Thursday, March 17, 2016

Review- You've Got the Wrong Girl by Sreemoyee Piu Kundu


On a sultry night, on a deserted lawn overlooking a moonlit Taj Mahal, two strangers make passionate love and promise never to meet again... But promises are meant to be broken, right?

This is the story of Dushyant Singh Rathore - the 30-something bestselling author of Kinda Cliched, a blockbuster romance novel based on his one night of bliss with a girl whose name he does not know. Under pressure to produce a money-spinning sequel - from his obsessive fans, his hit-seeking publisher and a sceptical journalist ready to expose the true-story angle as a marketing gimmick - he sets off, three years on, to find the elusive girl whom he had promised never to seek out.

When his quest, many twists and turns later, leads him to the unlikeliest of places, Dushyant discovers there's a little more to this love story than he had anticipated. Will Dushyant get a second chance at love? What if the wrong girl was really always the right one for him?

Delightful, unconventional, heart-warming, You've Got the Wrong Girl! is a roller-coaster ride through love, lust and everything in between.

Release date: February 2016
Published by: Hachette India
Page numbers: 384


I was lucky enough to attend Sreemoye's launch for her previous book Sita's Curse. Though I haven't had a chance to read Sita's Curse yet, I liked Sreemoyee as a person so as soon as I saw she had a new book coming out I wanted to get my hands on it. You've Got the Wrong Girl seems like a book which is right up my alley. I'm just going to come out and say this, I really did enjoy You've Got the Wrong Girl. It is one of the finer books written by an Indian author and I enjoyed reading Dushyant's story.

Dushyant is the bestselling author of Kinda Cliched. Everyone knows that the book is based on his real life story where he had one night with the supposed girl of his dreams whose name he doesn't know.  With the pressure from his publisher and his fans Dushyant is now has to write the sequel to the book. The only problem here? He needs to find the girl to continue his story. And so his quest begins.

I adored Dushyant. He was by no means a perfect guy or hero material. Dushyant made mistakes, had regrets and was actually pretty easy to relate to. He wanted to find the girl so bad. Even though he kept saying it was for the book deep down he wanted to find her for himself. I liked Dushyant's thought processes and his journey was funny and entertaining at times.

What made Dushyant an even more interesting character for me was his family and loved ones. He actually had a great support system behind him even though sometimes, he wasn't ready to let them in. Dushyant's friend Bhaskar was also an important part of Dushyant's journey. It was like all these little things and incidents and people came to a full circle when Dushyant finally finds his girl.

I want to point out that though there is some romance in You've Got the Wrong Girl at its core it is Dushyant's story. Of the changes and mistakes he makes in his life and what he learns from them. But I did enjoy what romance we got. Sreemoyee has a way of writing that is sensual and elegant. You feel as though you are right there with Dushyant wanting to yell at him and cheer him on. I definitely recommend You've Got the Wrong Girl to everyone.

*Note: A copy of this book was provided by Hachette India in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.

Flipkart- You've Got The Wrong Girl (English)


  1. Wow! Seems like an amazing read!

  2. I was wondering if I should get this book. I think I should.


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