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Variables of Love
by MK Schiller
Meena Kapoor knows what life has in store for her. She’s in her senior year at Stanford where she’ll graduate summa cum laude, and then she’ll begin her interviews…her marriage interviews. Meena is Indian, and she’s never questioned that she’ll have an arranged marriage like all the generations before her. Not until she meets gorgeous math major Ethan Callahan. Ethan’s sense of humor and free spirit stir feelings in Meena she didn’t know were possible outside of Bollywood movies. It doesn’t hurt that he’s charming and has the uncanny ability to make math sound like poetry, but Meena knows their equation makes no sense in the real world.
Ethan finds himself intrigued by the mysterious, beautiful girl, whose big, brown eyes reflect great pain. His goals are small at first—to make her smile and then to laugh. But he soon wants more, and though Meena is adamant they have no future, he convinces her to share the present. Ethan believes every problem has a solution, but with cultural expectations and family duty among the variables, they will struggle to solve the ultimate equation to find happiness.
Reviewed by Dana Marie
I enjoyed this story with the information on different backgrounds. It’s a good read for something looking for a boy meets girl romance. The title is also a great fit for this story.
Meena believes in arranged marriages. Even after meeting Ethan she denies her feeling for him. Ethan is sweet and I found myself starting to not like Meena for the first half of the book. There was also the rambling math, that after a while, seemed to bog the story down. However, I am a sucker for smarties. Also, I can’t deny that I have a soft spot for a love that can work through and overcome obstacles that arise from different cultural and religious backgrounds.
By the end you have in your hands, a great feel good read. There are parts that make you smile and you may just get a little teary at some point.