Thursday, April 20, 2023

Spotlight and Giveaway: Jasmine and Jake Rock the Boat

Sonya Lalli's latest rom-com, Jasmine and Jake Rock the Boat, is now available. It sounds like a fun concept and we're excited to share it with you today. Thanks to Berkley, we have one copy for a lucky reader!

Jasmine Randhawa likes everyone to think she has it all—great job, perfect Seattle apartment, and a handsome boyfriend. But she’s not as confident or successful as she seems, and her relationship is at a breaking point.  

When Jasmine finds herself single and tagging along on her parents’ vacation, she’s not sure her life can get any farther off course. It's a nightmare for someone who's been so fiercely independent to find herself on a cruise full of family friends who’ve judged her since childhood. Things only get worse once the ship leaves the harbor and she realizes that this is a seniors’ cruise, and the only other person under fifty on the entire boat is her childhood acquaintance, cocky and successful Jake Dhillon.

Jasmine and Jake clash right away, with Jasmine smarting over how their South Asian community puts him on a pedestal as the perfect Indian son, whereas her reputation as a troublemaker precedes her. Except they can’t avoid each other forever during the ten-day cruise, and they soon recognize a surprising number of similarities, especially in how many secrets they’re keeping hidden from their families. Their restlessness seems to disappear whenever they’re together, but is this relationship strong enough to last on land? (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

"An utterly divine enemies-to-lovers romp filled with breezy banter and her signature charm. Lalli created a vivid cast of characters that had me laughing out loud from the beginning. This book is sure to delight!"
—Amy Lea, author of Set on You

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Sonya Lalli is a romance and women’s fiction author of Punjabi and Bengali heritage. Her debut novel The Matchmaker’s List was a Target Diverse Book Club Pick, and Sonya's books have been featured in Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, NPR, The Washington Post, Glamour and more. She also writes psychological thrillers as S.C. Lalli. Sonya lives in Vancouver with her husband and their mini goldendoodle, Joey.

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Lindsey said...

I have never been on a cruise. I would love to go someday!

Marta Suárez Mazaira said...

Never been, but travelled by boat several times to nearby islands! I wonder how does it feel sleeping on board

traveler said...

I haven't been on a cruise but would enjoy the interesting areas that would be visited.

Rita Wray said...

No, I have never been on a cruise but would love to go on one.

Lisa D said...

I went on a Princess cruise around the Mediterranean several years ago. It was great to wake up in a new place every day! The seas were quite rough though and I did get rather seasick.

Mary Preston said...

I have never been on a cruise. I get seasick.

Suburban prep said...

I went on a cruise with my father (and it would have been his birthday today--the day that I am writing this 4/21). We went to Alaska. I was fortunate to be able to go. My mother originally had planned to join my dad, but my two sisters were either having a child and the other had just adopted a little girl after going thru a journey of cancer and my mom wanted to help them. My father always wanted to go to Alaska and there was just one adjustment he had to make with the trip--instead of flying to the place where we started the cruise, we had to take a train. (I have a health issue that prevents me from flying). It was also over my birthday.
I treasure that trip one because of the area we went to and two because it was with my father who has since passed.

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Xia Lee said...

Never been

Lelandlee said...

I would love to go someday