This is a book I haven't started yet but it's next on my list. Together Tea by Marjan Kamali.
Here's the intro:
Mina was half-asleep when her mother, Darya, called to say that she'd found the perfect gift for her twenty-fifth birthday. "His name is Mr. Dashti," Darya said almost breathless on the phone. "Two degrees. A PhD and an MBA. He's a descendant of the third cousin of Reza Shah. He lives in Atlanta. Has perfect health. The nicest teeth. He'll be here on Sunday afternoon for tea and questions. Please, Mina, no tricks this time. I've done the numbers. And wear the lavender dress with your new belt."Sounds like the mother might be a little overbearing.
Also this week is Teaser Tuesdays. Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Open to a random page of your current read and share a teaser sentence from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser.
Here's my teaser from page 63:
The river reflected the streetlights, and all Mina could hear was the passing traffic on the Drive. As she jogged along Riverside Park, Mina saw Mr. Dashti's doughy hands holding his tea and his look of hesitation when their eyes met. Of course he was like all the other men: well educated, polite, careful. But there was something different this time. Maybe it was the palpable relief she saw on his face when they didn't click. The sense that he was equally lost in this messy matchmaking business. He didn't want it either. Poor Mr. Dashti was just as stuck as she was.I like this because she's on a run, and I'm not able to go on a run this morning, so she's doing it for me.
This book is priced at $1.99 on Kindle when I looked it up. Just in case you want an inexpensive read.