Monday, September 17, 2012

Review: Last Minute Love by Romi Moondi

What's a girl to do when she meets the Internet man of her dreams, he's better than she expected, but he lives an ocean away? And let's not forget her parents,who are trying to lock her up in arranged-marriage doom...

In this fast-paced story of culture clash and romantic pursuits, there's a big fat Indian wedding, the struggle to keep a long-distance flame alive, and an unexpected mystery man who could set a new course in motion.

All the while, our heroine abandons what was once an all-consuming man-search, which helps her remember the person she used to be, and the person she hopes to become; the history-loving nerd, the hopeless romantic, and the emerging author with dreams of ditching the corporate rat race.

This is the book of living in the moment, making the grand gesture, and putting it all on the line. This is when Romi Narindra comes alive...

One of my favorite books that I have reviewed this year is Romi Moondi’s “Year of the Chick”. I was so caught up in the adventure of Romi to find a boyfriend before the family could intervene and arrange a marriage for her and the relationship that ensued with James was so much fun.  I jumped at the chance to review the second book in the trilogy, Last Minute Love.  This time around, Romi is going through the joys of having her first book published, trying to survive her sister-turned-Bridezilla’s wedding, and a new romantic interest on the horizon.  I was so intrigued by Erik, I admit that I love a geeky foreign boy the most.  There were warning bells going off as I read about him, but I tried to push them aside.  Of course, this left me as outraged with him as Romi as the story went on. The parents and their dismissive attitude towards what obviously makes their daughter happy had me wanting to step into the pages and shake them a few times. But there was a brief bright moment towards the end of the book where I thought "Aha, they finally are getting it." 

Romi Moondi has such a quick wit about her and her characters, clearly based on real life counterparts, are an absolute thrill.  She writes the kind of characters that you want to go be best friends with and hang out gossiping with.  She is an absolute gem of a writer and I'm so thrilled to offer up a review of her books.

And a side note, Romi, HURRY AND WRITE BOOK 3!! I need to know how this story concludes!!!

Author Bio:

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).
-A homeless lady in New York once told me "You're just a bitch on vacation with no money!"
-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.

The thing I love most in the world is writing. When I first started publishing on Amazon it was my "crazy" humour side ("The Book of Awful," and "NOT Love Poems For Real Life"). Since then, everything has focused on my "Year of the Chick" series, because it's the most important thing to me in the world right now. I guess that would tend to happen, when your writing is inspired by real life, including all the satisfaction and risks that come from that.

My "Year of the Chick" series can be described as "edgy rom-com," which helps me account for the blunt conversations and mortifying family moments in the book ;-).
Book 3 in the "Year of the Chick" series will be written and released in 2013; until then I have some adventures to go on!

Connect with Romi!

Facebook Author Page:
Twitter: http:///

Buy the Book!

Last-Minute Love (on Amazon):
Last-Minute Love (on B&N):
(Also available for Kobo and iTunes!)
Additional note: "Year of the Chick" which is book one in the series, is available for free at all e-tailers!

1 comment:

  1. I agree Michelle - totally want to see how this story ends :)