Sandhya Menon's debut novel, When Dimple Met Rishi, was a smash-hit and instant favorite. We loved From Twinkle With Love as much if not more. Join us to meet Sandhya with her irresistible new novel, There’s Something About Sweetie, which follows Rishi’s brother, Ashish, and a confident, self-proclaimed fat athlete named Sweetie as they both discover what love means to them.
After being dumped by his ex-girlfriend, Ashish Patel’s mojo goes AWOL. Even worse, his parents are annoyingly 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 and take her 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?.
“There's something about the way Sandhya Menon writes love stories. I'm head-over-heels for this charming, funny, romantic life-affirming book.” Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda)
Sandhya Menon is the New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi and From Twinkle With Love. She will be chatting with Misa Sugiura, author of It’s Not Like It’s a Secret and the upcoming This Time Will Be Different.