There's Something About Sweetie

By: Sandhya Menon

Ashish Patel didn’t know love could be so…sucky. After being dumped by his ex-girlfriend, his mojo goes AWOL. Even worse, his parents are annoyingly, smugly confident they could find him a better match. So, in a moment of weakness, Ash challenges them to set him up.
The Patels insist that Ashish date an Indian-American girl—under contract. Per subclause 1(a), he’ll be taking his date on “fun” excursions like visiting the Hindu temple and his eccentric Gita Auntie. Kill him now. How is this ever going to work?
Sweetie Nair is many things: a formidable track athlete who can outrun most people in California, a loyal friend, a shower-singing champion. Oh, and she’s also fat. To Sweetie’s traditional parents, this last detail is the kiss of death.
Sweetie loves her parents, but she’s so tired of being told she’s lacking because she’s fat. She decides it’s time to kick off the Sassy Sweetie Project, where she’ll show the world (and herself) what she’s really made of.
Ashish and Sweetie both have something to prove. But with each date they realize there’s an unexpected magic growing between them. Can they find their true selves without losing each other?

Author’s note.

ISBN: 9781534416789

JLG Release: Sep 2019


Sensitive Areas: Mild language, Mild sexual themes
Topics: Dating , East Indian Americans , Family life , Overweight persons , High schools , Basketball , Running , Track

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Ashish Patel is the handsome star basketball player who could get any girl he wants, but all of that changes when his girlfriend, Celia, dumps him and he can’t seem to find his mojo. Though it’s not his usual style, he decides to take matters into his parents’ hands and asks them to arrange a suitable date for him. Sweetie Nair is intelligent Ashish Patel is the handsome star basketball player who could get any girl he wants, but all of that changes when his girlfriend, Celia, dumps him and he can’t seem to find his mojo. Though it’s not his usual style, he decides to take matters into his parents’ hands and asks them to arrange a suitable date for him. Sweetie Nair is intelligent, beautiful, and an amazing athlete who happens to be fat. She is filled with confidence but is constantly knocked down by her mother who believes that Sweetie can’t be happy until she is thin. When Ashish’s mother decides that Sweetie is the right girl for him and Sweetie’s mother declines the arrangement, Sweetie goes against her mother’s wishes and dates Ashish. They both have their reasons for dating each other, but neither expects it to end in love. This is a companion to Menon’s popular book When Dimple Met Rishi and is also told in alternating perspectives. Fans of Menon will not be disappointed and will be excited to see cameos of Rishi and Dimple. Give this entertaining read to romantic comedy fans everywhere.

Book Details

ISBN

9781534416789

First Release

September 2019

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

[Fic]

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

384

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Simon Pulse

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Mild language, Mild sexual themes

Topics

Dating, East Indian Americans, Family life, Overweight persons, High schools, Basketball, Running, Track,

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