A Mantra for Miss Perfect
She has everything…except what she wants most.
Sahana Sood is beautiful, brilliant, and inches away from making junior partner at her downtown Seattle law firm. Ever the dutiful daughter, she’s lauded as Miss Perfect in her large Indian family and community. But Sahana is barely hiding her panic because, despite her best efforts and too many blind dates to count, she’s now thirty-two and has never come close to finding Mr. Perfect. Rumors are spreading—Sahana’s unlucky in love.
With marriage pressure mounting, Sahana buries herself in work. She’s confident she’ll close the acquisition deal for the Wilding Inn for her firm's major client, but hits a snag. The handsome owner Ryan Mehra refuses to sell. He doesn’t need the money, the inn is a testament to his late parents’ love and he’d rather continue their legacy.
Sahana heads to the historic inn determined to not lose this deal. But the sparks that fly when she meets Ryan, who just might be more stubborn and driven than she is, soon have her worrying that instead of landing her partnership, she might lose her heart.
Familial pressure drives Srinivasan's sensitive third Sood Family contemporary romance (after A Rebel's Mantra). At 32, Seattle corporate attorney Sahana Sood is a success in every area of her life—except in love. Her very traditional Indian mother is determined to change that. Not trusting her daughter to find a husband, she sets up a variety of meetings with Indian men she deems good prospects. At the same time, Sahana meets and trades sparks with Ryan Mehta, whose family owns the elegant Wildling Inn, a property she's trying to acquire for her firm. While Ryan doesn't want to sell the inn, he does want Sahana to buy into a relationship with him. As Sahana's well-meaning but unrelenting mother pushes her on a man who seems like marriage material, Sahana must choose between following her head or her heart. Srinivasan makes Sahana's internal debate entirely understandable, while Ryan's reluctance to let her go makes him the kind of hero romance readers look for. Tightly plotted and expertly characterized, this introspective romance is sure to win fans.