Year of the Chick

Year of the Chick

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by Romi Moondi
     
 

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[Book 1 in the "Year of the Chick" series. There's a bit of a cliffhanger to end this book, but the sequel addresses any unanswered questions]

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

Overview

[Book 1 in the "Year of the Chick" series. There's a bit of a cliffhanger to end this book, but the sequel addresses any unanswered questions]

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 (a seemingly absurd concept that's the norm in many cultures).

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.

Tick-tock.

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"Year of the Chick" is book 1 in a series, and the sequel "Last-Minute Love" is available now!
LENGTH: 75,000 words or 288 pages
DISCLAIMER: this book contains profanities, blunt accounts of the dating scene, and cringe-worthy awkward family moments

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032870531
Publisher:
Romi Moondi
Publication date:
10/27/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
29,584
File size:
346 KB

Meet the Author

[The author is guessing you don't care about where she went to school and her favourite colour and blah, blah, so below is a brief summary of writer pursuits, followed by the fun part: ways to interact and find out more about the author on an everyday basis!]Romi Moondi is a Canadian writer who converted her blog "Year of the Chick" into novel form, and followed that with two more books in the series (and a prequel short story!). The most recent of these novels takes place in Paris, where she lived for six months in 2013 (after trading in her corporate job for an inspiration-seeking mission).The books can be described as edgy romantic comedies, where happy endings are not a guarantee, and where less-than-glamourous moments are in good supply.Romi also writes screenplays, and her screenplay "Best Before" made it to the semi-finals or better in eight international screenplay competitions in 2011. She's currently working on a brand new script that she's hoping to sell to those Hollywood types.Ways to interact:Twitter: twitter.com/romimoondiFacebook Author Page: facebook.com/RomiMoondiPinterest: pinterest.com/romimoondiE-mail: romimoondiwriter@gmail.com

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Year of the Chick 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! I couldn't put it down. Romi was so relatable! I caught myself reading excerpts to my hubby after he caught me laughing outloud. The voice of the book was so fun too! Overall an easy, fun, and light read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is relatable. The struggle of trying to find true love. And even at 50, I can so relate to the struggles of NOT being treated like an adult by my mother. This book reminds me of the writing style of Jill Mansell.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute read that was easy to relate to. The main character has very traditional Indian parents that anyone with overbearing parents even in adulthood could relate to. Fun read!
j2smith79935 More than 1 year ago
Very funny! I loved the story, and can't wait for the next few books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book....very cute and funny. Can not wait for books 2 and 3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This free book is romance. It is 596 pages, but only 560 are story. The rest is the usual nonessential information and an excerpt of book 2. There are 3 books in this series. It is about a family of ( India) Indians living in Canada. It was very funny at times and a bit different than most romances. There is a lot of adult subject matter. The editing was very good. The cursing in this novel is horrendous. The heroine can not open her mouth, without something nasty coming out of it. If she is not cursing, she is saying or thinking something about sex. Her attitude and langauge makes her seem unappealing and sluty. The book does not have an actual conclusion. Book 2 costs $4.99. I did not check on 3. Both sequels are available for purchase. Chick lit, for adults. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fun read by Romi Moondi. As much as I enjoyed it, it was a little depressing realizing how strict the traditional Indian parents may be. And the arranged marriage in this day and time is so absurd. Will definitely read the next book to see what Romi gets into next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The perfect mix of humor, romance, and plot. Can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cannot wait to see what Romi get into next.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So bad could not finish reading.
TarHeelGirl00 More than 1 year ago
Romi is on a mission to find true love in a year, before her traditional Indian parents find her a husband. This humorous and fun to read book focuses on Romi's relationship with her parents and that makes for some funny and more than likely relatable moments. With the help of her co-workers and friends, Romi pursues finding true love and her adventures throughout the year make a light and enjoyable quick read.
butterflly13 More than 1 year ago
THIS WAS A FUN BOOK. IT REMINDED ME A BIT OF LUCY KEVIN. LOTS OF LAUGHS. YOU SHOULD GIVE IT A TRY.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny and very well written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Leaves you wanting more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't get past the foul language.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a book that i would have normally picked but it was free when i looked at the "FREE" books. So i read it and have since bought the prequille and the book that fallows . Laura kinda reminded me of you in SOME ways!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First of all, I didn't care for the main character. I thought she needed medication and a good shrink. She was obsessive and a little depressing. However, there were a few situations that were familiar. It is easy to lose yourself when you spend your life living up to someone else's expectations. And I remember after a particularly ugly divorce, going to internet dating. It was nice to have someone listening to me--seeming to care but I realized that it's an abstract world that can't seem to exist in reality. I appreciate that Romi was trying to re-invent herself but the journey was too laborious. I began to think the book would never end-- and I stopped caring how it ended. It was exhausting--like going out with a drunk girl friend who wants to talk--in excruciating detail--about her marathon of bad relationships. It was kind of like a self help book gone bad. I wouldn't recommend it but then I'm not a big fan of self flagellation either. To each his own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bad language throughout this book.. basically I skimmed through the pages. Not a book for me, sorry! I am still trying to figure out how it got so many good reviews :S I get that most of the people in this story were from India... but I had a hard time with them partying and club hopping, while pretending to be oh so innocent... just didn't fit right to me. I know most kids try to rebel and so I get that... but I just didn't get this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had high hopes for this book, but the language in the first few pages turbed me off. It's possible that it got better as the book progressed, but I couldn't get through the beginning to find out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not keep reading. It's the first book of 3.
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The story is relatable and fun weather you're a 20 something or beyond. I knew about the whole arranged marriage thing beforehand, and marveled at the lengths an INDIAN-CANADIAN girl has to go to just to have a social life. I'm looking forward to reading BOOK 2, basically Romi's parents lied about their intentions and have gotten an aunt involved in theie manipulative scheming! Plus, there is JAMES. Sorry to say I still don't trust him. He's hot and cold throught this book and a bit arrogant! I don't think one NYC meetup changes alot, sad to say. I'm kind of like the skeptical BFF: Waiting until Book 2 to see if MISTER BARCELONA is legit, or merely a relationship stepping stone..a learning experience and nothing more. Honestly, if I saw his profile on Facebook, as a single woman myself, I'd call BS just on what little we know about it from this book. No one is THAT perfect! What is he hiding? Not looks, obviously. Is he married, a user, a hypocrite, a racist, does he use women shamelessly? I'm hoping Book 2 has answers because someting does not jive about James. He seems fake.
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