The Arrangement

The Arrangement

You can't choose who you fall for...but it helps if there's a list Raina, twenty-nine, is still unmarried much to the dismay of her family who think that by now she should have been married in a dream Indian wedding. The pressure to settle down reaches new heights when her grandmother, Nani, decides to play matchmaker in order to find her the perfect man. Eager not to disapp You can't choose who you fall for...but it helps if there's a list Raina, twenty-nine, is still unmarried much...

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Title:The Arrangement
Author:Sonya Lalli
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:The Arrangement
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Arrangement Reviews

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Sep 06, 2018
    I told myself I was going to make myself finish this book tonight. I lost that battle. This book had so much potential! It just ended up being soooo boring. The story was a almost 30 year old woman had promised her Nani that if she wasn't married by thirty that she would let her he...
  • Simone
    Dec 11, 2018
    ::SPOILERS WARNING:: Just letting you know that halfway through this review, there's a big spoiler but I have to talk about it because it's the reason why I couldn't give it a full five stars. I think when it comes to romance novels, you're expecting there to be two main characters....
  • nick
    Sep 27, 2018
    2.5/5 Any time I hear about a brown romance author coming up with a new romance read, I am more than excited. As a brown woman, the feelings that I get seeing someone like myself being represented in a book with a happily ever after are just magical. I have been excited for The Matc...
  • Susanne  Strong
    Jan 20, 2019
    4 Stars. Full of laughs, heartbreak and lots of little surprises. Sometimes life is about finding your truth and about being brave enough to fight for it. Raina is twenty-nine. Her Nani desperately wants to see her married before she turns thirty. Raina, however is not ready....
  • Jessica
    Jan 30, 2019
    Berkley has been delivering all of the diverse romances and I have been all for it. When I saw that this was about an Indian woman who was being pressured to marry while still hung up on her ex, I was excited to get my hands on it! Raina has just turned 29 and is feeling the pressu...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    Feb 18, 2019
    For a romance book, this wasn't very romantic. After 37% I just skimmed to see if it got any better. (view spoiler)[I know a lot of people had issues with this because Raina pretended to be gay to get the pressure to marry off her, and yes that did bug me, but my main issue is that ...
  • Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Blogger✦
    Feb 02, 2019
    2.5 STARS! I came across The Matchmaker's List randomly while searching through publishers on NetGalley. I was immediately drawn to the cover and once I read the blurb, it was settled. I had to read this book! But my expectations were shattered to say the least. I found the begin...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    Aug 16, 2018
    <3 4 stars <3 Such a nice surprise, I devour it in one sitting.The plot was good and I loved the heroine.I like the writing, and I hope we can see more from this author. I loved most of it, I just didn't liked the ending a lot and this is why I give it 4 stars.However,...
  • Rebecca
    Aug 17, 2018
    This book was nothing like I expected. The summary made me expect a far lighter read and this one wasn't that. It was intense and introspective and I actually thought I might not like it. But it's good for books to surprise me and this one did surprise me. Raina is a hot mess. She ...
  • Leigh Kramer
    Jan 30, 2019
    After reading excerpts, I have addressed the publisher and am declining to review my advance copy due to problematic content. A plot line around a character pretending to be lesbian so she doesn't have to deal with her family wanting her to get married, even as a gay teen is coming out...
  • Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
    Feb 07, 2019
    3.5 - 4 STARS I was actually more enamored by Raina's journey through this story than I was by the romance. Don't get me wrong, the romance was exactly what I was hoping for... but Raina's struggle as a modern woman confined by cultural expectations and traditions was both fascinati...
  • Suzanne Leopold
    Feb 20, 2019
    Raina Anand lives in Toronto and was raised in a traditional Indian home by her grandmother, Nani. She is turning thirty and Nani is getting concerned that her granddaughter isn't married. Romance hasn't been on Raina?s agenda since she failed at her most recent long term relationshi...
  • Christy
    Nov 18, 2018
    4 stars!! The Matchmaker?s List was a fantastic debut novel by Sonya Lalli. By the cover and the blurb, I was expecting this to be a cutesy and fun rom-com. While it was that, it was also much more angsty and emotional than I thought it would be. Raina is almost thirty. ...
  • Geri Reads
    Feb 16, 2019
    I love reading books from diverse authors, and The Matchmaker's List seems to be the perfect book to me. An Indian girl dealing with the weight of her family's expectations & then found true love in the process. Sounds like a book for me. Unfortunately, it became readily appare...
  • Kaceey
    Jan 20, 2019
    Five heartwarming ????? A positively sweet, romantic comedy that had me smiling with joy, (and yes crying!) from page one right to the very end! At only 29, Raina is a successful business woman living in Toronto. Raised in a traditional Indian home, and introduced ...
  • Kate Olson
    Jan 27, 2019
    SPOILERS BELOW but they are regarding problematic content and I believe they are important for deciding whether to invest your reading time. * * * * * * * * * * * Okay, I'm not going to waste time talking about the things I did like about the book. Because the problematic c...
  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    Jan 22, 2019
    Full Review on The Candid Cover The Matchmaker?s List is a rom-com that explores the struggles between maintaining cultural traditions and living in a society that doesn?t follow the same traditions. The characters in the book are quite interesting and fun to read about. Sonya L...
  • FMABookReviews
    Nov 11, 2018
    'The Matchmaker's List' is more than a romance about matchmaking. It is a story about family and tradition, and the responsibilities that come with those. It is about figuringout who you are and what you want to be while being okay with the fact that there will be people who don't ag...
  • Tabs
    Jan 26, 2019
    It?s been ages since I?ve read a book with a main character who was this horrible a person. This is a women?s fiction/chick lit novel so selfishness is really not an unexpected protagonist trait. But lying about being gay for more more than half a book is something else entirely....
  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
    Dec 25, 2018
    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for a honest review and to take part in the blog tour. Firstly, I can't really begin by explaining how much I enjoyed this book. When I think back to when I first received this copy and immedi...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Feb 09, 2019
    I was forewarned that this was NOT going to be the romance I was expecting and it wasn't. This was a story about a women turning 30 and reevaluating her life. What was she passionate about? Who was she passionate about? And, for the most part, it was an interesting and thoughtful journ...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Feb 08, 2019
    A fun romance with endearing characters! Raina Anand has modern values, but her family is more traditional, especially her grandmother. Raina is receiving pressure to get married and along with that to allow her grandmother, Nani, to be matchmaker. Nani has big plans with a lon...
  • Berit☀️✨
    Feb 08, 2019
    This was an adorable romcom bursting with culture, family, friendship, fun, and love! This was a charming feel-good story that put a big smile on my face! This book did a really good job of showcasing the expectations and pressure we as parents sometimes put on our children when it ...
  • Ari
    Jan 19, 2019
    *I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.* *2.5 Stars!* It may be too early to call, but I definitely feel like 2019 is gonna be the year for brown girl romances! I've been adding romance books written by brown women featuring b...
  • Kendall
    Jan 22, 2019
    I was very excited to read this book and had super high expectations for this. I have been putting off doing this review because I didn't know how to put in words how this book made me feel without mangling the book. Raina decided that she wants to have her grandmother Nani help her...
  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    Jan 31, 2019
    3.5 stars This debut was a very cute and fluffy, yet serious, contemporary that was extremely relatable. As a single twenty-seven year old that can get a little too devoted to her job, I can say that I relate to the main character on an extreme level (minus the dramatics?.maybe). ...
  • Katie B
    Oct 22, 2018
    I've looked forward to reading this for months so I guess my expectations were too high. My biggest problem with the story was I just didn't understand the main character. By the end of the book I just wished the story had revolved around her grandmother and mom instead. Raina Anan...
  • book bruin
    Jan 12, 2019
    After seeing the cover and blurb for The Matchmaker's List, I was excited to get my hands on it. It sounded like a fun (oh, those meddling matchmaking grandmothers!) and diverse read. Though I enjoyed the multicultural aspect of the story a lot, and there are plenty of silly and hilari...
  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
    Feb 18, 2019
    Heartwarming, funny, and fresh?Sonya Lalli?s novel The Matchmaker?s List is already a favorite in the romantic comedy category for me! I loved the story about a woman who is feeling pressured to get married as she nears the age of 30, and I loved the way Lalli wrote. She lets her...
  • Sonica
    Jan 30, 2019
    Thank you Penguin Random House Canada for awarding me a stop on the Blog Tour for The Matchmaker's List by Sonya Lalli. This title releases February 5. This was such a cute read. A very different pace from my usual thriller suspense fiction grabs, but in the best way. This was a fu...