Book Review | The Marriage Code by Brooke Burroughs

Wow, I am writing a book review after a long time!

Hey everybody, today I will be reviewing a book I received as a gift- The Marriage Code. As some of you must know, I am sorta in the middle of a slump- and reading three of my favourite books did not help, so I tried reading a book which seemed super appealing, since most of it’s set in the city I was born in and spent the first three and a half years of my life. And turns out, the book was appealing! I feel like the reason I wasn’t feeling like reading any books is that I wasn’t reading paperbacks. So, now to test this theory I will have to convince my parents to buy me a few books (We are totally ignoring the fact that I have quite a few unread books on my shelf).

Anyhow, moving on from my book buying troubles (Read: extremely serious problems), this was actually a real sweet book, and even in my slumped and tired brain, I could feel chemistry and the characters quivering off the pages. And, this book doesn’t even have a lot of smut! There’s just a few kisses and stuff.

But, first things first (Brain: Yeah, that comes after two paragraphs- Well done, Riddhi), let’s get to the blurb!

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Emma has always lived her life according to a plan. But after turning down her boyfriend’s proposal, everything starts to crumble. In an effort to save the one thing she cares about—her job—she must recruit her colleague, Rishi, to be on her development team…only she may or may not have received the position he was promised. (She did.)

Rishi cannot believe that he got passed over for promotion. To make matters worse, not only does his job require him to return home to Bangalore with his nemesis, Emma, but his parents now expect him to choose a bride and get married. So, when Emma makes him an offer—join her team, and she’ll write an algorithm to find him the perfect bride—he reluctantly accepts.

Neither of them expect her marriage code to work so well—or to fall for one another—which leads Emma and Rishi to wonder if leaving fate up to formulas is really an equation for lasting love.


Well, Rishi and Emma were both very well portrayed, but I think that’s because the author and her husband have a similar love story. The side characters- Rishi’s parents, Jordana, Preeti, Dharini etc. were quite perfect in their element. Well, yeah, it was all very good. I just feel like Sudhar and Rishi (Sudhar is Rishi’s brother)- their relationship could have had a tad more depth.


It definitely a one of a kind story! I have literally never read anything like it. At first, I thought it’s just another enemies-to-lovers story, but no, it’s so much more. It explores and celebrates love- love between a man and a woman, love between a sister and a brother, a love between two friends. And the fact that it was set in my own country added bonus points, for sure!

Writing Style:

The book was written in the third person point of view, and while I certainly prefer the first person POV, it wasn’t bad- it was actually rather good! I also loved the descriptions, since they were rather accurate- especially the ones describing spice. I mean, honestly, one of my friends went to the US for further studies, and he literally said everything’s bland there. And I agree, Americans put way too less spice in their food! The Bangalore heat and everything was explained very well.
To sum it up, the writing style was good as well!

My Final Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

Well, I rarely give romcoms this high of a rating, but for me this book was a little more than just a romcom. For those of you wondering whether or not to read this book- go grab your copy and I swear you won’t regret it!

P.S.- I think this is one of my best posts in quite a while. Do you agree? Be honest!

9 thoughts on “Book Review | The Marriage Code by Brooke Burroughs

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  1. Hahaha, you using “first things first” after several paragraphs is the most relatable thing ever, Riddhi 😂 Welcome to my world!
    Also, this book sounds so fun! The enemies to lovers trope never fails to tug at my heartstrings 😊

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