Accidentally Engaged

Green book cover with the words Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron and an apartment building with a man and a woman watching each other from the windows

A delightful romantic comedy featuring a Muslim woman who fakes an engagement to the boy next door in the hopes of winning a couples cooking contest.

When it comes to bread, Reena Manji knows exactly what she’s doing. She treats her sourdough starters like (somewhat unruly) children. But when it comes to Reena’s actual family-and their constant meddling in her life-well, that recipe always ends in disaster.
Now Reena’s parents have found her yet another potential Good Muslim Husband. This one has the body of Captain America, a delicious British accent, and lives right across the hall. He’s the perfect, mouthwatering temptation . . . and completely ruined by the unwelcome side dish of parental interference.
Reena refuses to marry anyone who works for her father. She won’t be attracted to Nadim’s sweet charm or gorgeous lopsided smile. That is, until the baking opportunity of a lifetime presents itself: a couples’ cooking competition with the prize of her dreams. Reena will do anything to win-even asking Nadim to pretend they’re engaged. But when it comes to love, baking your bread doesn’t always mean you get to eat it too.


Accidentally Engaged is an engaging read with authentic characters who continue to surprise you.” 
 ―USA Today

“Farah Heron spins a delectable tale brimming with wit, emotion, and deliciously sexy banter that will leave readers hungry for more.” ―Farrah Rochon, author of The Boyfriend Project

“A mouthwatering romantic comedy… This book is undoubtedly what Heron would pull out during the Showstopper Challenge on a literary version of The Great British Bake Off.”―BookPage

“Full of heart and humor. …Farah Heron balances the ingredients for a charming romance: a heroine finding her way, a swoonworthy love, a complicated but loving family and a happily ever after.”―Shelf Awareness

“Heron delivers an engaging romantic comedy that explores culture, family expectations, and personal growth.”―Library Journal

“Farah Heron writes with the keen eye of a satirist and the big heart of a romantic.”―Jenny Holiday, author of Paradise Cove

“Farah Heron has written a feast of a book! Accidentally Engaged gives us a banquet to enjoy, from the tantalizing cooking competition, the delightful breadmaking, the delicious family dynamics, to the sumptuous romance. It’s a must-read.”―Tif Marcelo, author of The Key to Happily Ever After

“Equally sweet and spicy, this is sure to leave readers smiling.”―Publishers Weekly

“Heron writes a compelling story . . . [that] will appeal to readers looking for complex family dramas and sumptuous descriptions of food and cooking.”―Kirkus

“A fantastic romance with sassy characters, delicious food, Indian culture, a meddling family, and a sexy hero with a British accent.”―Living My Best Book Life


North America: Forever/Grand Central Books (Hachette Book Group)

UK: Piatkus Books/Little Brown UK (Hachette Book Group)