The Knockout won an IPPY award! Silver medalist in YA multicultural fiction.
School Library Journal lists The Knockout in their Summer Reading 2021!
The Trouble with Hating You is listed among eight books to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month from NBCNews
The Trouble with Hating You is one of PopSugar’s books to movie adaptation recommendations!
PopSugar lists The Trouble with Hating You as one of their 11 Asian-American love stories to read!
Teen Vogue lists The Knockout as one of their 11 South Asian books to read in 2021!
Book Deal Announcement! After a four-house auction, Abrams Amulet will be publishing my next YA romcom, coming in 2022! Check out the announcement in Publishers Weekly.
The Trouble with Hating You is part of BuzzFeed’s best romances of 2020!
Oprah Magazine lists The Trouble with Hating You one of the 2020’s best romances!
Audiofile Magazine lists The Trouble with Hating You as a Best Audiobooks of 2020!
The Trouble with Hating You audiobook is an Earphones Award Winner!
Booklist gives The Knockout a starred review!
Publishers Weekly features the creation of Together, Apart!
PopSugar lists The Trouble with Hating You one of 2020’s best romance novels!
Book Riot lists Together, Apart as an upcoming book exploring teen life during COVID-19!
Tribeza includes The Trouble with Hating You on their “Fall Reading List” in the Fall 2020 issue!
Austin Woman Magazine features a chat about The Trouble with Hating You and diversity in literature in their 18th anniversary Sept. issue!
Insider calls The Trouble with Hating You one of 2020’s best romance novels!
Cosmo declares The Trouble with Hating You one of 2020’s best romance novels!
The Trouble with Hating You is considered a “summer blockbuster” in this romance recommendations by Goodreads!
The Trouble with Hating You is part of “Ten 2020 Debut Novels You Won’t Want to Put Down” on Bookish by NetGalley!
9 YA authors come together in this collection of stories about love during lockdown! Pre-order Together, Apart now and read One Day!
The Trouble with Hating You is book of the week on Frolic!
The Trouble with Hating You is part of The Mayor’s Book Club 2020 in association with the Library Foundation!
The Trouble with Hating You gets a delicious ice cream pairing in Frolic on their summer must-read list!
PopSugar includes The Trouble with Hating You on their turning up the summer heat list!
The Post India includes The Trouble with Hating You as part of its Founder Picks: 3 Books to Read This Summer!
Buzzfeed includes The Trouble with Hating You in its summer reading list!
The Trouble with Hating You is part of 25 books by Asian authors to read in 2020 Bookish Netgalley!
The Trouble with Hating You is featured as one of May’s hottest romance reads in Goodreads!
Lovely review of The Trouble with Hating You in NPR!
Check out this Bookish Netgalley interview on being a debut author, inspiration, and the publishing journey!
The Gersh Agency has officially signed on board to represent film/tv rights!
The Trouble with Hating You is featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine as one of their top 12 summer reads!
The Trouble with Hating You is featured in Oprah Magazine as one of their top 2020 romance reads!
AppleBooks has included The Trouble with Hating You as one of their “10 Debut Novels to Read in 2020!”
Publishers Weekly review of The Trouble with Hating You:
“Patel’s fast-paced romp of a debut offers a peek into the vibrant Indian-American community of Houston, Tex., introducing a self-assured heroine striving for independence from the traditional expectations of her family. Biochemical engineer Liya Thakkar is perfectly happy as a single woman. She has a devoted group of best friends, a new promotion at work, and no problem finding casual flings when she wants them. When her family tricks her into attending a matchmaking dinner, she embarrasses herself and her parents by fleeing—only to later discover her would-be suitor, Jay Shah, is the lawyer assigned to save her company from closing, and they’ll have to see much more of each other. Despite their awkward first meeting and ongoing bickering at work, the chemistry between Liya and Jay is clear to everyone around them. But the headstrong pair will both have to learn to be vulnerable before they can trust each other. Readers will root for Liya as she struggles against community gossip and the weight of disappointing the people who should love her unconditionally. The enemies-to-lovers arc is classic, but the cultural specificity Patel brings makes this rom-com feel fun and fresh.”