Today I have a review of The Object of Your Affections! Thank you to Suzy Approved Book Tours for the invitation to the tour and to the Harlequin Publicity Team for my copy of the book.
About the Book:
Two best friends rewrite the rules of friendship, love and family…and change everything they thought they knew about motherhood
Paris Kahn Fraser has it all—a successful career as an assistant district attorney, a beautiful home in New York City, and a handsome, passionate husband who chose her over having a family of his own. Neal’s dream of fatherhood might have been the only shadow in their otherwise happy life…until Paris’s best friend comes to town.
Naira Dalmia never thought she’d be a widow before thirty. Left reeling in the aftermath of her husband’s death, all she wants is to start over. She trades Mumbai for New York, and rigid family expectations for the open acceptance of her best friend. After all, there isn’t anything she and Paris wouldn’t do for each other.
But when Paris asks Naira to be their surrogate, they’ll learn if their friendship has what it takes to defy society, their families and even their own biology as these two best friends embark on a journey that will change their lives forever.
Wry, daring and utterly absorbing, The Object of Your Affections is an unforgettable story about two women challenging the norms…and the magic that happens when we choose to forge our own path.
The Object of Your Affections is about two best friends, Paris and Naira. Paris is an assistant district attorney and is living the dream with a handsome husband and hugely successful career. Paris’ husband Neal chooses her over potential fatherhood because Paris doesn’t want to have children.
Naira, Paris’ best friend, has become a widow in her twenties. Naira wants to hit the reset button and start over, so she moves from Mumbai to New York to be close to Paris.
Will their friendship stand the test of time when Paris asks Naira to be a surrogate? Will they be able to overcome their families’ and society’s judgments?
I loved the thoughtfulness of this story. We hear from both Paris and Naira in alternating perspectives. I enjoyed the culture infused in the narrative, and I especially loved how authentically Paris and Naira’s relationship is portrayed. A complex set of events arises with this potential surrogacy, and I was hooked on how this would all play out for Paris, Neal, and Naira.
Overall, The Object of Your Affections is a thoughtful and original portrayal of best friends facing difficult life choices together.
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
About the Author:
Falguni Kothari is the author of The Object of Your Affections (which received starred reviews from Booklist and Shelf Awareness and was one of Popsugar’s Best Books of Winter 2019) and other “messy love stories” and kick-ass fantasy tales that are a “good choice for women’s fiction book groups.” Her novels are all flavored by her South Asian heritage and expat experiences, and delve into common, yet unconventional, themes of marriage, romance, friendship, family and parenthood. Her books have been reviewed and praised in a number of podcasts and publications, including the New York Times Book Review and Woman’s World magazine. Her essays and short stories have been published in Femina (India), Better Homes and Gardens, Book Riot and Writer’s Digest.
She is also an award-winning Indian Classical, Latin and Ballroom dancer, practices Karaoke in her downtime, is an empty-nester, and loathes flying and deadlines.
Have you read The Object of Your Affections, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR