BOOK REVIEW: MY LOVE IS AWAY FROM MORTALITY

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Author: Vansh Arora

Genre: Romance Fiction

Published by: Kalamos Literary Services

Number of pages: 245 pages

My Rating: 3/5

MY REVIEW: The author Vansh Arora provided me with a copy of his book in exchange for an honest review.

The story is about two people, Manav and Aditi who meet when they are in school. They are totally opposite personality wise but still they become good friends and eventually fall in love.

But college takes them apart from each other. Manav and Aditi try to maintain their friendship but circumstances and new friends keep them apart.

There is also a supernatural element in the book. Apart from circumstances, these other forces are also keeping Manav and Aditi apart.

I recommend this book to readers who enjoy reading romance fiction especially those who like a bit of the supernatural thrown into the story.

BOOK REVIEW: SEDUCTIVE AFFAIR

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Author: Rishabh Puri

Genre: Romance Fiction

Published by: Srishti Publishers

Number of pages: 173 pages

My Rating: 4/5

This is a charming and totally believable love story.

Prisha is a young girl who has landed her first job at an established news publication, The New Delhi Chronicle. She has just broken up with her fiancé and is determined to be successful in her career. She meets a handsome colleague Rajesh whom she feels drawn to but he appears to be extremely uncomfortable around her.

An opportunity comes Prisha’s way when her boss Priya sends her to Bengaluru to cover a business conference with none other than Rajesh.

While covering the business conference, Rajesh is on the inside track on a scoop. While helping him get the scoop, Prisha and Rajesh not only become friends but they also find themselves being drawn to each other.

Will Prisha and Rajesh find true love in each other? Will they be successful in getting their exciting news story? Do read the book to find out.

I recommend this book to all readers of romance fiction.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rishabh Puri is an entrepreneur who finds time to indulge in his passion for writing fiction. He can be followed on Facebook as AuthorRishabhPuri and on Instagram @officialrishabhpuri

BOOK REVIEW: A CAGE OF DESIRES

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Author: Shuchi Singh Kalra

Genre: Romance Fiction

Published by: Penguin Books

Number of pages: 216 pages

My Rating: 4/5

MY REVIEW: The author Shuchi Singh Kalra generously provided me with a copy of her book.

The story is realistic in the sense that it reflects the plight of most Indian women today. They are expected to put aside their own thoughts and feelings and follow the wishes of their husbands and in-laws.

Renu is such a woman, a housewife who toils from morning to night taking care of her two children and cranky father-in-law. Her husband Dev, who lives in another city for work purposes, is distant and withdrawn from her.

However, Renu has a secret: she is the bestselling author of erotic novels written under the pen name Maya! Though she has earned a lot of fame and wealth through her novels, she dare not reveal her identity to the world out of fear of offending her husband and father-in-law.

The family takes on a new tenant, a single man named Arjun. Renu finds herself drawn to him and slowly enters into a relationship with him as she is extremely unhappy and lonely.

A lot of changes take place in Renu’s life and in her relationship with both the men, i.e. Arjun and Dev. It transpires that both the men are concealing things from her.

Will Renu finally take on the identity of Maya before the world? Does she find the peace and happiness that she craves?

I recommend “A Cage of Desires” to readers as a modern story that beautifully depicts a woman’s struggle to find her true self.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Shuchi Singh Kalra is a freelance writer and is also the author of two previous novels. She can be followed on Twitter on her handle @shuchikalra

BOOK REVIEW: FLYING WITHOUT WINGS

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Author: Rishabh Puri

Genre: Romance Fiction

Published by: HarperCollins

Number of pages: 193 pages

My Rating: 4/5

This is a modern day fairy tale, a Cinderella story which left me moved. Milli Bajwa is a simple girl working at Chandigarh airport struggling with family problems and to make ends meet. Karan Singhania is young, handsome and wealthy but has terrible health woes.

Their lives collide over a dating app and they start communicating with each other. They share a common love for literature and fall in love over the course of many beautiful texts. They do finally meet but is their love strong enough to overcome the hurdles of both their lives? Can Milli sort out her financial and family problems? Can Karan recover?

Flying Without Wings is a love story in the truest sense and I recommend it to all readers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rishabh Puri is an entrepreneur who finds time to indulge in his passion for writing fiction. He can be followed on Facebook as AuthorRishabhPuri and on Instagram @officialrishabhpuri

BOOK REVIEW: GREAT TEXTPECTATIONS

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Author: Ruchi Vadehra

Genre: Romance Fiction

Published by: Rupa Publications

Number of pages: 225 pages

My Rating: 4/5

MY REVIEW: The publishers Rupa Publications provided me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

The story is extremely contemporary and relevant in these times, as these days many relationships start and flourish virtually.

Amaya Kapoor is a single, attractive woman in her thirties living in Delhi. She works at Amaya Books which is owned by her family. Amaya is successful in her work but she has a dream of opening a bookstore that will be unique and different from other bookstores. She is also a fitness enthusiast.

While playing Scrabble online, she meets Rohan, who lives in Mumbai. Amaya and Rohan start to chat while playing the game. Slowly, but surely, they start to chat more and more frequently while in their professional lives, both of them are very ambitious and busy.

Amaya feels extremely comfortable and compatible with Rohan, even though she has never met him in person. Finally, they are able to meet when Amaya visits Mumbai for work.

Sparks fly even when they meet in person and from there, Amaya and Rohan are in a relationship that cannot be defined, as both of them live in different cities and Rohan is commitment phobic.

So of course the question raised in the story is whether Amaya and Rohan do manage to get together, overcoming various hurdles. The reader needs to read the book to find out.

I definitely recommend “Great Textpectations” to readers as it is a frothy, interesting and extremely enjoyable read. The story and the characters are all extremely progressive and modern.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: This is Ruchi Vadehra’s first book. She belongs to a family of writers and lives with her husband, children and family in New Delhi.

BOOK REVIEW: NICE MEN FINISH LAST

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Author: Pravesh Vir Siddhu

Genre: Romance Fiction

Published by: Pblishing

Number of pages: 216 pages

My Rating: 3/5

MY REVIEW: The author Pravesh Vir Siddhu provided me with a copy of his book in exchange for an honest review.

The hero of the story is Nandu, a genuinely nice guy, who is studying to be a dentist. He has a break up with his girlfriend and is also badly beaten up in the bargain.

Nandu is then influenced by his friend Sattu to become a womaniser in order to get over his girlfriend. Nandu tries it for a while and is successful at it too. However, once Nandu is through with college and is working as a lecturer, he finds himself falling in love with one of the students, Tanishq.

Nandu is back to being a nice guy again in his relationship with Tanishq but things go wrong and he finds himself out of a job and evicted from his apartment. Nandu moves to Canada for higher studies after having a last-minute reconciliation with Tanishq at the airport.

In Canada, Nandu has to juggle with his academics and his long distance relationship with Tanishq. Does he fail or succeed?

While reading the story, I could not help but sympathise with Nandu. While I actively disliked Tanishq’s character. The story is extremely relevant to modern relationships and worth a read.

The book is available on Amazon and in select bookstores.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Pravesh Vir Siddhu is a dentist who is currently living in Toronto, Canada. He can be followed on Instagram @praveshvirsiddhu

BOOK REVIEW: KEY TO MY SOUL: HEARTWARMING

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Author: Probal Mazumdar

Genre: Romance Fiction

Published by: Pblishing

Number of pages: 297 pages

My Rating: 4/5

MY REVIEW: I was provided with a copy of the book by the author Probal Mazumdar in exchange for an honest review.

The story has all the elements of a Bollywood movie: childhood sweethearts who part in unexplained circumstances, letters that are written but not read for years, villains that go around beating up the hero, the heroine in a coma and a key that contains all the secrets of the past.

The book begins when Siddharth gets a phone call from an unknown caller, informing him that his old girlfriend Hazel was hurt in a car accident and is now lying in a coma in a hospital in Jamshedpur. The mysterious caller also informs him that there are letters written by Hazel to him that he needs to read. Siddharth has not heard from Hazel in seventeen years and the phone call sends him in a tizzy.

Siddharth revisits the past in which Hazel and he met in school, became friends and then fell in love. But Hazel abruptly leaves town and Siddharth becomes a victim of nasty gossip. However, Siddharth moves on in life, goes to college, starts his career and even gets married, though his marriage later fails.

Siddharth goes to Jamshedpur to be by Hazel’s side. There he faces many old memories and is given a “key” that unlocks the secrets of the past.

The story is certainly riveting. The reader is faced with several questions. Why did Hazel leave town? Who is the unknown caller? Will Hazel recover from her coma? Can Siddharth and Hazel finally be together?

“Key to My Soul” is certainly a heart-warming story. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I certainly recommend it to everyone. The book is available on Amazon and in select bookstores.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Probal Mazumdar is an IT Manager by profession and writes poetry and fiction. He can be followed on Facebook as /probalmazumdar.official.page/ and on Instagram @probalmazumdar99