Say You’ll Be My Jaan

Say You’ll Be My Jaan

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 18/01/2024
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Say You’ll Be My Jaan
Such a fun time!!
This was such good fun! There was great chemistry, loved the banter- the puns were a personal favourite!! It was up it was down it was different enough fro... READ MORE


'A warm, smart, sexy, and absolutely charming debut' COLLEEN HOOVER, It Ends With Us


"Think of it like Tinder. Except your parents are the algorithm"

Meghna has tried everything to find her jaan: blind dates, the dreaded apps, even attempting conversations with strangers. Everything except arranged marriage.

Then Seth, her best friend and the-one-who-got-away, asks her to be his "best man" and suddenly her parent's taste doesn't seem so bad. Which is how she meets the cranky but handsome Karthik, who knows marriage is not for him.

They’re the perfect match – if not the one their parents think they are making – and a deal is struck. They’ll announce their engagement: Karthik will be excused from his mother’s set-ups and Meghna will have a date for the wedding from her nightmares.

But how can you fake it and get away with it, when you’re not faking it at all?

For fans of WEDDING SEASON, SAY YOU'LL BE MY JAAN is brimming with characters you can't help but fall for, off-the-charts chemistry and all the joy of a 90s romcom as it takes a fresh look on that age old search for your other half.


Everyone’s falling hard for Say You’ll Be My Jaan

'The type of South Asian diaspora romance I’ve always wished for. Naina Kumar’s debut is spectacular' Nisha Sharma, Dating Dr. Dil

'A fresh and charming story about finding love without losing yourself' Linda Holmes, Evvie Drake Starts Over

'This debut about love, culture, family, and friendship is absolutely irresistible?I didn’t want to put it down' Sarah Adler, Mrs. Nash’s Ashes

'An instant romance classic!' Farah Heron, Accidentally Engaged

'Stuffed to the brim with emotion, chemistry, and all the best microtropes' Ava Wilder, Will They or Won’t They

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241999868
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 245g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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Say You’ll Be My Jaan
Lovely read
Say you’ll be my Jaan is a lovely heart warming romance with humour and misunderstandings . Meghna has had bed luck in the boyfriend stakes, blind date ha... READ MORE
Maggie Harris
Say You’ll Be My Jaan
A lot of fun!
I thoroughly enjoyed this fake dating, slow burn romcom from Naina Kumar. This was really enjoyable and I would recommend it to anybody who enjoys a gentle... READ MORE
Ruth Lethem
Say You’ll Be My Jaan
Light hearted, engaging romance
This is a light hearted look at arranged marriages, supported by some Indian families. The parents of Meghna and Karthnik have arranged for them to meet a... READ MORE
Frances Heaton
Say You’ll Be My Jaan
A fun and lighthearted read!
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC of this book. Meghna and Karthik are two people who couldn't be more different.... READ MORE
Preveena Kulaveerasingam
Say You’ll Be My Jaan
Loved it!
I really enjoyed this book, I loved how the fake engagement turned into real genuine love was done in this book. Meghna and Karthik had so much chemistry f... READ MORE
Kate Uzell
Say You’ll Be My Jaan
Charming debut delivers heartfelt Indian cultural exploration
This rom-com offers a heartwarming and refreshing portrayal of Indian culture, exploring its influence on relationships, parenthood, and family values—an e... READ MORE
Pei Lee
Say You’ll Be My Jaan
POC representation and all the romance tropes we love!
Once of my favourite romances of this year, hitting an arcade style win on all your favourite and most loved tropes - sunshine x grumpy/opposites attract, ... READ MORE
Nishtha  Misra
Say You’ll Be My Jaan
For the fake-engagement trope lovers!
If you are a lover of the fake dating trope, like me, then this book is for you! Well, in this case, it was a fake engagement but you get the vibe. Meg... READ MORE
Say You’ll Be My Jaan
I absolutely loved this. It was so cute, yet, the obstacles the two face are so refreshingly realistic. It’s funny, edge of your seat romance and an easy ... READ MORE
Emma Renshaw
Say You’ll Be My Jaan
The best fake dating debut!
Wow!!! I LOVED this book so much!! THIS is how you do fake engagement! Meghna and Karthik were the perfect not perfect MC's and their chemistry was... READ MORE
Laura B
Say You’ll Be My Jaan
A story that made me smile and I found fascinating as it talks about a different culture and how people can share the same feelings all over the world. We... READ MORE
Say You’ll Be My Jaan
Loved this!
Meghna is at that age when her parents seem just to want her married and settled. She is already in a job of her choosing, which isn't what her mother want... READ MORE
Say You’ll Be My Jaan
Lovely book
Loved it, would recommend. The things we do to keep our families happy, prearranged marriages, misunderstandings, crossed wires, it's all here in a lovely ... READ MORE
Say You’ll Be My Jaan
Lovely twist on the fake romance romcom
HUGE THANKS TO NET GALLEY FOR MY COPY OF THIS CRACKING DEBUT NOVEL Boy meets girl - cos his Indian parents and her Indian parents arrange a meeting. Bo... READ MORE
Nassim Mahamy
Say You’ll Be My Jaan
A sweet Romcom
Meghna is a modern girl. She has tried dating in every way - dating apps, blind dates, and dated boys from University but till now nothing has worked. She ... READ MORE
Madeline Cordell
Say You’ll Be My Jaan
Opposites attract, fake-engagement romance with great characters
Meghna is a modern Indian woman, she dates, she is a primary school teacher in Dallas and a frustrated playwright. Her parents and older brother are all en... READ MORE
Alison Robinson
Say You’ll Be My Jaan
A fresh take on the fake dating trope
This book was slow to get going but when it did, it was amazing. Told from both Meghna and Karthik’s point of views, it was romantic, heartfelt and hit all... READ MORE
Eve Webster
Say You’ll Be My Jaan
The Fake Dating Trope Done Well!!
Say You’ll be my Jaan was a definite 5 star review for me. This is the best book I’ve read with the fake relationship trope. Often it’s quite easy for this... READ MORE
Olivia Taylor
Say You’ll Be My Jaan
All round really fun, enjoyable, cute debut rom-com!!
As soon as I saw the desi title and desi author, I couldn’t not read it as a Desi girl myself! Here I am living my love story dreams through this book. Th... READ MORE
Mehak Kakwani
Say You’ll Be My Jaan
A new take on a beloved trope
When Meghna receives a wedding invite from her 'one who got away', she finds herself agreeing to let her parents introduce her to a potential marriage part... READ MORE
Katheryn Thompson