A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev audiobook

A Bollywood Affair

By Sonali Dev
Read by Priya Ayyar

Blackstone Publishing 9781617730139
10.40 Hours Unabridged
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In the tradition of Shobhan Bantwal’s successful Indian American novels, Sonali Dev’s debut captures the colorful spirit and fascinating details of Indian and Bollywood culture—including a lavish wedding—while delivering an emotionally layered and accessible story. Mili Rathod has been bound by marriage since she was four years old. But when her husband shows no sign of claiming her after twenty years of waiting, Mili grabs the chance to leave India and come to America on a scholarship. Playboy filmmaker Samir “Sam” Rathod is Bollywood’s favorite bad boy. He’ll do anything for his big brother—even travel halfway across the globe to take care of the “wife” who just crawled out of his brother’s past. Yet Mili isn’t the simple village girl Sam expected. She’s a whirlwind who sucks him into her roommate’s elaborate elopement and soon has him drowning in her onyx eyes. And though Mili fancies herself in love with his big brother, the husband she has never met, Sam is hoping for a very different ending.

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Summary

Summary

A USA Today Pick of Best Books for Valentine's Day

An NPR Best Book of 2014

A Library Journal Best Book of 2014

A 2014 Booklist Best Book in Romance

Finalist for the 2014 RITA Award for Best Debut

A BookRiot Pick of the Best Steamy Hollywood Romances

An RUSA Reading List selection

In the tradition of Shobhan Bantwal’s successful Indian American novels, Sonali Dev’s debut captures the colorful spirit and fascinating details of Indian and Bollywood culture—including a lavish wedding—while delivering an emotionally layered and accessible story.

Mili Rathod has been bound by marriage since she was four years old. But when her husband shows no sign of claiming her after twenty years of waiting, Mili grabs the chance to leave India and come to America on a scholarship.

Playboy filmmaker Samir “Sam” Rathod is Bollywood’s favorite bad boy. He’ll do anything for his big brother—even travel halfway across the globe to take care of the “wife” who just crawled out of his brother’s past. Yet Mili isn’t the simple village girl Sam expected. She’s a whirlwind who sucks him into her roommate’s elaborate elopement and soon has him drowning in her onyx eyes. And though Mili fancies herself in love with his big brother, the husband she has never met, Sam is hoping for a very different ending.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Deeply romantic and emotional, with characters I fell in love with.” Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author
“Deeply felt emotions that will keep readers turning the pages. A Bollywood Affair has it all.” Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author
“A charming contemporary Indian fairy tale…Vibrant and exuberantly romantic.” NPR
“Filled with warmth and completely unforgettable characters, this occasionally poignant story explores what happens when best laid plans go awry. An absolute winner from beginning to end.” RT Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
“Dev’s heartfelt debut novel is rich in scenes and images illuminating Indian culture, leaving readers with a greater understanding and appreciation of Indian traditions while beautifully capturing the struggle between familial duty and self-discovery.” Booklist
“This witty confection is sure to delight…Captures all the glamour, mix-ups, and humor of a classic Bollywood film.” Shelf Awareness
“This tasty Indian American confection will satisfy female readers of any age who would enjoy a contemporary, transcontinental romance told with a light touch and lots of sizzle.” Library Journal
“Mili…is both humorous and lovable because of Priya Ayyar’s talent as a narrator. With an upbeat and lively tempo, Ayyar dramatizes the unexpected ways Indian values contradict with modern American life. Her narration resounds with humor and vitality throughout this sprawling story. Her dialogue captures Indian-accented English in an authentic-sounding manner. She entertains the listener with a rapid pace, and her energy infuses a wide-ranging cast peppered with people of both genders and multiple ages.” AudioFile
“In this enthralling tale of romantic complications Sonali Dev not only entertains but provides new insight into the human condition. A must read.” Mingmei Yip, author of Peach Blossom Pavilion
“A delightful debut packed with complex characters, deep emotions, and just the right touch of humor. A tale of love, loss, and second chances.” Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Dowry Bride

Reviews

Reviews

by DND 9/13/2017
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Full of Flavor

A Bollywood Affair is a wonderful novel rich in culture. Sonali Dev writes with such vivid descriptions you feel as if you are there, tasting the flavors, seeing the sights. Priya Ayyar does a wonderful job, her voice is a perfect match for the main character.

Author

Author Bio: Sonali Dev

Author Bio: Sonali Dev

Sonali Dev is an award-winning author who writes Bollywood-style love stories that let her explore issues faced by women around the world while still indulging her faith in a happily ever after. Her novels have been on the best books of the year lists from Library Journal, NPR, Washington Post, and Kirkus Reviews. She won the American Library Association’s award for best romance in 2014, was a finalist for the RITA Award, a nominee for the RT Book Reviews’ Reviewers’ Choice Award, and winner of the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence. She lives in a Chicago suburb with her very patient and often amused husband, two teens who demand both patience and humor, and the world’s most perfect dog. Find out more at sonalidev.com.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English