Ready to discover another great book for this 2022? Take a look…
Finding Mr Perfectly Fine by Tasneem Abdur
Source: Compulsive Readers
Amazon, Hive, Waterstones
About The Book
When Zara’s Mum puts together the most archaic of arranged marriage resources (not exactly the romcom-worthy love story she had envisioned for herself), she is soon exhausted by her family’s failed attempts to set her up with every vaguely suitable Abdul, Ahmed and Farook that they can find. Zara decides to take matters into her own hands. How hard can it be to find a husband at twenty-nine?
With just a year to go, time is of the essence, so Zara joins a dating app and signs up for speed dating.
She meets Hamza, a kind British Egyptian who shares her values and would make a good husband. Zara knows that not all marriages are based on love (or lust) at first sight but struggles with the lack of spark. Particularly when she can’t stop thinking of someone else…
This is a romance story with a very interesting background and some funny situations! Because who said that romance books have to be boring?
I have to say that I love reading books from a different background than mine, in this case a muslim girl who has so much pressure from her family to find a husband that she is ready to do anything to find the perfect man, even if there are no sparks between them.
I enjoyed this book, it’s original and refreshing and it showed me a different part of the Muslim community, because even if they all want Zara’s best, they love to meddle in her life and decide for her! But let’s be honest, this is something all the families love to do, if you let them.
I have to say that the story has an open ending, maybe to have a second part? Or maybe to remember that sometimes things are better left to your imagination…
If you are looking for an original read; romance, family and funny situations, this is your book, believe me! Ready for “Finding Mr Perfectly Fine”?
About The Author
Tasneem Abdur-Rashid is a British Bengali writer born and raised in London. A mother of two, Tasneem has worked across media, PR and communications both in the UK and in the UAE. Today, Tasneem spends her days writing novels and her nights co-hosting the award-winning podcast Not Another Mum Pod – and in between, she’s busy trying (and often failing) to be super mum, super wife and super chef. Having recently completed a Master’s in Creative Writing with distinction, Tasneem’s debut rom-com Finding Mr Perfectly Fine will be published by Zaffre/Bonnier on July 7, 2022.