Wow. So apparently I don’t like homages to Sense and Sensibility either. This book dragged. A lot. There is no chemistry between India and Yash. I feel for Yash, but most of this was due to him deciding to just lie to everyone and I started running out of sympathy. I also laughed about the unrealistic ending. Maybe because the media these day’s don’t seem to be on the side of anyone that would be considered liberal like Yash, I think the fall out would have been a lot bigger than what Dev portrays in this one.
Readers of the series already should know a bit of Yash’s backstory in this one. Yash is running for governor of CA when he is shot during a campaign event. With his bodyguard touch and go, Yash is left feeling adrift from everyone. And then once he starts having panic attacks, his family realizes he’s not ready to start campaigning again. Yash’s sister recommends that he goes and sees India Dashwood, who is becoming a premier stress management coach. What no one realizes though is that Yash and India already know each other.
There’s of course the Marianne in this one, China. And woo boy. That whole story line. I think it would have been smarter if Dev had decided to “show us” China and her love story too. Instead we only get impressions and thoughts on it based on Yash and India. If you are going to do a whole Sense and Sensibility thing here I think that would have worked better. I ended up rolling my eyes at China though. Her entire plot was just aggravating to read about after a while.
The flow of this book was not good. I think it’s because we get a lot of flashbacks, and then present day stuff with India telling herself to not feel things for Yash, and Yash of course feeling things for India. This story has some insta-love nonsense that I was just not in the mood for.
The ending of the book as I said above was not realistic even a little bit if you know anything about California politics.