Meena Kapoor knows what life has in store for her. She’s in her senior year at Stanford where she’ll graduate summa cum laude, and then she'll begin her interviews…her marriage interviews. Meena is Indian, and she’s never questioned that she’ll have an arranged marriage like all the generations before her. Not until she meets gorgeous math major Ethan Callahan. Ethan’s sense of humor and free spirit stir feelings in Meena she didn’t know were possible outside of Bollywood movies. It doesn’t hurt that he’s charming and has the uncanny ability to make math sound like poetry, but Meena knows their equation makes no sense in the real world.
Ethan finds himself intrigued by the mysterious, beautiful girl, whose big, brown eyes reflect great pain. His goals are small at first—to make her smile and then to laugh. But he soon wants more, and though Meena is adamant they have no future, he convinces her to share the present. Ethan believes every problem has a solution, but with cultural expectations and family duty among the variables, they will struggle to solve the ultimate equation to find happiness.
I almost said an automatic no when I was asked to review this, because my review schedule is pretty booked right now, but I gave into curiosity and looked it up. Right then and there I decided that sleep is for the weak, and I had to read it.
Ethan reminds me of my husband. There were things he said that were very similar to how I was wooed. Which made me instantly connect to him. Clearly the best way to pick up a girl is with math. Although in my case, science.
This wasn't a typical romance, which is what drew me to it. Different backgrounds, different views of religion, but they're both stubborn as hell. Then you throw their friends into the equation. There is all sorts of crazy involved.
I really enjoyed this book. I love nerdy jokes and it was refreshing to read a romance that isn't something I usually see.
There are some parts that feel like it was stretching too much to stand out. And even though I realize this I still loved all of the characters, even with all their quirks. Also, this blasted story made my eyes water a couple times.
The end was hard for me to finish because I didn't want it to be over! Great story. Read it immediately!