My So Called Bollywood Life
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.
Like an expertly choreographed Bollywood dance scene, Nisha Sharma’s off-beat love story dazzles in the lime light.
Publisher: Crown BFYR
Published: May 15th 2018
I love watching some Bollywood movies. They’re amazing— the dancing sequences and just everything makes me happy. So reading this book was inevitable. And this book was so cute. Give me all of the soulmates and drama and Bollywood dream sequences.
Winnie and Raj’s love was written in the stars and has been that way since freshman year… until Winnie learns that Raj cheated on her. On top of that, Winnie also learns that she is not the president of the student film festival, which she needs because without that her application to NYU Film will feel lack luster. Then Dev, comes back into her life like wanting to get to know Winnie better… Que shenanigans.
Here’s the thing about me: super dramatic books aren’t my thing. I always seem to find a way for the character to avoid all the causes of said drama, but with this one, it was damn near perfect. There was no miscommunication, Winnie made her feelings clear for her ex and I understood why she had to keep texting him since they were apart of the same club. I mean, it still made me anxious, but I was okay with it.
The only issue with said drama was the mean girl Jenny. She was a bit over the top, but just like a Bollywood movie, I put it to the side… kind of. Of course I would have wanted her to be a bit more fleshed out, but it’s fine.
But other than that, again, I loved everything about this. Winnie is my absolute favorite, her conflict about her destiny and her resolution on the end of her relationship with Raj—I loved that the most. It wasn’t any I still have feelings for him and Dev let’s string them along until I figure it out, she was upfront and knew how she felt.
Speaking of Dev, I think most of my Goodreads Updates were I love him. Because I did. He wasted no time with Winnie after the break up and he was perfect. I can’t say anything about him other than I LOVE HIM, OKAY?
I love that friendship was a huge thing in the book as well, arguments and forgiveness and talking it out. The fact that communication played a big part in this book was JUST GREAT.
Look, I don’t want to say too much, but I encourage everyone to read this. It’s cute and for a Contemporary-phobe like me, it’s a definite favorite.