Rosa has Bipolar Disorder.
In the past, it's gotten her into a lot of trouble. The kind of trouble she'd like to keep from boys like her neighbours, Elijah and Rhett, the two popular university heartthrobs. In fact, for this next year of university, she's vowed to keep her head down, with her best friend Dre by her side.
Daya has never told anybody that she likes women.
When her sister gets married, the attention shifts to Daya's prospects of husbands. There's one problem: she doesn't like men, and that's not spoken of in her Sikh family. The only person who sees through her indifference is her brother's friend, Baz.
Malaika has always hid behind the safety of her boyfriend.
After her father's sudden death from cancer, Malaika's world has been ruined, and she's still trying to rebuild it. But when she finds her long term boyfriend cheating on her, she realises she might just have to knock down all there is to rebuild anew.
When Eli knocks at Rosa's door, the two strike up an unlikely and lasting friendship...one that will send ripples across their lives forever.
Written between two households and seven characters, Rose Tinted is a story of love, hope, friendship and survival.
Now is not the time to stay quiet.
Now is the time to fight.
Rosa suffers from Bipolar Disorder, and a year in a psychiatric hospital was not how she envisaged her university life. But now she's back at medical school, and she's living with three other girls. Her best friend, Dre, who's as cunning and beautiful as a fox, and Daya, a quiet Sikh girl who doesn't want the arranged marriage her parents are suggesting for her. And lastly there's Malaika, who's just found out that her long term boyfriend has been cheating on her.
In a neighboring student house live Elijah and Emilia, the popular twins, with Rhett, the university's heartthrob. When Eli and Rosa strike up an unlikely friendship, all seven of their lives will collide.