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The Marriage Market

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Aaron knows next to nothing of the Indian way - its culture, its rituals, its idealism. When Aaron marries Jeena, he marries her extended family too. And despite his best intentions, love has a way of creeping up on a man just when he least expects it.
Unknown Binding, 485 pages
Published September 29th 2006 by Not Avail
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Akshatha Chakkodubail Rao
The book was a drag! I had to push myself to read it to the end! Highly stereotyped Indians on this one!
Dina
Aug 20, 2017 rated it liked it
I like reading Indian culture books. This one was a good read, but lacked a little something in depth and credibility. More racy than cultural. I still enjoyed it.
Nivan Mamak
Jun 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
Could not finish.
okyrhoe
May 16, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: united-kingdom
Jeena figures out that the only way to get out of a traditional Indian arranged marriage her parents try to force upon her, is to arrange a marriage herself, specifically a sham marriage with her current boyfriend. This eventually placates her parents, but the greater Indian community doesn't take to the interracial union too well.

In contrast, sham husband Aaron isn't that concerned with Jeena's Asian background, or with the concept of faking a marriage. Jeena's just another attractive woman in
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Kevin Rubin
Nov 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another fun east-meets-west chick-lit book from Nisha Minhas.

In this one we have Jeena, a young, British woman with fairly "liberal" Indian parents. They're liberal enough to let her wear very short skirts and go out to night clubs as long as she doesn't speak to any men, since they're planning to arrange her marriage.

Unbeknownst to them (at least until page 10 of the book) she does see and sleep with lots of men, including Aaron, who she's having sex with on page 10 when her parents come home a
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Anna-Liisa
Jul 07, 2009 rated it did not like it
I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone really. About half way through I wondered why I was reading it, but had been sucked in enough to want to know how it ended. There is lots of swearing in the book, which I know is supposed to help set up the personalities of the characters, but I found it unappealing and over the top. The plot is lacking and at the end I didn't really feel satisfied like I do when I finish a truly good book. I felt like my time would have been better spent reading somethin ...more
Chanpreet
Apr 27, 2011 rated it did not like it
A marriage of convenience that turns to love is a theme I usually enjoy in books. Not in this case. Here you've got a couple who has a marriage of convenience, yet sleeps with other people days/weeks into the marriage, even while they are sleeping on and off with each other! Plus a whole bunch of other crazy things like stalkers and kidnappings. Basically I was expecting something else, and what was in the book really did not meet my expectations. There was so much going on in the book and there ...more
Afshan
Jun 07, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Friends
Can you understand the way a man and a woman think - at the same time? How they hate each other, fight, argue and finally fall in love despite coming from two completely different worlds? A smooth, funny and thrilling read. Nisha has a great sense of humour. You'll find it funnier if you know how England and the Asian community living there is. It's a thick, fat 500 page book. Best time to read will be while travelling. Cheers.
Nadia
Jul 02, 2008 rated it really liked it
Aaron has an inability to stay faithful, and his girlfriend Jeena is facing exile to India.Aaron conquers his deep-sated fears and agrees to marry her,for a year only.A year on, and they will divorce. But it was never going to that easy, like they thought.

"A hilarious read, I was laughing with each page turned, and certainly enjoyed the book truly."
Pinky
May 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: novels
It didn't make me fall asleep while reading as though I had experienced with few books. very good book to read......I would recommend this book to anyone who likes spicied-up love story rather than just normal and usual. I very much liked the heroism of Aaron who rushed to save his kidnapped wife and when he was furious about the man who punched Jeena.....
Julie
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was ok
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Nazia Ahmed
Apr 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
It was ok... I found this book to be really funny at certain points, but the drawback is that Nisha Minhas has overly stereotyped 'Indians'.
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i just have to read this novel
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In her early thirties, Nisha Minhas lives in Milton Keynes with her partner and two cats. A former employee of the Inland Revenue and a avid reader, Nisha couldn't find any novels that really appealed to her, a young woman born in the UK to Indian parents. So she decided to write a book that she herself would really like to read.
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