Monday, June 4, 2012

Review: Busted in Bollywood by Nicola Marsh

Title:  Busted in Bollywood
Author:  Nicola Marsh
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Pages:  227
Published:  December 2011
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing
Source:  NetGalley
Where to buy:  Amazon


Shari Jones needs to get a life. Preferably someone else's.

Single, homeless and jobless, Indo-American Shari agrees to her best friend's whacky scheme: travel to Mumbai, pose as Amrita, and ditch the fiance her traditional Indian parents have chosen.

Simple. Until she's mistaken for a famous Bollywood actress, stalked by a Lone Ranger wannabe, courted by an English lord, and busted by the blackmailing fiance. 

Life is less complicated in New York.

Or so she thinks, until the entourage of crazies follows her to the Big Apple and that's when the fun really begins. Shari deals with a blossoming romance, an addiction to Indian food and her first movie role, while secretly craving another trip to the mystical land responsible for sparking her new lease on life. Returning to her Indian birthplace, she has an epiphany. Maybe the happily-ever-after of her dreams isn't so far away?

Shari has travelled from her home in New York to her home country of India.  BUT she is not travelling as herself, but as her best friend Amrita!  The two have decided that Shari would go in her place to check out the man Rita’s family has chosen for her to marry and ditch him. 

Little does Shari know, things aren’t going to go as smoothly as she hopes!  Able to fool Rita’s future in laws, she’s thrown for a loop when her ‘fiance’ up and outs her!  With that in mind, she and Rakesh come to an agreement and he is willing to play along but has some demands of his own!

Oh, how I loved this book!  Mojito loving Shari and Rita are the best of friends – and Shari is quite the friend to take the brunt of Rakesh’s family wrath if things go south.  I loved the interaction between the characters, the funny moments, the food, and the bollywood movie references.  You are drawn into a world that is vibrant and you don’t want to leave!

The one thing standing in Shari’s way is Drew – can he spoil things with Rakesh and out her to his family as a fake fiance?  Can he keep the secret long enough for her to go back to New York and get Rita to meet Rakesh?

Would I recommend this book?  YES!! This book was funny and I couldn’t put it down.  I had to know what happened with Shari, Rita, Rakesh and Drew.  Would Rita and Rakesh end up together?  Would Drew and Shari get their chance at happiness?  Will I read more by this author?  Hell yes!  I can’t wait to see what Nicola comes out with next.


  1. Thanks for taking the time to read and review BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD, Aislynn.
    I really appreciate it and I'm rapt you enjoyed it!

  2. Life is really less complicated on Shari without love and adventure, but it would not be much as fun, isn't it?The book reminds us to enjoy the things life may bring us. Awesome review. Thanks!


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