Originally reviewed in detail at Musings Over Nothing
I liked the way the story began and that the suspense was built up till the very end. There was nowhere that the book lagged in pace or want of depth in the characters (for a short book). The romantic episodes between Puneet and Myra were realistic enough and maybe cute to an extent. For a 10 year old kid, Rishi does know too much - I would probably have cringed to discuss my love life, much alone take advises from a kid claiming to be my son - that too one that known else could see. I could sympathize for Puneet that Rishi could read his mind.
On the other hand, I felt the author had too much on the plate for 160 page novel. What started out as a time travel or paranormal story turned out to be a love story, hypnotism, drugs, ragging, holy men, adopted kids - too many themes and extremely sharp turns which made it look like author was unclear with the direction of the story and as though the ending was hurried. Cliched and completely unnecessary characters like a long haired stranger from the streets asking him to chase his dreams could have very well been avoided.
Writing an intimate scene is supposedly harder than others, but I should confess no other book made me cringe reading as this one, especially crude and unpolished phrases like "cried like hell" and "the slightly hairy organ between the legs". In fact the entire scene could have been done away with, and no on would have missed a thing. Better none than a half baked scene. It puts any reader off to find any typos or spelling error while reading the book, how much ever the story might be good and interesting.
Bottomline: If you wanna pick up an easy read through with Bollywood feel - try this out. - See more at: http://musings-over-nothing.blogspot.in/2016/01/book-review-hey-dad-meet-my-mom.html#more
Right since childhood, the world in which we live teaches us to bury our 'bad' past somewhere deep inside us and just move on. So deep, that even we can't possibly dig it back out.' What happens when a 10-year-old child, who claims to be your future son, comes to you to help you find his mother, who's your perfect match? What happens when you eventually start doubting his intentions? What happens when a girl starts turning your dreams into nightmares? What happens when your 'future son' starts haunting you? What happens when your future starts bleeding into your present through your past? 'Hey Dad! Meet My Mom' is nothing less than a roller coaster ride of mystery, love, comedy, fear and suspense. So make sure you don't forget to expect the unexpected.