Thursday, April 2, 2015

#116 : The Accidental Wife by Simmi K. Rao : A Review




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BOOK TITLE: The Accidental Wife
ISBN: B00UB6OLXA
AUTHOR: Simmi K. Rao
GENRE: Fiction - Romance
NUMBER OF PAGES: 270
FORMAT: Digital
SERIES / STANDALONE: Standalone   
REVIEW BY: Shree Janani
HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: Review copy as a part of b00k r3vi3w Tours Tours. Thank you DDS & Simmi!
REVIEW:
Having read “An Incurable Insanity” by the same author I pretty much knew I could expect a solid and intense romance which would leave me wanting for more.
Our protagonist Dr.Rihaan is an accomplished Neuro-Surgeon whose occupation hardly leaves him the free time for women. Like every other typical Indian family his mother pushes him to marry, the result of which initially turns out to be hilarious. As the story progresses, Rihaan finally falls in love (With whom you ask? That would qualify as a spoiler!)
 For a seasoned reader the above written interpretation of the story line would seem annoyingly short. In fact it might not even qualify for a proper introduction to the book. If I were to introduce the story line as such I might as well be giving away the plot. Perplexed? The writer decided to have a major twist smack in the start of the story, I can’t possibly elaborate without giving out that twist! Read the book please.
The characterisation was well handled. I would have preferred less predictable character. In a way, I felt the characters from her previous book “An Incurable Insanity” and this book were almost similar - Fragile yet strong female lead and a rough yet gentle male protagonist. The supporting characters – Rihaan’s mom, dad and sister, his sectary and the female protagonist’s colleague simply faded in and out of the plot whenever they were needed.
The plot in general was realistic enough with healthy dose of twists and turns, though I personally would have preferred a lesser amount of that dilly-dally between the male and the female lead.
The writer did a lot of justice to Indian culture. Being an Indian woman myself who is smack in the middle of the so called “to-be-married-ASAP” age group, I found the story line relatable and rather humorous in a whacky sense!
Apart from the initial few pages which were akin to a Bollywood drama, the book in general got me hooked and kept me up and reading.
VERDICT: A perfect Indian Romance drama.
RATING: 4 on 5

Note : This review was first posted in Readers' Muse


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