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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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. ...more
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 ...more
“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 ...more
“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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Nick: He's a recovering addict and an author, but has been in an writing slump for more than the r ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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...more
|What's the Name o...: SOLVED. Multicultural (Indian) Contemporary Romance.The heroine is indian, as in from India. She works at an Indian owned sandwich shop. The hero is a famous reclusive writer. [s]||5||33||Jan 01, 2019 10:47PM|