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4.07  ·  Rating details ·  162 ratings  ·  41 reviews
When a man loves a woman
 
Recovering addict Nick Dorsey finds solace in his regimented life. That is until he meets Shyla Metha.  Something about the shy Indian beauty who delivers take-out to his Greenwich Village loft inspires the reclusive writer. And when Shyla reveals her desire to write a book of her own, he agrees to help her. The tale of a young Indian girl growin
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Paperback, 290 pages
Published January 19th 2016 by Lyrical Shine
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⭐⭐⭐⭐4 STARS⭐⭐⭐⭐



I Loved this book. LOVED IT.

First, I picked it up because of the author. MK Schiller is a name I associate to books I adored a couple of years back, “The Other C Word” and "The Do-Over". Sexy, funny and entertaining contemporary romance books.

What motivated my choice secondly was the blurb mention of a shy heroine. I don’t know why but something about a shy woman in this particular premise just appealed to me.

The fact that the heroine is coming from a rural part of India and the f
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maggieandteddy
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've read a few of MK Schiller's books. My favorites are The Do-Over and Variables of Love and I liked The Other C-Word and its sequels.
I immediately put this on my WL. then I decided to pre-ordered. Then I received an ARC copy (YAY)
I was intrigued by the story of the H & h from different cultures. I thought that this would be similar to Variable of Love. NO it's not. I checked the author's name. Yep Schiller. Wow this book is SO different from her others. It's been a while since her last b
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Jackie
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
Received a copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Romance and gendercide aren't topics that one commonly finds in the same book. But after watching a documentary about female gendercide, author Schiller felt compelled to write a happy ending for a fictional girl who had had to deal with the threat of such violence. Unfortunately, Schiller's writing is not as strong as are her good intentions.

The premise of Schiller's story—a college student from India forms a friendship, then a roman
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Riz
3.5 Stars
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I received an ARC of the book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

So I'll start with listing the two main reasons I have been wanting to read this particular book for a while now.

-- Firstly, because M.K. Schiller is the author of one of my very favorite contemporary romance novels, The Do-Over and I love her writing. <3

-- Secondly, I am Indian, and when I read that this book had an actual Indian heroine with an a
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Lanie
Dec 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
ARC was supplied via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Oh wow!! This is a very heartwarming story of survival, hope, finding true love and so much more!! It's tragic, emotional and gut-wrenching. Though I've already guessed the twist in the story earlier on, it's effect is still heartfelt and profound nonetheless.

I'm a big fan of MK Schiller's books like The Do-Over and Variables of Love. When I saw her newest book on Netgalley, I can't resist but wish for it. I was so elated when my req
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Liz Gavin
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-tous
** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. **
Reading Unwanted Girl’s blurb, I guessed this story wouldn’t be as light as other romance novels I have read recently. I was prepared for tough subjects. I wasn’t ready though for the depth of the feelings I experienced. I avoid spoilers when writing reviews because I don’t’ like reading them when I’m choosing a new book so I won’t give you any. However, I can comfortably say to any potential reader – PICK THIS BOOK right now.
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Alison Burris
Sep 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unwanted Girl is a book within a book, allowing the reader to peek into the challenging world of women in India. If I tried to describe the story, it would sound depressing, but in M.K. Schiller's hands, it emphasizes the strength, the drive and loyalty women share--making them survivors.

Shyla, a student at NYU, is in the US on a student visa from India. She meets Nick, an author, when she delivers him sandwiches - the same order, every night, for months. We quickly learn that Nick has a tortur
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Jenn
Aug 13, 2018 rated it liked it
This book had a fascinating premise. I really enjoyed both main characters and their internal reasons for not getting involved with people were very believable. I do wish that more time had been spent outside of their bubble of Nick's apartment. I also wish that Nick's addiction was woven more firmly into the character. He's in treatment for a very addictive substance and I would have liked for his treatment to be discussed further, especially in regards to how he handles stressful situations. I ...more
Michelle van Rij
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: februari-2016
5 UNWANTED GIRL STARS

“He’d heard all kinds of Asian accents, but never one as lyrical as hers with each simple word drawn out softly, a seductive hum as it left her lips.”

Unwanted Girl is a heart-gripping, poignant and raw story about love. It’s a story about the romance kind-of-love with a happily ever after. It’s a story about family. It’s a story about a different culture. A culture where Female Gendercide is a standard. A culture where boys are preferred over girls, and girl babies are bei
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Lynn Jones
Jan 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
“Life is never easy when there are so many obstacles that are in the way. The road to love and happiness are not without heartache and pain.”

“Emotions are the same no matter what language you write in. In the end, we are not so much the sum of our experiences but the journey of our souls, And you cannot measure that. This story is about love, survival, loss and finding happiness in a world that is cruel and judgmental. I had the honor to read this book for my honest review. It renews your hope a
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Stevie Carroll
Previously reviewed on The Good, The Bad, and The Unread:

I tend to shy away from romances – as opposed to, say, mysteries – featuring writers as protagonists, especially when the blurb tells us all about the issues they’re having in their personal and/or professional lives, but I’m drawn to inter-racial and multicultural romances, of which far too few appear for review. So, I decided to give this one a go, in spite of the fact that I’m not exactly keen on the whole recovering addict trope either
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Sandy S
Jan 02, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 19, 2016

When a man loves a woman

Recovering addict Nick Dorsey finds solace in his regimented life. That is until he meets Shyla Metha. Something about the shy Indian beauty who delivers take-out to his Greenwich Village loft inspires the reclusive writer. And when Shyla reveals her desire to write a book of her own, he agrees to help her. The tale of a young Indian girl growing up against a landscape of brutal choices isn’t Nick’s usual territory, bu
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Unwanted girl by MK Schiller
This is a story about love, survival, loss, and finding happiness. It is about the cruel things that happen in our world. It renews your faith in mankind, that there is hope and kindness in the world.

That's the simple part of the book. Somewhere along the way friendship builds to a love so great you cannot put the book down. Everyone has secrets, everyone has a past. It is how we handle these that will tell our future. That is when things get complicated.

This book is
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Romancing Susan (Monti)
I so love this book that I not only read Unwanted Girl once but twice! Twice! I haven’t read a book twice for a very long time. And the second time for me, I don’t know why, made my heart feel fuller. More contented.

Shyla is an exchange student who delivers sandwiches to Nick Dorsey, a writer who suffers more than just a writer’s block. Shyla, a brown eyed girl with the innocent looks that gives the wrong weather forecasts, asks Nick Dorsey to help her write a book. Dorsey helps her write even i
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Carolina Godinho


I was given an ARC in exchange of an honest review.

Recovering addict Nick Dorsey finds solace in his regimented life. That is until he meets Shyla Metha. Something about the shy Indian beauty who delivers take-out to his Greenwich Village loft inspires the reclusive writer. And when Shyla reveals her desire to write a book of her own, he agrees to help her. The tale of a young Indian girl growing up against a landscape of brutal choices isn’t Nick’s usual territory, but something about the story
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Kina
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I give this book 5 diamonds

When I first received this book I had no idea what it was about, after reading the synopsis I still wasn't sure It was a book I would have picked had it not been given to me.

I was wrong which is always a lovely surprise. I was pulled in to this story from the first chapter, I couldn't put it down. I read voraciously while cooking dinner, putting the kids to bed and long after I should have gone to sleep. I needed to know what would happen to these two amazing people I
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Mave
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
It's a compelling, multifaceted and multicultural book. It captured my attention from beginning to the end. It 's touching, sad but hopeful.
Nick Dorsey is a successful author, his books sell very well but he has terrible writer's block. He needs new ideas, a compelling story to tell. His life changes completely ordering a sandwich. Hands it over to him a shy Indian girl, very sweet and beautiful. He's very fascinated by this girl and wants to know her better. Shyla is in New York to study, has a
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E.
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
"Unwanted Girl" by M.K. Schiller is a contemporary romance and women’s fiction story that explores cultural mores and the contrasting challenges faced by two people who have to learn how to overcome the vast differences in their lives in order to find common ground. The shy reserved student, Shyla Metha, and the author who is a recovering meth addict, Nick Dorsey, embark on a project that will expose a tragic reality even as they each travel on a journey of personal discovery that unfortunately, ...more
Julianne Redmon
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An AMAZING read! Every aspect of this book, from the characters to the story to the setting, is perfectly balanced to tell a difficult, emotional tale with great delicacy and respect.

The main characters are both strong characters who have come through times of weakness in the past. Nick, a recovering addict, has truly found his "muse" in Shyla, the intelligent yet reserved Indian girl who delivers his sandwiches. As they work together in his apartment to write a book, they discover so much more
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Sue Davis
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite
TERRIFIC, HEART WRENING ,UPLIFTING, STORY
I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK FOR AN HONEST REVIEW
You have an author Nick Dorsey who has had a bad few years , taking his pressures in the wrong way , while as an author his books sell very well. As he recovers he lives a very strict live ,then one day ordered a sandwich delivered and continued ordering them everyday just to see the shy Indian girl who delivered it . She hardly spoke or looked at him , after awhile she started telling him about the weather (al
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Keanna (KeyReadThat)
This was an amazing new adult book that started off the year for me. This book reminds me of After worlds by Scott Westerfield because of the writing a book while you're in a book aspect. Though I've never read the book, but only from hearsay. Here we meet two strangers who eventually become lovers- both who have had a terrible past- they have both found the light in many different ways.

Characters:
Nick: He's a recovering addict and an author, but has been in an writing slump for more than the r
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Stacia
Jan 19, 2016 added it
Joint review with Alexis (Three Girls and a Book Obsession)-

For anyone that follows our blog or reads our reviews, you already know what HUGE fans we are of author MK Schiller. Her books have been known to get one (or both) of us out of our reading funks and they are such emotionally charged, well-written stories! So of course we were excited to find out she had a new book coming out.

Shyla Metha is from India, but is in the United States on a student visa. She is finishing her degree at NYU and
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Tanya
Nov 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, arc
Interesting, if a little bit far fetched in the reveal. Here we have Shyla, a 22yo college student from India, nearly ready to graduate and return to India. She is working for a shop and doing deliveries. There she delivers sandwiches every night to Nick, a 27yo popular author, though he currently is suffering from writer's block. They form a relationship that expands to include collaborating on Shyla's own book idea, as she has the idea he is lacking right now and he has the skills to write it. ...more
United Indie Book Blog
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Life is never easy especially when there are obstacles that continues to fall in the way. The road to love and happiness are lined with heartache and pains. Nobody knows that better than Nick and Shyla both are dealing with their own personal demons but can’t seem to sat away from each other.
When I first started reading this book I really didn’t think it would be the type of book I would like but as I really started to actually enjoy the book. It had some confusing parts to it but I was never lo
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Rebecca John
Feb 15, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. Interesting read.
Kanoko
Jan 25, 2016 marked it as dropped-and-skimmed  ·  review of another edition
DNF at 34%

As a caveat, the story within a story thing rarely works for me. Can't say I even care for either of the stories here, and I've given them enough time to rouse my interest. The B story has "I can see where this is going" written all over it.

I'm sure Shyla's character blossoms later, and maybe her initial "innocence" is supposed to be sweet and amusing, but nope, nope, nope. I can't do her "I've been in the U.S. for four years but don't know what Scotch is or how a tape recorder works o
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Tanya
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Interesting, if a little bit far fetched in the reveal. Here we have Shyla, a 22yo college student from India, nearly ready to graduate and return to India. She is working for a shop and doing deliveries. There she delivers sandwiches every night to Nick, a 27yo popular author, though he currently is suffering from writer's block. They form a relationship that expands to include collaborating on Shyla's own book idea, as she has the idea he is lacking right now and he has the skills to write it. ...more
Shaila
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
BLEW ME AWAY.

I picked this book up when I was in the mood to read a sweeping romance, and this perfectly fit the bill. The writing was sophisticated and balanced, and it drew me in whether or not I wanted to be! These two intelligent and complex characters seeped into my thoughts and into my heart. I couldn't wait to pick up the book again and get lost in their romance.

The love story between Nick and Shyla was beautiful and nostalgic, healing and intoxicating, steamy and innocent. I was swept aw
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Edie
Feb 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I am at a loss for words, truly. Goodreads doesn't offer a scale large enough to rank how good, and important, this book is, so I'll go for the generic 5 star rating and encourage everyone who reads this to know that it far surpasses that number.

I honestly wish I could convey a review that would be worthy to a prospective reader in terms of this book, but, alas, I cannot. All I can hope for is that you take a chance and pick up this book as soon as possible. I promise it will change your l

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Not knowing a word of English, MK Schiller came to America at the age of four from India. Since then, all she’s done is collect words. After receiving the best gift ever from her parents—her very own library card—she began reading everything she could get her greedy hands on. At sixteen, a friend asked her to make up a story featuring the popular bad boy at school. This wasn’t fan fiction…it was f ...more
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