The Cult of Romance by Sarah Ayoub

The Cult of Romance by Sarah Ayoub

Natalie is living proof that love is a scam. She’s traumatised by her parents’ failed marriage and overwhelmed by her grandmother’s expectations of good Lebanese girls — marriage, motherhood and exceptional tabouli-making skills. When her best friend decides to get hitched to a guy in the motherland, Nat’s not exactly thrilled by the mammoth task before her: juggling cultural traditions, extra bridesmaid dresses and super-judgemental relatives. And to top it off there’s the annoyingly good-looking best man and his constant need to mansplain all of the things.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Islamomisia
  • Parental abandonment
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