The Other Side (Island Girls, #1)

The Other Side (Island Girls, #1) Lara Reddy Is Fleeing London After Her Husband Dumps Her And She Bumps Into Him And His Pregnant New Missus, She Jumps On A Prestigious Job Offer The Kicker The Job Is In Mauritius, The Homeland Of Her Indian Origin Parents, And A Restrictive Society She Ran Away From Over A Decade Earlier.Divorce Paints A Scarlet Letter On Her Chest When She Returns To The Culture Driven Island Once There, Lara Has No Escape Not From The Gossip, The Contempt, The Harassing Matchmakingand Certainly Not From The Man She Hoped Never To Meet Again, The Boy She D Loved And Lost White Mauritian Native, Eric Marivaux.In The Past, Fear Of Social Repercussions From The Sectarian Crowd Her Family Belongs To Kept Her From Giving Her All To Eric Will Standing On The Other Side Be The Impetus She Needs To Take A Chance On Eric And Love Again In many cultures divorce is frowned upon simply because it is either not allowed or no one else in the community or family has ever dared to even utter the word.So what do you do when you are one of those outcasts that has dared to step over the fine line between tradition and choosing to listen to your heart in order to free yourself from bonds you never should have been bounded to in the first place Annoyance, embarrassment, anger, hurt, despair are only a few of the emotions that the character of Lara has to face, overcome and handle in anyway possible when she returns to her parents homeland , Mauritius Here tradition and family mean everything and leaves her as a walking scarlet letter for the world to see.In between all the gossip and matchmaking, yes everyone is on her case in good and bad ways, she finds herself trapped in a different kind of web then the one of just trying to push through each day and get her work done.The web is none other than the powerful magnetic pull of her teenage love Eric
In Zee Monodee s The Other Side, she paints a brilliant scene in the reader s mind of what life on the island of Mauritius might be like We read of beautiful sunsets, to the sound of the waves washing ashore It had me longing for a trip to this stunning island.When Lara Reddy doesn t agree with her husband to start a family, he dumps her and moves on to a woman that will give him what he wants Coming face to face with her now ex Roy and his wife Preety and seeing her carrying their child sets into motion a change for Lara She decides to take a new job offer back on the island Mauritius The only problem will be dealing with the shame of divorce and an out of control controlling mother Also back on the island is Lara s first crush Eric Marivaux Eric is now a pediatrician at the local hospital He left Mauritius and never looked back But sometimes things are not as they first appear And he has never forgotten Lara And he wants back, that which he once loved Lara I felt the love connection between Lara and Eric And the passionate scenes were well written, including a quickie up against a wall I love the second chance story line And I was happy to see some things cleared up from their past But will they be accepted into society were Eric and Lara will be seen as a
The one thing that I love about Zee Monodee s stories is they always portray the culture of the place they are set in so well With The Other Side, Ms Monodee pulls the reader into the heroine s Indian family, and lets us experience the same frustrations that Lara does as a recent divorcee Everyone is trying to marry Lara off, not accepting her independence But the last person she expects to meet is her high school fl
Zee Monodee has delivered everything one would expect in a story set in Mauritiusand then some Descriptions allowed the setting to become a part of the story in such a way it felt like a major character in the story, as did the cultural aspects The Other Side is such a colorful read
I really enjoyed this book and i m not sure whether it is my pregnancy hormones or not but i may have a couple of tears towards the end as both Lara and Eric struggled to work things out. This book is a must read I ve read several books from this author and this one is the best one yetthe others are super, so be sure to download them The author weaves a tale of young love that is lostand then found It s a sweet story with rich and well developed characters with a tightly woven plot.The characters are so good..Lara as she is going through a metamorphosis from a wife into a woman of her own, Eric as he realizes that life is not as bright as he would like without the love he lost Roy, Lara s former husband who wakes up a bit late Sam and Diya as Lara s supportive ones, and the aunties and overbearing mother.The author has done a fab job of telling this story and the title is rich with meaningLara and Eric, Roy, and even Lara s mom are all faced with one that got away While this book is a great feel good book with a HEA ending, the
UNFORGETTABLE Talk about a walk in the park This is one incredible tale that will steal your heart and run with it I was lost as soon as my eyes caught the first words A page turning wonder that took me on a very interesting adventure I laughed and I cried, the emotions flowing from the pages were so sincere and heart warming, I felt everything as if I were experiencing it all first hand I was so caught up in the world Zee created, absorbed so deeply, I was lost as the tale unfolded Mesmerized as Zee brought life to the characters in such a personable and realistic way, it completely blew my mind The scenes were laid out so vivid and detailed it paints such a perfect backdrop that really makes the storyline pop With all of the twists and surprises, drama and suspense, heartbreak and soul searching, Zee totally nailed this bad boy I would recommend this read whol
Marie s Tempting Reads ARC Review A COLORFUL, DELIGHTFUL, BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN ROMANCE FROM ZEE MONODEE I have VERY much enjoyed previous books by Miss Monodee, but this one gives you a powerful punch of emotion and trials and what it means to overcome it all for a love unlike ANY other The One That Got Away made me feel so good There was emotio
This is a great second chance romance Lara and Eric have great chemistry, they fell in love when they were in their teens but after a misunderstanding Lara agrees to an arranged marriage Life gives them a second chance but they still have many hurd
The One That Got AwayWow what an emotional read, good characters and an interesting story from start to end