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Priya in Heels by [Patel, Ayesha]
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Love doesn't conquer all...does it?

Priya Patel strives to be the perfect daughter for her traditional Indian parents. With her medical residency underway, she faces the inevitable pressures to marry an Indian man of her parents' choosing. She's perfectly content to do so until the Irish-American musician down the hall gets her attention and destroys everything she has worked so hard to build.

Tyler O'Conner can't stop thinking about the beautiful doctor who treated his sprained ankle in the ER. But between weekend band gigs, an intense workload at NASA, and trying to lower Priya's barriers, he doesn't expect to fall in love...with a woman who is meant to marry another man.

Priya struggles to maintain her relationship with her parents, to be their source of happiness, but falling for an American might be the one thing that unravels their world and leaves her in tattered pieces.

Previously released on Entangled’s Embrace imprint - September 2014


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1435 KB
  • Print Length: 426 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled: Select Contemporary (Sept. 15 2014)
  • Sold by: Macmillan CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00N04PCC4
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
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Priya in Heels is definitely a chick lit novel, right down to the fun and cutesy cover, which caught my attention in the first place! I love the model's heels and just love the entire book cover so much. Okay, I might love the book cover more than the book itself haha. The title fits the plot as well - Priya, the main character (obviously), doesn't like to wear heels. She feels uncomfortable in them and does not feel like herself when she wears them because she is so used to wearing flat shoes as a medical resident. Also, in the novel, she comes across many uncomfortable situations that confront her prejudices and beliefs that her parents and her background has taught her in the first place. She meets Tyler who is not someone her conservative parents had in mind for her. They already set her up with this Indian man who is supposed to be a big catch (rolling my eyes here). Believe me when I say this guy and Priya had zero chemistry, even though he was a nice guy. This was not a love triangle or anything (well, kind of).
Parental and societal pressure is abundant in this book - Priya and her parents are kind of melodramatic about marriage to begin with. I had a hard time relating to Priya, even though we come from similar backgrounds. Yes, parental approval is important, but she takes it to the next level. Also, what's with all the slut shaming? I understand that premarital sex is a big no no in Indian culture, but come on, it is not okay to think that someone is a slut just because they had sex. Priya also perpetuates this idea in the book, which I didn't like. I am sorry, but I don't get it -it's okay for you to have sex, but get offended when your fiancé tells you that they slept with girls in the past? Umm, yeah, it's a double standard that really annoyed me.
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My thanks to Netgalley and Entangled Publishing for allowing me to read and review an ARC of this book.

I originally requested this title because the synopsis reminded me of the situation of one of my best friends when we were just finishing university. And in fact, as I was reading "Priya in Heels", I was brought back in time to where I couldn't understand why my friend would feel obligated to meet men that her parents felt were a possible match for her. It just seemed so strange to me, that in this day and age, and in this country, people were still arranging marriages for their children. My friend tried to explain the reasoning of this to me, but in all my ignorance, I still couldn't fathom it.

Anyway, because of this relationship with my friend, I felt some sort of personal investment in this book. It started off strongly. Priya and Tyler meet when Priya treats him in the ER for a sprained ankle. Immediately there is an obvious attraction between the two, and through the course of the first third of the story, they have several coincidental meetings, and some that are orchestrated by Priya's roommate and best friend.

I found Priya rather hard to warm up to. She was quite judgmental, to the point where I didn't even know why she was friends with the girls she was friends with from the way she described them. One dressed promiscuously and had relationships with non-Indian men, so Priya looked down on her. The other friend was very traditional and inexperienced in matters of the heart, so Priya seemed to look down on her as well. When Priya first met Tyler, she thought he was a musician, so she looked down on him for that, and didn't even believe him at first when he said he worked for NASA. Like, she's the only dedicated career person around!
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A very interesting read that was well-written and fast paced loved the story and something very diffrent to read,Loved the characters of priya and tyler and her indian culture and family values, Thank you to entangled embrace for letting me read and review this book for an honest review,
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9a5c9e7c) out of 5 stars 28 reviews
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a5f78dc) out of 5 stars Absolutely amazing Oct. 1 2014
By Kristen @ Pretty Little Pages - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
We all know I struggle with New Adult. I was skeptical about Priya in Heels. As soon as I saw that Tyler was a musician, I prepared myself for disappoint. But Ayesha Patel surprised me entirely and delivered a clever book that I adored!

Not only did the author deliver on witty characters who stood out on their own and a slow-building romance that I supported so easily, she gave me a glimpse into the culture of India. I devoured the details of Priya's heritage right along with the budding romance. Ayesha Patel was able to weave a book as rich in detail and beautiful as the culture she focused on.

The characters in Priya in Heels were so enjoyable and diverse. Priya's friends often had me laughing at their antics. As for Priya and Tyler, I was sold and swooning from the very start. The romance wasn't heavy handed or dark like I've sadly come to expect with New Adult. It was light and charming in the best of ways.

If you're a fan of Big Bang Theory or Penny Reid, then you'll find a new favorite with Priya in Heels. It's a smart romance filled to the brim with enjoyable characters and endearing love.

**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review with no compensation.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a5f7930) out of 5 stars "Priya in Heels" by Ayesha Patel was an amazing book. It started out a little slow but ... Sept. 15 2014
By love2dazzle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
"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.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a5f7d68) out of 5 stars Compelling novel about love and Indian culture Sept. 15 2014
By LifeWithJoy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Debut novel written by Ayesha Patel, Priya in Heels is a novel about chemistry and romance pushing the boundaries of Indian culture in America. Priyanka is a beautiful, independent and focused young woman that divides her time between medical residency rotations in the ER, sweating it out at the gym and harboring a love for plaid. “I have three goals in life: work in private practice, bring plaid back, and dominate San Diego Comic-Con. Nerd City.“

Priya is growing up as a young individual in America but doing her best to honor her Indian family’s culture and upbringing. Her closest friends are all Indian, she’s never let herself be tempted by boys and she is determined to make her family proud by agreeing to marry the Indian dentist that her mother has chosen for her. “I’m expected to be the best at everything, and anything less is failure. It’s like living under a microscope, and whatever I don’t do perfectly goes back to my parents.” Priya feels that she has a duty to be a good Indian daughter for the sake of her parents’ reputation and thus, does everything she can to be perfect.

When Tyler O’Connor-a gorgeous Irish musician that lives down the hall-suddenly springs into her life, Priya doesn’t know how to handle his attention except to try to push him away. But with the help of Priya’s meddling roommate Vicki, Tyler slowly works his way into her life, and into her heart. Priya believes that it is better to choose a marriage based on logic and reasoning rather than a relationship based on love. Love is only something that prevails in Bollywood, it’s not something that can exist in her life. “Bollywood is about living a life that would never exist in the real world. Love is nonsensical ideology, but ninety percent of Bollywood movies are about overcoming diversity and trials to be with the one they love.” Can the love between Priya and Tyler overcome the Indian culture that dominates her life, or will Priya choose to marry the dentist out of obligation to her mother’s wishes?

Priya in Heels is a wonderful romantic comedy filled with love, tears and laughter and you can’t help but fall in love with Patel’s compelling characters. It is intriguing to observe the different love stories throughout the novel and the way that culture can dictate such a huge aspect of one’s life. Above all, this is a story about love, a love that is undeniable and true. True love might just be found in books and Bollywood, but this is certainly one novel that you will want to read and experience for yourself!

Reason: I loved this book!

Reason: I love that if you buy it this week, it’s only 99 cents!

Reason: I love that you will understand this last bit of my review if you read the book!

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Side note: I would advise anyone that plans to purchase a digital copy to be aware of the glossary at the end of the novel that defines the Indian words that are used throughout the story. My only complaint was that I didn’t know about the glossary until I finished reading and realize that it would have helped me better understand a few of the relationships in Priya’s family.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a5fa144) out of 5 stars Mixed feelings Oct. 19 2014
By roxyrolla - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
My thanks to Netgalley and Entangled Publishing for allowing me to read and review an ARC of this book.

I originally requested this title because the synopsis reminded me of the situation of one of my best friends when we were just finishing university. And in fact, as I was reading "Priya in Heels", I was brought back in time to where I couldn't understand why my friend would feel obligated to meet men that her parents felt were a possible match for her. It just seemed so strange to me, that in this day and age, and in this country, people were still arranging marriages for their children. My friend tried to explain the reasoning of this to me, but in all my ignorance, I still couldn't fathom it.

Anyway, because of this relationship with my friend, I felt some sort of personal investment in this book. It started off strongly. Priya and Tyler meet when Priya treats him in the ER for a sprained ankle. Immediately there is an obvious attraction between the two, and through the course of the first third of the story, they have several coincidental meetings, and some that are orchestrated by Priya's roommate and best friend.

I found Priya rather hard to warm up to. She was quite judgmental, to the point where I didn't even know why she was friends with the girls she was friends with from the way she described them. One dressed promiscuously and had relationships with non-Indian men, so Priya looked down on her. The other friend was very traditional and inexperienced in matters of the heart, so Priya seemed to look down on her as well. When Priya first met Tyler, she thought he was a musician, so she looked down on him for that, and didn't even believe him at first when he said he worked for NASA. Like, she's the only dedicated career person around! Her attitude really irked me!

Priya has a very close relationship with her parents, and one of the overriding themes of the book is how much she wants to please them. After meeting a couple of men her parents introduced her to and turning them down, Priya is finally introduced to Manuk, a dentist who seems to fit the bill in every possible way. Priya finds that she cannot turn down Manuk without severely disappointing her parents, but at the same time she cannot deny her growing feelings for Tyler. What's a girl to do? It was here that I first became dismayed with the direction of the plot. Something happened that would be considered a spoiler, so I won't state what it is, but I will say that although I could empathize with Priya's situation, I really had a hard time respecting Priya's mother after it happened.

Tyler seemed pretty great at first, if a little pushy. I liked how the relationship between him and Priya started with friendship and developed slowly. But then, something happened that really turned me off, and no matter how hard I tried, any love I had for Tyler was lost. Another spoiler that I won't reveal here, but for me, it was a deal breaker, and completely unacceptable. If it had happened earlier in the book, I would have DNFed right then and there. As it was, I felt obligated to finish seeing I'd already put in so much time.

So, that brings me to rating time, which is really difficult in this situation. On the one hand, I enjoyed the fact that this book was different than the typical New Adult fare, what with the interracial romance and cultural obstacles the characters needed to overcome. The writing was well done, and I liked getting a look into Indian culture. These aspects would easily put this book at a four star rating from me. However, the things I didn't like didn't just irritate me, they pissed me off! Those things really hurt this book, in my opinion. After careful consideration, I'm awarding "Priya in Heels" 3 stars overall.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a5fa228) out of 5 stars 3.5 Stars Cute and Sweet Sept. 17 2014
By Amanda Clark - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
A few years ago I got hooked on an NBC show called Outsourced. A hilarious comedy about a young white guy who moves to India to manage a call center for a novelties company. From watching the show and learning all the things the Indian people taught the main character I fell in love with the culture. Sadly the show was cancelled but my love for India and the beautiful diversity it's people bring to the landscape of humanity remained. That's where my curiosity for Priya In Heels came in. The story of a young Indian girl studying to become a doctor who meets and falls in love with an American Irish lad named Tyler. I love diversity in books so Priya and Tyler's story caught my attention in the synopsis.

The meeting between Priya and Tyler is just your ordinary "By Chance" meet cute. She's doing her medical rotation in the E.R. for her residency and Tyler is in for a busted ankle. He's obviously interested in her but despite her silent attraction to the handsome stranger Priya keeps her cool and brushes him off with the Doctor/Patient excuse never to see him again....until she realizes he lives in her apartment building and just happens to play live music at her and her friends' favorite hangout. No big deal right? Priya was a total handful. Standoffish, stubborn and stuck in her ways, it took a while to warm up to her. Fully ingrained in her family's traditions and customs she doesn't make it easy on Tyler to get close to her. Tyler had the patience of a saint though because he waited her out, pushed when she pulled and knew exactly how to push her buttons to make her see what she refused to. These two had an adorable courtship filled with some sweet and at times cheesy romantic professions.

Being from a traditional Indian family where the parents find you a man to marry is something I find interesting but at the same time thankful I don't have to endure. My mom had crappy taste in her own men, you think I'd trust her with mine? Although I couldn't do much better. Thankfully Priya's parents found her a nice attractive dentist for her to settle down with. Manuk was basically a third wheel who was sometimes charming and sometimes borderline creepy. After a tragedy involving her mother Priya ends up pushing Tyler away to honor her mother's wishes by marrying Manuk. Against the advice of her friends, being with Tyler's family and falling more in love and her own gut instinct Priya had me nervous for her decision throughout. Caught between doing what's right and following your heart is never easy but Priya had an amazing support group and it was sweet to see her bond with her father.

Priya In Heels was a a cute story and I have been vacillating between a 3.5 to 4 star rating. While I found it endearing and interesting I didn't fully FEEL the love story between Tyler and Priya. I didn't connect with it or them very much honestly. Yes it's true that I couldn't put it down but I think that had more to do with seeing how the story played out than a general all consuming need to experience more from the love story. Some aspects of the story felt a little rushed to move the plot along when I would have liked to see how it panned out. Especially the part of Priya's mother having complications with Diabetes and how quickly it went down. My own mother lives with diabetes and you can't kill her lively a** with a pick ax so I'm not really certain the events surrounding Priya's mother are genuine. Maybe just thrown in for posterity sake. I'm not a doctor myself but I like to think I know enough about this particular subject to feel that it wasn't completely accurate but thrown in for dramatic purposes. If that's the case it did the job because it was pretty sad.

In the end though, Priya In Heels was a nice little surprise. I wanted a diverse story between two people of different backgrounds and I got it. All her friends and their different personalities brought more character to the story to balance out Priya's rough edges. Tyler's family was a nice contrast of east meets West. His cousin Miranda was adorable and I loved how she took to Priya instantly. Patel throws in a glimpse of India as I had hoped and brought to life the traditions and daily ins and outs of living over there. I've always heard it's a very magical part of the world and all the little glimpses I have seen make me yearn to experience it for myself. I was already in love with India and her people when I picked up Priya In Heels so this just added one more to my list. If you're looking for something different and sweet with mild angst then Priya In Heels is the perfect choice.