Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Review: There's Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon

Title: There's Something About Sweetie
Author: Sandhya Menon
Series: Book Two in the Dimple and Rishi Series
Genre: YA Contemporary
Published By: Simon Pulse (May 14, 2019)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 5 Stars!


Book Description:
Ashish 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?







Is there anything better than a sweet cute contemporary that packs all the feels and leaves you with a smile shinning bright on your face? Something fun and energetic and most of all, just really really good? Nope, I don't think so, at least, not in the book world.

There's Something About Sweetie was so wonderful. Packed full of sweet and heartfelt messages about accepting who we are and being strong and independent while still being respectful of others. 

I love not only the strong and powerful messages this book had but also the strong and supportive parents and heritage as well. There truly is something to be said about reading something you don't hear about every day. About a woman being confident in her own body, regardless of what color, shape, or size said body is. About accepting not only others, but ourselves too. Loving others and allowing others to love us in return.

The fact that no one is perfect. We are all learning and doing the best we can. We all have faults and cracks and insecurities regardless of our appearance but we don't let those things define us, we let them make us stronger.

I adored this read. The characters, the messages, the sweet building romance. It was just so real, so fun and really did leave me with a huge smile on my face. 





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or the publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

44 comments:

  1. There's a second book? I have the first one saved to my library wishlist, hopefully I'll read it soon!

    *waves* <3

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    1. Hey you! I've missed seeing you around!! Yes, this one was even better than the first I think. ;) Read it!! Read them both. ;)

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  2. Oh yes it's always nice to have a book like that!

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  3. There really is better than a sweet cute contemporary romance. I love that the parents were supportive. This book sounds wonderful and I am adding it to my list. Great review!

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  4. YES! YES! YES! I'm so happy you loved this one as much as I did. I loved Sweetie and Ashish and their romance! TOO CUTE!!

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    1. Yes so cute and emotional and just so fun and sweet too!

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  5. its definitely got that awe factor going on kindlemom. Great review!

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  6. This sounds so cute!I can't wait to get to this one!

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    1. I think you will really like this as well Grace!

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  7. I listened to the first book and loved it. The narrator was wonderful. I need to pick this one up seeing as you enjoyed it so much! It's going in the TBR! :)

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  8. I did enjoy Dimple, but I still need to read Twinkle. I'm glad this was a winner for you! It sounds like it has a great body positivity message and I love that.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I need to read Twinkle as well! It does have a very body positive vibe which I really do love. We need more books like that for sure.

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  9. Awe these characters sound great! Glad you are having a great time with this author/series.

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    1. Thanks Kim, they really are fun, cute, and relatable.

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  10. YAY! I got this on the top of my summer reading list pile. I can't wait.

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  11. I loved Rishi and Dimple, last year’s was good but not my fav, now I am sorry I didn’t get this one, it sounds so positive and wonderful.

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    1. I didn't read Twinkle just because of the reviews but knowing this was set in the same world/family I took a chance and I really am glad I did. I think if you liked the first, you will like this one as well Heidi.

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  12. I could see myself liking this one. I think we should like ourselves for who we are.

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    1. Yes definitely! I wish more books showed that image and how we all need to except ourselves no matter what.

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  13. I can't wait to read it too!

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  14. I love sweet, contemporary, feel-good reads! I can tell this story packed such a powerful punch! I think it's wonderful when a story has important messages about self-acceptance and self-love. This is something that our teenage girls can really benefit from! Excellent Review :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. Yes exactly and even as an adult, I loved it and it really hit home about how hard we are on our appearances as women.

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  15. I love sweet contemporary romance, so I could see myself liking this one.

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  16. Looks really cute :D glad there is a message tied into it.

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  17. Sweet and a huge smile at the end? Oh yea, this sounds like a fun one. Brilly review!

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  18. Yay for supportive parents in books! Also, love that there are messages about being strong and independent, yet respectful. Also, how are we on the same blogging schedule?? I see your previous review is The Unhoneymooners, which I'm reading right now, and this book is what I was planning on reading next. It's like you're reading my mind and staying one book ahead of me. If you tell me you're reading Girl Gone Viral, Hazel and Holly, or Star-Crossed, I'm going to think you're stalking my brain. ;)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. LOL it is funny how that works sometimes but...nope, not reading any of those next but now you do have me curious about them! :P

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  19. A good strong message/s paired with an adorable story does sound fab. I've seen this series and meant to give it a go.

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  20. This sounds like such a sweet and fun read and I know people have been loving this author. Great review!

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  21. I don't read a lot of contemporary romances, but this sounds really cute. I'm really glad you enjoyed this one so much.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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    1. Definitely a cute read but with tons of depth as well. ;)

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  22. Second review I read for this that raves so much about it! I'll have to pick up Rishi's book and read this one as well.
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

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    1. I really hope you do, they both are just so fun and good.

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