Singh Family Trilogy

(The Singh Family #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  60 reviews
Hemdeep Singh knows exactly what he wants. With his intelligence and determination, he has what it takes to build his own legacy away from Bharat, Inc. and the empire his father created. But when his brother calls him home, Hem puts his dreams on hold once again to help save the company he walked away from. That’s when he encounters the devastating Mina Kohli in the Bharat ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 30th 2019 by Avon Impulse (first published April 2nd 2019)
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3.7 stars

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Mina had seen her fair share of beautiful men, but the Singh brothers were in a whole different league. They were like the Punjabis her mother warned her about when she was a child. Their edges weren’t just rough, they were serrated. Built, with smooth dark skin and light brown eyes, their masculinity was barely restrained in custom-fit suits.
I've been stalking The Takeover Effect pretty much it was announced. A romance novel about brown/desi people falling in love? Heck yeah, I was all over it. It's safe to say that I was hyped for The Takeover Effect and oh my goodness, did it deliver or what! It was fierce, sexy, and just one of the most romantic books I have ever read.

I really loved all the characters in this book and by the end, I was left eagerly awaiting some of the side characters' books. Our protagonist here is Mina. She's a
Kindling Micky
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teresa
I had high hopes for THE TAKEOVER EFFECT and my hopes were realised. I have really enjoyed previous desi contemporary romantic reads so I knew this was a book worth taking a chance on. THE TAKEOVER EFFECT was about equality in the workplace, legacy and it had an office setting with a whole spaghetti of problems because the mix of family and work is complicated.

Mina was a feminist to the core and I delighted in her character. This was a woman who knew herself, had drive and was a realistic beacon
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
Hem wanted to branch out on his own, to leave his father’s tech company behind for good, but when he gets a call that another company is attempting a takeover of everything his father has worked towards, he comes home to help. Meanwhile, Mina must take on the role of his legal counsel in hopes of appeasing her greedy uncle and boss. All she wants is to get the job done and become a partner, no distractions—but what can she do to say no to the beautiful Sikh man wooing her now?

There are a handf
Nisha Sharma
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Hello lovely readers!

I know, rating my book 5 stars is sort of cheating, but hey, I'm biased and I'm owning it. I wanted to drop in and share some fun information about The Singh Trilogy.

The story was inspired by tons of shenanigans I was lucky enough to witness in law and tech. In the trilogy, three brothers work together to help save their father's company from a takeover attempt. Each story features a different brother, and a different type of love. The Takeover Effect is about love at firs
Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms
This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookworms
*I received a free copy of [title] from [publisher] via Edelweiss. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *The Takeover Effect was an excellent story on absolutely every level! A boardroom thriller / romance, it kept me riveted from start to finish.
Add in a very strong and intelligent female lawyer, and a strong-minded, honest oldest son in charge of his own company coming back to save the f
What do you do when you are in a sort of reading slump and nothing looks interesting - I decided to pick up the latest romance by my favorite author, because Nisha Sharma totally delighted me in My So-Called Bollywood Life and I expected nothing less from this book. And I’m so glad it lived up to all the promise and hopefully, my slump is a thing of history.

I’m one of those readers who loves books with tropes, especially in romances because sometimes, the predictability can be comforting and jus
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I really wanted to love this book but unfortunately it wasn't quite what I was expecting. The relationship between Mina and Hem was too insta love for me and I'm a fan of slow burn romances. Sure, I don't mind if they feel attracted to each other since the very beginning but here it was everything too soon for me. Maybe Hem would say "knowing Mina she would prefer × thing instead of ×" and I was like: but you met her a week ago? how could you know her?. So they didn't have a steady start for me ...more
Apr 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I felt that for someone who hasn’t ever written adult romance, Nisha Sharma did an incredible job. I absolutely loved the Indian culture and the talks of all the food and the different sayings thrown into it. I did feel like the sex scenes were okay but not like incredible. I also felt that there were parts that were a little rushed and not fleshed out so much. But overall, I really did enjoy it and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series
Jul 01, 2018 marked it as 2019-releases
I never actually read straight up adult romances, but the recent influx of diverse romances intrigues me. Also, I have never seen a book with a Sikh protagonist in it. So sign me up. I don't read e-books, but I will read this.
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The Takeover Effect by Nisha Sharma is a diverse contemporary romance featuring Indian-American characters. Hem and Mina have to work together on the due diligence of the potential takeover of one of his family's businesses. The book started off on a good note with banter between the two that I enjoyed. I liked Mina's strong character and how she can hold her own in the boardroom. I also enjoyed the Indian cultural refer
I was provided an eARC by Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review

About: Hemdeep Singh, a legal attorney, left his family company Bharat Inc. and started his own firm. But when his father suffers a heart attack he comes back to father and brothers to help. Mina is an attorney who just wants a partner position in her mother's company which is now run by her two evil uncles. This is the story of what happens when these two people's lives collide.

Characters: I loved both Hem and Mina. Especially
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-release, arc, awesome

Fast-paced plot + quick and charming romance + independent heroine + passionate hero + power family = Super fun and heart-warming read!

Review to come!
3 1/2 STARS

Overall I really enjoyed this one and will happily be reading more from Sharma. There were some very cute moments between the couple, as well as some great sexual tension. The writing is good. I liked the brothers' relationship and banter. The sex scenes were fine; kinda hot, pretty quick, and perhaps a bit forgettable in the end, but that's okay.

A lot of the business talk went over my head, but I think that's more of a me problem, not a problem with the book itself.

The thing that t
Synopsis is up!!!!!! So excited omg
Set in the high-stakes world of business and family, Singh’s debut tackles position, tradition and attraction with equal flair, using our couple as they struggle and work to gain their own desires. Mina is a lawyer and wholly qualified to run the firm if it weren’t for the traditions of patriarchy and her uncle’s determination to make the firm his. Her own legal skills could bring her success in both the boardroom and her personal life – helping the newly returned son of the Bharat founder to ke ...more
Cyndi Becker
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In her first contemporary romance novel The Takeover Effect, Nisha Sharma begins a series focused on the sons of Deepak Singh and their involvement in the company he created Bharat, Inc. We are introduced to the eldest son Hemdeep, or Hem, as he is called home in the face of a potential buy out that affects his fathers health. His return stateside also means that he is introduced to lawyer Mina Kohli with who he shares an instant attraction.

While this is a story that reads like a corporate espio
Ruthie Taylor
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

I absolutely loved this story full of company espionage, dodgy dealings, family loyalties, and a scorching, chemistry laden romance. The best news of all is that it is the beginning of a new series, and I am already looking out for the second installment being released.

Whilst both Hem and Mina have grown up in the US and with hard working parents who have enabled them to have a comfortable and wealthy life, they are sti
Maria Rose
The Takeover Effect by Nisha Sharma is an exciting and sexy romance and the first in her Singh Family trilogy about three brothers determined to make their marks on the business world with strong and passionate women at their sides.

Hemdeep Singh has had a falling out with his father and left his family’s business Bharat Inc. and its focus on software development to start his own law firm. But when his father has a heart attack after he hears about a takeover bid from a rival digital company, Hem
Rashika (is tired)
Actual Rating 3.5

I absolutely adored My So-Called Bollywood Life when I read it last year so when I found out that Nisha Sharma was writing another book, specifically an adult romance, I was all aboard. When I found out the series would follow a wealthy Sikh Punjabi-American family, I WAS EVEN MORE EXCITED (which I didn’t know was possible but whatever.)

The Takeover Effect is a quick read. The pages just sort of fly by. That said, it did take me more than half the book to actually be invested i
Taylor Ramirez
May 21st: I think the Sikh culture is SO interesting but I can’t find many books with a Sikh protagonist. I’m so excited for this!
Amanda D.
3.5 stars

I never quite got my footing with this one as we're thrown into a tangled web of business and family relationships. I was utterly confused at what Bharat did and how exactly Mina's law firm was involved from the start.

However, I did love Mina. She's brash, tall, loves her heels, and has no problem putting people in their place. I was less enamored with Hem, as he often bordered on pushy. He didn't really come around for me until nearly the end of the book.

If you're after a slow burn, th
Not only did Nisha Sharma write a super steamy romance but it also has a suspenseful plot. There's tons of corporate and boardroom drama that will keep you reading in between the romantic scenes. But it also won't matter if you're not sure what all the workplace jargon means. The story is easy to follow while still remaining intriguing! The plot also includes a lot of family drama surrounding Hem's departure from his father's company. Hem has gone on to make his own name in the corporate world b ...more
Pragati Chaudhari
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*ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts are entirely my own and in no way biased.*

The Takeover Effect is a fast paced, intriguing, and sexy story that centers around our two protags – Hemdeep “Hem” Singh and Mina Kohli, in the background of corporate espionage, hostile takeovers and mergers, and corporate politics thrown in with a bunch of family issues and angst. It was an amazing read and I finishe
Samantha (WLABB)
Nisha Sharma won me over as a fan with her debut, My So-Called Bollywood Life. When I heard she was writing an adult romance series, I knew I had to read it, and all I can say is - book two, please!


• Hemdeep - The oldest Singh son, who had been estranged after a falling out with his family. He had left his post as CEO of Bharat, Inc., his father's business, to start his own firm, but returned to the fold to help his brothers save the company.

• Mina - The sharp and smart attorney sent to rev
Apr 06, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
I liked The Takeover Effect, but man, I wish I'd loved it. There was just a lot less romance than I was expecting, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I felt that the stuff with the company was overpowering the relationship between Hem and Mina. So much so that I didn't really believe that they'd fallen in love that fast, especially considering they barely knew each other and they'd hardly spent time together outside of work. AND there was character inconsistencies with Hem, when he got so ...more
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Super fast-paced and steamy corporate espionage romance with a Punjabi desi couple (and their families, because these are family businesses, even at the corporate billionaire level). Lawyers abound in this book, extremely smart ones. The only thing that needled me was that Hem was really possessive of Mina and wasn’t excellent at respecting all her boundaries, so ymmv there. Nisha also recently tried to murder me by saying her physical model for Hem was Ranveer Singh (which, if you think about t ...more
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, 2019-romance
Hemdeep is intriguing from the moment he appears on the page. Mina is even more interesting. Together, their story is better than I could've imagined. I love the characters, I love the world that's been created, and I cannot wait to read about the other brothers (and a certain friend I'm hoping ends up with one of them)! I LOVE this author and her writing!
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars.

This was a very good read. I did have to use my dictionary a lot while reading. There were words that I was not familiar with and did not want to chance missing anything. Luckily it was just a click away on my Kindle app. I don’t think I would have enjoyed a book or audio as much. Looking forward to the next in the trilogy!
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Nisha Sharma is the author of the YA novel My So-Called Bollywood Life, and the adult contemporary romance The Takeover Effect. Her writing has been praised in NPR, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Buzzfeed, Hypable and more. Nisha credits her father for her multiple graduate degrees, and her mother for her love of Shah Rukh Khan and Jane Austen. She lives in New Jersey with her Alaskan husband, her cat ...more

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