When Amira meets Duncan, she isn’t all that impressed by the way he swoops in to rescue her from an obnoxious guy on the GO Train. After all, she’s an industrial engineer, not a damsel in distress. She also has plenty of experience defending herself from the racist harassment she experiences as an Indian Muslim woman in a world where Islamophobia is all too prevalent. Yet against all odds, Amira is drawn to Duncan’s friendly nature and rugged good looks. As they break down cultural boundaries and each other’s preconceptions, will they find love along the way? Set in Toronto, this charming novel does a great job of showcasing the city’s diversity with an array of likable characters and provides some realistic obstacles for our protagonists to overcome on their way to romance.
Meghan Casey (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)