Title: Mr. Imperfect Series
Author: Aditi Chopra
Number of Pages: 188
Price: 250 [INR]
Three intriguing women, Three Imperfect men, Three fascinating stories!
House of Love
Real estate agent Nikki Desai has a rule of not dating her clients. When she hosts an open house on a cold Dallas afternoon, she didn’t know what was in store for her. Much like Dallas’ unexpected weather, Karan Malhotra, a business consultant, walks into her life and challenges every belief she holds close to her heart. Karan manages to cajole Nikki, but is she making a mistake in breaking her rule by dating Karan?
Arranged marriage – where love happens after marriage or does it? Ishan, a NRI from Dallas, Texas visits his home country, India and gets entangled in his parents’ plan to get him married. Sonali is a simple girl from a small town called Meerut and has no desire to leave India. However, she reluctantly agrees to marry Ishan. But when she settles with him in a foreign country, she is completely lost and homesick. Will Sonali find love in a conventionally arranged marriage?
Maya Sarin is sensuous and enterprising. She runs a dance school in the suburb of Dallas. Tahir Ali is an aspiring author who owns a Mediterranean restaurant in the area. When his regular dancer bails out on him, he rushes in Maya as a replacement. Maya is the inspiration that he had been longing for; she feeds his creative soul. Do they have any future together? Explore their passion and intrigue in Love Tango.
Mr.Imperfect Series is a book with three love stories, the protagonists being three intriguing women with their ‘imperfect’ partners. The stories are based on Non-Resident Indians settled in the city of Dallas. The three protagonists Nikki, Sonali and Maya are strong, independent women with promising careers or education. Nikki is a real estate agent, Sonali is still figuring out her destiny and Maya runs a dance school. They are modern yet values the tradition, culture and beliefs and also has clear opinions and views of their lives. They meet Karan, Ishan and Tahir, their ‘imperfect’ partners respectively in the stories of House of Love, Arranged Marriage and Love Tango.
In House of Love, Nikki is a real-estate agent who meets the smart and handsome Karan. Nikki is also ambitious and wants to prove herself to her father who favours his son Virat over her. Though madly in love with Karan, she seeks the approval of her father. Does he approve of their wedding? What about Sasha- Karan’s mother’s choice for his wedding?
Arranged Marriage is the story of Sonali who marries Ishan through an arranged marriage. Though she was skeptical about living in a far-off place in Dallas, from her parents she finally gives in to their wish. The story is beautifully narrated, the apprehensions and confusions of a new bride carefully filled in. She settles in Dallas with her husband and soon gets bored sitting alone at home doing nothing but cook and wait for him all day. However, Ishan is a generous man though ambitious. Will she able to live a life with this stranger? Will love find a way?
Love Tango is the story of Maya who replaces the belly dancer Laila in Tahir’s restaurant. Tahir, who is born to a conservative Muslim family chooses this career and is also successful. The handsome Tahir is bewitched by Maya’s performance but Maya is uncomfortable with his flirting. However, Tahir is inspired by her and weaves a story on her charms. How will this pair end up? Does opposites attract? Does history repeat itself? Will the past haunt Maya?
Now, who doesn’t have a little peccadillo? These stories make one believe in true love and to look beyond those flaws and find the true essence of life. The couple decides to give it a go even though it means they should go through adjustments and compromises.
The three stories are down-to-earth and touch a chord especially since it can be found in different walks of our lives. All the six leading characters have been crafted spectacularly well. There is perfect balance and brings out the beauty of human relationships. The author has brought about such sweet and crisp stories. And my favourite? It’s Love Tango where there is a perfect blend of love, spice and passion. Also, it mostly resonates to the kind of love I personally know about and believe in. 😉
There was scope for a little more drama in the stories.
Do I recommend? Yes, a light read! Maybe, while you travel!
Many thanks to the author and the Book Club for this opportunity.
Meet the Author
Aditi Chopra was born in India and now lives in Texas with her family. She writes NRI (Non Resident Indian) fiction and non-fiction books.