GENRE: Fiction - Romance
NUMBER OF PAGES: 146
SERIES / STANDALONE: Standalone
HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: Review copy as a part of TBC book tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you guys.
Bollywood and that title – Just enough to grab my attention. I had read the previous book by this writer which was a historical fiction - the stories are virtually incomparable that way.
The plot line is more of a realistic glimpse into the life of a typical celebrity. Does being a successful actress mean that she shouldn’t have humane feelings and commit mistakes just like a common man? Piya our protagonist, walked away from her marriage with the brilliant and handsome director Arfaaz. Now she is back – is it for good? Why is she here? – These are the conflicts which the writer has turned into a story – a pretty good story. The story was paced quite evenly but still had my attention. By evenly paced I meant, one high was followed by a low and the same was repeated. Typically this kind of pacing would be boring, but the writer surprised me by keeping both the highs and lows interesting. I really had to finish reading the story in one go.
Characterization and Writing
For some reason I felt a world of a difference between the historical fiction I read by this writer and this book. This story was packed with passion and deep emotions. What started as a light yet passionate banter turned into a heavyset intense emotional dialogue. The sensual scenes were “Sensual” as intended and didn’t seem erotic at all. To me, there is a world of a difference between being sensual and erotic. With crackling chemistry between the protagonists and spot on characterization, the book was a treat. The characters blew hot and cold over each other - this was executed realistically. My only qualm would be the lack of elaboration on Arfaaz’s family and Piya’s extended family from her roots.
MY SAY: Sensual read. Crackling story line with the right fireworks in play.