Thought I’d try my hand at Goodreads Monday this week. This meme was originally started by Lauren’s Page Turners, and involves picking a book from your Goodreads TBR list and explaining why you want to read it. This week’s book is: Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavours by Sonali Dev.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that only in an overachieving Indian American family can a genius daughter be considered a black sheep.
Dr. Trisha Raje is San Francisco’s most acclaimed neurosurgeon. But that’s not enough for the Rajes, her influential immigrant family who’s achieved power by making its own non-negotiable rules:
- Never trust an outsider
- Never do anything to jeopardize your brother’s political aspirations
- And never, ever, defy your family
Trisha is guilty of breaking all three rules. But now she has a chance to redeem herself. So long as she doesn’t repeat old mistakes.
Up-and-coming chef DJ Caine has known people like Trisha before, people who judge him by his rough beginnings and place pedigree above character. He needs the lucrative job the Rajes offer, but he values his pride too much to indulge Trisha’s arrogance. And then he discovers that she’s the only surgeon who can save his sister’s life.
As the two clash, their assumptions crumble like the spun sugar on one of DJ’s stunning desserts. But before a future can be savored there’s a past to be reckoned with…
A family trying to build home in a new land.
A man who has never felt at home anywhere.
And a choice to be made between the two.
This book initially caught my eye with it’s bright, eye-catching cover and the inclusion of the words PRIDE and PREJUDICE in its title. I mean… how could I resist having a peek at the synopsis after that?
The premise has me eager to read this book for three reasons:
- I love a good opposites-attract/ forbidden romance and this has all the hallmarks of one.
- The inclusion of Indian culture in this story. It’s great to see such diversity of culture in books and I tend to learn so much from them.
- The character arc for Trisha is one I enjoy reading about: gaining self-confidence in spite of impossible family expectations.