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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Review: A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev


17707787Mili Rathod hasn’t seen her husband in twenty years—not since she was promised to him at the age of four. Yet marriage has allowed Mili a freedom rarely given to girls in her village. Her grandmother has even allowed her to leave India and study in America for eight months, all to make her the perfect modern wife. Which is exactly what Mili longs to be—if her husband would just come and claim her.

Bollywood’s favorite director, Samir Rathod, has come to Michigan to secure a divorce for his older brother. Persuading a naïve village girl to sign the papers should be easy for someone with Samir’s tabloid-famous charm. But Mili is neither a fool nor a gold-digger. Open-hearted yet complex, she’s trying to reconcile her independence with cherished traditions. And before he can stop himself, Samir is immersed in Mili’s life—cooking her dal and rotis, escorting her to her roommate’s elaborate Indian wedding, and wondering where his loyalties and happiness lie.

Heartfelt, witty, and thoroughly engaging, Sonali Dev’s debut is both a vivid exploration of modern India and a deeply honest story of love, in all its diversity.

Goodreads | Source: e-arc provided by Kensington in exchange for an honest review

Review:

There were a lot of over-the-top rom-com type elements to A Bollywood Affair, but the characters were so wonderful that I was completely absorbed in their journey and anxious about the outcome for this unlikely couple. They had so much to overcome but did so with grace, growth and love. Very sweet, unusual love story.

I only wish she had a backlist to read while I wait for the authors next book.

18 comments:

  1. Awww want! Everyone is loving this one

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  2. Loving the cover of this one. I'm so glad that it turned out to be as sweet a read as the cover suggests.

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    1. It is. A little far fetched at imps but I love that it was about the H/h culture as well as a madcap romance.

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  3. omg this sounds like so much fun! I'll have to check it out! :)

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

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    1. It really is. I hope you give it a try.

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  4. This book somehow managed to sneak past my radar, so thanks for shedding some light on it via your review, and for adding a new author to my social media stalking list.

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads.

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    1. It was such a fun, romantic story. Different from most romances too.

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  5. Actually the romcom parts sort of sold me. I am in the mood for something like that. :)

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  6. I love offbeat romcom like this and I'm a fan of Bollywood films too so I could get into this. They didn't sing and dance did they?

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    1. I tend to roll my eyes when it goes too far but this was fun yet heartfelt. A nice combo.

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  7. I'm going to check this out. It's getting fabulous reviews!

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  8. I am adding this one to reading pile :) Great review

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    1. It was nice to read a romance that was different from the norm.

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  10. I like unusual love stories, so I'll have to check it out!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

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    1. The blend of culture and romance was perfect.

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