Mili Rathod hasn’t seen her husband in twenty years—not since she was promised to him at the age of four. Yet marriage has allowed Mili a freedom rarely given to girls in her village. Her grandmother has even allowed her to leave India and study in America for eight months, all to make her the perfect modern wife. Which is exactly what Mili longs to be—if her husband would just come and claim her.
Bollywood’s favorite director, Samir Rathod, has come to Michigan to secure a divorce for his older brother. Persuading a naïve village girl to sign the papers should be easy for someone with Samir’s tabloid-famous charm. But Mili is neither a fool nor a gold-digger. Open-hearted yet complex, she’s trying to reconcile her independence with cherished traditions. And before he can stop himself, Samir is immersed in Mili’s life—cooking her dal and rotis, escorting her to her roommate’s elaborate Indian wedding, and wondering where his loyalties and happiness lie.
The second book in a row where I have a liar to read about. But here the lie was bigger and worse somehow.
Mili got married at 4. She has not seen her husband since that, but she waits, and tries to learn how to be a good wife. So yes in one aspect she was a bit naive. But in another way not. She had waited all her life, so whole waiting she thought if I am better at this or that then maybe...
Samir has some issues from his childhood, but he is now a big time director of Bollywood movies. He only had this bad boy rep, but he is a real sweetie underneath. And now he is gonna save his brother from an unwanted marriage.
So his brother could not remember he was married and married someone else...I guess they are not big on bureaucracy there.
Samir lies and Mili starts to like him. That had me worried. He was only after an annulment for his brother. He played her...until he started to fall for her. That is a lot to forgive.
Mili was supersweet, and Samir was too, even if he was lying much of the time. But this was a romance so everyone lived happily ever after
And yes I expected more since everyone was all, best romance ever! It was good. Nothing groundbreaking like I thought. It was like any other romance, same formula, just with characters from India.
Paperback, 294 pages
Published October 28th 2014 by Kensington