About the Book:
Title: There’s Something About Sweetie
Author: Sandhya Menon
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: May 14, 2019
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Ashish Patel didn’t know love could be so…sucky. After he’s 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?
Oh my gosh, this book was amazing! Sandhya is the queen of swoon! I was so excited to go back into this universe after meeting Ashish in When Dimple Met Rishi. This book was everything I needed and more. I adored Sweetie and Ashish and the whole cast of characters. They all stole my heart. This book conveyed such an important and empowering message about body positivity, and you will be cheering for Sweetie from the beginning like I was. She’s an athlete, a fantastic student, has some amazing friends, a complex relationship with her mother, and I loved her Sassy Sweetie Project! I loved Ashish as well. He was funny, and accepted Sweetie as is, and was the perfect love interest for her. Fans will be excited to know that Dimple and Rishi do make a cameo, so it was like a big reunion. I’m glad I was finally able to read this, and I am now caught up on Sandhya’s backlist books. Can’t wait to read 10 Things I Hate About Pinky, coming July 21, 2020.
About the Author:
Sandhya Menon is the New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi, Of Curses and Kisses, and many other novels that also feature lots of kissing, girl power, and swoony boys. Her books have been included in several cool places, including the Today show, Teen Vogue, NPR, BuzzFeed, and Seventeen. A full-time dog servant and part-time writer, she makes her home in the foggy mountains of Colorado. Visit her online at SandhyaMenon.com, on Twitter @smenonbooks or on Instagram @sandhyamenonbooks.