Tuesday, May 15, 2018

My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma


Hardcover304 pages
Published May 15th 2018 by Crown BFYR
ISBN: 0553523252





Winnie Mehta was never really convinced that Raj was her soulmate, but their love was written in the stars. Literally, a pandit predicted Winnie would find the love of her life before her 18th birthday, and Raj meets all of the qualifications. Which is why Winnie is shocked to return from her summer at film camp to find her boyfriend of three years hooking up with Jenny Dickens. Worse, Raj is crowned chair of the student film festival, a spot Winnie was counting on for her film school applications. As a self-proclaimed Bollywood expert, Winnie knows this is not how her perfect ending is scripted.

Then there’s Dev, a fellow film geek, and one of the few people Winnie can count on to help her reclaim control of her story. Dev is smart charming, and challenges Winnie to look beyond her horoscope to find someone she’d pick for herself. But does falling for Dev mean giving up on her prophecy, and her chance to live happily ever after? To get her Bollywood-like life on track, Winnie will need a little bit of help from fate, family, and of course, a Bollywood movie star. 

Like an expertly choreographed Bollywood dance scene, Nisha Sharma’s off-beat love story dazzles in the lime light.









My So-Called Bollywood Life was an adorable contemporary romance that filled my heart with so much joy. This charming romance story was full of humor, swoons, drama, and strong relationships. 


Winnie, the main character, was a precious and lovable girl. I adored and related to her love of romance. She was a girl who just wanted a romance that swept her off her feet like the ones she sees in Bollywood movies! Her desire to find her soul mate constantly put a smile on my face due to just how adorable she was. Winnie was also an independent, smart, and ambitious girl. Even though she was really focused on her romantic life, she still had other passions and dreams for herself. I admired how passionate she was about films and her film club. It was great to see a girl who loved romance but was still her own independent person. THANK YOU, NISHA!




Winnie's family had a heavy presence in the book, which is always a plus in a YA contemporary novel. Winnie and her family had such a strong bond. I loved how her family was invested in her romantic life, however, they were never meddling. Her family genuinely wanted to see her happy and in love. Winnie and her family did seem to focus a lot on destiny, but it was nice that they all grew throughout the book and learned that "destiny" shouldn't define their lives. Destiny had a magical way of surprising Winnie and her family in this book, which was so endearing and cute.

Another relationship I loved was the relationship between Winnie and her best friend, Bridget. Their strong female friendship warmed my heart! Winnie and Bridget were always so supportive of each other and were always there for each other. I LOVE STRONG FEMALE FRIENDSHIPS!

The romance in this book was PRECIOUS! I don't want to good super in-depth into the romance due to spoilers, but I found the romance to be so charming. I really enjoyed the fact that the romance developed at a believable pace. The romance had so many moments that made me swoon and made my heart flutter. I SHIPPED THE COUPLE SO HARD! THEY ARE ADORABLE TOGETHER!




Overall, this book was a fun and sweet book! I read this book in one sitting and enjoyed every moment of it! If you are looking for a new YA contemporary romance, then I definitely recommend checking this book out!

4.5 / 5 Fangs

*This ebook was given to me in exchange for an honest review. * 

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