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The Bollywood Breakup Agency

2.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  97 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
When party-loving Neela Solanki rejects yet another loser in the long line of potential suitors who keep turning up in the ‘good’ room, her traditional Indian parents finally take decisive action. Fed up with her persistent refusal to provide them with a son-in-law and grandchild, the Solankis confiscate the phone, car and credit cards they pay for, and give her one last c ...more
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Published November 30th 2011 by Prospera Punlishing (first published November 12th 2011)
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Samantha Janning
Dec 01, 2011 Samantha Janning rated it it was ok
When I first started The Bollywood Breakup Agency by Naina Gupta, I thought I could tell what would happen. Neela Solanki, in her twenties, loves to party and have a good time, shop, and is fortunate enough to come from a wealthy family and doesn’t have to work, is getting pressured from her traditional Indian parents to find a suitable husband. Neela is against arranged marriages, and sees what her best friend V is going through with her disastrous soon to be husband. But when her parents tell ...more
Janine Southard
Oct 27, 2013 Janine Southard rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, fiction
This book was kinda "meh." I did, however, attempt to let the sequel change my opinion. Sadly, the sequel is still not available, even though the back matter says "available in 2012!"

Largely, the problem with The Bollywood Breakup Agency is that it's doing a lot of things, but none of them well enough to stand up against other books. For instance:

As far as the main character is concerned, this book wants to be a knockoff of Confessions of a Shopaholic. We've got a clueless young woman who will d
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The Bookworms' Lair
Jan 22, 2012 The Bookworms' Lair rated it really liked it
I was looking for something lightweight and fun to read yesterday afternoon and after a bit of a browse through my unread stuff I thought I would give this a try. Happily I seem to have stumbled across an entertaining, fun read and Gupta has written a classic chic-lit story with all the usual potential for misunderstanding, arguments and romance.

While slightly formulaic and a wee bit predictable (I was 27% of the way in according to my Kindle when I guessed a key plot point) this is a good stor
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Abuela Linda
Sep 02, 2012 Abuela Linda rated it really liked it
I downloaded this inexpensive Kindle book with no expectations. Yes, it could have used a good edit and proofreader, but it was a great summer read. Nothing profound, but FUN! The main character, Neela, living in a fairly traditional, Indian family in England, does not want an arranged marriage. In fact, she doesn't really want to get married, but wants to continue to live using her wealthy daddy's credit card and the car he bought her. She likes to shop, smoke shisha with her friends, sleep wit ...more
Kai
Feb 02, 2016 Kai rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2016
I enjoyed the book. Not he story was something most Indians in the uk are familiar. The twists (which were actually a little predictable and obvious) worked, like they were written for an Indian Serial Drama. My issue with the book was the use of grammar and sentence structure and the writer not using the right tense throughout each paragraph! It became a little annoying when I seemed to be spending most of my reading correcting the mistakes!
Elaine
Jul 21, 2014 Elaine rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014-reads
It was ok, more chick lit than anything and romance, which isn't a genre I'm into.
Abra
Not that good, though all the elements were there -- British-born Desi princess doesn't want an arranged marriage, is cut off financially, so she goes into business breaking up unwanted (by the prospective bride or groom, not the parents concerned) engagements. The parallel Indian soap-opera was ungodly dull, and the pretty vicious ways the 'heroine' succeeded made her an unsympathetic character. There's a sequel, and knowing me I'll probably read it. But if the author hasn't improved in Bollywo ...more
Manoj Kerai
Mar 27, 2015 Manoj Kerai rated it it was ok
The book was funny at times. But Neela Solanki put me off. I didn't like her. She did feel some guilt and try to rectify things but her attitude sucked. You're meant to empathise and root for the protagonist. In this book the protagonist was quite annoying.

I do want to read the sequel, just to see if it's better.
Jessica
Nov 29, 2012 Jessica rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
All I can say about this book is "meh." I didn't hate it but I didn't really like it either. It is your basic sort of fluffy chick lit, which I like and expected but this book really had nothing exceptional to make me really enjoy it. The main character was annoying to the end, the plot twists predictable and the ending really pissed me off. I gave it 3 stars because it didn't really deserve 2 but if GR allowed 1/2 stars this would be a 2 1/2 star book.
Judy Eldawy
Jan 11, 2014 Judy Eldawy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
FUNNY

I'm married to an Arab, not an Indian, but the bicultural dichotomy is similar.This is a print version of the Bollywood soap opera. Chuckle worthy.
Rupa Joshi
Nov 26, 2014 Rupa Joshi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: india-challenge
I absolutely loved this book....it was funny yet gripping, and you just couldn't wait to see what happened to the characters...cant wait to read the sequel....
Mathangi Sri
Jul 28, 2012 Mathangi Sri rated it really liked it
A light read and fun guaranteed. Though you can guess the end from the beginning, you do fall in love with the book somewhere down the line.
Bonnie
Sep 29, 2012 Bonnie rated it did not like it
Finished the book but hated the main character. She came across as very selfish and conceited . Wanted to slap her at the end.
Melisa
Aug 26, 2013 Melisa rated it it was ok
It was just ok. I didn't hate or love it. At times it was really slow and repetitive and other times it was funny.
Ashu
Oct 03, 2012 Ashu rated it liked it
so-so. I would compare it to an indian soap opera. Very basic and predictable story.
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