"Beautifully written love story with a perfect happy ever after." Elizabeth Lennox
First Love has never been more intense, more heartbreaking and oh so worth it! When Lia locks eyes with gorgeous genius, Devraj across a London university crowd, their lives change forever. Will their families and friends succeed in breaking them up?
This amazing, insightful debut novel is a stand-alone romance with a gauranteed great happy-ever-after.
It’s love at first sketch for shy, sheltered art major Lia Abraham, when she meets the Bollywood-gorgeous Devraj Shah at a London university. But she refuses to show her undeniable attraction to the gregarious genius, who is being groomed for his family business empire. Nothing can stand between her and her dreams of traveling and teaching art across Europe. No taking risks or detours for Lia!
The last thing Lia needs is a handsome distraction from her true love: art. Although she protests, the charming Devraj, with his dimpled grin and sparkling eyes, convinces Lia to be “just friends”.
But inevitably—with one rain-soaked, sweet yet sizzling kiss—their unleashed desire becomes stronger than their cultural divides—a Hindu boy and a Jewish girl? Gods forbid!
As their friendship flares into an all-consuming passion, the growing pressure from both families changes the landscape of both their lives.
Despite loving him to distraction, will Lia’s gratitude to her frail grandparents, who raised her, and her loyalty to her cultural ties, force her to forsake the forbidden fruit of her love for Devraj?
Or can she stand up for her first and only love and face their uncharted future head on?
Latest 5 star Review:
“Beautifully written love story. The prose in this book is extraordinary, the emotions heart-breaking and the author leaves you hanging on the edge right to the end of the story. I could feel the characters’ happiness, confusion, pain and sadness. When it rained, I felt that rain on me, when the characters were laughing, I laughed – it was really that good! I can’t wait to read the next story in this book and will add Ms. Silk to my “must-buy” authors. Love her writing! Ms. Silk fills the pages with emotion – hope, happiness, sadness, guilt, joy – you will run the gamut with this book.” Elizabeth Lennox, Author of the Thorpe Brothers.
The Jewish and Hindu relationship dynamics interested me, that’s why I bought it. I really enjoyed the story especially how the writer seems to know what kind of obstacles young people can have. If you’ve ever had a first love, I think you’d really love this book. Now I can’t wait to read Second Destiny. Amazon review.
5 stars: Loved loved loved loved it! What a beautiful and sensitive story describing the very different cultures that the main characters come from. The details of each and the reactions of their family members as they fall in love. What a lovely ending, too. I couldn’t wait to read the Second Destiny! Ellen Cohen
A Quntessential Love Story
Star-crossed lovers finding their destiny…when there’s darkness there is light!!! I've never been deeply touched by any other book like this one…well written with amazing characters, incredible racial interactions between two young students belonging to different faiths but so much in love, nothing could stop them! This heart wrenching love story made me cry and cheer for them!!! Maria B
About the Author
USA Today Bestselling author, Gloria Silk, loves writing sensuous, uplifting and unforgettable romance and women's fiction. Her powerful stories are filled with passion without cultural borders, which will take you to various exotic locales around the world. Her books focus on the many facets of romantic relationships with strong and complex family bonds.
Born in Russia, her love of travel was ingrained within her from a very young age, as she has lived in various parts of Europe and the Mediterranean. Some of her favorite visited places are Austria, France, the Middle East, Hawaii and Hong Kong. Her next planned excursion is to Australia and New Zealand.
England (where she was brought up) holds a very special place in her heart with all its history and lush, green landscapes. Her background in English literature, writing and psychology help her create well-rounded, unique characters.
After spending many years in London, England where she met and married her own loving hero, she now lives - and happily writes - in Toronto, Canada.
For more about Gloria Silk and her books visit her website: http://www.GloriaSilk.com or email her: contact@GloriaSilk.com
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First off let me start by saying that I love romance novels! I am a huge fan of romance books and I enjoy to read them very much. This book was amazing as well because it is an interracial romance novel. I'm in an interracial relationship myself, so this book hit home for me. Gloria Silk is an amazing author that has provided a well-written and beautiful romance book here. Lia is a shy art major who doesn't want anyone to come between her and her dreams. She meets Devraj and is shy around him. Lia is planning on going full force into her art career, but after one kiss from Devraj, she has been hooked. Lia is Jewish and Devraj is Hindu. It was really interesting to see them both come together and fall in love. Both of them are feeling pressure from their families, but they are truly falling in love. This book was so amazing, I read it in a few days. I'm truly a fan of interracial romance books and this one was a diamond in the rough. I would highly recommend it!