on January 19th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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, but something about the story, and the beautiful storyteller, draws him in deep.
Shyla is drawn to Nick, but she never imagines falling for him. Like Nick, Shyla hails from a village, too…a rural village in India. They have nothing in common, yet he makes her feel alive for the first time in her life. She is not ready for their journey to end, but the plans she’s made cannot be broken…not even by him. Can they find a way to rewrite the next chapter?
Alexis and Stacia say…
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 through her job at a deli, she meets Nick. Nick Dorsey is an author and former drug addict, who lives a solitary life and tends to avoid other people. He becomes taken with Shyla when she starts delivering sandwiches to him almost nightly and shares her dream of writing a book with him. Through their friendship, they decide to collaborate on a novel together; which contributes to the actual story-line, as this book reads like a story within a story.
“Once words are airborne, they become stale, and you can’t breathe them in again.”
Like we said before, this isn’t MK’s typical genre and this isn’t your typical romance novel. This novel definitely deals with more serious topics like female gendercide and drug addiction. While we did find ourselves missing the humor, sarcasm, and laugh out loud moments that we love so much in her other books, Unwanted Girl is a powerful story that you can tell came straight from her heart.