Monday, July 6, 2020

Review: 10 Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya Menon

Title: 10 Things I Hate About Pinky
Author: Sandhya Menon
Series: Book Three in the Dimple and Rishi Series
Genre: YA Contemporary
Published By: Simon Pulse (July 21, 2020)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Book Description:
The follow-up to When Dimple Met Rishi and There’s Something about Sweetie follows Pinky and Samir as they pretend to date—with disastrous and hilarious results.

Pinky Kumar wears the social justice warrior badge with pride. From raccoon hospitals to persecuted rock stars, no cause is too esoteric for her to champion. But a teeny-tiny part of her also really enjoys making her conservative, buttoned-up corporate lawyer parents cringe.

Samir Jha might have a few . . . quirks remaining from the time he had to take care of his sick mother, like the endless lists he makes in his planner and the way he schedules every minute of every day, but those are good things. They make life predictable and steady.

Pinky loves lazy summers at her parents’ Cape Cod lake house, but after listening to them harangue her about the poor decisions (aka boyfriends) she’s made, she hatches a plan. Get her sorta-friend-sorta-enemy, Samir—who is a total Harvard-bound Mama’s boy—to pose as her perfect boyfriend for the summer. As they bicker their way through lighthouses and butterfly habitats, sparks fly, and they both realize this will be a summer they'll never forget. 

Top Five Reasons to Read and Love 10 Things I Hate About Pinky

1. Lovable characters that are far from perfect and so darn relatable.
2. Swoon worthy romances that are always deliciously slow building.
3. Diverse group of characters that will steal your heart.
4. Great escape read that will leave you with a smile on your face and a warmth in your heart.
5. Outstanding writing that is every bit as memorizing as it is fun and entertaining. 

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


  1. All great reasons to read the book! I really enjoyed Dimple - though I still need to read Sweetie.


  2. I love all the books in the WDMR universe and can't wait to get to know Pinky better. I am pretty excited about this pairing.

  3. I have this book to read and I can't wait to try it. I've loved all of Sandhya's books so I have no doubt I'll enjoy it.

    1. I have no doubt you will love this one as well Nick!

  4. Oh this is just what the world needs now! Thanks Kindlemom

  5. I am glad you enjoyed this. The cover makes me smile.

  6. Oh I think I would like this one as well

  7. This sounds like such a fun summer read!

  8. Dimple was a lot of fun so I'm sure I'd like this one, too. Glad to see you did! :)

  9. I haven't had much desire to read this series until now... I love the sound of this one!
    The covers are always eye catching and fun looking but the kinda-enemies / fake-dating angle has me caught. :)

    1. They are all so fun and the characters so relatable!