Title- Vegas to Varanasi
By- Shelly Hickman
Anna has never been the beautiful one; she’s always been the nice one. So when the gorgeous man sitting across the table at a wedding reception remembers her from high school—and quite fondly at that—she’s taken off guard. Formerly overweight and unpopular, Kiran has never forgotten Anna, the one person who was kind to him when no one else could be bothered, and Anna’s a bit flustered as she slowly comes to grips with his intense attraction for her. In what feels like a romantic dream come true, all-grown-up, hunky Kiran invites Anna on a trip to Varanasi. But her troubled, whack-a-do ex-boyfriend starts interfering, creating drama at every turn, which begs the question, “Can nice girls really finish first?”
Seriously. Anna and Kiran are both extremely lovable characters, each with their own personal troubles and pasts that haunt them and you can't help but get sucked into the story. It's a fast read and it leaves you desperately craving more!
I especially loved how real it all felt. It wasn't rushed or sugar-coated, the story was blunt and insanely realistic and I think I have found a new author I need to stalk for the rest of her career. I highly recommend this book to ANYONE.
Living in Las Vegas since she was two, Shelly has witnessed many changes in the city over the years. She graduated from UNLV with a Bachelor of Art in 1990, and in her early twenties worked as an illustrator for a contractor for the Nevada Test Site. In the mid-90s, she returned to school to earn her Masters degree in Elementary Education. She now teaches computer literacy and media technology at a middle school in Las Vegas. She loves to write about people, examining their flaws, their humor, spirituality, and personal growth. She lives with her husband, two children, and their dog, Frankie.You can learn more about Shelly at http://www.shellyhickman.net/