A Walk in The Rain #BookReview

A Walk in The Rain

A walk in the rain… isn’t the title of the book itself reminiscent of old world romance? In the world of Slam Bam Thank You M’am kind of flings, the promise of a walk in the rain sounds so very romantic. That was not the sole reason I picked this book by Udai Yadla. The blurb from Goodreads will tell you why!

Plot of A Walk in The Rain

Love is elixir that keeps you alive. Love is poison that kills you. Unreciprocated love keeps you alive but kills every day.

Heartbroken Sunny lives a reclusive life, trapped in the past, living in his memories. He has no complaints about his life but refuses to embrace the present.

Saloni is a prostitute who is desperate to earn money by any means. She does not care about exploiting others to fulfill her purpose.

Fate unites the loner and the prostitute to embark on a life changing journey of retribution and self discovery.

Lovelorn Sunny turns misogynistic after Sandy, the only girl he loved walks away from his life, unannounced. He suffers painful solitude for almost two decades with the relentless haunting of her thoughts. A distressed friend Imran, vows to change his life forever. A surprise planned for his birthday turns into a tragedy that claims the life of his dear friend, triggering a series of unbelievable events. As Imran gets killed by a stranger, Sunny’s calm life suddenly turns into a turbulent storm. With nothing left to live for, vengeance becomes his ultimate mission. His reluctant alliance with a prostitute to trace the killer sets him onto a nerve racking adventure of life and death.

Both are bound to a common goal with different motives but destiny has its own motive. A walk in the rain is an intricate tale of intense emotions, driven by hair raising twists and turns.

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Knitted Tales by Rubina Ramesh #BookReview and a Giveaway

Knitted Tales

Rubina Ramesh – the lady behind TBC or The Book Club is a multi talented lady! I knew her as someone very capable going by the efficient way in which she runs the all the Blog Tours. I was pleasantly surprised to know she is a writer too and that her book was born out of the NaNoWriMo effort. Of course I had to read Knitted Tales: A Collection of Emotions.

Plot of Knitted Tales

The book is an anthology of short tales, each with a different emotion. As per Goodreads blurb…

What forces an innocent girl to become a sex symbol? Her desires? Or cruel fate? Is a lifetime enough—for avenging a betrayal? How do you hide secrets that never stopped haunting you? Can vengeance and secrets of your past devastate your present? How can long-buried crimes of yours suddenly raise their head? Can sinning be saving? Is your spouse your soulmate? What if they never understood your feelings? Can you still live with them? Lastly, does life give only two options? Live or die? What if there is a third?

In her debut anthology, Rubina Ramesh tries to find answers to these questions that are often from the heart and yet makes the mind ponder over the solution. Or is it the other way round? Either way, Knitted Tales is a bouquet of emotions that is bound to touch both your head and your heart.

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Love, Whatever That Means by Aditi Mathur Kumar #BookReview featuring The Body Shop Lipstick Coral Cutie

Love, Whatever That Means by Aditi Mathur Kumar

PageThose of you who read my blog do know that I love reading. I am impartial to most genres of fiction. Be it thrillers, spyware, mythology, fantasy or romance. One genre that I am particularly fond of though is chicklit. I really enjoy a well written chicklit. However, well written chicklits are hard to find. They are as rare as gems and I usually pick one with trepidation.

Aditi Mathur Kumar‘s first book Soldier and Spice came highly recommended from Ikku, a gorgeous beauty blogger and now an army wife. I was intrigued by the choice of subject but when I read it, boy it was great! Aditi also happens to be an avid blogger and I found out that we were in a common WhatsApp group. So when she approached me for reviewing her second book: Love, Whatever That Means, I agreed in a heartbeat.

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Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right by Varsha Dixit #BookReview

Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right

Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right by Varsha Dixit is a the third part of a trilogy about finding your love. According to the Goodreads Book blurb

Love is in the air again…this time it’s steamy, bold and manipulative!

Gayatri and Viraj both are products of childhood trauma. Yet they were able to survive, one because of her shrewdness and the other because of his genius. Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right, the final part in the best selling ‘Right and Wrong’ love trilogy is the story of these two damaged souls.

Gayatri Dutta, the poster child for rich spoiled diva is fighting to escape a life of servitude her tyrant father is hell bent on pushing her into. Her past string of failures have her backed against a wall. Lonely and desperate!

Viraj is a con who uses his genius to perpetuate his isolation. His life once of violence and abuse has left him cynical and cold. He shuns the society and its hypocrisies.

And then Gayatri and Viraj cross paths. She needs him and he despises her.

To Viraj, Gayatri, is the epitome of all that he despises, shallow, manipulative and the kind who uses her beauty as a weapon. Or is she?

Gayatri sees Viraj only as a means to an end. She is sure that Viraj with his nerdy demeanor, owlish glasses and crude behavior will be easy to manipulate and walk over. Only he isn’t!

What I Liked about Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right

Having read the last two books in the series, I knew what to expect. A heroine who is full of chutzpah and yet battles her own demons. A hero who is a mystery to her and the reader. A plot that is full of twists and turns. The book does not disappoint. It is a very light and easy read and yet engages you as the story of Gayatri and Viraj moves along. I liked that while the characters from the last two books are present, they do not take centre stage. The back stories are liked but this book can be read on it’s own even if you have not read the last two.

What I Did Not Like about Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right

The book moved along very well and at a good pace till about three fourths of it and then everything gets wrapped up in a hurry. There are time leaps and then some things like Gayatri’s relationship with her father that are rather unexplained. The first part of the book is made up of little moments that collectively mean a lot. The conclusion is a fast paced narrative and that seems jarring.

Final Thoughts on Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right

To conclude, Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right is a light fun book that falls right in the middle of the chicklit category. A perfect pick for taking your mind off the stress of job, kids, kaamwaali bai etc etc. It is not deep and what stays with you is the enjoyment of the experience of reading it.

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Varsha Dixit, the bestselling author of four successful contemporary romance books. Her debut book, Right Fit Wrong Shoe was a national bestseller for the year 2010. Varsha was a part of the Indian Television Industry and worked as an assistant director and online editor. She considers herself a dreamer who thinks deep but writes light. Even though creativity is gender free,Varsha feels blessed and enriched to be a woman. Currently, with her family, Varsha resides in CA, USA.
 
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Dancing with Demons by Nidhie Sharma #BookReview

Dancing with Demons by Nidhie Sharma

Plot of Dancing with Demons

Dancing with Demons is a love story set in India. The protagonists are a brooding angst driven boxer Karan Pratap Singh and the mysterious and brave Sonia Kapoor. According to the GoodReads Book Blurb

Karan Pratap Singh is on the brink of winning the Amateur Boxing Championship, when in a moment, he loses it all. His fall from glory seems fuelled by ruthless arrogance and an out-of-control anger management problem. That, however is just symptomatic of a deeper issue. Buried under layers of his fractured subconscious lies a childhood secret he cannot come to terms with.

Sonia Kapoor is a beautiful, volatile young woman with a secret that torments her at night but a secret that she feels no guilt for.

When fate throws Karan and Sonia together in Mumbai, their personal demons and pasts collide and stir up trouble in their fragile and uncertain present. But, is redemption possible without forgiveness?

Dancing with Demons is a fast-paced action drama of love, loss and resurrection

What I Liked about Dancing with Demons

Dancing with Demons is a Indian romance that is surprisingly devoid of mush. While many would call this a negative, it is a big plus in my book. For some strange reason, we have mixed romance and mush with each other so that the two have blended to form a homogeneous product and one seems inseparable from the other. Personally I have developed an aversion to too much mush. For that reason alone, Dancing with Demons was so enjoyable. It is a serious romance. Of course it has the moments of uncertainty, the conflicted feelings and the clashes of personality that are the essential ingredients of a romance. To be able to add all that without a dash of pink tinted rainbows is a feat Nidhie Sharma has achieved with finesse. While an amateur boxer with childhood issues and a gutsy lady whose past is shrouded in mystery are not everyday characters, a reader is still able to relate with the two people trying to make the most of their lives after the set backs that would have broken a weaker person. The writing itself was first rate – the descriptions of settings and situations was just apt to conjure a broad image and then fill it up with details using the reader’s own imagination.

What I Did not Like about Dancing with Demons

The protagonist is a boxer. Naturally, one expects boxing and the fights to be a huge part of the narrative. In several places though, the fights completely takes over and begins to over power the story. The fights are explained in such deep detail that after a while, it starts to snag. I was sorely tempted to skip a few pages!

Final Thoughts on Dancing with Demons

I would like to applaud Nidhie for this book. It is a fantastic debut indeed. I am certainly looking forward to reading more from her. If you like a good drama with strong well etched out characters, this is for you. If you like reading sports related stories, this book is for you.

 


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