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Author Spotlight: Falguni Kothari ~ MY LAST LOVE STORY

A Happy Valentine’s Day to all, and to celebrate we have the lovely Falguni Kothari
Learn some fun facts about Falguni in this short Q&A.


1. What genre(s) do you write? 

I write romance, women’s fiction and fantasy. And have a half-finished romantic suspense on the laptop that I’ll get to sooner or later ☺

2. Coffee or tea lover?

Masala Chai is my wake up energy shot; home-brewed and spicy.

3. Name one thing on your bucket list.

A cruise to Antarctica. I hope I get to go before the ice sheets melts.

4. Do you have pets?

I had one amazingly sweet and handsome dog named Truffles.  My puppy is now over the Rainbow Bridge, gamboling gaily and slurping on chocolate, waiting for the day until we meet again… as I am.

5. When I wake up every morning I…Brush my teeth, have my tea and play a game of Scrabble.

​6. Weirdest​ or unique thing you own.
Not so much as weird or unique, but I still have these seven rubber dwarves (think Snow White) from my first Disney visit…when I was three years old. (In case you’re wondering that was 42 years ago.)  ​

7. Do you have ​any hobbies or particular skills?  
I’m a dancer. I love dancing. Right now, I’m obsessed with Zumba and Latin dance.

8. What do you hope readers will experience or gain when reading your stories? 
 I want my readers to laugh and cry and hug themselves while reading my stories. I want them to wonder and think and hope and understand themselves and our world a little bit more.

9. What inspired you to write My Last Love Story?

So, several things had been percolating inside me before I began writing My Last Love Story. First, I’d read a book about a polyamorous relationship (Tempted by Megan Hart) with an end I did not agree with. Two, I’d just finished writing my fantasy novel, and one of the characters in that novel (which is based in Indian mythology) was in a polyandrous marriage. I guess my brain wasn’t ready to go back to thinking of a relationship in terms of two people.  At the same time, over the years, I’d seen close family deal with disease
and the aftermath of it. So, when I began imagining the characters for the first time — who were they? Where did they come from? How would polyamory work in a modern set up with Indian characters? What if all three are from different faiths? What if one of them is terminal? As I started answering all those questions, my story took shape.


Meet Falguni Kothari

Falguni Kothari is the author of unconventional love stories and kick-ass fantasy tales. Her four novels, most recently MY LAST LOVE STORY, are all flavored by her South Asian heritage and expat experiences. An award-winning Indian Classical, Latin and Ballroom dancer, she currently spikes her endorphin levels with Zumba. She resides in New York with her family and pooch.

She can be found online at and you can get the latest updates at

My Last Love Story


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 “Promise me you will laugh every day. Fight every day. Do you know how beautiful you look when you’re angry? Promise me you’ll learn to cuss, learn to love again. Live again. Promise me you won’t give up on each other.”

Simi Desai is thirty years old and her husband is dying of cancer. He has two last wishes in his final months: first, that she’ll have his baby so that a piece of him lives on, and second, that she’ll reconcile with her old flame, who just happens to be their mutual best friend. And so over the course of their last summer together, Simi’s husband plans a series of big and small adventures for this unlikely trio, designed to help them say goodbye to each other and prove to Simi that it’s okay to move on without him—and even find love again.

Beautiful and poignant, Falguni Kothari’s My Last Love Story will pull your heartstrings as only unforgettable love stories can.

“A profound and deeply emotional twist on the classic love triangle, My Last Love Story is a provocative tale of lifelong friendship tested by fate. Poignant and satisfying, My Last Love Story is ultimately the type of celebration of love and life that reminds us why we read in the first place.” —Jamie Brenner, author of The Forever Summer

“At once heartbreaking, delightful, and completely unexpected. A must-read!” –Sonali Dev, award-winning author of The Bollywood Bride

“At the center of Kothari’s novel is a love triangle that defies all expectations and crosses all boundaries. She examines love and loss, desire and desolation, with a deft, wry touch that made me keep reading late into the night and moved me to tears.” –Julia Tagan, author of A Question of Class

“Through her three main characters and the triangle that connects them, Kothari transcends the expected by seeking a more nuanced middle place, where kindness, passion, and duty intersect. A deeply affecting story about what it means to love.” –Kathryn Craft, award-winning author of THE FAR END OF HAPPY and THE ART OF FALLING

“Ms. Kothari’s writing is beautiful, lyrical and full of surprises. My Last Love Story speaks to the heart, exposing wants, needs, fears and desires that aren’t often said out loud. Ms. Kothari handles it all with an expert hand.” –K. M. Jackson

“Equally heartwarming and heartbreaking, My Last Love Story takes you on a complex emotional ride that will have you examining the heart’s capacity for love long after the book is done.” –Farrah Rochon, USA TODAY bestselling author

“Smart and moving, My Last Love Story vividly explores the tug of war between life and death and love. Falguni Kothari has written a tender novel with a passionate heart.” -Soniah Kamal, award-winning author of An Isolated Incident

“Readers who crave a nontraditional love story set against a background of friendship, heartache, tragedy and triumph, grab your copy of My Last Love Story and get ready to fall in love…” –Megan Hart, New York Times bestselling author

“Darkly poignant, beautifully written, and heartbreaking…. as emotionally raw and demanding as the characters that inhabit its pages.” –Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author

My Last Love Story by Falguni Kothari

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12 responses to “Author Spotlight: Falguni Kothari ~ MY LAST LOVE STORY

    • Hi Eileen, I am incredibly late answering this question…don't know where my brain was. The bit about Nirvaan's cancer and the actions he takes because of it is/was based on something that happened within my family. Not my life, per se, but I was definitely a close observer to many of the things that happened in the book.

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