Anna has never been the beautiful one; she’s always been the nice one. So when the gorgeous man sitting across the table at a wedding reception remembers her from high school—and quite fondly at that—she’s taken off guard. Formerly overweight and unpopular, Kiran has never forgotten Anna, the one person who was kind to him when no one else could be bothered, and Anna’s a bit flustered as she slowly comes to grips with his intense attraction for her. In what feels like a romantic dream come true, all-grown-up, hunky Kiran invites Anna on a trip to Varanasi. But her troubled, whack-a-do ex-boyfriend starts interfering, creating drama at every turn, which begs the question, “Can nice girls really finish first?”
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My Review:Insecurity, trust issues; yon name it, it's here. Vegas to Varanasi is a sweet finding love type story that will make you laugh, cry, and relate.
Anna has it all; a great relationship with her kids, her ex-husband and his partner, a great job. But when it comes to love- not so great. Her boyfriend is a writer working on his big story. He has been for a while now. But, he never lets Anna read any of his work-like EVER! Plus, he hits the vino a little hard at times. Yeah; not a great combo.
Kiran is unreal. He is confident, sexy, oozes masculinity; he is that loser in high school everyone picked on for having bad skin and being overweight.
Vegas to Varanasi holds an amazing story with details of Vegas (that I miss) and the hustle and bustle of India (I still have yet to experience) OH and let's not forget New Delhi Belly! I love how Shelly was able to capture the emotions from not just the main characters, but from the supporting ones as well. The story never felt rushed and I feel that it left on a good note.
Would I recommend this book to everyone- YEAH! It's a great story and it left a smile on my face.
About the Author-
Living in Las Vegas since she was two, Shelly has witnessed many changes in the city over the years. She graduated from UNLV with a Bachelor of Art in 1990, and in her early twenties worked as an illustrator for a contractor for the Nevada Test Site. In the mid-90s, she returned to school to earn her Masters degree in Elementary Education. She now teaches computer literacy and media technology at a middle school in Las Vegas. She loves to write about people, examining their flaws, their humor, spirituality, and personal growth. She lives with her husband, two children, and their dog, Frankie.
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