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About Andaleeb Wajid
Andaleeb Wajid is a Bangalore-based author. She has written several novels in a number of genres such as romance, horror and YA.
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Sitara is known to everyone for the cheer, light and beauty she exudes. But no one is aware of the dark despair that lives within her. While her twin, Dhruv might guess at it, he doesn't know its true depths. Because Sitara, has lost almost everyone she loves and she refuses to lose anymore. To do that, all she has to do is not love anymore...
Until the day, Dhruv lets slip that her friend Naveen feels more than just friendly towards her.
Naveen has loved Sitara for years, but fear of losing her friendship has kept him from making a move. Until Dhruv nudges them together in one random moment. And the unthinkable happens...Naveen ends up in Sitara's bed for one unforgettable night of passion.
But when morning comes, Sitara is gone, taking with her the hope for a future together. Naveen wants to wait for her but family and duty come in the way of his love's destiny. Can Sitara fight her fear of loss to give her love for Naveen a chance? Will Naveen be able to do right by his family and his heart?
Or are the two of them destined to only love each other from afar?
small town hill station romance mischievous is the second book of The Moonshine Series by Andaleeb Wajid.
Neighbours and family friends, Ahad and Areesha have known each other all their lives and hated each other for most of it. From demeaning poetry to chilli coated straws to crushed ice in uncomfortable places to strategically executed breakups, they've stopped at nothing in their quest to taunt and torment one another.
But now they're poised to take their vendetta a step further - marriage. To each other!
What do you do when the man you detest is sleeping beside you every night? What do you do when your worst nightmare is suddenly starting to look like the woman of your dreams? What do you do when disdain melts into desire and hate disappears in a wave of love? What do you do when you fall in love with the person you've hated forever?
Areesha and Ahad are about to find out.
Accidentally Married is Book 1 of the Reluctant Romances series by Andaleeb Wajid.
Praise for Accidentally Married
"Laugh out loud funny, delightfully snarky and heartwarmingly tender, this is by far my favorite book by Andaleeb Wajid. Ahad and Areesha are as real as they are wonderful and Accidentally Married is the best enemies to romance love story I've read so far." - Shilpa Suraj
"A delightful and very contemporary story of a young couple finding themselves, in a familiar setting of loving but meddling families, funny traditions and commonplace problems of daily life and earning livelihoods--shot through with the magical possibilities of love. As usual, Andaleeb Wajid takes a very believable setting and characters who seem familiar, and transforms it into something frothy and yet believable with the persuasive power of her imagination." - Sayoni Basu
"A hilarious book with sizzling chemistry, and loveable characters. Definitely one of Andaleeb’s best books." - Apeksha Rao
"Areesha and Ahad's story is the stuff that dream desi rom-coms are made of - a feuding couple with an interesting back story that is uncovered slowly and steadily, family members they love and who love to meddle in their affairs, a big fat Indian wedding and a whole lot of of sizzling chemistry." - Namrata Sadhvani
IqraI’ve always known that people see me as some sort of clown. Well, I’ll have you know, I’m not. What I am, is unique!
So the thing is, with everyone in Starville Towers getting married with flawless precision, my mother was freaking out that she hadn’t found a husband for me. So the moment a proposal landed on our doorstep, Ammi said ‘yes’ before any of us could blink. Never mind that it was the guy who was supposed to have married my cousin. Never mind that I didn't get to meet him and ask why he was marrying me instead... never mind that he couldn't even bring himself to look at me.
We were getting married and well, that was that ...
SaadI was not ready for this. Can anyone ever be ready to get married with a broken heart? They say I'll get over it. They say I'll forget her. But I know it's impossible.
I am married to Iqra now. She's my wife but will she ever be the woman I love? In trying to do right by my family, I think I may have done wrong by her.
I know I’m going to break her heart. And then I'm going to pray she doesn't leave me. For my family's sake or is it truly for mine?
Does the desire I feel for her mean I'm betraying my heart? And where do we go in a marriage when I refuse to love her and she refuses to accept anything less?
Don't miss out on Iqra and Saad's story in Lucky For You, the fifth and last book of the Reluctant Romances series by Andaleeb Wajid.
And then the world went into lockdown in 2020 and that one night is nothing but a distant memory, both treasured and reviled.
When the world finally opens again, a writer checks into Hotel Moonshine. Nayantara is unable to write her dream book just as she’s unable to forget the man who’d inspired it. She hopes Moonshine and its surly owner will help with her writer’s block. But while the words are flowing, Dhruv is only moving further away from her.
Will Nayantara and Dhruv be able to move past their misunderstandings to find the magic beneath? Or is their story destined never to be more than an evening that neither of them can forget?
When you love someone, let them go…
Tazeen has grown up believing her life's purpose is to be the best wife and mother. But when she's unable to be a mother and is only a convenient wife at best, she decides she wants more. She wants what her friends have - love, partnership, purpose, a fulfilling life.
Jawad's entire life crumbles when Tazeen asks for a divorce. His love for his wife is more than anything he's ever known and yet, it doesn't seem to be enough.
Struggling to balance their unspoken but deep love for each other with their expectations from life, Jawad and Tazeen forget reality for a moment and step into a world of pretence. And in that world of make-believe, they find everything they've ever dreamed of...
But will that be enough? What happens when what they want isn't what people expect of them? Will they give in or will they define their own reality?
This Time, Forever is Book 4 in the Reluctant Romances series by Andaleeb Wajid.
Praise for This Time, Forever
They don't make men like Jawad anymore and so Andaleeb Wajid had to write so we could spend our days lost in unattainable dreams. I would fight Tazeen for him, both in reality and in fiction – Shilpa Suraj
I’ve been waiting for this story ever since Andaleeb began the series, and I have to say that it was worth the wait! Jawad is as swoon-worthy as I thought he would be, and Tazeen is the perfect foil for him. All in all, a must read! – Apeksha Rao
Tazeen & Jawad make you mad… and then make you madly fall in love with them! Their journey of discovering themselves & each other is so beautiful & sumptuous! Andaleeb has a tremendous way with words. They instantly capture your heart & take you on a wild ride! I haven’t been the same after being introduced to Jawad. My heart is now aflutter! – Lubna Sayed
Jawad and Tazeen's story is sizzling, literally - with the amazing, unexplored chemistry they both share and figuratively with the undercurrents of what's happening in their relationship and their lives. It's a wonderful reminder that different people have different expectations from their relationships, and that communication is really the best key to a happy, successful marriage. Jawad is a total dream, matched beautifully with the perfection of Tazeen. Can't wait for readers to experience their magic! - Namrata Sadhvani
Her food blog Will the Oven Explode has become very popular and even won an award. Faced with an exciting career, a happy marriage and the promise of more, she feels on top of the world. But her husband Ehan leaves her, claiming he no longer knows her or the person she's become.
Ehan moves in with his sister Sabeen whose flighty sister-in-law Tarannum hopes to become the next Mrs Ehan. Unaware of these undercurrents, Ayn and Ehan try to reconnect, but Tarannum keeps coming in the way. When Ayn is called away for a family emergency, she turns to Ehan for help, hoping that he'll put his misgivings aside and come back to her.
Just when Ayn feels like Ehan is coming back to her, she realises that he comes packaged with his sister, Sabeen, and Tarannum. Will Ayn and Ehan find their way back to each other? Or will Sabeen succeed in driving a permanent wedge between them and make the oven in their lives indeed explode?
Nazish Ali has no time for relationships, casual or otherwise.
Yasir Ahmed has better things in life to do than indulge his sister's whims and fancies.
A fledgling cloud kitchen, a dependent mother and her annoying family keep Nazish busy, juggling her responsibilities like a clown on a unicycle. Meanwhile, Yasir has never noticed Nazish until now, when he’s bullied by his sister into helping her best friend in her struggling business.
The unlikely partnership leads to late-night rendezvous in the kitchen and bike rides in the rain which spark deliciously inappropriate feelings between them. And then it's not just nihari that's bubbling over in her kitchen but emotions and desire too and Nazish and Yasir find themselves at crossroads.
Will Nazish find the strength to defy her family's expectations for the only man who makes her heart race? Will Yasir realise the true depth of his feelings before it's too late before life takes them down a path that leads far, far away from each other?
A Taste of Midnight is Book 2 in the Reluctant Romances series.
Praise for A Taste of Midnight
There is nothing more attractive than a strong heroine who owns her sense of self. Nazish is an example of all that's wonderful in today's breed of women. And Yasir is every woman's surly, brooding lovely grump of a fantasy - Shilpa Suraj
A deliciously grumpy hero, a spunky heroine who can rescue herself, and adorable secondary characters makes this book a must-read! - Apeksha Rao
A headstrong young woman craving financial independence, Nazish faces the challenges life throws at her fearlessly. However, when her childhood crush Yasir becomes involved in her day to day life and suddenly starts seeing her as more than just his sister's best friend, there are plenty of sparks flying around. Nazish questions societal gender stereotypes yet is faced with self-doubt from time to time, Yasir wonders how he hasn't noticed how his heart starts beating just the tad bit faster when Nazish is around. Together, they are fire - but how are they build a future for themselves? Andaleeb writes a gripping love story that will keep you riveted! - Namrata Sadhvani
Pretty, self-absorbed, self-proclaimed princess of her father’s world, Naima Ali is having the wedding of her dreams. A destination wedding, a handsome successful fiancé, a trousseau that any girl would kill to have and a father who indulgently lets her have her way – what more could a girl want?
Turns out, Naima Ali’s heart wants what she cannot have. Uzair Ahmed.
From childhood friend to her father’s assistant, Uzair has seen several ups and downs in his life. He’s been working hard for Naima’s father, making life for everyone easy and even organising the dream wedding in Maldives. All the while, quietly ignoring the way his heart skips a beat whenever he sees Naima. She’s the bride. She’s getting married in a month. And he’s organising it. He can’t possibly be in love with her.
Tell that to his heart.
It Was Always You, is a new romance by Andaleeb Wajid, author of the acclaimed More than Just Biryani, The Crunch Factor, House of Screams and the Jasmine Villa Trilogy and several more books.
Disabled, unmarriageable, a burden - Ghazal Ahmed is tired of the tags she's lived with all her life. Her parents want her married and off their hands. She wants peace in their estranged family and a life of her own, one that involves her work and dare she hope, someone who loves her?
Divorced, bitter, angry - Hamdaan Ali wants nothing to do with love and marriage. But he's willing to sacrifice himself for his family's happiness. Until he realises his sacrifice might just be his redemption. Will Ghazal be able to heal Hamdaan's battered heart?
Can Hamdaan forget the pain of his past and love Ghazal the way she's always hoped for and truly deserves?
Only You is the 5th book in the Destination Wedding Series.
Praise for Only You -
"Andaleeb Wajid's books are perfect staycation reads. When I first read the Destination Wedding series, I was hoping Ghazal gets her own book. And she did! "
Bijal Vachharajani - Author, A Cloud Called Bhura
"This book is everything I love about Andaleeb Wajid's writing. It's sweet, heartwarming, real and wonderfully bursting with love."
Shilpa Suraj - Author, Love, Marriage and Other Disasters
"A feisty heroine, love, misunderstandings, jealousy and all the myriad complexities that go with it, Andaleeb Wajid's Only You! is a humdinger of a romance that will warm your heart and soul."
Kiran Manral - author The Kitty Party Murder
"A girl named Ghazal, who hides her insecurities behind her lovely smile. A man named Hamdaan who is battling the demons inside his head. Andaleeb Wajid brings these two interesting characters together and spins an engaging tale to show how love conquers all."
Sheila Kumar - author of No Strings Attached and Our Start-up Affair.
"Only You is my favourite book in the Destination Weddings series! It is loaded with warmth, humour, angst and Andaleeb’s special brand of toe-tingling romance."
Apeksha Rao - Author, Along Came a Spyder
"Andaleeb Wajid's 'Only You' - the 5th in the Destination Wedding Series is everything a love story should be - endearing, joyous, very real and honest to the core. I love the fact that she has created characters and situations that are very down-to-earth and extremely relatable, with their own quirks and foibles. The protagonist of the story, Ghazal, is one of the strongest female characters Andaleeb has created - not letting a physical disability quell her quest for true love, standing up for herself and her loved ones when the situation demands and loving with all her heart and soul. This one will warm the cockles of your heart and make you believe that love, truly, will find a way!"
Namrata Bhagtani - Editor, Momspresso
Ayman has loved Kamran for what feels like forever but he's only just noticed her. Working at the same company, living in the same building and moving in the same social circle, keeping their fledgling relationship a secret is torture. What's more, they're both keeping secrets from each other that can potentially harm whatever they have together.
There is only one thing left to do; come clean so they can start planning their life together.
But just as things start to fall into place, their lives fall apart around them. Kamran needs to rush to London for a family emergency so he can pick up the pieces of his family's life. Ayman's always perfect sister, Tazeen, announces she's splitting up with her even more perfect husband, leaving Ayman's family shattered.
And that's not even the worst of it. For Ayman discovers that she is not Kamran's first love...Tazeen is!
Can Ayman settle for being second best to the only man she's ever loved? Can Kamran overcome the horror of his abusive childhood and piece together this future with Ayman? And most importantly, can he convince her, that to him she's never been second best? That she will always be The One?
Maybe This Time is Book 3 in the Reluctant Romances series by Andaleeb Wajid
Seeing him again brings back old memories to the fore and reminds her of the girl she was, the dreams she had and how he ruined everything for her. Will Aditi put her feelings on hold and focus on giving yet another bride the wedding of her dreams? Or will she find herself drawn to the magnetic Sandeep who still makes her heart race? Find out in Enchanted by You, Book 4 of the Destination Wedding Series.