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Unwanted Girl by [Schiller, MK]
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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?

About the Author

MK Schiller is a hopeless romantic in a hopelessly pragmatic world. By day, she dons a magic cape, calculator (sometimes an abacus), and an assortment of gel pens for her work in the world of finance. But by night, she sits by the warm glow of her computer monitor, and conjures up handsome heart-warming heroes and the vivacious heroines they love. A wife and mother of two loveable, but angst-ridden teenagers, she enjoys movies, gardening, and travelling. Although she loves to write, she is a reader first and enjoys nothing more than curling up with a good book and some tasty Italian (the food, of course!). She hopes you will enjoy her stories and write to her.

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  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Lyrical Shine (Jan. 19 2016)
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  • Language: English
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HASH(0xb2c5b384) out of 5 stars You are sucked into this from the start. I urge you to read this book you will thank me. Feb. 9 2016
By Itsy Bitsy Book Bits - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Unwanted girl by MK Schiller
This is a story about love, survival, loss, and finding happiness. It is about the cruel things that happen in our world. It renews your faith in mankind, that there is hope and kindness in the world.

That's the simple part of the book. Somewhere along the way friendship builds to a love so great you cannot put the book down. Everyone has secrets, everyone has a past. It is how we handle these that will tell our future. That is when things get complicated.

This book is a story in a story and has you hanging on the edge of your seat while you become part of the story. Shyla is a very shy, even timid girl. She always delivers Nick's sandwich to him at 9 PM five days a week. They talk about the weather. This has been going on for over a year now. Shyla knows she is running out of time so she forms her plan to eat with Nick the next night.

Nick has his own set of problems. He is a successful writer and had hit a block. It seems no matter what he does he cannot escape the slump he is in. Nick Dorsey is a meth addict who struggles with his addiction and the consequences it has caused for him. Although Shyla and Nick come from very different worlds, they have loneliness in common and perhaps both of them a little broken.

On the next night Shyla invites herself in to eat with Nick. He is surprised she's being so forward, he thought of her being timid. Shyla has a story to tell so they strike up a bargain. Shyla will tell the story and nick will write it for her. The story is about an unwanted baby girl found in the river in a box. The mother who finds her saves her from dying and takes her to the nun. Together they will raise the baby girl they named Asha.

This is her story and Shyla needs to tell it to finally be free from it. Shyla's student visa will soon run out and so she needs to be finished with the book. The story takes on a new direction and the attraction between Shyla and Nick is growing daily and she does not want to hurt him because she will be leaving and also she does not want to hurt herself. So as they spend time together their bond grows stronger.

Nick figures out he is in love with Shyla and does not want to get hurt. "Cruelty can live and breathe and anyplace, but so can kindness. "

"Emotion is the same no matter what language you write it in, in the end we are not so much the sum of our experiences but the journey of our souls and you cannot that."

"It all comes down to who you are in your life and how you treat people. "

The author did a great job at combining both stories. You are sucked into this from the start. I urge you to read this book you will thank me. I give this book 4.5 stars.
HASH(0xa517f864) out of 5 stars Loved it Jan. 25 2016
By C.C. Pen - Published on
Format: Paperback
I give this book 5 diamonds

When I first received this book I had no idea what it was about, after reading the synopsis I still wasn't sure It was a book I would have picked had it not been given to me.

I was wrong which is always a lovely surprise. I was pulled in to this story from the first chapter, I couldn't put it down. I read voraciously while cooking dinner, putting the kids to bed and long after I should have gone to sleep. I needed to know what would happen to these two amazing people I had fallen in love with.

Their story is simple but not simple at all. Nick is a fairly famous writer suffering from writers block, and he's also a recovering meth addict. I say this only because it is pivotal in who he is now. Every day he looks forward to his nightly sandwich from the deli not for the tasty meal but for the shy, intriguing girl that arrives at his door to deliver it. After a year of deliveries and simple conversation everything changes the night she asks if she can come in and share a meal with him.
Shyra doesn't do this easily, she doesn't invite herself into someone else's home ever. She worked up the courage when faced with the reality that she would be graduating soon and have to leave NYC to head back home to India. Why not take a chance on this man thy makes her heart beat race.
Shyra has a story to tell a book that won't leave her be but not the Words to tell it. Nick has all the words but no book to write. They strike a deal, Shyra will tell the story and Nick will write it. That's the simple part.
When friendship builds to a love so great you want to dive into the book and soak it up is when things get complicated.
Everyone has secrets, everyone has a past its how we handle these that will tell our future. Shyra and Nick are to regular people that create a supernova love story, they have to fight for what they want when the world seems to fall apart around them.
Beautifully written with rich characters that came to life on every page. A story that captured my heart. Please give it a try if your a hopeless romantic or just need a reminder of what love can be.

**** reviewer for romance authors that rock
HASH(0xa3679cb4) out of 5 stars Beautiful and heart-wrenching Jan. 19 2016
By Jules-Mighty Tired Mom - Published on
Format: Paperback
AMAZING read! Every aspect of this book, from the characters to the story to the setting, is perfectly balanced to tell a difficult, emotional tale with great delicacy and respect.

The main characters are both strong characters who have come through times of weakness in the past. Nick, a recovering addict, has truly found his "muse" in Shyla, the intelligent yet reserved Indian girl who delivers his sandwiches. As they work together in his apartment to write a book, they discover so much more than just friendship. Their relationship is truly a renewal for both, a first discovery that true love can be beautiful.

The aspect of writing itself so well encapsulates Nick and Shyla's journey from a tentative friendship to an all consuming love. And all-consuming isn't negative in this context; it erases the damaged people that they were before and replaces them with people who are so wholly in love with each other that they can make it through even the toughest challenges. In writing a story you have a beginning, middle, and are pulling for a happy ending for both of them through the whole story. It is really easy to find yourself emotionally invested in both of the characters.

The story itself was devastating at times. I will admit I'm an emotional reader, but at one point I was literally sobbing. If you want a "happily ever after" that comes easily, then this isn't the story for you. But if you want to see a couple truly grow together and fight both of their demons, then you won't be able to put this book down. It is truly a great read
HASH(0xa3685420) out of 5 stars Unwanted Girl has left me crying, laughing oh-ing, ah-ing and thinking! Feb. 2 2016
By Michelle van Rij - Published on
Format: Paperback
Unwanted Girl is a heart-gripping, poignant and raw story about love. It’s a story about the romance kind-of-love with a happily ever after. It’s a story about family. It’s a story about a different culture. A culture where Female Gendercide is a standard. A culture where boys are preferred over girls, and girl babies are being abandoned or killed, because they don’t bring in money, but only cost money. Unwanted Girl is also the story of a broken and reclusive writer finding light in the dark. MK Shiller knows how to tell a fascinating tale with her engaging and beautiful prose.

Nick Dorsey is a writer. He had a difficult youth. He lived a poor life. He was abandoned by both his parents. He lost the only person who ever cared about him and who raised him. His grandfather. Nick went of the rails. He also picked it back up. Now, he’s a recovering addict. Been sober for eighteen months. Living his days with a rigid order. Paying for his dues. All alone. Nick Dorsey is a writer with a severe case of writer’s block. He only sees dark, but there is light on the horizon. Light in the form of his sandwich delivery girl. Who has been delivering his sandwiches, every night, for over a year. Shyla Metha.

Shyla Metha is a shy and timid Indian girl. She studies at NYU. She has a student visa, that’s almost expired. She only has a couple months to go before she graduates. A couple months before she goes back to India, to teach in the Third World. Shyla Metha is feeling as alone as Nick Dorsey. Shyla also enjoys delivering Nick’s sandwiches. It’s the highlight of her day. Even though, their conversations aren’t anything big. They have a little routine. Shyla gives Nick his sandwich. He pays her. She grabs for change. He tells her to keep it. She provides him with a weather forecast, that is never correct. He tells her to be safe. She goes home. Until one day, Shyla decides to take a risk and invites herself into Nick’s home.

Nick has a literary agent, who is also his friend - Carrie. Nick is font of Carrie and her little family, as they were the reason he pulled through when he was at his lowest. Nick is ashamed of the choices he made in the past. So, even though he really loves Carrie and her family, he hasn’t visited since he stopped using drugs. Nick and Shyla have a lot in common. They both feel lonely. They both love reading. They both have stories to tell. And they bring each other happiness.

Nick and Shyla form a strong bond over shared sandwiches and juice boxes. There is an immediate chemistry between the two. Sparks are flying! And even though Shyla is introvert, she knows how to speak her mind when she is with Nick. She’s incredibly smart and a strong debater, as is Nick. The attraction between Nick and Shyla is visible from the first described encounter. Little by little, they get to know each other better. Little by little, we get to know both of them better. And I love that. I love figuring out details about the characters with every chapter that I read. In every chapter they also heal each other. They keep each other company. They laugh. And Shyla gives Nick the inspiration to write. Because Shyla has a heartbreaking story to tell. A story that Nick is able to put to paper. And what a story it is. A story about love, but not love as in love between a man and a woman. It’s not a romantic story. It’s a story about the love for family. Love from a mother to a child, no matter the circumstances. About how strong that kind of love can be, even though there is no biological bond. Love that transforms into actions - going against all odds - that will protect the child. Because no matter what, the happiness of the child comes first.

And while all the story writing happens, Nick and Shyla create their own romantic story. They fall in love. Too bad, it’s not meant to be. They are on a deadline: Shyla’s graduation. The point of no return. The day that marks the end of her visa. The day she needs to return to India. And Shyla really has to go back. It’s always been her plan. She can’t change it for no one, not even Nick. Is there a way they can rewrite their last chapter? Is their love strong enough to rewrite it?

Unwanted Girl has left me crying, laughing, oh-ing, ah-ing and thinking. The story is incredible. Not impossible, but improbable. It contains a twist I thought I saw coming, forgot about, and than shocked me. A twist that was even more twisted than I could ever imagine. If you’re looking for a story that will grip you by the heart and that will show you some gritty details that will leave you reeling and thinking, Unwanted Girl is an absolute must read for you!

“I think that’s what a good book does. It brings us together as people no matter how different we are, because in the end, the human experience connects us.”
HASH(0xa3685150) out of 5 stars Good Reading Feb. 15 2016
By LAS Reviewer - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book drew me in to the point where I read it in one sitting. In a way, you get double the content for your money, because there is a story within the story. First, you have the love story between Nick and Shyla—from their first tentative outreaches of friendship to a deeply passionate love. Second, you have the story they write together – the story of the Indian woman Asha and the horrors she went through.

There are obstacles for Nick and Shyla to overcome on their journey, not the least of which are the differences in their background, the secrets they both hide, and the fact that they know their time together is limited due to the time on Shyla’s student visa soon running out.

Ms. Schiller does an excellent job with the characters—though they both have flaws, they are very likable. She also does a great job with the two different “voices”—the elements of the Nick’s stories that are shared are so different from Shyla’s story that are shared about Asha. Good job there!

I don’t want to say too much about the plot, because I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but I will certainly be looking for more of this author’s work.

originally posted at long and short reviews