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There's Something About SweetieAshish Patel Didn T Know Love Could Be So Sucky After He S 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

Sandhya Menon is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels with lots of kissing, girl power, and swoony boys Her books have been featured in several cool places, including on The Today Show, Teen Vogue, NPR Book Review, Buzzfeed, and Seventeen A full time dog servant and part time writer, she makes her home in the foggy mountains of Colorado.

10 thoughts on “There's Something About Sweetie

  1. says:

    When the general audience demands diversity, writers grant them their wishes and yet members of the audience continue to complain Why Too much brown people Not enough white people Nah son step aside and let these Indian kids have the spotlight.

  2. says:

    4.75 holi stic, colorful, heartwarming, dancing stars singing baby s got blue skies over head but in this I m a rain cloud,you know she likes a dry kind of love oh ohhh sweetest thing stars Yeap I m singing Sweetest Thing from U2 after I finished this book My head turns because of overloaded feelings are now everywhere After reading this book I feel joy, hope, love, genuineness, wholeheartedness, happiness, freedom , adrenaline, optimism pumping into my blood Sweetie , there is not something about her, there is everything about her She can run, sing, whatever she seats a goal she may achieve She s strong, brilliant, intelligent, funny and she understands people, she observes then empathizes and connects with their feelings She s the one She might be overweighted but she accepts who she is, she doesn t have inferiority complex But unfortunately her mother has Our story starts with our hero s , down to earth, confused but mostly sweet, friendly Ashish who s feeling like he s overshadowed by his brother happily in love with his girlfriend because his own girlfriend has cheated on him which destroyed his self confidence Now he decided his mother can play matchmaker and find a candidate trustworthy family for him to date Her mom finds the best candidate, Sweetie Yesss But don t get your hopes up Because Sweetie s mother thinks that her daughter is too fat and she s not equal to Ashish If they date, everybody will laugh behind them so she rejects Ashish s mother proposal on phone And the worst part, Sweetie hears everything her mother told about her Yess I m volunteer to give free punching gloves to everyone for teaching the lesson she needs to learn and all the mothers think low about their daughters plan to destroy their own child s self confidence But Swetie not only cries and resents, she acts behind her mother s back and meets with Ashish And you know what Ashish likes her appearance and her challenge to race But our naive Ashish spills the beans and tells his parents his meeting with her So their parents take the opportunity to teach their son Indian culture and show their blessings about dating with Sweetie by preparing a full contract designates their date locations, activities From the sacred temples to Holi Festival and nuttiest aunt visit you can ever imagine At least fourth place will be decided by the couple Yeap, Ashish s parents in the middle of conservative and bad shit crazy Yeap Sweetie accepts to sign a contract and obey it literally because Ashish s parents promised her, they are going to keep as secret their dating from Sweetie s parents till her birthday And Sweetie gotta prove her mother she can date a popular, rich, good looking boy for the first time in her life She has nothing to shame about herself or her appearance She loves who she is so her loved ones should respect her opinions This is her rebellion So I raise my hand and say hell yeahhh in Sweetie we trust I cut the points from the secrecy of Ashish who is texting to his ex she cheated on her but he is still heartbroken so he admits to Sweetie that their relationship can be only physical behind Sweetie s back And his friends repeated too many times he should give Sweetie a chance What the heck Well at least Ashish comes to his senses and he meets with his only for closure And falling in love parts, one on one basketball game, Holi festival, their text messages give you awwww, yesss, yayyy moments I enjoyed this book, loved the heroine and literally I wanted to give a big hug because she was so real so amazing I loved the couple s passion, chemistry, emotional growing I also loved the references from Downtown Abbey to Dean Winchester, Aquaman to Popular Bollywood Star Hritnik Roshan As a summary our hero has some flaws but our strong heroine successfully overcompensates his weaknesses It s a great, entertaining, heartwarming story that I highly recommend to anyone who needs to learn love themselves

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    Somedays you just need the cute and fluffiest of romcoms with a bit of angst because OF COURSE and this definitely delivered I think When Dimple Met Rishi will always be my favourite, but aww there was so much to adore with this one I loved how Sweetie was The Softest and so wise and mature, but also not about to be walked over I love angry girls, but soft girl rep is important too and I just adore her I actually didn t remember Ashish much from Dimple Rishi s book oops, but he was a cutie He was barely badass like he thought lolol A cutie I do not like sport But I liked that they liked sport Appreciated the parents arcs and just all the active parent involvement here Of course it s epic to have such loving ownvoices desi rep and there was discussion about culture wanting to be modern and love traditional things too Super hyped for Pink and Samir s book AH.My only drawback was that they fell in love FAST I m a cynic It just felt a bit Too Much at times they re 17 omg but at the same time, it was ridiculously cute and sappy and I ship them so so much So maybe cynic me can hush for a minute.

  4. says:

    Am I the only person who thought of Kal Ho Na Ho once they saw the tentative title Specifically

  5. says:

    I m absolutely here for Sandhya s words and I was beyond excited to see Ashish get his own book.You guys I can t even tell you how much I love Sweetie She s so good and such a lovely person I loved how she saw herself and how she was happy with herself Ashish took me a second to warm up to, but he was quite a marshmallow and I was quickly invested And there s such a great cast of secondary characters here both Sweetie and Ashish have excellent friends and I m hoping we ll get from them.Plot wise, it was everything I wanted There were sweet dates and open communication and lots of kissing Of course there are a few stupid decisions that make complete sense , but the angst doesn t last long and the gestures that come after that are fantastic Yes, I m being vague on purpose.Overall, this was an amazing story and I can t articulate how important it is and will be Huge thanks to Simon Pulse for providing the arc free of charge

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    Wow, wow, wow Freaking wow Honestly, how can I not give this book anything but 5 stars Matter of fact, I would give it a million Obviously.I mean what can you want from a book than for it to be extremely adorable and a swoon fest along with an important message This book is not just about a cute romance but it also digs deep into self love and worth It teaches us we are enough the way we are The society may create a gap between thin and fat but at the end of the day we are all equal We can achieve whatever we want though our will and not our weight Sweetie is confident and fierce I loved her from page one She is a force of nature that just keeps getting better and better She knew what she was worth form the beginning and proved it to everyone else too I loved how she never once self pitied She is strong and independent and just a total badass with a heart of gold Ashish Patel may seem all cool and confident from the outside but inside he is struggling It sure did get a little warming up to him but once I started to know him, I fell hard He is like the sweetest person He is caring, kind, and just adorable And their duo is out of the world I shipped them from the get go And every interaction they had just solidified that Their exchanges were OBVIOUSLY delightful They fit and complete each other so well They are literally made for each other This was one of my most anticipated book of the year and I can gladly say that it did not disappoint Not that I expected anything less form Sandhya Menon but she blew my expectations away and created a masterpiece Sandhya Menon has managed to be one of my favorite authors in a very short time I love her writing style, the humor, and the care she pours in it I find myself literally laughing out loud from all the hilarious dialogues she includes And of course, all the Indian aspects just makes my heart happy All the tiny details she includes about the Indian culture I LOVE it Plus, she included a Selena Gomez reference so what can I want There s Something About Sweetie will engross you completely It s a journey, it will make you happy, laugh, cry, swoon, and a little mad All you ll think about is Sweetie and Ashish They will constantly make you smile form ear to ear There is nothing but utter joy and happiness in this book I absolutely love it so, so much 100% recommend to everyone.All the opinions are my own and completely honest Thank you to Simon Schuster for the ARC

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    So, don t pelt me with rotten fruit, but I have to get this out of the way THERE S SOMETHING ABOUT SWEETIE was very. sweet Kind of gooey I wonder if it was a deliberate choice in order to balance out the less than fun fatphobic elements of the story or if that s just the author s preference I ve read WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI but it was a few years ago and I can t remember what the sweet factor was like, so, anyway Resisting fatphobic messages was one thing but what about the insidious, internalized fat phobia she carried around I was really keen on this one because of the aforementioned fat issue As per the summary, Sweetie was toted to be big and beautiful and trying to be braver, bolder, in the face of her mother s criticisms and constant need to hold her back for fear of what others might say or do And this definitely lived up to that I actually really really adored Sweetie I liked how she pushed herself to take risks, to stand up for herself, how she was confident in herself despite the fact that everything society, media and everyone family, peers would have her believe there was something wrong with her But I also appreciated her moments of doubt, of frustration, with her body we all have that one area, or , no matter our size, that we just dislike that just proved she was human, too The word fat isn t inherently bad or gross It s people who ve made it the way Fat is just the opposite of thin , and no one flinches at that one So, to me, fat is just another word that describes me, like brown or girl or athlete. As for Ashish, this is where the connection to the first book came He s Rishi s little brother confident, cocky, not quite connected to his culture, and also recently heartbroken and reeling from the fact that for all his cool player ways he actually loved his ex, and doesn t know how to move on Desperate to change things up, get his groove back, he follows in Rishi s footsteps and has his parents set him up with someone they approve of And in comes Sweetie Nothing like the previous girls he dated and yet. Ashish was one of those naturally flirty people It was, like, his resting state He had resting flirty face.I loved their connection, I loved their differences, I loved their individual sets of friends, and all the diversity within the pages I ll admit that some of the monologue y impassioned speeches or wise observations were a little much, and kind of over the top, and not hardly what I think we d see from sixteen and seventeen year olds But they were passionate and wise and accurate So, thumbs up, but maybe a little too much and a few too many There s your typical hide something for good ish reasons and have it blow up in your face drama, which is hardly limited to YA and happens in all romance, and some issues or conversations did feel repetitive, plus Sweetie s mother as the sole hold out only to have the eleventh hour epiphany was kind of. shrug Again, typical, and I would ve liked to have seen gradual awareness in that transition but alas The romance, too, is definitely a fall hard and fall fast situation and, again, ooey gooey sweet, but I still liked it He was doing his trademark smolder smirk she could see it in her peripheral vision It was thirty percent smirk and seventy percent smolder, and she didn t even have fire protection in the car.If you want a diverse, feel good, YA contemporary that s heavy on the romance and heavy on self acceptance, this is the book for you I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher thank you in exchange for an honest review This review can also be found at A Take From Two Cities.

  8. says:

    I continue to adore every single one of these books, but oh man, this one really had the fat rep of my heart Also, one of my favorite endings like, literal closing lines of any YA ever I don t even know why, but justyeah 3

  9. says:

    After enjoying From Twinkie, With Love in 2018, I couldn t resist the sequel to When Dimple met Rishi. Ashish, the younger brother of Rishi, is a high school basketball star and resident playboy, who has just had his heart broken His parent s solution let s find you a nice Indian American girl Enter Sweetie, a young woman that attends the same school as Ashish A member of the track team and a gifted singer, Sweetie has often felt judged on her physical appearance Even her mother believes that Sweetie will never be happy until she s thin But then the two meetThis heartwarming story captured me from the very first page and after finishing it yesterday, I am still smiling In Sweetie, Sandhya Menon has created a character that I wish I could have been in high school and I would definitely want my daughter to be I also adored the friends of both parties and there was one scene in particular that has me laughing until tears were running down my cheeks I recall years ago a person commenting to me that it always made them uncomfortable when encountering a certain type of couple The tall muscular guy and his chubby girlfriend I recall that person saying Like, doesn t he know that he can do much better This was uncomfortable for two reasons one I didn t share that thinking and two I WAS still am a chubby girl and how dare they Now I haven t a clue whatever happened to that person, but I hope time has given them different opportunities to maybe broaden their vision Great characters, solid storytelling, and just a downright wonderful gem of a novel That s why my original 4 star rating is now bumped to a 5 Published on 14 05 19 Goodreads Review 16 05 19 Thanks to Netgalley and SimonShuster Canada for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review.

  10. says:

    I cannot put into words what this means to me holy crap

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