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Pub Date Jun 17 2024 | Archive Date Not set

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A joyful romantic comedy retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma!

“This book is perfect. IF I LOVED YOU LESS is a deeply romantic, laugh-out-loud love story with sizzling tension and beautiful descriptions that made me wish I was in Long Island in the winter. The world Qureshi has written is a comforting, magical little bubble full of characters with such depth and love for each other, and I want to burrow into the pages like a bookmark and never leave. A thousand stars." – Sarah Hogle, author of YOU DESERVE EACH OTHER

I know what you’re thinking: poor little rich girl, she has everything, what else could she possibly need? Well, I’m looking for the great love of my life, thank you very much.

For Long Island native Humaira Mirza, it’s always been about love – and she has the matchmaking track record to prove it. Having successfully found ‘the one’ for both her aunt and her sister, the twenty-three-year-old is ready to claim a bit of romance for herself.

The perfect candidate? The gorgeous Rizwan Ali. But as Humaira employs her unique skills to obtain the perfect match with Rizwan, she’s forced to endure the disapproval of family friend Fawad Sheikh who she’s known forever. Fawad and Humaira have long traded barbs but as her romantic meddling leads to unintentional misadventures, she realises something shocking – is she starting to care what Fawad thinks?

A joyful romantic comedy retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma!

“This book is perfect. IF I LOVED YOU LESS is a deeply romantic, laugh-out-loud love story with sizzling tension and beautiful...

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Thanks so much to Aamna Qureshi, Harper Collins One More Chapter and NetGalley for the eARC, all opinions expressed are my own!

Firstly, let’s talk about the south Asian and Muslim representation here, it’s exactly what I wanted to see and I’m so glad I get to read more stories of character with experiences that align with mine. The story is rich in culture although the relentless references to designers and materialistic items (whilst I understand they somewhat added to the story) quickly became tedious.

Despite this, I loved the tension between Fawad and Humaira, excellently executed and had me utterly obsessed at how oblivious Humaira was in regards to Fawad’s feelings. The writing is slightly distracting but reminiscent of what you would expect from an Austen retelling.

I really enjoyed this story!

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GUYSSSS, I really liked this book. I related so much to our main character, Humaira. This book follows Humaira as she is dealing with everyone around her falling in love. She dreams of finding her one true love in a man named Rizwan. However, there is a family friend, Fawad, who disapproves of him. During her romantic meddling of her new friend's love life, she might be developing feelings for that family friend. This book had me tearing up at the end. The reveals were amazing and I love how Humaria developed. Anywayssss, if you love Jane Austen's Emma, this book is for you! I can not wait to read the rest of this author's backlist!

It is more of 4.5

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oh she really ate w this one, the easiest five stars i've ever given. i'm so impatiently waiting for the book to come out so i can talk about it BUT AAMNA QURESHI YOU REALLY DID WRITE AN EMMA RETELLING and one quite better than Jane Austen i must say.

i absolutely adored the fawadhumaira banter and they're definitely my #1 fav couple now. i love them so much

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I would love to interview Aamna on my podcast, Raise Your Words on this book. I recently had Ally Carter on the podcast. If I Loved You Less is an Emma retelling with Muslim protagonists. I absolutely adored Humaira and Fawad. I did feel like Humaira overreacted a bit but overall I found her to be very endearing especially related to how she’d play the mediator between her parents and sibling. FAWAD is one of my favorite main leads for reasons only Aamna knows. This book is one of my favorite rom coms and I will read anything Aamna writes!! Definitely recommending this to all of my friends who love Jane Austen esque books.

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oh my god? OH my god? oh MY god? oh my GOD? OH MY GOD!?!?!? i am so obsessed!! i cannot get enough of this book!!! i cannot wait for release date so i can buy a copy! it was so much fun and so enjoyable! i loved everything about it!

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