Tuesday, February 2, 2016

M.K. Schiller
Publication Date:
January 19, 2016
Lyrical Shine
290 Pages


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?

The Why: 

This was an amazing new adult book that started off the year for me. This book reminds me of After Worlds by Scott Westerfield because of the writing a book while you're in a book aspect. Though I've never read the book, but only from hearsay. Here we meet two strangers who eventually become lovers- both who have had a terrible past- they have both found the light in many different ways.


Nick: He's a recovering addict and an author, but has been in a writing slump for more than the right time from his last book. He hasn't been inspired by anything of late until he meets Shyla, a shy, beautiful Indian beauty who has become his muse.

Shyla: She wants him to write a story she's been wanting to tell for years and Nick's blinking cursor has become alive again with her story. As does she tells Nick of a brutal life that her character has had. Little does he know that very fiction story has some truth behind it.

Final Thoughts:

This book was really tragically beautiful, because of the overswept feeling of having your heart being torn apart, because of the struggles Asha had to go through, because of just having a baby girl. This really gave ones like me who didn't know about the brutal almost near death things that happen to some women in India. The choices Asha had to make made my heart ache for her and just imagine being a mother and having to make those choices really hurt my soul.

Final Rating: 5/5 Keys

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