The Taming of the Shrew remixed & remade—can a love-averse TV doctor and a hopeless romantic spark an unlikely romance?
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There is nothing I like better than settling down for the night with a new romantic comedy. Dating Dr. Dil, Nisha Sharma’s South Asian retelling of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, didn’t just keep me turning pages until the early hours; it gave me the exhilarating feeling of falling in love through characters so real I felt like I knew them.
Kareena Mann has her dream job but not her dream life. Still single and living at home, she is devastated when her father announces his plans to sell her late mother’s house. So they make a deal: he’ll gift her the house if she gets engaged in the next four months. But Kareena won’t settle for just anyone. A romantic at heart, she wants a soulmate.
Dr. Prem Verma doesn’t believe in love. He saves his passion for building a local community health center, financed through his popular The Dr. Dil Show. Sparks fly when he meets Kareena, but their subsequent on-stage argument goes viral, putting his funding at risk. Lucky for him, Kareena’s meddling aunties have a solution: a fake engagement with a romance-obsessed lawyer who has more prickles than a hedgehog.
Prem and Kareena’s journey from enemies to lovers is hilarious, touching, and so much fun. Prem’s attempts to win Kareena’s affection, including a heart-melting grand gesture, made him one of my favorite romance heroes. With delightful side characters, electric chemistry, and some steamy scenes, Dating Dr. Dil is pure magic for any romance reader.
Kareena Mann dreams of having a love story like her parents, but she prefers restoring her classic car to swiping right on dating apps. When her father announces he’s selling her mother’s home, Kareena makes a deal with him: he’ll gift her the house if she can get engaged in four months. Her search for her soulmate becomes impossible when her argument with Dr. Prem Verma, host of The Dr. Dil Show, goes viral. Now the only man in her life is the one she doesn’t want.
Dr. Prem Verma is dedicated to building a local community health center, but he needs to get donors with deep pockets. The Dr. Dil Show was doing just that, until his argument with Kareena went viral, and he’s left short changed. That’s when Kareena’s meddling aunties presented him with a solution: convince Kareena he’s her soulmate and they’ll fund his clinic.
Even though they have conflicting views on love-matches and arranged-matches, the more time Prem spends with Kareena, the more he begins to believe she’s the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with. But for Prem and Kareena to find their happily ever after, they must admit that hate has turned into fate.