Maya's Laws of Love is an delightful debut romance

Maya's Laws of Love will you have swooning this spring.

Maya's Laws of Love by Alina Khawaja. Image Credit to MIRA.
Maya's Laws of Love by Alina Khawaja. Image Credit to MIRA. /

There are certain books you see and know you want to pick up. As a romance reader, Maya’s Laws of Love by Alina Khawaja immediately hooked me.

Maybe it was the cover or the pitch, but I knew I had to read and review this one. In addition, Alina Khawaja is a debut author so I’m always down to feature debut authors on Culturess.

In addition, I’m always looking to be more inclusive with my reading and I rarely read books focusing on Muslim characters, especially romances. Essentially, my mind was made up even before I received an ARC.

With that being said, I’d like to thank MIRA for sending me an ARC of Maya’s Laws of Love so I could share my thoughts and feelings with you.

Maya’s Laws of Love is a sweet and surprisingly dramatic romance.

Before getting into my thoughts, let me just start by saying that Maya felt like the most relatable character ever. She is a people-pleaser to the max and she also has these “laws” that she believes govern her life. That’s an important part to share as it ends up essentially being the crux of the entire story.

Maya is about to get married to a fiance she doesn’t love and things only get worse as she ends up next to a rude seatmate and has to deal with her plane making an emergency landing in Switzerland. Of course, she ends up running into her annoying seatmate, Sarfaraz, and the two end up forming an unlikely friendship.

While the two are trying to make it to Pakistan, it’s clear they have a connection and don’t want to admit it to themselves. Eventually, they’re able to make it to Pakistan but find out something no one wants to even imagine. In a way though, Alina Khawaja managed to pull the entire thing off without making it seem too unbelievable.

Aside from a bit of suspending your disbelief, this was a really fun debut with a surprising amount of drama and angst for a cartoon cover. I ended up reading Maya’s Laws of Love in one sitting so I’m dying for the next book from Khawaja because this was just too good in the best way.

I don’t want to give too much away, but Maya’s Laws of Love will have you laughing, groaning, and screaming for them to just kiss already. It’s truly a slow burn in the best way so I highly recommend it if you’re looking for something fun with just a splash of drama and angst for good measure.

Maya’s Laws of Love is out now where books are sold.

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