Have we mentioned our love for Sonali Dev’s The Bollywood Affair? No? Read our sister read-along posts here and here.
Anyway, given how fun that book was, we were excited to start Dev’s next novel: The Bollywood Bride.
This book opens with a flashback, of Ria and Vikram meeting as children, before we fast forward 20 years. Ria Parkar is a Bollywood film star with a reputation as “the Ice Princess” – cold and beautiful. She gets a phone call from her cousin Nikhil, letting her know that he’s getting married in two weeks in Chicago. She’s terrified at the idea of going “home,” somewhere she hasn’t been for ten years.
We get a hint, of course, that she can’t go home because of something that happened between her and Vikram ten years ago. And she can’t not go home, because her cousin Nikhil is like a brother to her.
Ria’s between a rock and a hard place. Let’s do this.
Amanda: Ria is kind of a sad clown. I’m ready for her to run into Vikram. I’m at 12%.
Holly: Sad but beautiful. #tragic
Holly: I am at 17%. Ria is no Mili from The Bollywood Affair. And Vik is very very angry!
Amanda: They are both way angry! I like Mili better thus far.
Amanda: It makes me laugh that this book is taking place in Naperville. [Not terribly far from where we grew up]
Holly: I know! And they are growing on me.
Amanda: Totally. I am almost at 60%. I love the cousin and the fiance. It’s getting good! I can’t wait for the wedding!
Okay, we’ll finish up and be back with more. I’m pretty sure we’re going to end up loving this book and vowing to attend more Indian weddings. #truth
Anyone want to invite us to an Indian wedding? This is a perfect weekend read thus far – cheesy and delightful.
Sounds fun! I liked Sonali Dev’s first book, so I’m definitely on the hook for more by her — and I’m virtually never going to say no to an angry romance novel heroine. 🙂