I Can’t Think Straight


From the award winning writer of “The World Unseen” and “Despite the Falling Snow” comes a spirited tale about culture, tradition, families and an explosive love affair.

Spirited Christian Tala and shy Muslim Leyla could not be more different from each other, but the attraction is immediate and goes deeper than friendship. But Tala is not ready to accept the implications of the choice her heart has made for her and escapes back to Jordan, while Leyla tries to move on with her new-found life, to the shock of her tradition-loving parents. Moving between Middle Eastern high society and London’s West End, I Can’t Think Straight explores the clashes between East and West, love and marriage, conventions and individuality, creating a humorous and tender story of unexpected love and unusual freedoms

Now a major motion picture from award-winning director Shamim Sarif

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…a brilliantly executed, romantic, sexy, and heart-warming page-turner… I Can’t Think Straight is a novel that all readers and all critics, regardless of sexuality, would agree is the work of an amazingly talented writer and one that is a refreshing and immensely enjoyable read that leaves you smiling. The only thing to not like about the book is that it had to end.

Each character in the story is wonderfully complex and endearing…Sarif evokes an atmosphere so diverse and inviting, each page is something to be savored.
Sarif’s descriptions are beautifully crafted; delicate, seductive and enthralling, they make I Can’t Think Straight a sheer joy to read from start to finish.