Mr. Imperfect Series by Aditi Chopra is a three in one novella featuring these three stories in the same order:
House of Love
You can read the blurbs in the spotlight below.
Aditi Chopra transports us to the romantic lives of NRIs with ease. She paints the settings with flair and you could well be sitting with the characters in Dallas, peeking into the cafe where they are sipping their coffee. Her narrative flow is good and the stories do not slacken anywhere. She is definitely in her niche outlining the trials and tribulations of NRI love!
There is another side to every coin and I wouldn’t be doing justice if I didn’t point out what didn’t work in the novella as well. For me, the title didn’t gel with the content. I got the impression from the word ‘imperfect’ that these would be redemption type stories. But of the three heroes, none fit the bill in being imperfect. They weren’t physically flawed nor emotionally damaged. Rather they were too perfect in taking care of the heroines and everything else! There was something about the hero in the first story being less than wealthy and the one in the second having a past affair. But I couldn’t see them as imperfections.
Taken as light reads, the stories are an enjoyable pastime. I found the characters very relatable and realistic. I wish, though, there had been more exploration of their romantic conflict. The author tends to tell more than show, maybe because of the restriction of short length of the work. Showing what one character is saying to put the other to ease or how they exchange information about each other would have added another dimension to the narrative.
I give this book three stars for narrative and story and four for credibility of the setting.
Mr. Imperfect Series
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.
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.
Aditi has an engineering background but she has found her creative bone in fiction writing. Her stories range from Contemporary Romance to Women’s Fiction. You might see a glimpse of Bollywood in her stories and will definitely enjoy the emotional ride.
Aditi focuses on leadership skills in her non-fiction books. Her readers get practical take-aways that they can utilize in their career.
Aditi is also a member of Women’s Fiction Writers Association.