Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev

Ria Parkar is Bollywood's favorite Ice Princess--beautiful, poised, and scandal-proof--until one impulsive act threatens to expose her destructive past. Traveling home to Chicago for her cousin's wedding offers a chance to diffuse the coming media storm and find solace in family, food, and outsized celebrations that are like one of her vibrant movies come to life. But it also means confronting Vikram Jathar.

Ria and Vikram spent childhood summers together, a world away from Ria's exclusive boarding school in Mumbai. Their friendship grew seamlessly into love--until Ria made a shattering decision. As far as Vikram is concerned, Ria sold her soul for stardom and it's taken him years to rebuild his life. But beneath his pent-up anger, their bond remains unchanged.

And now, among those who know her best, Ria may find the courage to face the secrets she's been guarding for everyone else's benefit--and a chance to stop acting and start living.

Rich with details of modern Indian-American life, here is a warm, sexy, and witty story of love, family, and the difficult choices that arise in the name of both.

I've discovered this author in her latest book "The Bollywood Affair" and was very surprised. Love her writing style and the way she is telling a story.
There is a lot of modernity, respect for the Indian traditions and her female characters are always whole and full of strength.

So I was very excited to put my hands on her new release. A very good one !
Darker with sometimes heavy emotions, Sonali Dev is leading the reader to a great romantic story. There is something really fresh about her plot. 
Of course, it's a romantic love story but not an easy one. Nothing predictable. 
She really was able to get my attention the whole time. :-) Not so easy lately!

Love the different themes she has decided to approach. Dementia, fame, memories, the weight of a promise, living an empty life, true feelings…

A real cool love story and a talented author I will continue to follow!
Very good read!

*Arc provided by Netgalley
I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds interesting..Loved your review Lucie..Will be checking out this book to read :)

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