Is it a love for the ages or just a season?
Rohan Kapoor is the golden boy of Charlotte. As a newly minted cardiothoracic surgeon with several prestigious job offers, potential brides eagerly line up when his parents—pillars in their Indian American community—hire a matchmaker. Even his favorite cousin Rani has a plan to divine his perfect match. But Rohan’s not looking for a bride, and then he takes a wrong turn, meeting a woman who changes the way he feels about everything.
After years of traveling and painting commissioned murals, artist Solei Beals wants to plant roots now that she’s been hired as a high school art teacher. She meets Rohan at an art festival, and the attraction sizzles. During the festival of Holi, Solei admits she’s fallen in love with a man who’s made it clear he’s not free to commit beyond spring.
As summer teases, Rohan’s family obligations and expectations create a barrier Solei’s not sure he’s willing to breach. And if Rohan’s not willing to fight for her or the life he says he wants, why should she?
The first Misguided Masala Matchmaker romance from Sawney (Montana Rodeo Brides) charms with colorful clashes of cultures and characters. When 32-year-old doctor Rohan Kapoor attends a family gathering to show support for his jilted cousin Asha, his mother decides to turn the family's attention away from Asha's failed engagement and toward Rohan's future by announcing she's hiring him a matchmaker. But Rohan isn't even interested in a relationship, let alone an arranged marriage. Then a chance encounter with free-spirited white artist Solei Beals shows him everything he didn't realize he wanted. To be together, Solei must be willing to risk heartbreak, while Rohan must work up the courage to introduce this non-Indian woman to his mother and the matchmaker. Sawney highlights Indian culture and tradition while infusing tenderness and humor into the romantic comedy. Both Rohan and Solei are well-rounded characters whose differences make their connection all the more heartwarming, and the love between the chaotic Kapoor family proves equally endearing and entertaining. This light, high-spirited romp delights.