Jun 24, 2012

Review: Nicola Marsh - Busted in Bollywood

Nicola Marsh - Busted in Bollywood

• Pub Date: November 30, 2011
• Publisher: Entangled Publishing
• Format: Paperback/Ebook 240 pages
• Age Range: Adult

Shari Jones needs to get a life. Preferably someone else’s.

Single, homeless and jobless, Indo-American Shari agrees to her best friend’s whacky scheme: travel to Mumbai, pose as Amrita, and ditch the fiancé her traditional Indian parents have chosen. Simple. Until she’s mistaken for a famous Bollywood actress, stalked by a Lone Ranger wannabe, courted by an English lord, and busted by the blackmailing fiancé.
Life is less complicated in New York.

Or so she thinks, until the entourage of crazies follows her to the Big Apple and that’s when the fun really begins. Shari deals with a blossoming romance, an addiction to Indian food and her first movie role, while secretly craving another trip to the mystical land responsible for sparking her new lease on life. Returning to her Indian birthplace, she has an epiphany. Maybe the happily-ever-after of her dreams isn’t so far away?

I received this book from the author for review. Here are my honest thoughts:

I totally felt like I was in India in this book! And there's ALL THE FOODS. Goodness. I'm glad I ate before picking up this book each time ;o) But overall I really enjoyed it. It's a fun, sexy, international jaunt that will make you laugh and love.

Shari Jones and her best friend Amrita make a plot to dash her arranged marriage in India. But Shari sees what Amrita would be missing by dumping the fiance, so the plan is busted. Shari also gets more than she asks for in Drew, the fiance's best friend and business partner. It's love, lust, drama, tears, and laughter for Shari, Drew, and the whole crew after that. No telling what could happen!

Except that this is a bit of a romance novel and is pretty predicable. Although my initial thought was incorrect, I still enjoyed the book totally. There were some editing errors where tenses weren't agreeing, but my emotions ran up and down with Shari's throughout the novel. I did want to smack her sometimes because she was being downright stubborn, but Rita always stepped up to that plate for me.

While this novel is pretty unrealistic in the sense that it's like a movie and would never happen in real life, I found myself lost in the Indian culture and the romance of this book. Marsh's descriptions of the Indian landscape and food and family were fabulous to read. I don't have much experience with it, so this really took me away and allowed me to use my imagination more than most books I've read lately. Again, I laughed a lot but I definitely almost cried when Shari felt at her heartbroken worst. This is a great adult romance :o)

Bottom line: You'll get lost in India and romance while reading it! Check it out!


4/5 book sharks

1 comment:

  1. This is about the third review I've read of this book and they all go on and on about the food. I'm thinking I need to just buy the book already (and maybe stock up on some saag paneer and gulab jamun while I'm at it).


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