So….I just got this eBook and I couldn’t wait to read it…. so I finished it pronto! 😛
Title: Priya in Heels
Author: Ayesha Patel
Genre: New Adult/ Romance
My rating: 65%, 2.99/5
A new adult title from Entangled’s Embrace imprint…
Love doesn’t conquer all…does it?
Priyanka Patel is the epitome of an obedient daughter. She’s finishing up her medical residency at one of Houston’s busiest emergency departments, and has agreed—albeit reluctantly—to marry the man her family has chosen for her. The only thing that can derail the “perfect” life laid out before her is the sexy musician down the hall who wants into her life…and into her bed.
Tyler O’Connor has been infatuated with Priya since she treated his sprained ankle in the ER, and after saving her from a brutal attack, he can’t get her out of his head. When Priya puts her family’s wishes before their relationship, agreeing to an arranged marriage with another man, Tyler is devastated.
But love is fierce and unreasonable and clashes with the carefully sculpted life her parents want for her. Is going after her heart such a big deal, or will it truly unravel Priya’s world
In general –
Ughhh!!! I am so pissed of at this book! Not that I had any high expectations, but this book really frustrated me. I thought I could relate to it and understand the feelings of the main character because I am Indian…but I hated her to no avail.
This book is about an Indian girl (who is a doctor -no surprise there-) who falls for an American guy. There are many social and cultural hurdles that they have to pass to be together. I had hoped this would be a sweet love story where everything goes wrong but love wins in the end. But I was sooo wrong.
First off, is this story set in the late 20th century? Because some of the stereotypes and cultural instances were highly overrated and untrue. This book portrayed a “perfect” Indian daughter – good grades, good job, religious, stays-away-from-boys, and is in her MID-TWENTIES. Girl, I don’t care what nationality you are, you cannot be THAT naive Indian when you are a 26 year old, US born, 21st century doctor.
No one is that conscious about their image and job these days. Love marriages do happen and are VERY MUCH ACCEPTABLE. The traditional family in this book got on my nerves.
I have no idea what Priya thought of herself, but she was the most hypocritical person whom I have ever met. You would think there is character development but….nope. And even if there is, I don’t see it. I just cannot handle hypocrites in books. She would say that she is not going to do something, she would even shout at her friend for doing the same thing, and what does she do? The same EXACT thing! AArrrrhhhggg!!
I was just cringing at some typical comments and remarks made by characters. Further, the thing that rubbed me wrong was all the intentionally added drama. This is NOT A SOAP-OPERA people!
I think my fav characters were in this order:
Yup, you might notice Priya is not in the list.
I think this wasn’t my best review but a very appropriate rant. Apologies for that. Yeah, I think I am done now.
Buy this book if you like romance, culture stuff and frustrating protagonists who think they are better than everyone else. Enjoy.