Book Name: The Crunch Factor
Book Author: Andaleeb Wajid
Love comes in all tastes and spices! Twenty-six-year-old Aliya loves almost everything to do with food – styling it, eating it, photographing it.
But while her career as a food photographer is on track, her personal life is entirely derailed. Decided to move out of her parents’ house, she agrees to marry Kamaal, the hot owner of the trendy new restaurant in town.
But why does she feel like she is waded into a bowl of bland khichri? Where’s the crunch factor? Where’s the papad, dammit?
Then, on the day of her engagement, Aliya finds out that the celebrated chef at Kamaal’s restaurant is none other than Sameer, an old crush from her younger days.
Aliya cannot believe that, even after a decade, he’s still as charming as cheesecake and as hot as jalapeno poppers and that she’s as attracted to him now as she was all those years ago.
What is Aliya to do now? Should she go ahead with the wedding and settle for a Milky Bar-like relationship with Kamaal or should she choose rocky road pie and explore her possibilities with Sameer?