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Publisher's Summary

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 defuse 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.

©2015 Sonali Dev (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Can't get enough of India, Pakistan, Bollywood....

Funny story, good characters, rings very true on many counts.
A typical love story: struggles with misunderstandings.
Nevertheless, it's fun to travel along on these journeys, with excellent narration.

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  • Shannon
  • OAKDALE, CT, United States
  • 07-27-18

Enthralling

From the prologue, I was hooked. The author gives just enough information to leave you wanting more all the way until end. Add that to the fact that you feel like you're inside the book, feeling the emotions with the characters, and it is truly a wonderful listen.

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Great story. Needs to be a movie!

Loved this book. They need to make this a movie it would be an instant hit. Can’t wait to get my hands on Sonali’s other books.

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True Thought: How Many Awards Did This Book Earn?

Sonali Dev is a lyricist with deep emotional intelligence. What a satisfying read! Ready for more. (I want the aunties to adopt me.)

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Not not sure not sure not sure not sure not sure w

I couldn't get past all the clichés. "every cell in her body. " "hands squarely on her hip." Eek

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I was hoping for some irony but no luck. I love the extravagance of genre but this was too serious.

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YES

I just loved how nicely the puzzle came together. Please write more stories! Im so obsessed!

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Beautiful, passionate story!

From beginning to end I was swept away by this beautiful heart wrenching story of love and resilience.

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Typical romance novel

I always like to read a romance novel here and there. The author does a great job in a few of the story lines and then others - a man feverishly in love with a woman that keeps running away - gets a bit stale after hours of listening.

However! It was a fun listen and the narrator does a phenomenal job of delivering the story from a culture that isn't typically main stream.