• First Love, Take Two

  • By: Sajni Patel
  • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (122 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this delightful second chance rom-com, a hardworking doctor-in-training discovers that her new roommate is an irresistible ex.

On the verge of realizing her dream of being a doctor, Preeti Patel should be ecstatic. But between the stress of her residency, trying to find a job, and managing her traditional, no-boundaries family, Preeti's anxiety is through the roof. Relationships and love aren't even an option. Fortunately, Preeti's finally found a new place to stay . . . only to discover that her new roommate is her ex.

Preeti never quite got over Daniel Thompson. Super-hot, plenty of swagger, amazing cook—the guy is practically perfect. And if it weren't for their families, there might have been a happily ever after. But it's hard to keep her sanity and libido in check when the man of her dreams is sleeping mere feet away. Can Preeti and Daniel find a way to stand up and fight for each other one last time . . . before they lose their second chance?

©2021 Sajni Patel (P)2021 Forever

Critic Reviews

"Liya and Jay are a couple I've been waiting forever to meet in a romance novel. The Trouble with Hating You has delicious banter, deep wounds, heartwarming friendships, and a path to love that often feels impossibly hard, and the payoff is satisfying enough to give you a book hangover the size of Texas." (Sonali Dev, USA Today best-selling author)

"With witty banter and fascinating characters, Sajni Patel takes the classic enemies-to-lovers trope to a deliciously charming level. I loved everything about this book." (Farrah Rochon, USA Today best-selling author)

"This is a crowd pleaser.” (Publishers Weekly)

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KEEP THEM COMING PLEASE!!!!

I love this story line. i love the characters. i love learning about the culture. This story is a very valid and needed depiction that regardless of culture, race, religion and etc WE ARE ALL HUMAN WITH SIMILIAR ISSUES, EMOTIONS, AND EXPERIENCES!!! So excited for what is next.

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A waste of time

A waste of time - don’t bother listening, frustrating long winded never ending blurbs of words that add nothing to the story.

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New Favorite Book

I loved this book equally as much as, if not more than, the first book “The Trouble With Hating You.” The author’s details and playful metaphors are as captivating as the story. Sajni Patel writes strong female characters, who are vulnerable and deeply relatable. The women in her books make me feel okay to be me, and that’s her magic. Performance by Soneela Nankani was a 10/10 for this book. Will definitely be listening to more soon.

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love love love

I finished this book in a week once I realized it was a spin off from Trouble With Hating You... ugh I was ssssoooo happy to listen to this book I love their tumultuous relationship how Preetie dealt with her aunts after a while and how Daniel still loves her or how hey still loves each other after 6 years ... what really had me was when she was having her attack Daniel remembered how to calm her down with the guitar music that he played 🥺😭❤❤... this book was 5 starts worthy!

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Great story but..

Story and performance were great but the book was about 3 hours too long. The main character was a bit grating.

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Wanted to love this all the way....

I was looking forward to loving this book. However as a black woman I do have some issues of the unnecessary sexualization of a black man. like the " big feet..big donk" comment. Also not Preeti standing against blatant racism from ex boyfriend, and against the community.

I think this had the potential to really break down and educate readers on colorist views that Indian communities can posses and also addressing antiblackness in a cool way...through means of an interracial relationship.

Aside from that this is sort of a very slow burn , but I definitely related to the anxiety Preeti has. So maybe we can try again next time.

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loved it

I really enjoyed reading this author.  I look forward to reading more books by this author in the near future.

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I loved the first in the series and this was better. Family and cultural expectations,racism, bigotry, ride or die friends and ultimately love make this a wonderful listen.

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Nice fairy tale or frustratingly unrealistic

Maybe this hit a little too close to home. It all was just too easy. There is no guy that is like this. This story is something I had wished for when going through my own inter race/religion relationship but it's just not that easy in real life.

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Lots of ups and downs

This book was a bit of a rollercoaster. I was really hooked at the beginning and then the pace slowed drastically to the point where it was soooo predictable by the end. There were moments I was waiting for that almost never came. Also, some of the language used is overselling it.

However, it was exceptionally relatable to see a main character that suffered from anxiety and depression. I appreciate the depths reached in that area of characterization.

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