A mix of giving up on a dream in exchange for security, dealing with a bad boss, crazy relatives, a case of mistaken identity, and old family secrets already reads like the kickass start of a great romance novel. But add in the cultural context of the Canadian-Indian Muslim immigrant experience and you’ve got yourself the gem that is Ayesha at Last, Uzma Jalaluddin’s debut novel.
Reminders before we start:
1. SPOILERS!!! Massive SPOILERS for Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before!!!
2. I haven’t read the book (just the brief synopis on Wikipedia) so there won’t be any comparisons to the book.
3. I love romcoms in general so this review may be a teensy bit biased.
And so here we go: