Book Review: Priya in Heels by Ayesha Patel

Posted September 16, 2014 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review: Priya in Heels by Ayesha PatelPriya in Heels by Ayesha Patel
Published by Macmillan on 2014-09-15
Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, General, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 436
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher on NetGallery
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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?

“Priya in Heels” by Ayesha Patel was an amazing book. It started out a little slow but once I got in to it, I absolutely loved it. “Priya in Heels” actually surprised me with how much I could relate to Priya’s story. Priya is in her early 20s and all she wants is to make her parents happy but at the same time not live a miserable life. Priya’s Indian background plays a lot into her life because her family still believes in arranged marriages. Priya’s rule is though that if she can find a fault in the guy than she has the right to turn him down. Well when Priya’s mom finds the perfect traditional Indian gentleman for Priya, she finds it hard to completely commit to him because she discovers she is in love with someone else.

Tyler lives right down the hall from Priya and he has always wanted to get her attention so once he finally does, it is his job to keep it and try to convince her why she should be with him. When Tyler finally makes Priya choose between him or being traditional, Priya chooses him even when it breaks her parents hearts. Priya ends up being shunned from her family and she has to learn how to deal with life. When Priya gets a call that her mother is in the hospital, everything changes.

I really likes Priya and Tyler’s story. I think they are perfect for each other and I love how the work to make the other one better and how much Tyler tries to learn traditions and languages that is part of Priya’s life. Tyler really shows how much he loves Priya from all the work that he does to try to win her over. When Priya makes the choices that she does, he lashes out a bit. I don’t completely blame Tyler for lashing out but I think he could handle situations a little better. I think these characters are great. I really got attached to them and I was a little disappointed to see the story come to an end.

I couldn’t believe how much I could relate to the story line. I think that this may be part of the reason why I was so intrigued with this story. I could completely understand what the character was going through. I think Patel did a great job with this story. I really enjoyed it and I think others will  enjoy this story too. I enjoyed getting to learn a little about the Indian culture and the differences between the Indian Culture and our American culture. Dating and relationships are dealt with completely different between the two cultures. Definitely check out “Priya in Heels.” It has some sweet parts, funny parts, and some really sad parts which make a fantastic book.


About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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