Ayesha At Last [free read online] author Uzma Jalaluddin


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Ayesha At Last

Lose to rejecting her one hundredth marriage proposal Though Ayesha is lonely she doesn't want an arranged marriage Then she meets Khalid who is just as smart and handsome as he is conservative and judgmental She is irritatingly attracted to someone who looks down on her choices and who dresses like he belongs in the seventh centur. Three point five should I round it up or down Up down up down funk you up up for fantastically developed amazingly rounded strong hero and heroine sweet enjoyable rom com materials capture your heart by extending through pages down for cliches third person narration up for in the name of Jane Austen love but down for it is not close to any other Jane Austen books there are too many cheesy parts oh come on decide okay rounded down to three stars First of all I think advertising this book as Middle Eastern version of Pride and Prejudice is not the right definition It reminded me of soft Shakespearean comedies like Much Ado About Nothing As You like it Another book is also on my list advertised as Indian version of the book named Pride and Prejudice and other flavors but as we may understand from the name this book was a real retelling Its blurb was closer to the classic novel So before starting the book we may know that Ayesha and Khalid s story was so different from Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam most people call him my his last name Mr Darcy we blame it on Colin Firth for being memorable one and his performance was imprinted on my mind forever I liked Ayesha strong sarcastic smart in my opinion there was not much similarities with Elizabeth Bennet and her characterization independent woman who doesn t only try learning to exist but live express and find herself Mostly I liked the chemistry and connection dialogues between Ayesha and Khalid and that pushed me to round up my stars But yeap there is a big BUT that stopped me to do that What I didn t like about the book The hatred Ayesha had to endure and fight against made me want to toss the book too many times from my hands Too many characters and unstopping drama parts are some elements of Middle Eastern culture but those parts didn t fit this kind of romantic comedy A little angst and edgy parts are spices of a good developed novel but if you add over exaggerated drama you kill the romance and create a soap opera kind of melodramatic novel And don t forget the pace I got lost so many times Maybe I had some issues about writing style but I had so many hard times to concentrate and give my full attention to Ayesha and Khalid because too many characters got in their way Only Khalid s parts about his family s pressure and his ethical and religious norms giving him hard time to make a choice between his beliefs or being expelled from his society are the closest parts about the prejudice I honestly liked the effort and the book gave me too many food vibes but the things I didn t like beat the parts I mostly like Maybe if I didn t think it was retelling of Pride and Prejudice before I started it and coded this one on my brain as an independent Muslim boy and girl s sweet and dramatic love story I would have a better and fairer perspective So much special thanks to Berkley Books and NetGalley for sending me ARC COPY of this book in exchange my honest reviewbloginstagramfacebooktwitter The Odds Against lonely she doesn't want an arranged marriage Then she meets Khalid who is just as smart and handsome as he is conservative and judgmental She is irritatingly attracted to someone who Tokyo Kill looks down on her choices and who dresses Unbroken The Reaper Diaries like he belongs in the seventh centur. 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A modern day Muslim Pride and Prejudice for a new generation of love Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on Her dreams of being a poet have been set aside for a teaching job so she can pay off her debts to her wealthy uncle She lives with her boisterous Muslim family and is always being reminded that her flighty younger cousin Hafsa is c. I have read my way through 315 books to bring you my Top 10 Books of the Year videoNow you know that this one made the cut check out my video review to see the others You re very honestI have been told it s one of my worst ualities Ayesha is in her late twenties unmarried and works for a living cue the muted gasps of horror As a modern Muslim she walks through life with her head held high Her best friend has a live in boyfriend she teaches at a coed school andshe s lonely Very lonelyHer younger cousin Hafsa seems to have one arranged marriage proposal after another Ayesha swore to herself that she would never go that routeand yetshe finds herselfnot uite jealous but wistful Khalid recently moved with his mother to Ayesha s neighborhood He sees Ayesha every morning flying out of her house with a coffee in hand wearing a vibrant hijabKhalid is nothing if not devout thanks to the heavy hand of his mother He finds comfort in the rigors of prayer in wearing traditional clothing and even though some practices are a bitodd in the modern world ie being forbidden to touch or look at women Khalid respects and honors the old ways And yet he cannot seem to help himself when it comes to her When Khalid sneaks a peek at Ayesha in her outlandishly purple hijab on those early mornings he feels wistfulKhalid tries to brush these feelings away He has a comfortable job a few friends and a mother to run everything for him He s happy or so he thought I will find you the perfect wife modest not too educated Love often comes after marriage and his mother knows him better than anyone so surely she d know what s best for him or so he thought It is so difficult to find a truly well trained girl these days So many modern ideas about education and careers When I was growing up a girl knew her role Despite his mother s best efforts the two of them meet and suddenly they don t feel uite so lost any However while Ayesha may be devout Kahlid is traditional And they clash Oh do they clash You have a job Khalid asked surprisedI also dress myself bathe myself drive a car and have opinions about things Ayesha said Despite Ayesha s immediate dismissal and Kahlid s immediate disregard there is somethingsomething that almost inexplicably draws them together When he looked at her he was not sure what he sawBut he was starting to feel something And that special something weaves together their stories like no otherWith the marriage proposals coming in left and right an identity theft leading to unimaginable conseuences and above all Khalid s mother s meddling how will the two them even survive Marriage is too important to leave to chance This is one for the ages I am an absolute sucker for Pride Prejudice remakes and this Muslim Canadian version is absolutely divine This was honestly my first stayed up to midnight cause I gotta find out the end book of the year Ayesha s personality was perfect as an Elizabeth strong spunky and sassyAyesha was wonderfully outspoken and yet true to her faith I loved that So many heroines seem to abandon their family and traditions in favor of adventure To me it often feels like a way to streamline the writing I adored that the author took the time and effort to create such a tight knit family and had the close relatives always weaving in and out of the story Khalid was truly an inspiring character The way he came to life within just a few short pages really set the tone for the novel Are they afraid of me Khalid wondered When Shelia looks at me what does she see I truly felt his struggle to remain true to his faith and yet adjust to a world that holds it in such little regardI feel like the media portrayal of devout Muslims is so far skewed that it is an absolute rarity to see anything without the word terrorist attached to it on the news It s horrible that without positive representation painful assumptions are made and inaccuracies are propagated as truth As for the plot it remains true to the original and yet is entirely uniue The intricacies and petty dramas between Ayesha s family and Khalid s was so incredibly fun to read I devoured every shocking reveal And the humor Oh I would be doing the book a huge disservice if I did not mention the humor It was absolutely perfect It had so many witty and dry one liners scattered in that such as Khalid s first arranged marriage meeting Did you talk to her or stare at the floor she asked lightlyIt wasn t just me Everyone was staring at the floor They had a really nice carpet All in all this book was brilliant Perfect and everything that is right with the liteary world I cannot wait for it to be published so I have an excuse to read it over and over I don t think this is the end of of the story for you With thanks to Berkley Publishing for a free copy in exchange for an honest reviewAll uotes come from an unedited proof and are subject to change upon publicationYouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading

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YWhen a surprise engagement is announced between Khalid and Hafsa Ayesha is torn between how she feels about the straightforward Khalid and the unsettling new gossip she hears about his family Looking into the rumors she finds she has to deal with not only what she discovers about Khalid but also the truth she realizes about hersel. 35 Stars rounded upBeing yourself and following your heart is not always easy nor is it allowed In the Muslim culture arranged marriages are often the norm Ayesha however has never done what her family expects of her Older than the other girls in her community Ayesha also has a job she s a substitute school teacher and is also a gifted poet She is passionate and has no ualms about speaking her mind Hafsa is Ayesha s younger cousin Full of dreams and unable to standstill Hafsa has turned down proposal after proposal and is determined to wait until receiving at least 100 until she says yes to the one Khalid is a conservative Muslim who wears a robe and a skullcap and is a firm believer in arranged marriages He is sure that his mother will find the right woman for him someday Khalid s conservative dress code has never been a problem for him until Sheila a new HR Manager is hired at his place of employment which brings to light discrimination and prejudice in the workplace and made for uite the heavy read at timesI loved Ayesha as she made me smile throughout I also enjoyed the chemistry between Ayesha and Khalid but was disheartened by the negativity that surrounded the two of them as it brought me down and would truthfully have enjoyed this novel had it not existed That aside the writing in Ayesha at Last is absolutely superb If you enjoy rom coms with heart that also have a serious side to them I recommend Ayesha at Last This was a buddy read with Ms Kaceey This rom com garnered a lot discussion than any other we have read which is what buddy reads are all aboutThank you to Elisha at Berkley Publishing Group and to Uzma Jalaluddin for an arc of this novel in exchange for an honest review Published on Goodreads on 7619

  • Paperback
  • 368
  • Ayesha At Last
  • Uzma Jalaluddin
  • English
  • 16 April 2018
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About the Author: Uzma Jalaluddin

Hello and welcome I am the author of the diverse romantic comedy AYESHA AT LAST HarperCollins Canada 2018 Atlantic Books UK 2019 Berkley Books USA 2019 My debut novel is a Pride and Prejudice reboot set in a close knit Toronto Muslim community and inside a boisterous South Asian family I also write a funny parenting column called SAMOSAS AND MAPLE SYRUP for The Toronto Star Canada's larg



10 thoughts on “Ayesha At Last

  1. says:

    I have read my way through 315 books to bring you my Top 10 Books of the Year videoNow you know that this one made the cut check out my video review to see the others You're very honestI have been told it's one

  2. says:

    The editors don’t do this book any favors comparing it to Pride and Prejudice Other than a similar uote at the beginning and two headstrong characters there aren’t many similarities until you get to the end The comparison was actually a distraction as I kept looking for similarities that weren’t there If anything

  3. says:

    “Sometimes there were no words only sunshine on your heart”Ayesha at Last is a romantic comedy about marriag

  4. says:

    Three point five should I round it up or down Up down up down funk you up up for fantastically developed amazingly rounded strong hero and heroine sweet enjoyable rom com materials capture your heart by extending through pages down fo

  5. says:

    i meant to write this a very long time ago and then i forgot oops heheMINOR SPOILERS AHEADthis book honestly had great potential judging by the

  6. says:

    Because while it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single Muslim man must be in want of a wife there's an even greater truthTo his Indian mother his own inclinations are of secondary importanceAll the stars for this debut Canadian au

  7. says:

    35Well played I was expecting my dose of romantic comedy But I came away with an unexpected profoundly deeper re

  8. says:

    35 Stars rounded upBeing yourself and following your heart is not always easy nor is it allowed In the Muslim culture arran

  9. says:

    Ayesha at Last is a modern day retelling of Pride and Prejudice with a Muslim main character I loved it ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Ayesha is a modern Muslim and dreams of being a poet but she has to forgo those dreams at the moment to pay h

  10. says:

    Ayesha at Last ruined my life because how is any romance novel allowed to be THIS romantic? Like I understand that it's a romance novel but still THIS romantic? Uncalled for I'm not even a Pride Prejudice fan but Ayesha and Khalid indirectly made me love that book along with their book THAT'S HOW POWERFUL THIS ISEnemies to lovers do

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