There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon is the charming rom-com I have been waiting for since we first met Ashish in When Dimple Met Rishi. I adored the mix of cute content and a powerful message, and both Ashish and Sweetie are realistic characters. This is the perfect light and sweet read for a sunny day.Title: There's Something About Sweetie (Dimple and Rishi #2)
Series: Dimple and RIshi #2
Author: Sandhya Menon
Also by this author: When Dimple Met Rishi
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: May 14, 2019
The irresistible companion novel to the New York Times bestseller When Dimple Met Rishi, which follows Rishi’s brother, Ashish, and a confident fat athlete named Sweetie as they both discover what love means to them.
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?
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon
I’ve been a fan of Sandhya Menon for a while now, so this book was one of my highly anticipated for the spring. It follows Ashish, who is dealing with a sudden breakup, and Sweetie, who is forbidden to date Ashish until she loses weight. Ashish’s family is in on their secret dating scheme, however they are thrilled to find their son an Indian-American girl and create a contract of set dates for the couple to follow. As always in Menon’s works, this book is adorable and entertaining while also spreading an important message. I must say, I was a little surprised to see a girl who isn’t Celia be paired with Ashish after what I read in When Dimple Met Rishi, but I definitely enjoyed Sweetie’s character and interactions with Ashish much more.
❀ Iconic Main Character
Sweetie is such an iconic main character, and I loved her voice. She is a sassy track star who can kick anyone’s butt, and she has so much confidence. I liked how she is unafraid to stand up for herself instead of letting her mother bully her about her weight. Stereotypes are challenged as Sweetie proves that fat athletes are just as talented as anyone else and that she isn’t lazy. I also liked Ashish, even though he is a bit of a player at the beginning. He is adorable, and reading about him falling in love with Sweetie is so wholesome.
❀ Loveable Novel
There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon is a loveable novel about self-love and love in a difficult circumstance. I enjoyed the powerful message and both the main characters. This is such a feel-good book, and I would definitely recommend it this spring.
23 thoughts on “There’s Something About Sweetie, Sandhya Menon”
Ahhhh I am so excited for this book!!! I’m thrilled it’s coming out in May so when it arrives (yes, pre-ordered, for like months now) I can dive right in!
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I hope that you love it!! 🙂
This sounds so fun and perfect for a pool side read!
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It definitely is!! 🙂
This sounds like a great book! I can’t wait to read it!
I hope that you enjoy it! 🙂
I am so happy she did not disappoint you!
Menon can never disappoint! 😉
I got a little taste of Sweeting in the WDMR short story. I am really excited to dive into this one. Menon has been a solid hitmaker for me, and I am happy this was a good read for you.
I still need to read the short story! I have a feeling that you are going to love this book, too! 🙂
I haven’t read this author’s books but I always wanted to. This sounds like a fun read filled with romance and entertainment. I’m glad you enjoyed it! Great review! 🙂
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This sounds so cute! And that cover is adorable. I love when a character is sassy. I also like when a book includes self love. Sounds like a winner 🙂
Genesis @ Whispering Chapters recently posted…A Good & A Bad: Dating Games + The Roommate Agreement
Sassy is the best kind of character, right?! 🙂
I’ve only read When Dimple Met Rishi, but it was a cute one, so I need to check out the other two. I’m glad you liked this one and Sweetie sounds awesome!
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If you enjoyed Dimple, I have a good feeling that you will enjoy this one, too! 🙂
I have this one coming up, so I’m happy to see you enjoyed it! I still need to read When Dimple Met Rishi! “Sassy track star” sounds fun!
Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬
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These books are so much fun! I hope that you love the series, too! 🙂
This book looks so fun! A perfect summer beach read 😉
It definitely is! 🙂
Interesting book, definitely a good one to read over the holiday
The cover is cute, thanks for sharing your review
I was hesitant to pick this book up after being underwhelmed by Dimple (loved the characters, didn’t love the dance competition). I just finished reading As Kismet Would Have It and was so happy to see Ashish and Sweetie make an appearance and they were gosh darn adorable. I’m glad to hear that this book was feel good and has a good message about self love, I may have to give it a go! Great review. 🙂
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