Mr Imperfect Series: Arranged Marriage by Aditi Chopra

51+8uETIbDL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_I received the book Mr Imperfect Series (Complete collection) by Aditi Chopra as a review copy from the author herself, and I finished it the same evening as I received it, I just could not put it down, it was so captivating. This book has three books in one, namely, House of love; Arranged marriage and Love Tango. And I shall be reviewing the book story by story. All the three stories are set in Dallas and are somehow connected to each other by the way of characters. The second story is Arranged marriage.

As the book blurb mentions:

Three intriguing women, Three imperfect men, Three fascinating stories!

Arranged Marriage

Arranged marriage – where love happens after marriage or does it?

Ishan, a NRI from Dallas, Texas visits his home country, India and gets entangled in his parents’ plan to get him married. Sonali is a simple girl from a small town called Meerut and has no desire to leave India. However, she reluctantly agrees to marry Ishan. But when she settles with him in a foreign country, she is completely lost and homesick.

Will Sonali find love in a conventionally arranged marriage?

The Story:

Arranged Marriage:

Ishan Suri, 32, comes to India for a month long trip to spend quality time with his parents but is upset that all they are doing is asking him to get married. He fins the concept of arranged marriage too old-fashioned. One evening, he discusses this with his childhood friend, Ajay, who writes the address of his relative from Meerut, whose parents are also in search of a groom for her and stuffs it into his shirt pocket. And this bit of paper finds its way into the hands of Mrs Suri, who calls up the girl’s parents about meeting even before he gets up next morning, as the elder Suris think that Ishan is in love with this girl and is too shy to come out with it.

Sonali Thakur, 25, an English graduate does not want to get married to someone outside India but still meets the Suris only to get an affirmative answer. Two weeks later, Ishan and Sonali are married and packed off to the US. There Sonali makes friends with Maya and Nikki as Nikki’s husband, Karan, is Ishan’s friend. Initially, she is homesick but Ishan tries to make the adjustment easier for her. As the relationship between Ishan and Sonali starts moving forward, Nikki mentions Tina, Ishan’s ex-girlfriend.

My take:

Arranged marriage is a beautiful story about and NRI groom and an Indian girl, something that happens very commonly in India. The author has depicted the relationship of the protagonists beautifully and also their feelings. I felt that Sonali feeling insecure after Tina’s name popped up was something that was very natural.

Book Source: The author

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