Fact about me… I don’t have kids. I have been on the receiving end of SO many rude comments from people: “You better get on it!” “You aren’t getting any younger!” “Don’t you know that’s what women are PUT HERE for?!” It’s funny how those are the things thrown out first – before even asking why, or knowing the whole story.
I commend people who make the decision to just not have kids. Simply because they don’t want to! There is NOTHING that says every woman HAS to have kids… and to be honest.. I have known a few that definitely should NOT have had them.
OK rant over. I related so much to Paris – she’s got everything she wants but doesn’t want kids. I’m definitely not disgusted of them as she is though! And they don’t cry when I’m around or run away from me – in fact.. I might come to your house and spend the most time with your kids and puppies over you and the adults! I tend to attract them both like magnets. I would throw myself in front of a bus for my nieces and nephew…. but Paris.. um no. Like not at all. She loathes children. OK thats fine. Her choice.
Naira, her BFF is the opposite. Adores them. So why not ask her to be her surrogate? Why not ask her to be involved and help raise the child too – because Paris needs to do this one thing for her husband – one thing to keep him happy. What could possibly go wrong!?!
I loved this relationship – these two best friends could not be more different and sometimes that’s the best way that friends can work. It’s a controversial arrangement for sure and it made for a fantastic read about love, friendship, desires, conformity, and above all, creating your own path and sticking to what you believe in. A great read.
Thank you to Suzy Approved Book Tours, Graydon House, and of course, Falguni Kothari for the opportunity to read and review this wonderful story.
You can get a copy of this book here.
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Graydon House; Original edition (February 19, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1525823531
- ISBN-13: 978-1525823534
About the Book:
Two best friends rewrite the rules of friendship, love and family…and change everything they thought they knew about motherhood
Paris Kahn Fraser has it all—a successful career as an assistant district attorney, a beautiful home in New York City, and a handsome, passionate husband who chose her over having a family of his own. Neal’s dream of fatherhood might have been the only shadow in their otherwise happy life…until Paris’s best friend comes to town.
Naira Dalmia never thought she’d be a widow before thirty. Left reeling in the aftermath of her husband’s death, all she wants is to start over. She trades Mumbai for New York, and rigid family expectations for the open acceptance of her best friend. After all, there isn’t anything she and Paris wouldn’t do for each other.
But when Paris asks Naira to be their surrogate, they’ll learn if their friendship has what it takes to defy society, their families and even their own biology as these two best friends embark on a journey that will change their lives forever.
Wry, daring and utterly absorbing, The Object of Your Affections is an unforgettable story about two women challenging the norms…and the magic that happens when we choose to forge our own path.
About the Author:
Falguni Kothari is the author of The Object of Your Affections (which received starred reviews from Booklist and Shelf Awareness and was one of Popsugar’s Best Books of Winter 2019) and other “messy love stories” and kick-ass fantasy tales that are a “good choice for women’s fiction book groups.” Her novels are all flavored by her South Asian heritage and expat experiences, and delve into common, yet unconventional, themes of marriage, romance, friendship, family and parenthood. Her books have been reviewed and praised in a number of podcasts and publications, including the New York Times Book Review and Woman’s World magazine. Her essays and short stories have been published in Femina (India), Better Homes and Gardens, Book Riot and Writer’s Digest. She is also an award-winning Indian Classical, Latin and Ballroom dancer, practices Karaoke in her downtime, is an empty-nester, and loathes flying and deadlines.
Find her online at www.falgunikothari.com
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