An awkward family homecoming at Christmas.
A humiliating public weigh-in, with two judging parents as the audience.
The announcement of a deadline for arranged marriage doom.
And that's just the first two chapters.
In "Year of the Chick," Romi Narindra must find love before her parents find her a husband. This is a difficult task in a world where self-consciousness is at an all-time high, and dating experience at an all-time low.
Severely lacking in seductive skills and uninspired by her corporate job, Romi turns to what she loves, by writing about her quest to find love on her brand new blog.
From whiskey-breath scum bags to uni-brow creeps and everything in between, Romi and her wingmen come up empty time after time. Just when giving up seems like the thing to do, she meets a fellow writer unexpectedly.
On the Internet.
So will it be arranged marriage doom, or an Internet affair that's not as creepy as "To Catch a Predator"?
Time will tell in the "year of the chick," a twelve-month quest to find love....tick-tock.
What a fun book to start off the new year with. Romi Moondi has such a unique voice about her and her tale of finding a man or being married off by the parents kept me entertained the whole way through.
Romi and her sister had that love-hate relationship that siblings excel at having and I laughed as the two of them exchanged "loving greetings". I loved the friends in Romi's life...even when they had squabbles, they stayed true to each other. The co-workers determined to help Romi find her man so she wouldn't be forced into marriage were the kind of co-workers that I wished I had. The best friend that kept it real. And, of course, we have to talk about James, the internet crush. I went back and forth with my feelings for him. I was intrigued, then suspicious. He felt too good to be true and then it felt Romi was reading a little too much into him and his intentions. Luckily he redeemed himself. Romi overreacted and had moments of selfish actions, but you rooted for her the entire time.
This was such a fun book and I'm going to anxiously await the sequel to come out. (When is that again, Romi?)
Interact with Romi here:
Romi's Author Page on Facebook
Romi on Twitter
I am Canadian, and here are some strange personal facts:
-I wore denim-top-to-bottom in high school (there is a direct inverse relationship between how much denim I wore and how few tongues were launched down my throat at school dances...or anywhere in high school at all).
-I'm continually baffled by that Malaysian baby whose father let him smoke two packs of cigarettes a day. That baby had so many fat rolls, and I thought cigarettes were supposed to be slimming.
-I always hated those insufferable couples who would cuddle and make out on the subway...until I became half of one. But now I'm back to being none of one so I hate them again.
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