“Just three dates. That’s all I’m asking. One boy shares your sense of humor. Another has similar interests and ideals. The third boy has a helpful heart like yours.”
When Aditi Gupta comes home late from work as a pediatric resident one night and her grandfather offers this pitch, she reluctantly agrees. She’s far too busy with med school to be dating, and besides, she dreams of a love for the ages, like her parents, not an arranged marriage. And yet she finds herself agreeing to three dates because she loves her grandfather. All she has to do is make herself utterly ineligible and problem solved!
And sure enough her first date with the disgustingly handsome and intriguing Krishna Lal goes exactly as planned: not well! But then the second date comes around and Aditi finds that there is more at stake than just three bad dates. Suddenly, her heart is on the line, and maybe her grandfather’s, too.
The Set Up was ok… honestly, this seems to be the theme with audible originals. They’re never amazing but a lot of the time they are an enjoyable listen.
I didn’t like how misogynistic Krishna’s thoughts were about women. Also the male narrator made Aditi sound so whiney and annoying when she wasn’t anything like that in her chapters. Honestly, Krishna seemed like an absolute douchebag and he didn’t get any better by the end. I have no idea why Aditi was interested in him.
They spent almost half of the story trying to set up their grandparents so having them get together at the end seemed a little weird. Obviously, that was where I thought it was going to go from the start when they found out about their grandparents’ past I thought that wasn’t going to happen. Seems a bit strange to me that Aditi’s grandfather wanted to set her up with the grandson of a woman he had a fling with. Just me?
If you are after a quick listen then this is definitely for you. The story wasn’t awful, but it could have been done better. The synopsis sounded really good, but unfortunately, it wasn’t executed to my expectations.
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