Sunday, October 5, 2014

#89 : Trouble Has A New Name by Adite Banerjie : A Review


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BOOK TITLE: Trouble Has A New Name

ISBN: 9351065138

AUTHOR: Adite Banerjie

GENRE:Fiction - Romance

NUMBER OF PAGES: 192

FORMAT: Paperback

SERIES / STANDALONE: Standalone

REVIEW BY: Shree Janani

HOW I GOT THIS BOOK:  Review Copy from PRPundit. We thank them for sending us this book in exchange of an honest review

SUMMARY :
“Will you pretend to be my fiancé for the next few days?” 

Recently-single model Rayna Dutt does not feel like flying to her friend’s big fat Indian wedding. But she does - and when a mix up with room allocations forces her to share a luxury villa on Emerald Isle with the gorgeous owner of the hotel - Neel Arora - and best man at the wedding, things begin to look up.

Until Rayna’s ex turns up with a new girl on his arm! 

Hitting the panic button, Rayna searches for a solution. Surely Neel wouldn’t mind being her fake fiancé…? In an instant the attraction they share is fever pitch, but when scandal comes calling, Rayna soon finds herself in more trouble than she can handle!

REVIEW:

A romance set in pristine beaches of Andaman amidst a wedding and featuring a super model – sounds quite breezy. The book was just that – A breezy light read, an instant mood lifter!

The story line opens with our protagonist Rayna, waking up with a hangover and almost missing the charted flight to her best friend’s wedding.

What follows is a humorous and “almost” emotional account of her experience in her best friend’s wedding (I know that isn’t much but hey I can’t go around revealing the story line just about in every other review I write. Don’t want the writer folks coming behind me with brickbats).  

Truly speaking, the story didn’t actually stand out. It’s just the common romance line with the protagonist having her heart broken and mended in cycles.

Yet I am inclined to giving it a 4 star rating. Reason: The convincing “feel good” factor. Right from the start of the book when Rayna’s Ex sends her a text to dump her to end when Rayna finally finds her perfect better half. Frankly no wonder people actually like happy endings. I wasn’t a fan of mushy romances with happy endings, not that I had anything against them, it’s just that I am not cut out for this genre. Eventually I got adjusted to the concept of feel good romances thanks to a friend of mine who virtually forced me to read romances for he believed it would work wonders to my “general mood” (No! I am not that grumpy sort. I ‘used’ to be this mini Indian lady version of House from House MD). This book just got added to my list of romances that made me feel good and upped my confidence in accepting true love.

The characterisation and the writing has no flaws. I love the banter between Neel and Rayana. The fluidity in the banter takes the cake.  The shift between intense serious romance and light breezy banter is effortless and makes a lot of sense. The writer apparently knows her way around transition of emotions.

The supporting cast deserves a mention as well. We all have this agony aunt amongst us in real life who would eventually do some good to us. Likewise our protagonist also had this agony aunt who finally turned out to be a sweet lady beneath that layer of sheer annoyance!

To sum it up, the book was well written and packaged in spite of having an ordinary storyline.

VERDICT: Light breezy romance. Go ahead pick it up. It doesn’t hurt to feel good after all!

RATING: 4 on 5

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Adite Banerjie discovered Mills & Boon romances and their amazing assortment of drool-worthy TDH heroes in her teens. Around the same time she fell in love with song-and-dance Bollywood romances. Growing up in a home with a filmmaker dad who worked in the world’s largest film industry (yes, Bollywood!) and a voracious reader for a mom, it was inevitable that she would come to love both films and books. 

During her exciting and fulfilling career as a business journalist, she found the time to indulge her passion for both Bollywood romances and M&Bs. But after years of reporting and writing about the real world, she chose to return to her love for fiction and turned screenwriter. She turned Harlequin author after winning the 2012 Passions Aspiring Authors Contest. 

Her debut novel was released in September 2013. Her second Harlequin release "Trouble Has a New Name" comes out in July 2014. 

EDITIONS AVAILABLE: Paperback, Kindle

PRICE: Rs.150 (Paperback)


BOOK LINKS: http://www.hqnindia.com/title/trouble-has-a-new-name


Note : This review was first posted in Readers' Muse
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