Monday, January 19, 2015

#BookReview: The Perfect Groom by Sumeetha Manikandan

On the jacket:

Very little has gone right in Nithya’s young life. So, when a proposal from a young, handsome NRI comes along, her mother jumps at the opportunity and packs her daughter off to the US with her perfect groom.  Nithya seems to have settled in with Ashok, ostensibly happy, if as yet childless, in her new life. When an old flame comes back into her life, however, the cracks in her perfect marriage begin to show… 


Most love stories begin..well, at the beginning. Two people meet, sense attraction, deny it, cannot, they give up, and fall in love. The Perfect Groom doesn't have any of your regular love stories.

This story is about Nithya, now living in the US with a man she married in an arranged marriage. Back home, she has a mother and sister. Nithya's husband Ashok is distant and their relationship is not one per cent of what regular married people are. Manikandan has manintaned an air of mystery around Ashok's behavior. MArried for three years, Nithya is expected to bear a child. This story has everything - your regular dramatic and mean mother-in-law, a struggling mother, a doting sister, a mysterious husband, gossipy relatives and a regular woman trying to stay strong.

To everyone, Nithya's life is perfect but in real, it's hollow and she is waiting for her own sister to get married so that she could get out of this sham. There where is the love?

It comes from where Nithya least expected it to, from her past. I do not want to divulge of give you even a peak into the story because I really want you to read this one. I read it in one sitting, I had to know what happened in the next page, and the next, and the next...

Rating: *****/5

[This review is for IndiReads. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.]

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for such a lovely review :) Very glad that you liked it.


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