To All the Boys I Loved Before meets World of Dance in this delectable love story that combines food, dance, and a hint of drama to cook up the perfect romance.
Radha is on the verge of becoming one of the greatest kathak dancers in the world . . . until a family betrayal costs her the biggest competition of her life. Now she has left her Chicago home behind to follow her stage mom to New Jersey. At the Princeton Academy of the Arts, Radha is determined to leave performing in her past and reinvent herself from scratch.
Jai is captain of the Bollywood Beats dance team, ranked first in his class, and is an overachiever with no college plans. Tight family funds means medical school is a pipe dream, which is why he wants to make the most out of high school. When Radha enters his life, he realizes she's the exact ingredient he needs for a show-stopping senior year.
With careful choreography, both Radha and Jai will need to face their fears (and their families) if they want a taste of a happily ever after.
"A tasty treat! Nisha Sharma always delights." --MEG CABOT, author of The Princess Diaries
July 13, 2021
14 and up
Grade 9 & Up
is the critically acclaimed author of My So-Called Bollywood Life
, a Kirkus
starred reviewed YA romance, and NPR best book of 2018. She is also the author of The Takeover Effect
, a Library Journal
starred reviewed adult contemporary romance, and the first installment of The Singh Family Trilogy. Her writing has been praised by Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, Teen Vogue, Buzzfeed, Hypable
, and more.
Nisha lives in New Jersey with her Alaskan husband, her cat Lizzie Bennett, and her dog Nancey Drew. She credits her father for her multiple graduate degrees, and her mother for her love of Jane Austen and Shah Rukh Khan. You can find her online at nisha-sharma.com or on Twitter and Instagram at @nishawrites.
Praise for Radha & Jai's Recipe for Romance:
An NPR Best Book of the Year!
"Well paced, authentic, and page-turning
...A perceptive and textured romance." -Kirkus Reviews"
This novel offers up a charming, swoonworthy romcom with all the best ingredients....Read this alongside Nicola Yoon’s Instructions for Dancing for a double dose of dance-centered fun.” –The Bulletin
"Readers will enjoy Radha’s lifelong love of dance, her newfound pleasure in Indian cooking, and Jai’s enthusiasm for Bollywood as much as their strong, mutual attraction in this upbeat romance
"A toe-tapping dance romance treat"
-NPRPraise for My So-Called Bollywood Life:An NPR Best Book of the Year!A RITA Award Winner for Best Young Adult Romance!
"A delightful and humorous
"The perfect timepass for both the Bollywood-obsessed and filmi (melodrama) novices
.” –Teen Vogue
"A strong, winsome heroine; a solid supporting cast, including family; and a romantic triangle that rivals any Bollywood plot
"Charming, romantic, and super sweet
. Contemporary fans will fall hard for Sharma's debut." -Buzzfeed