NetGalley Review: A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev

Kensington Published Oct. 28, 2014 294 Pages
Published Oct. 28, 2014
294 Pages

At four years old Mili Rathod was promised to someone. It has been twenty years and she has not seen her husband since then But it isn’t a total lost because being married gave her the freedom to go to America for higher education and to ultimately become a modern wife, which is what Mili wants more than anything.

But little does she know her husband completely forgot about his marriage and belongs to someone else now. So he asks his brother famous Bollywood director Samir Rathod to find Mili and have her sign the divorce papers.

Samir goes to America blindly expecting Mili to fall for his any command but Mili isn’t foolish and Samir comes across someone he didn’t bargain for.

What a really cute book! I describe this book as cute because the predictable romance provided a lot more than predictable settings. Mili has a hot temper. Throughout most of the book almost everything pisses her off and what bothered me the most about this was she would’t even understand half of what is going on to even justify her anger. She doesn’t really show growth to me in this book.

However, Samir shows growth in the I won’t be a womanizer anymore nor a prick and I can show I have other talents then an amazing smile and writing abilities. In the beginning he was very childish in regards to his emotions to Mili but he was able to figure things out a bit better than Mili did.

What I liked about this book was the focus on Indian culture. From the food, the clothing, the movies, family structure and love this book shows a different viewpoint than what the media shows. I also love the fact that the author was able to make this entertaining on a level that didn’t focus on romance until the later half of the book.

I didn’t like how the romance came out of no where. To be honest Mili and Samir are constantly in friend mood I couldn’t see a romance and it felt out of place when it actually happened. Seeing Mili as a sexual woman threw me completely off.

Overall this was a good read.

2.5 Pickles


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