Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Book Review: Groomnapped by Sundari Venkatraman

Good day everyone!
As promised, review of Groomnapped by Sundari Venkatraman. I have read the shorter version of this story in Matches made in heaven. So was excited to read a full fledged novel on the same plot. Loved it.

Groomnapped by Sundari Venkatraman



Story:
Surekha, the eldest daughter of a carpenter teaches in a Public School. She doesnt have plan on getting married. The dowry culture is so rooted that she or her parents cant will not be able to get even one daughter married. So she has made peace with it and loves her life nevertheless. That doesn't mean she doesn't have men drooling after her.
Ameya, the only son of a millionaire is a farmer by education and career choice. He is a forward thinking young man. He is doing good by society terms. The apple of his parents eye. He has them wound around his little finger.
Surekha and Ameya meet at his friends wedding where she is the choreographer. She dances right into Ameya's heart. She knows a relationship with Ameya will be a dream come true but will never materialize.
Ameya's belief that his parents will agree to his idea of marrying Surekha are crashed by his parents.

Should they forget each other? Is there an alternate way so that love can win over such societal norms?  Buy the book to find out yourself :)

What I liked:
The Bihari tone and essence has been set perfectly in the characters and story background.
It is evident powerfully throughout the book. The stubbornness, the dowry tradition which they feel is the birth right of the grooms family, disregard for education,  discrimination in treating sons and daughters, the race and caste divide, stalking and leering at women or girls is ok, etc all gives you the feel of watching a Bihar oriented Bollywood movie.

I liked the characters portrayal. All have them have perfect bases to show why they are that way with enough background covered. Each carried their parts perfectly.

The story language and flow is smooth. The love scenes are few but descriptive and bold considering a small town girl and boy love story ;)

The twist at the end was good. I also loved how Misharaji was handled and his kite was set afloat. Sorry dont Know the English proverb for patang katt gayi :D

The ending promises a Book 2 in this series. Eagerly waiting to read it.

What I wanted more:
I would have loved if the bride's parents reputation was kept intact till the end. I have a suggestion Sundari of how that could have been possible. But then again it would be another story. ;)

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Spotlight: Groomnapped by Sundari Venkatraman

Good day people !
I am reading Groomnapped by Sundari Venkatraman. This story and the way Sundari narrates it, is very different from her usual style. I am trying to get out time to finish it. Till I post the review, you can know more about the book here.

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(The Groom Series #1)
by
Sundari Venkatraman

 Groomnapped by Sundari Venkatraman


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The lovely and feisty Surekha is the eldest of three daughters of a carpenter from the wrong side of the tracks. She teaches science and maths in the Bihar Public School. 

Ameya is the only son of a millionaire farmer-cum-builder and over and above that, he’s educated too. 

They meet and fall in love quite easily, the drawback being the dowry system prevalent in Bihar. With Ameya’s parents expecting a huge dowry and Surekha’s parents having a tough time eking a living out of their humble income, it seems like the match between the two lovers is one made in hell. 

Ameya isn’t one to take things lying on his back. But when the parents who adore him otherwise are so set against the marriage, will he be able to make Surekha his? 

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About the author

 Author Sundari Venkatraman

Sundari Venkatraman is an indie author who has 31 titles (27 books & 4 collections) to her name, all Top 100 Bestsellers on Amazon India, Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada and Amazon Australia in both romance as well as Asian Drama categories. Her latest hot romances have all been on #1 Bestseller slot in Amazon India for over a month.

Even as a kid, Sundari absolutely loved the ‘lived happily ever after’ syndrome as she grew up reading all the fairy tales she could lay her hands on, Phantom comics, Mandrake comics and the like. It was always about good triumphing over evil and a happy end. 

Soon, into her teens, Sundari switched her attention from fairy tales to Mills & Boon. While she loved reading both of these, she kept visualising what would have happened if there were similar situations happening in India; to a local hero and heroine. Her imagination took flight and she always lived in a rosy cocoon of romance over the years. 

Then came the writing – a true bolt out of the blue! And Sundari Venkatraman has never looked back.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Book Review: The Proposal by MV Kasi

Greetings People !
I am pleasantly surprised after reading The Proposal by MV Kasi. If you have read any of her other books, you will be too :D.
Let me tell you why in a review ;)



Story:
Nandani Mahasena is a princess in real life albeit living in the 21st centuary. She is coaxed, cajoled and emotionally blackmailed into marrying a suitor in two weeks who will pay off the debts Nandini's father has amassed by gambling. Nandini, is a head strong woman who has built her own life and a company which she works hard for. She lives life on her terms and marrying a stranger is unthinkable for her. The groom is handsome and a successful businessman hailing from a jewellers family. The way he proposes touches Nandini's heart. In usual circumstances, her parents wouldnt have let the groom enter their crumbling palace unless he was from a royal lineage. But now the conditions are different.
Will Nandini accept the proposal? What will the groom gain by paying off Nandini's father's debts? Is there some other angel to the story?
Find out by buying and reading the story.

What I liked:
 It is a clean romance and a short story. These two points in themselves are surprising considering MV Kasi's writing :)
I love MV Kasi's novels. They are big books with a fast paced story mixed with erotic episodes. So this short story was a complete pleasant surprise.

I loved it. It is a complete story within its short span. The excitement, suspense is throughout the story.

The characters are few but each powerfully portrayed. The language is good. Story flow is smooth and compact.
The royal atmosphere is prominent in the story. Even in this short story MV Kasi has brought out strong woman protagonist with thought provoking values. She has a knack for getting out societal norms which are laughable in this age but we still follow them blindly.

Loved how she has made it a cliff hanger. Waiting for the full fledged novel of this one, MV Kasi :)

What I wanted more:
The closure for the hook at the end of the story. I want to read the next part of the story soon.


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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Book Review: Blind, Certainly is Love by Reshma Ranjan

Good day everyone,

 Book: Blind, Certainly is Love by Reshma Ranjan



As promised here is Review of book: Blind, Certainly is Love by Reshma Ranjan. An emotionally stirring novel which brings out the aching of a love lorn heart with words. I liked the book and though it being Reshma Ranjan's second book, the emotional turmoil it brings in you shows the author's mastery with words.

Know more about the book: Spotlight: Blind, Certainly is Love by Reshma Ranjan

Story:
Neha Jaiswal a successful career woman who makes men tremble with her glare, has temporarily lost eyesight in a near fatal accident. Her ex fiance just fled the moment he realized she was going to be a burden for him. Sarika is Neha's best friend who along with her newly wedded husband John Conrad is trying to help Neha heal. Sarika brings Neha, the workaholic, to their house for a vacation. Sarika's brother-in-law Sumit Conrad, a recluse going by his repulsion to women and commitments, and Neha lock horns but feel the sizzling chemistry and attraction towards each other. Both are wary of getting tangled emotionally.
Will Neha give her heart a chance to fall for this flirt and headstrong businessman called Alex Sumit Conrad? Does Sumit understand how Neha has tilted his world and he now desires a happily-forever with her?
Do both give each other a chance and ignore their faults? Find out by Buying the Book.

What I Liked:
Emotional turmoil and anguish. The book is filled with that heart wrenching feeling all the time. The words so perfectly make your own heart ache as the story flows.

After a long time, I read a big, fat novel albeit a Kindle version. The story is so big. The characters are few. The description of places is superb but you dont know the exact location. Everything is fictional yet life like.

The language is good. Characters are few and well fleshed out.
The twist in the last chapters was surprising.
The research about a blind person's habits, feelings, ways to cope & how other senses get sharper is well done.

What I wanted :
I was a little disturbed with the way Sumit behaved, talked in the name of wooing or love making. It borders on the lines of abuse. You cant treat a person this way to show you love them.

The story could have been shorter. The second part seemed stretched.

There were a few errors here & there. The next edition should get them ironed out.

Overall a good book to read.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Spotlight: The Bodyguard by Ruchi Singh

Good day People !
New book The Bodyguard by Ruchi Singh. A lady bodyguard assigned to protect a male celebrity. Sounds interesting? Lets dig in to know more.

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THE BODYGUARD
by
Ruchi Singh

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Blurb

Someone wants Vikramaditya Seth Jr. dead. 

He refuses the Z+ security option offered by the government. With too many variables trust is hard to come by…

Esha Sinha prepares for her first assignment outside of active-army service, oblivious to the fact that she has to baby-sit a man who has no respect for rules or protocol—a man who is headstrong, workaholic and a tenacious flirt. As the attraction between Vikram and Esha simmers and sizzles, another attempt is made on his life. 

The killer is resourceful and determined. 

The motive is unclear and perplexing.

Will they be able to nab the assassin before he gets to Vikram?





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About the author

 Author Ruchi Singh

Ruchi Singh is a novelist, and writes in two genres; romance and crime. Winner of the ‘Times Of India’ WriteIndia Season I under Amish Tripathi, she began her writing career writing short stories and articles, which have been published on various online forums. She has been a contributing author to many anthologies and Jugnu is her third novel.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Spotlight: Blind, Certainly is Love by Reshma Ranjan

Good day People !
Author Reshma Ranjan brings you Blind, Certainly is Love. Lets get to know the book more:

 Book Tour: Blind, Certainly is Love

BLIND, CERTAINLY IS LOVE
by
Reshma Ranjan




Blurb

Neha Jaiswal is beautiful and intelligent—an alluring combination—but chooses to be a recluse. What works for her is her intimidating personality that comes with her success. With no desire to get into a relationship, the strong, assertive, and hardworking Neha manages to keep the men at bay—all except one.

Sumit Conrad, a super successful businessman, is an intriguing specimen of a man. Known to the world as the good Conrad, Sumit is actually a recluse who prefers only his own company, to the exception of his brother John and sister-in-law Sarika.

When fate throws the flirt in Sumit and the furious Neha together, sparks are bound to fly.

Will Sumit be able to convince the headstrong and opinionated Neha that what he wants is a long haul and not a passing phase?

Or will the stubborn and cantankerous Neha be successful in driving him away?

Will their love make them blind to each other or to their own flaws? Will this blind love ever find its way?

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 Author Reshma Ranjan

Reshma Ranjan is a passionate romantic who loves literature and has been driven by the romance around her. She has made up her own happy endings in her imagination for every movie and for every book with a sad ending. 

"Slowly I started to create my own characters and situation, creating a world of romance and happy endings to my liking. But for my laziness, I would have penned umpteen numbers of stories with unexpected people meeting and falling in love and uniting for a lifetime."  

Also a voracious reader but for which she believes she could never have started writing. "If I can bring a smile and a happy sigh on at least one reader’s lips I will feel a blessed writer."

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ArtiReview8/9/2018
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InderpreetReview8/12/2018
Reshma RanjanSpotlight8/13/2018
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Monday, August 6, 2018

Book Blitz: The Wooing of the Shrew by Sundari Venkatraman

Greetings People !

NEW BOOK by Sundari Venkatraman ! The Wooing of the Shrew is Book 3 in The Thakore Royals Book Series. Lets check this out.

 The Wooing of the Shrew by Sundari Venkatraman


 The Wooing of the Shrew by Sundari Venkatraman

Print Length: 154 pages
Publisher: Flaming Sun (Indie published) 
Publication Date: August 1, 2018
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
Available on Kindle Unlimited 
Genre: Romance

Dayanita Thakore was a prickly princess who didn’t care for the idea of any man getting close to her… until Prince Harshvardhan Singh Gaekwad turns up in her life.

Sparks fly even at their first meeting when the Princess of Udaipur clashes with the Prince of Baroda.

He falls in love with the fiery princess while she fights her attraction to him tooth and nail.

He woos her, beguiles her, cherishes her…

…while the princess feels that maybe he couldn’t love such a tempestuous woman such as herself.

But before they could cross the great divide and get to know each other, something happens, something terrible that might just blow their lives apart.  

It would be great if you can add this book to your TBR




 Sundari Venkatraman

Sundari Venkatraman is an indie author who has 35 titles (31 books & 4 collections) to her name, all Top 100 Bestsellers on Amazon India, Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada and Amazon Australia in both romance as well as Asian Drama categories. Her latest hot romances have all been on #1 Bestseller slot in Amazon India for over a month.

Even as a kid, Sundari absolutely loved the ‘lived happily ever after’ syndrome as she grew up reading all the fairy tales she could lay her hands on, Phantom comics, Mandrake comics and the like. It was always about good triumphing over evil and a happy end. 

Soon, into her teens, Sundari switched her attention from fairy tales to Mills & Boon. While she loved reading both of these, she kept visualising what would have happened if there were similar situations happening in India; to a local hero and heroine. Her imagination took flight and she always lived in a rosy cocoon of romance over the years. 

Then came the writing – a true bolt out of the blue! And Sundari Venkatraman has never looked back.

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