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Year of the Chick (book 1 in the "Year of the Chick" series)

Year of the Chick (book 1 in the "Year of the Chick" series)

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Romi Moondi By romimoondi Completed

An awkward family homecoming at Christmas.

A humiliating public weigh-in, with two judging parents as the audience.

The announcement of a deadline for arranged marriage doom.

And that's just the first two chapters.

In "Year of the Chick," Romi Narindra must find love before her parents find her a husband.

But this is North America, not Calcutta! Who lets their parents choose their husbands?!

Easy to say, less easy to live through, as this book takes you deep inside "awkward Indian living in the West."

To escape her fate, Romi wades through the waters of secret-dating, where self-consciousness is at an all-time high, and experience at an all-time low. It's the sort of thing that would turn almost anyone into a man-crazy freak with romance tunnel-vision, and that's exactly what happens to her. All the while, a lack of inspiration in her corporate job leads Romi to her love of writing, in what quickly becomes a man-quest play-by-play.

From whiskey-breath scum bags to uni-brow creeps and everything in between, Romi and her wingmen come up empty time after time.

And that's when she meets a fellow writer.

On the Internet.

So will it be arranged marriage doom, or an Internet affair that's not as creepy as "To Catch a Predator"?

Time will tell in the "year of the chick," a twelve-month quest to find love.

"Year of the Chick" is book one of a series, and book two is available now at Amazon!
LENGTH: 74,000 words or 284 pages
DISCLAIMER: this book contains profanities, blunt accounts of the dating scene, and many awkward family moments. Enjoy!

  • canada
  • chicklit
  • comedy
  • dating
  • funny
  • humour
  • life
  • love
  • multicultural
  • rom-com
  • toronto
Devi2112 Devi2112 May 21, 2017
While I am not against arranged marriage as such, this is not the one I mean!
                              It's okay for your parents to kinda introduce you to someone who they think might be good for you, but that's it. Then you decide, and take your time. NOTHING should be forced like this.
NilRuw NilRuw Oct 10, 2016
Reading the book for the Second time because I loved it the first time
NilRuw NilRuw Oct 10, 2016
I'm gonna imagine this story with iisuperwomanii as the main character. She's Indian-Canadian, has a sister and single! Also she's bae <3
AmbrosialGlance AmbrosialGlance Aug 08, 2016
Yeah! Yeah! thats what me and my cousins always talk about :- Don't look at guys before marriage and then have sex with a stranger when u got married!
                              ugghh such a illogical thing of our custom!
MedhaAravind MedhaAravind Jun 01, 2016
wow.. if this is an autobiography, believe me, I can totally relate with you. It's hard growing up with indian parents, especially if you live outside india and all your friends' parents are so different
Anniemena Anniemena Jan 18, 2016
I have never been able to get my head around arranged marriages,I couldent think of anything worse than marrying a complete stranger I've never met and have to spend the rest of my life with them,obviously that's just my own personal view and opinion,