Award-winning author Sonali Dev launches a new series about the Rajes, an immigrant Indian family descended from royalty, who have built their lives in San Francisco...
It is a truth universally acknowledged that only in an overachieving Indian American family can a genius daughter be considered a black sheep.
Dr. Trisha Raje is San Francisco’s most acclaimed neurosurgeon. But that’s not enough for the Rajes, her influential immigrant family who’s achieved power by making its own non-negotiable rules:
· Never trust an outsider
· Never do anything to jeopardize your brother’s political aspirations
· And never, ever, defy your family
Trisha is guilty of breaking all three rules. But now she has a chance to redeem herself. So long as she doesn’t repeat old mistakes.
Up-and-coming chef DJ Caine has known people like Trisha before, people who judge him by his rough beginnings and place pedigree above character. He needs the lucrative job the Rajes offer, but he values his pride too much to indulge Trisha’s arrogance. And then he discovers that she’s the only surgeon who can save his sister’s life.
As the two clash, their assumptions crumble like the spun sugar on one of DJ’s stunning desserts. But before a future can be savored there’s a past to be reckoned with...
A family trying to build home in a new land.
A man who has never felt at home anywhere.
And a choice to be made between the two.
Dev (A Bollywood Affair) debuts a sweeping series starring the Raje family, immigrants descended from Indian royalty who are making a dazzling mark on American society, with this romance based very loosely on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Dr. Trisha Raje is a brilliant neurosurgeon with little time for love or family. Multiracial British chef DJ Caine has cared for his younger sister all their lives and has assumed the burden of her exorbitant medical bills from fighting a progressive brain tumor. When DJ is hired by Trisha's socialite mother to cater an important event, the two butt heads; DJ finds Trisha attractive but thinks she has terrible manners. Upon realizing DJ's beloved sister is also Trisha's beloved patient who's currently refusing treatment the dueling duo is forced to collude to find a life-saving solution. Over time, their antipathy gradually shifts to love, but the return of Raje family foe Julia Wickham risks disrupting their growing romance. Dev adroitly addresses matters of racism, classism, rape culture, and immigrant experiences in this entertaining contemporary story. Austen fans will find that little of the original remains; where Austen's focus was on women, Dev harps on the importance of being validated by men. Taken on its own, though, this is a complex and riveting work.