A Bollywood Affair by Sonali DevA Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev

A Bollywood Affair

bySonali Dev

Paperback | October 28, 2014

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"Deeply-felt emotions that will keep readers turning the pages." --Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author

Mili Rathod hasn't seen her husband in twenty years--not since she was promised to him at the age of four. Yet marriage has allowed Mili a freedom rarely given to girls in her village. Her grandmother has even allowed her to leave India and study in America for eight months, all to make her the perfect modern wife. Which is exactly what Mili longs to be--if her husband would just come and claim her.

Bollywood's favorite director, Samir Rathod, has come to Michigan to secure a divorce for his older brother. Persuading a naïve village girl to sign the papers should be easy for someone with Samir's tabloid-famous charm. But Mili is neither a fool nor a gold-digger. Open-hearted yet complex, she's trying to reconcile her independence with cherished traditions. And before he can stop himself, Samir is immersed in Mili's life--cooking her dal and rotis, escorting her to her roommate's elaborate Indian wedding, and wondering where his loyalties and happiness lie.

"Heartfelt, witty, and thoroughly engaging, Sonali Dev's debut is both a vivid exploration of modern India and a deeply honest story of love, in all its diversity.
"A fresh new voice...Deeply-felt emotions that will keep readers turning pages. A BOLLYWOOD AFFAIR has it all."Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author

"Deeply romantic and emotional, with characters I fell in love with, A BOLLYWOOD AFFAIR is simply unputdownable. It's sexy, it's dramatic, but most of all, it's a sweet, hot love story that made me sigh and smile and want to read it all over again as soon as I turned the last page."Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author

"An impressive debut and a charming contemporary Indian fairytale...Vibrant and exuberantly romantic, Affair is chock full of details that reflect India's social and cultural flux."NPR.com

"As intricate as a henna tattoo and as sweet as gulab juman... this witty confection is sure to delight...Captures all the glamour, mix-ups and humor of a classic Bollywood film."  —Shelf Awareness

"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

“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

"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

“It is a true joy when a fresh new voice enters the genre, so make note of the name Sonali Dev! Based on this marvelous debut, Dev is set to become a star. 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, this spellbinding tale grabs your heart and never lets go!”RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars, TOP PICK

"This tasty Indian American confection will satisfy female readers of any age...A contemporary, transcontinental romance told with a light touch and lots of sizzle.Library Journal
Sonali Dev’s first literary work was a play about mistaken identities performed at her neighborhood Diwali extravaganza in Mumbai. She was eight years old. Despite this early success, Sonali spent the next few decades getting degrees in architecture and written communication, migrating across the globe, and starting a family while writ...
Title:A Bollywood AffairFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.26 × 5.51 × 0.86 inPublished:October 28, 2014Publisher:KensingtonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1617730130

ISBN - 13:9781617730139


Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Bollywood Affair Entertaining, I liked the chemistry between Samir and Mili, but there were certain aspects of the story that could have been explored further. #plumreview I received this through a giveaway.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourite books. Absolutely loved this book and would recommend to anyone who is a fan of Bollywood. Loved the character Milli
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good effort The premise of the story was good but the execution could have been better.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stayed up all night to finish it! I love Bollywood movies, and this is a perfect literary representation. It made me laugh, cry, and stay up all night to finish it. A fantastic debut novel and I can't wait to read her next.
Date published: 2015-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A promising start for this debut author! I picked up this book because one of my very favorite authors—Nalini Singh—recommended it to her readers. The synopsis sounded very interesting and I had never read anything with an Indian-Bollywood influence so I thought I’d take a chance. A BOLLYWOOD AFFAIR is a book that is full of culture, tradition, customs and love. The love of a husband who she’s never met. The love of a brother who would do anything for his own. The love of a husband for his wife. The love a mother-grandmother has for her child-grandchildren, and an unimaginable love between a man and a woman that defies all odds. The story takes us on a deeply heart-felt journey of circumstance and self-discovery. It is not just a love story; it’s about not letting your fears define you and dealing with the struggle to forgive even the most heinous of wrongs. I enjoyed the story and especially loved learning about the Indian culture. I thought the book was refreshing and original and I would definitely recommend it to any reader. This is a promising debut for Sonali Dev and I look forward to her next adventure. ***I was gifted an eBook copy from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.
Date published: 2015-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Book to Fall in Love with!!! One of the best books I have read this year! No 1 on my list!!! It is a nice mix of romance, a bit of drama,:), life wisdom, comedy... Well, don't waste time reading the reviews, go, buy it and read please!:) You won't be able to put it down!
Date published: 2014-11-30

Editorial Reviews

"A delightful debut packed with complex characters and deep emotions."   --Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Dowry Bride

“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