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4.63  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  74 reviews
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Expected publication: June 4th 2021
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Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hold on to your hats, my reader friends, because there's a new writer on the romance scene, and her terrific debut novel is well worth the read. Her voice is seasoned and compelling, and this first offering has more polish and shine than some traditionally published books I’ve read recently.

Avni Ray was only sixteen when she met Clark Cooper on a flight to India. Eight years later those vibrant green eyes and honeyed voice are a vivid memory, so she thinks she surely must be dreaming when she en
Dec 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
STEAM: 🔥🔥🔥
KILIG: 😍😍😍
- Second-chance romance is one of my favorite tropes and I'm so glad it delivered on the angst. The tension emanating between the two when they try to fight off their feelings for each other is so good.
- The author’s writing style and the way she described the scene are so vivid
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
➳ Rating: 4.5/ 5 stars

Kismet in the Sky is an splendid debut novel. Swati’s writing is good and will have you immersed in these two’s forbidden yet destined love in no time.

I loved how the culture was so woven into the story and plotline. It was amazing to read about it. Our main character was so fun, I loved getting to know her, her family and her traditions. Her past was emotional and still carried guilt over it. Guilt she had to let go of in order to be happy.

Our hero made nerdy sexy! I real
Meg Dibble
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love diversity in romance books. This is my first story that has an Indian FMC... and I loved it. Swati's debut novel will hook you. This book is an introduction to Indian culture and it is amazing. So many stories hint at other cultures but Americanize the story to the point that you forget that there is even culture there... this is SO not the case here. I enjoyed learning about the life of an woman living in two cultures and how she navigated it so flawlessly. It wasn't always easy but it w ...more
Mary Dean
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a debut novel! This is a must read romance. I can't express my love for this book enough. It filled my romance loving needs but it also taught me. I learned so much about another culture. And I could relate to some aspects myself. Especially being a California girl myself. This is the story of Avni and Clark who meet when Avni is younger and then later when Clark is her boss. Who is up for some forbidden office romance? But it's so much more than that. This is a story about all the emotions ...more
Nese Gordon
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this debut novel by Swati MH. With detailed story and characters, you wouldn't know that Swati MH is a first time author. Enjoyed reading the second chance romance of Avni and Clark. The steamy scenes are kindle melting. Definitely looking forward to more novels from this author.
Tammy -
Dec 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kismet in the Sky is a beautifully told second chance, slightly forbidden romance. Avni and Clark strike up a conversation on an airplane when she is just a teenager. For the next eight years, Avni fantasizes about the tall, green eyed man that she met that day. Much to her surprise, they meet again when she accepts a new job and he is one of her bosses. They've both experienced a lot of heartache over the past eight years and because of that, their work relationship, and Avni's family's beliefs ...more
Vera Neves (Sinfonia dos Livros)
*I received this ARC in exchange for a sincere review*

I am very happy to have had the opportunity to read this book that introduced us to Avni and Clark.
The way they both know each other is very loving. She is still a student and he is already part of the world of work. They meet on a plane trip towards India. Her home country and his vacation destination. During the trip Avni can't help always looking at him and being attracted to him. He, friendly and cordial, talks to her practically the whol
Anna Reads Here
For those who like:
» Second chance romances
» Strong POC characters
» Indian family dynamics
» Forbidden love
» Fluffy and steamy romance

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Steam: 🔥🔥🔥

Review: I’m all about contemporary romances by women of colour about women of colour and in Swait M. H’s debut Kismet in the Sky, we go on a journey with Avni and her relationship with Clark.

Their first meeting was a million miles up in the air on their way to Delhi 8 years ago. Young Avni was captivated by the handsome and charming green-
mary Baird
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would never have known that Kismet in the Sky is Swati MH’s debut novel!! It is beautifully written, engaging and I fell in love with this book right away. It was sweet, sexy and at times had me on the edge of my seat as Anvi navigated her love life with expectations of traditional Indian parents. Plus, I thoroughly enjoyed the culture of her family that had immigrated from India to the US.

The book starts on a plane trip to India. Avni and her family are traveling to see family in India for a
Amy  Crull
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a breathe of fresh air! I mean I went into this blindly and I absolutely loved it! Avni and Clark were so adorable together!! I fell for both of them from the beginning. The cute meet on the plane to the first day on the job, they were just fun and you felt their connection instantly. For a first time author, I normally would be able to pick out mistakes and give advice to make things better but for this author and her book, I can't really say anything. It was obvious that she knew ...more
Mehvash Doerr
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for my unbiased review.

Swati M.H. paints a vivid picture of grief and familial obligation while weaving in a story of just following one’s heart. Avni and Clark are seated next to each other quite by accident on a lengthy flight - they chat each other up and then go their separate ways. Eight years later fate brings that back work! Clark is now Avni's boss and while Avni has a family that expect her to follow their lead when it comes to
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kismet in the Sky is debut novel and it is PHENOMENAL!!!

•Kismet• ‘when you encounter something by chance that seems like it was meant to be, then it could be your kismet, your destiny’

What’s the quote? If people are meant to be in each other’s lives, they’ll find their way back to each other. They may take detours but are never lost.

This book was a beautiful, emotional ride from the beginning! Avni and Clark were two of the most interesting and lovable MCs!

Avni, our lovely h, is a f
Natalie  Freese
Jan 07, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lovely debut novel from a new voice in multicultural romance and storytelling. Have you ever wonder how many times you may have passed by your romantic partner in the years before you met? Can you imagine not knowing you met your soulmate on an international flight when you are only 16? The steamy hotness doesn't come till both are consenting adults that bump into each other when Avni starts to work for the stranger she shared a flight with years ago. In a romance novel we turn a blind eye to ...more
Stephanie Renee
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this love story, we read about Anvi and Clark who happen to meet on an airplane and hit it off. Years later, Anvi finds herself working with Clark and does all she can to put some distance between them. But it's a love story, right? Of course, that doesn't last.
I have to say my favorite part of the book was Anvi (as much as Clark made me swoon). The chapters that are written from her point of view have me laughing out loud. She's sweet yet fiery, and I couldn't get enough.
Such an amazing de
Beena Khan
Kismet in the Sky is a beautiful romance book. It's the author's debut novel, and I was surprised at how good it was! I loved the slightly forbidden romance of it. From the very first start, the story drew me in. I also liked the cross-cultural aspects of the book and mixing Indian culture in Adult romance. The second chance romance between Avni and Clark was fluffy, sweet, and steamy! Obsessed with the title. I look forward to reading more of the author's works. ...more
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading this novel you definitely couldn't tell this was the author's debut book. The author has an amazing writing style that just sucks you into Clark and Anvi's story. The characters are very well written and have some awesome chemistry that has you rooting for them from the beginning! ...more
Darnell MR Hart
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A beautiful tale of finding your truth and the willingness to forgive. The author takes from San Francisco to New Delhi with ease giving the reader a great read.

Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book took me by surprise. It starts with a chance meeting, and ends with a beautiful love story. There are layers of personal growth that both the hero and heroine have to come to terms with within themselves before they can fully love. It's a beautiful journey. Thank you for the opportunity to read this ARC. ...more
Neisha Exeter
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved loved loved this book. It was a little heart breaking but oh sooooo good. The book was easy to read and the main characters were hard not to love. Let’s not get started on all the steamy scenes; they were very hotttt. I simply fell in love with this book and I could not put it down once I started reading. Absolutely amazing book and highly recommended.
Jennifer Richey
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is a second chance forbidden romance! When two strangers meet on a plane than 8 years they reconnect but due to past relationships & culture can they make it work?
Dec 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is fabulous! Very well written and captivating. I had a hard time putting it down!
Highly recommend, you won't be disappointed!!!
Mia Orozco
Dec 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Avni’s first chance encounter with Clark as a young teenager on a plane left her entranced with his eyes, and she vowed that she would remember them always. Would she ever see him again? Clark and American traveling to India gets some unexpected insight on the culture and best tourist attractions to visit from said teenager. A flight destined by fate or just coincidence, who knows. What becomes of these two? I thoroughly enjoyed this cute story and will definitely be reading it more than on ...more
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a beautifully written debut novel that I really enjoyed reading. Its a second chance romance novel that is heartfelt, funny and addictive. The author has done a brilliant job of portraying the cultural differences (norms, values, rules, expectations and morals) and the way the main two characters Avni and Clark navigate through these to get their HEA.
Avni is down to earth, funny and loveable character. Clark is tall, green eyed hottie. The chemistry between Avni and Clark is undeniable
Neha Parnandi
Dec 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed Kismet in the Sky! It’s cute, fun, refreshing and I couldn’t put it down until I got to the end. The author brings out the characters so vividly that I felt like I was right there watching it all. Clark is dreamy and Avani is gorgeous! A match made in heaven! I’m looking forward to reading more from Swati. If this is her first novel I can’t wait to see what more she has in store for her readers!
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such an amazing book from a new author! A romance that comes from a chance meeting and opens up such an amazing love story. The depth of their characterizations shows the depth of their love and triumph. But let’s not forget what lured me into this book from page one- the undeniable chemistry between these 2! And about those intense passionate sex scenes!

Overall, this book hit home for me - as it takes place in San Francisco (my hometown) but also because the main character, Avni - is
Bridget Hickey
Dec 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Quick read 2nd chance romance and the fact that we learn so much about another culture.I enjoyed how these two came together in the end
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The debut novel from Swati M.H. was absolutely awesome. I loved every moment of this book! It did such a great job of balancing the heavy with the light, the uncertainty with the predictable, and the different cultures and storylines that intertwined throughout the book.

The forbidden office/reconnecting aspect of this book was so great. I loved how the storyline developed. Avni's character was so refreshing; she just seemed so genuine and real, especially with everything her character went throu
✿❀ Lauren, aka Coffee and the Bibliophile ❀✿


I had a good feeling going in to this story and y'all, I wasn't disappointed. At. All. From the adorable meet cute, to the adorable re-meet cute 8 years later at the office, to the intense chemistry, the cultural expectations, the angst, the sadness, the giggles, the SWOON. I loved the slightly forbidden lustful looks across the conference rooms. But most of all I LOVED Clark Cooper.

Clark's inner thoughts were amazing. I'll be honest, 90% of my rating for this book is because of him. I
Amy Leibenguth
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hard to believe this is a debut book for this author. The story literally blew me away with its somewhat unique storyline and amazing description. Drawn into this story from page one, it was difficult to put down.

Beautifully written story of fate and love. Avni and Clark met 8 years ago on a flight to India. She was only 16, he was in his 20’s. They spent much of that flight with Avni sharing her favorite places in her home country of India. Fast forward to present and she follows her mentor to
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