Bollywood Fiancé for a Day
A Bollywood romance with zing and spice… and a beautiful world of happily ever after.
Published: August 2013 by Harlequin Mills and Boon
No. Of Pages: 192 pages
Edition language: English
Author: Ruchi Vasudeva
Zaheer Saxena is a Bollywood heart-throb and Vishaka is your usual headstrong lady, who could defy and destroy his ego. How can this pair be anything but vital? So, yes, they are spirited and they create a sparking chemistry.
When Vishaka’s ex-fiancé and now-would-be-brother-in-law jilted her for her sister, Vishaka’s life became difficult. To escape from this torture, she willingly allowed her friends to push her into another form of torture – to a competition for a date with Zaheer, even though she didn’t want to. Okay, it all went as smooth as possible, but when Zaheer came late for the date and acted like a smug, arrogant scum (A handsome scum!), that’s when he started to get into Vishaka’s nerve.
And there started their romance with sassy banter and sparkling love-story. What I love most about this book is its language. There is something beautiful about Ruchi’s words and the way she construct them so as not to bore (me) much. I admit I hate reading Indian romances, because of the language, but somehow, I felt the need to finish this book and so I did (even though, most of the so-called best-sellers in Indian romance (M&B) category is still sleeping in my e-library).
I came across a lot of jilted-romances, jealous-sisters and the fake-fiancés and you would be, as well, if you loved romances. So what makes this book stand-out from the rest? Ruchi didn’t write a romance with an exemplary heroine, who commits no wrongs. In fact, she made Vishaka like all of us – someone who made mistake and who is addicted to work, someone who could look past all the hurt and admit her own faults when coming to her ex-fiancé, and someone who could fall in love and is willing to take a chance.
I expected a lot of jealousy and show-offs, flaunting in front of the sister etc., as it was common in most of these jilted-romances. But again, I faced some disappointment (or rather surprises)! There’s no scene to portray how the sister envied Vishaka for the Bollywood heart-throb. Also the description of the two cities is wonderful that I felt like I was travelling among the street shops in Lucknow!
All in all, it is a good read, but somewhere along the way, I had a feeling that Ruchi could’ve made it much better if she had tried a little more.
Disclaimer: I would like to mention that this is purely my own perspective of the novel and this may or may not be biased. I am infinitely in love with the genre romance… with some spunk and this novel has all the traits I loved in romance. So, I loved reading it.
My rating meter:
- Books I love to read, again and again (5 points)
- Books I love to read the second time ( 4 to 4.9 points)
- Books I read and like, but can’t read more than one time (2 to 4 points)
- Books I wouldn’t read at all, if given the chance (1 or 0 points)