Review: Dating Dr. DilTitle: Dating Dr. Dil
Author: Nisha Sharma
Series: If Shakespeare were an Aunty #1
Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 364
Source: Own
For: Book of the Month, Trim Your TBR Challenge
Sexual Content: 4 Flames

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There's a trigger warning for this book. See Trigger Warning section at end of review for more details.
Goodreads Synopsis

Kareena Mann dreams of having a love story like her parents, but she prefers restoring her classic car to swiping right on dating apps. When her father announces he’s selling her mother’s home, Kareena makes a deal with him: he’ll gift her the house if she can get engaged in four months. Her search for her soulmate becomes impossible when her argument with Dr. Prem Verma, host of The Dr. Dil Show, goes viral. Now the only man in her life is the one she doesn’t want.

My Thoughts

DATING DR. DIL was the February pick for my Trim My TBR Challenge. I was really excited to read it because it’s a retelling of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW by William Shakespeare and Nisha Sharma did an excellent job with the execution, creating a hot steamy romance that leaves you wanting for more.

I read DATING DR. DIL in two days, which is unheard of for me as I’m not a very fast reader. I got caught up in Kareena’s and Prem’s lives and wanted to know how their story would end. I also really loved the double POV and being in both of their heads. The enemies-to-lovers trope is one of my favorites and DATING DR. DIL did not disappoint. Kareena and Prem had so much chemistry together, including awesome bantering and amazing sexual tension.

“The biggest mistake you can make is trying to interpret someone’s actions in a way that fits your definition for love.”

I really enjoyed being a part of Kareena’s and Prem’s culture as I read DATING DR. DIL. I honestly didn’t know much about the American desi culture. I loved all the descriptions of the clothing, parties, and food. Oh the food! I’m now craving Indian from my favorite local restaurant. The strong familial influence, sometimes to the detriment of the characters mental health, and the pressure for Indian women to be married and having kids before 30 really resonated with me.

I’m only rating DATING DR. DIL four stars because I just can’t get past a few descriptions of Prem’s mandhood. View Spoiler » Other than that, I really enjoyed DATING DR. DIL and I’m glad I finally read it. I look forward to reading the two companion novels.

Have you read DATING DR. DIL? If so, what did you think?

Trigger Warning

There is a trigger warning for loss of a parent.

About Jenni Elyse

Hi, I'm Jenni. I’m an eclectic reader. I mostly read fiction and I favor fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and romance. The more kissing in a book the better!
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12 replies
  1. Margaret
    Margaret says:

    The older I get, the less I need detailed descriptions of people’s bodies or sex. I love Indian food and would enjoy the cultural parts of the story too.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Lol. I’m the complete opposite. I was a prude in my younger years and now I’m way more open to sex, so I don’t mind the descriptiveness. But, I’ll never understand why men seem to think their penises are sentient beings, almost like they have no control of what’s in their pants. * eye roll *

  2. Karen
    Karen says:

    I’ve been struggling with the romance genre lately but I have this one on my radar for when I’m more in the mood. It looks so cute.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      A couple of my friends from book club are also struggling with the romance genre. They’re both dealing with some hard things in their life so I wonder if that’s connected in some way.

      When you are in the mood and you read DATING DR. DIL, I hope you enjoy it. 😀

  3. Helen Murdoch
    Helen Murdoch says:

    I enjoyed this one as well and your complaint is one I have, in general, about all romances. The sex is always perfect, the man is always handsome and wonderful. Sometimes in life things and people aren’t perfect 🙂

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Yes, very true. I don’t mind reading ideal romances since I know they’re just stories. But, it is nice to read books that showcase the imperfections of life.


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