Summertime Just Got Brighter | Review: Destination Wedding by Diksha Basu

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Looking for an under-hyped gem to round out your summertime reading list? Destination Wedding is here to save the day!

Destination Wedding 
by Diksha Basu 

From the internationally bestselling author of The Windfall . . . . What could go wrong at a lavish Indian wedding with your best friend and your entire family?

Tina Das wants to belong, but she just isn't sure where. India or America? Brooklyn or Bombay? Manhattan or Delhi? Or start from scratch in London--she still has fond memories of her one-night stand with Rocco Gallagher, the handsome Australian, as they traipsed through Covent Garden and Seven Dials, but he never called back so maybe it's time to let that dream go, and focus on finding the next big story for her streaming network instead.

She's hoping she'll find it at her cousin's lavish, weeklong Delhi wedding, and has taken her best friend Marianne Laing along for the ride to Delhi's poshest country club, Colebrookes. Marianne has always had international tastes, in life and in love, yet can't help but think of sweet, steady, khaki-clad Tom back home in New York.

Also in attendance are Tina's divorced parents: her mother, Radha, who's bringing her American "boyfriend," David, to the wedding, and her father, Neel, who's using the visit to India to explore the idea of dating again, only to discover it and he have both changed completely in the decades he's been away.

Infused with warmth, charm, and wicked humor, Destination Wedding grapples with the challenges of work, love, and finding the people who make a place feel like home.

Destination Wedding by Diksha Basu
Rating: ★★★
As always, a copy of this book was provided by the author or publisher in exchange for my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way.    

How, how, how, do I get my hands on more books by Diksha Basu? (Side note: as a matter of fact I am looking into/seeing if there are any copies of The Windfall for sale nearby at some independent bookstores. I need more by Basu. Immediately.) Has someone invented a time machine yet, so I can go into the future and devour some more of her words? No? Ugh. Fine, I'll settle for babbling at you guys over how fun Destination Wedding was.

Which was fantastic. In case you couldn't tell. Destination Wedding is bubbling with intriguing, witty characters, love, and stunning settings. Truly, the synopsis alone had me swooning at the promise of a lavish wedding and "finding people who make a place feel like home." (We all know I love a good reminder that sometimes home is a feeling, not a place.)

Let's get into it: I've had this silly little grin plastered across my face for the better part of the week. Destination Wedding was exactly what I needed. It was the perfect follow-up read to Kevin Kwan's Sex and Vanity. And, if I am being honest, I am beginning to feel spoiled with such wonderfully charming and indulgent reads.

(Naturally, I want more. Look at me getting greedy.)

I think the first thing that needs to be noted about Destination Wedding is the way it presents itself is even more beautiful than you can imagine. Basu's writing is full of such lively detail and vibrancy that makes it impossible to put down, and is quick to showcase the heartfelt honesty of its central stories and characters. You're pulled into the thick of it and it feels almost shocking to realize you aren't living and experiencing it in real life, but on page.

Which, of course, is one of the best things about literature to begin with. Destination Wedding is quick to engross readers with its soul, humor, and destination. I loved how character driven the narrative was. There's this attentiveness in their backstories that I appreciated. It was very fun to see these characters come to life. They will make you laugh just as easily as they will make you think, and consider your own life.

Destination Wedding is a total hit for me.
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