Presenting Ayesha Patel!
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing romance author Ayesha Patel about her new release, Priya in Heels. Since she was such a good sport and answered ALL the questions I sent her way, I’m going to be giving away an e-copy of her book to one lucky reader. Just leave a comment telling me why you’re excited to read it, and I’ll pick a winner on Friday. Without further ado, here we go:
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.
So Ayesha, thanks for stopping by my blog and answering a few questions about Priya in Heels. I know I loved the book, and I think other readers will really connect with it as well.
1) Describe your hero in ten words or less.
Tyler is intelligent, talented, determined, and of course gorgeous.
2) What is the biggest conflict your hero and heroine face?
Tyler is American and believes in love, whereas Priya is from an Indian culture that believes marriage is based on logic…of course with a man her parents approve of who is the same race/religion/culture/social-economic status. So here you have two people who can’t help that they are madly in love with one another, and while Tyler will do anything to be with Priya, Priya is torn between breaking his heart or breaking her family’s hearts. What makes matters worse is that both are equally destructive for her.
3) Can you give us a hint at your favorite scene in the book?
Priya is wearing a beautiful Indian inspired dress for Tyler’s cousin’s wedding, where his extended family meets her and adores her, and he’s decked out in a great suit and tie. They’re dancing, touching, flirting, and everything is so forbidden but uncontrollable and they may or may not explode.
4) Describe your book in five words or less.
5) What is your heroine’s biggest flaw?
Priya is indecisive and scared.
6) What is the theme song of your book?
Maroon 5’s Love Somebody. I always think of Priya and Tyler and get so emotional when I hear it.
7) If your hero were an Avenger, which one would he be and why?
Probably Hawkeye. He’s quiet, calculative, determined, and never misses.
8) How do you personally feel about Sasquatch?
I feel that Sasquatch is a lonely nomad who just needs a little love in his life.
9) If your hero were on a dating show like The Bachelorette, how would he stand out to win the girl’s heart?
Tyler is a singer, so he’d bust out with some lyrics in an Adam Levine voice and make all the girls watching swoon. The other dudes don’t stand a chance.
10) How does your hero feel about Vegas weddings?
Actually, Tyler’s not into weddings. But, at least Vegas offers some fun things to do and the weddings would be short so the guests could celebrate in style.
11) Give a reason your heroine would punch someone in the throat.
I think she almost does this, actually, if a girl were all over Tyler. Or if someone was mean to her parents.
12) Tell us about something your heroine does that she would die if your hero found out about it.
She’s lactose intolerant…so any embarrassing GI aftermath from dairy products in front of Tyler would be horrific. There’s one scene where he has her sit on his lap during a poker game, and she’s eating pizza, and then she laughs really hard…and…I guess you have to read the book to find out if Tyler encounters her mortifying moment.
Awesome, Ayesha! For those of you who want to connect with Ayesha, see below for all her social media info and don’t miss out on the Facebook release day party happening today where you’ll get the chance to win more prizes!
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