Much Ado About Nada (Jalaluddin)

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4 Stars

Apparently, this is the season of second-chance romances for me LOL. The last three or four contemporaries I've read have featured this as the main trope and I'm loving it??? This one, in particular, caught my eye because of how it's marketed as a Persuasion re-telling and I am ALWAYS a sucker for that. I loved all of the cultural aspects and learned a lot about Muslim relationships and weddings and was Googling all of the food and clothing-related terms because I needed to know all about all of it.
I loved Nada and Baz and slowly learning about how they knew each other in the past while seeing them clash in the present had me flying through the book. There was a reveal about their past that honestly blew my mind and because of that and because their official reconnection didn't happen until the very end I'm giving this 4 stars. Still so good and the writing was amazing and has me already eyeing up Jalaluddin's other books but I just wanted a little more between the two actually together. Overall a fun and quick read and I still would recommend it to anyone looking for a heartwarming read!
Huge thanks to NetGalley and Berkley for allowing me to read an eARC of this book in exchange for my honest review!

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