Holiday Endearment⭐⭐⭐⭐

Author: Dhara Shah


7/1/20231 min read

Book Blurb: When Eric's carelessness makes Layla pay her life's biggest price, will they get a second chance at loving this holiday season?

Eric was born a billionaire, but his take on life was different from that of his father. His father was a visionary, a self-made man, and a renowned workaholic. Contrastingly, Eric valued his experiences, his friends, and his family. Eric visited his grandmother every Christmas who lived in Flagstaff, their hometown. He dated Layla as a teenager, whose father owned a local Indian restaurant in Flagstaff. Their relationship progressed from being friends to lovers, as they kept seeing each other every Holiday season. The wealth disparity never bothered them before.

One day, their relationship ended abruptly when he hurt her. Layla lost everything she had because of him and disappeared. Years later, as an adult, he can't stop thinking about her. He doesn't know why she disappeared for a couple of years but was aware of her arrival back to Flagstaff. Layla hasn't forgiven him and continues to avoid him. Eric wanted to see Layla one more time to fix whatever it was he presumably broke. Will Eric and Layla realize their love for each other and reunite this holiday season? Will their wealth disparity and cultural differences tear them apart yet again?

Review: I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

What a wonderful read!! A lovely and heartwarming love story between Eric and Layla. The best thing about the book is the issues related to ‘mixed,’ relationships. I loved how Dhara pointed out those issues and that even if you truly love each other, cultural differences have their challenges. Some things seem so natural and innocent but can gave major consequences in another Culture or religion. That's the powerful and sad thing in Eric and Layla their relationship. But like every good romantic story, love will prevail