My So-Called Bollywood Life
by Nisha Sharma
What is it about:
Winnie Mehta was never really convinced that Raj was her soulmate, but their love was written in the stars. Literally, a pandit predicted Winnie would find the love of her life before her 18th birthday, and Raj meets all of the qualifications. Which is why Winnie is shocked to return from her summer at film camp to find her boyfriend of three years hooking up with Jenny Dickens. Worse, Raj is crowned chair of the student film festival, a spot Winnie was counting on for her film school applications. As a self-proclaimed Bollywood expert, Winnie knows this is not how her perfect ending is scripted.
Then there’s Dev, a fellow film geek, and one of the few people Winnie can count on to help her reclaim control of her story. Dev is smart charming, and challenges Winnie to look beyond her horoscope to find someone she’d pick for herself. But does falling for Dev mean giving up on her prophecy, and her chance to live happily ever after? To get her Bollywood-like life on track, Winnie will need a little bit of help from fate, family, and of course, a Bollywood movie star.
What did I think of it:
This is such a fun read.
It's fluffy and sweet and everything you want from a contemporary YA romance.
Winnie is stubborn and on a mission: after a relationship of three years with the boy she thought was destined for her, she is done with prophecies and wants to prove that her destiny is in her own hands. But forging her own path is more difficult than it seems, and it looks like destiny and her favorite Bollywood star are set on intruding on her plans.
I love Winnie. She is quirky, and almost as stubborn as I am. She is full of hopes and dreams for her future and is fighting for them, even if it means she won't get her soulmate. I loved how she isn't easily defeated, but finds new ways to succeed when obstacles are placed on her path.
And then there's Dev. He is the perfect, fluffy and dreamy hero in Winnie's So-Called Bollywood Life. He might not seem to be her fated soulmate, but could they make their own Happily Ever After anyway? I very much enjoyed seeing them get to know each other better and fall for each other.
I also loved Winnie's family. They supported her, and were there for her when she needed, but also told her when she was doing things wrong.
It wouldn't be a YA romance if there wasn't any drama, so of course Raj and other people make sure there are tons of obstacles on the way to Winnie's Happy End. This is a romance, so you know all will be well that ends well, but I had a great time on my way to that ending.
All in all this is a very enjoyable and entertaining read. I will keep an eye out for other books by Sharma.
Why should you read it:
It's a fun and fluffy YA romance.
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