Menon, Sandhya. From Twinkle, With Love. New York: Simon Pulse, 2018.
Hardcover | $18.99 USD | ISBN-13: 978-1481495400 | 330 pages | Contemporary Romance
From Twinkle, With Love is a cute book, and has quite a lot of the same charm as Sandya Menon’s previous book. I love how once again the story centers on a strong, go-getter heroine who has a guy who not only shares her interests, but goes the extra mile to support her, even if she is a little in her own head at times.
Twinkle did get on my nerves at various points throughout the book, given that she was hyper-focused on herself and her own issues, and she took a lot longer to evolve. Between leading Sahil on while also leaving the option open for a meeting with Secret Admirer “N” (who she hopes is his brother, Neil) and being a bit too judgmental of her best friend Maddie and Maddie’s new friends, she could be difficult to like at times. However, when she eventually came around, I did like that she showed genuine growth on all fronts.
I would still recommend this book, however, to fans of When Dimple Met Rishi, due to some of the basic thematic similarities, as well as to fans of cute and fun YA romantic contemporaries in general.