Lucas, a young graduate student raised in a traditional American household in Texas, moves far away from home to Seattle and finds himself feeling attracted to Melody, a friendly frontline health care worker who already has a boyfriend. Despite of the differences in attitudes and upbringing, Melody and Lucas get closer. The act and perceptions of infidelity causes a rift in between them to a point that they barely speak to one another. When the upheaval of Coronavirus (Covid-19), a global pandemic, sweeps through the state of Washington, the two of them are forced to quarantine together for 14 days. Will the Covid-19 diagnosis change anything between them? Will the quarantine bring them together as a couple and allow them to see each other’s perspectives? Will they eventually fall in love for each other? Or will it drift them apart even more? Will Melody choose to stay with her boyfriend or fall for Lucas?
When given a choice, do you choose your heart or your mind? Are decisions taken with your heart always right? What consequences are you left with when you do? What role does loyalty and trust play in deciding that Lucas and Melody are made for each other?
A tale of romance, friendship, sex, infidelity, and anxiety that will ride the readers through an emotional rollercoaster. What does the happily-ever-after look like for Melody and Lucas?
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Dhara Shah is an American Author of Quarantined Together, a contemporary romance that takes place during the pandemic. She is also an entrepreneur, traveler, wife, mother to her lovely daughter and a proud business owner of a tutoring company in Phoenix.
She enjoys writing about contemporary romance dealing with critical issues affecting social, psychological and physical aspects of relationships. Her background in Psychology helps her portray her characters in real life situations. She is a firm believer of happily-ever-after endings and shows that these happy endings may look different for different people. She has experience in creating content, curriculum and test preparation materials for teaching in academics.
She was born in India and grew up in Chicago. She is an alumni from University of Illinois Champaign Urbana. She has lived in many cities in the USA and currently resides in the Phoenix metropolitan area. She is a first generation American who embraces growing up with both Indian and American cultures.