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Review: 10 Things I Hate About Pinky

Hello friends, happy Wednesday – I hope you’re all having a great week so far! Today I’m posting my review of book three in the Dimple and Rishi trilogy, 10 Things I Hate About Pinky by: Sandhya Menon.

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You can read my review of book one: When Dimple Met Rishi
You can read my review of book two: There’s Something About Sweetie

10 Things I Hate About Pinky

10 Things I Hate About Pinky by: Sandhya Menon: Pinky is all set to spend another summer with her lawyer family at their summer home. But when a fire happens in their barn, Pinky’s mom is first to put the blame on her. Tired of her mom always thinking she’s the delinquent, she lies and says she has a reliable boyfriend that her mom would love… Samir, the person she loathes most. Since Samir’s summer plans of a dream internship at a law firm fall through, he decides to go along with this plan, maybe he can gain an internship from Pinky’s lawyer mom if all goes well, he and Pinky just have to get along and not kill each other first. Menon did it again; she totally swept away her reader in such a fun, yet sometimes heartbreaking way. At first the reader didn’t really care for this story; the two main characters lacked chemistry and the plot felt pretty predictable, but it really turned around in the third act. We met both Pinky and Samir in the previous book, There’s Something About Sweetie, and the reader wasn’t surprised at all to find them coming together in this one because of how much passion they showed for each other when we first met them. The plot had so much more than just a fake dating trope, it had another story with an estranged mother/daughter relationship. Menon has a way of writing these relationships so well and with so much emotion that it truly touches the reader and hits deep. Even though we basically know where the story is going to end up, the journey to the end was such a rollercoaster that it could have gone any which way. The characters in this novel were again, super headstrong and stubborn, sometimes set in their ways, which turned the reader off at first because no one wanted to see the other person’s side and it got frustrating to read. Over the course of the novel it was such a joy to watch these characters open up and open up to each other. Pinky’s resilience paid off in the end when all she wanted was to do good in the world and make it better for people less fortunate; on the flip side Samir’s rigid scheduled personality began to slowly bend over time as he learned there’s more to life than what you can fit in your planner. Even the secondary characters were really developed and gave the story that fully rounded feel, even the annoying Cash. In the end, this was an enjoyable, pull on your heartstrings read.


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