Two Houses

A Novel

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Pub Date 05 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 23 Dec 2021

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Description

Mixing love and art might end up being an epic disaster…

…or the beginning of a beautiful collaboration.

If there’s one thing Priya Gupta wants, it’s to land the collection of the year for her family’s NYC auction house, gaining the approval of her father in the process.

Running an extremely close second? For a very small sinkhole to open up under the feet of Gavin Carlyle, her childhood rival turned auction-house competitor, so she never has to see his smug, irritatingly handsome face again.

Neither of those options seem likely, especially since Gavin is dead set on winning the same collection—and his pockets are as deep as his family's extensive art world connections. Plus, he has charm to spare. Though Priya would walk over hot coals before ever admitting that.

When they are both invited to a posh country estate to spend the week wooing the prospective client, their longtime rivalry creates sparks, all right, just not the kind either Priya or Gavin ever expected…

Mixing love and art might end up being an epic disaster…

…or the beginning of a beautiful collaboration.

If there’s one thing Priya Gupta wants, it’s to land the collection of the year for her...


Advance Praise

“Bibra debuts with a sparkling, hilarious rom-com about rival art auctioneers. […] This enemies-to-lovers tale hits all the right notes.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Bibra debuts with a sparkling, hilarious rom-com about rival art auctioneers. […] This enemies-to-lovers tale hits all the right notes.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review


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I love this kind of romance. Two people who think they’re different but really have a lot in common. I was really rooting for this romance from the beginning. I highly recommend this book.

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Wow... Two Houses is one of the best debuts I've read in ages. I was hooked from the first page and couldn't stop reading until I finished it. It's flirty (and a little steamy 😉), funny, and a smart updated take on Romeo + Juliet without being too heavy handed about it... Priya Gupta loves art and working as an auctioneer for her family's auction house, but hates that her twin brother is seen as the heir apparent and that her father refuses to expand beyond Indian art. She knows that they need to push the boundaries in order to grow the business, so when she hears the rumor that a prominent collector is about start offloading some of his pieces, she jumps at the chance to show her father what she can do. Only one small problem... her childhood rival turned auction-house competitor Gavin Carlyle. Ok, maybe two problems... she's attracted to him almost as much as she hates him - his charm, his ease, his good looks, and the fact that he jet-sets around the world with supermodels. When the collector invites Priya and Gavin to his country house for a week-long house party to vie for his business, the competition heats up... almost as much as their mutual attraction... but can their family and professional rivalries be overcome? Only one way to find out... There's so much to love about this book - the banter is top notch, the Gupta family antics are hilarious, and the NYC art scene (particularly in an auction house) is fresh. And there are so many sweet moments between Priya and Gavin that are really well written. I enjoyed the tension between these two quite a lot, especially without the gruesome ending, unlike Romeo + Juliet. Really, its just a perfect enemies-to-lovers with so much great banter, some pranks, and romance. If you like The Hating Game, The Spanish Love Deception, or Shipped, you'll love Two Houses! Thanks to Suleena Bibra, HarperCollins/Carina Press, and NetGalley for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

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