Saturday, July 12, 2014

#78 : Bootie And The Beast by Falguni Kothari : A Review


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BOOK TITLE: Bootie and the Beast

ISBN: 9351065065

AUTHOR: Falguni Kothari

GENRE: Fiction -Romance

NUMBER OF PAGES: 184

FORMAT: Digital - Epub

SERIES / STANDALONE: Standalone

REVIEW BY: Shree Janani

HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: Review copy as a part of b00k r3vi3w book Tour.

SUMMARY : Fairytales don't end with True Love's Kiss, they begin with one...

Diya Mathur (aka Beauty), celebrated supermodel and Party Princess of India, is adored by everyone. She works hard, plays hard, and has the biggest shoe fetish on the planet. But after she purchases one baby bootie, Diya's reputation is in ruins. There's only one place to escape the rumours - Texas, under the protection of her lifelong friend, and secret love, Krish Menon (aka the Beast).

Financial whizz-kid, CFO and entrepreneur, Krish is a brooding workaholic with a charisma that still brings Beauty Mathur to her knees. He has no idea, of course! They've shared a bond since childhood - a special friendship that thrives on sparring, teasing and goading - but with Diya back in his life and under his roof, Krish's latent desire for her explodes. And when he finally admits to the secret that has never allowed him to commit to any woman - especially Diya - everything changes. Krish might finally realise how much he wants his Beauty. But he won't get her until Diya has tamed her Beast

REVIEW:  
I’ve been on this Romance reading spree catching up on all the romance that I missed. As a result of that “catching up” I signed up promptly for this tour expecting a truly beautiful romance.

Our protagonist, “Bootie” Diya Mathur is this supermodel with killer looks sans the brains. She is this typical all brawns no brains type who falls for the geek “Beast” Krish Mathur.  That pretty much summarises the story for me. Oh Wait? I forgot something. Yeah I forgot that “Finding each other” part – The crux of this story (Or of any other romance novel for the matter).  That crucial “finding each other part” went by so quickly, that it just seemed like a small blip on the radar. In sense, yes the “process” of “finding each other” was written quite elaborately , but then the “final step” of the whole process looked like it was written in a hurry. A weenie bit drag there would have made the trick.

The whole Bootie-Beast love story seemed very superficial. It sort of lacked that depth and conviction for. I am no seasoned romance reader, but for person who reads a lot of books, I can surely tell when a story line isn’t convincing enough. 

In spite of the lack of a “convincing” story line, one major plus that I found with this book was the writing. It’s simple and had all “dramatic” ingredients for a romance novel. The characterisation of Diya made just roll my eyes. In sense, she was being such a bitch (oops! I can’t help but swear!) to a nice guy.  That, I believe is a victory for the writer. 

I truly wonder why the book failed to impress me in spite of having strong, well written characters. 

To sum it up, the story is an average romance with characters standing out vying all the attention when the story should be doing that. 

VERDICT: Light read not be taken too seriously. 

RATING: 3 on 5

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A Mumbaikar at heart, Falguni Kothari lives in New York with her family and a sweet as chocolate Maltese named Truffles. She loathes cooking and flying and holds a fervent hope that teleportation become a viable travel option within her lifetime.

When she is not playing Domestic Goddess, Soccer Mom or Canine Companion, she is found embroiled in some or other scandal—sorry, creating stories—on her ever-faithful laptop. She loves tales of all kinds and is partial to sassy ones with happy-ever-after endings.
EDITIONS AVAILABLE: Digital & Paperback.

PRICE: Rs. 124 (Paperback) 

BOOK LINKS: http://www.amazon.in/Bootie-Beast-Mills-Indian-Author/dp/9351065065/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404724683&sr=8-1&keywords=Bootie+and+the+Beast

Note : This review was first posted in Readers' Muse

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