When I finished the first book of the Sehgal Family and Friends Saga, Take a chance on me by Sapna Bhog, a book which I enjoyed so much that I actually read it twice, I was desperately waiting for her second book which was due in April 2017. Let’s Start With Forever by Sapna Bhog is the second book in the series and it is the story of Raashi Deewan and Sameer Sehgal.
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RAASHI DEEWAN runs a successful chain of restaurants. Her recipe for life is simple – dream big and work hard. Growing her business is her sole focus until Sameer Sehgal walks back into her life. He had pursued her relentlessly, once. She had fallen for him, once, and then he had walked away. Now, she wants nothing to do with him.
Hotel magnate, SAMEER SEHGAL always gets what he wants. He has a dream and Raashi Deewan holds the key to its success. Unfortunately for him, Raashi has no interest in helping him. Convincing her to work with him is a challenge, one he is more than happy to take on. But Raashi is difficult to impress and hard to persuade. The more their paths cross, the more he realizes that maybe letting her go was the biggest mistake of his life.
Will Raashi forgive Sameer? Will Sameer fulfill his dream? Find out more in this book of love and second chances.
Let’s Start with Forever is the second book in the Sehgal family and friends saga. It can be read as a stand-alone. If you like reading strong characters in stories centered on family and friends then you will love this series of books.
Twenty seven year old Raashi Deewan owns a successful chain of restaurants which she had taken over after the death of her grandmother. She has a younger sister, Jiya, who studies economics in New York. Having lost her parents to a fatal car accident when she was thirteen, their grandmother sent both Raashi and Jiya to a prestigious boarding school in Dehradun where she met Sheena and Keya. They are her best friends, her pillars of support, her advisors, her critics, her everything. She lives alone in the apartment and misses her sister and most of all her two best friends, Sheena and Keya, who are now married. In all these years, she has also grown closer to Janak Sehgal, Sheena’s grandfather and is one of the three Janak’s Angels.
Sameer Sehgal, The Golden Boy of the Indian Real Estate and Hotel industry, Director Sehgal Corporation, Managing Director of the Sehgal Real Estate & Hotels group is the owner of several world class hotels.
Sameer had returned to India six months ago and Raashi had met him off and on at Sheena’s house in the last six months during Sheena’s and then Keya’s wedding as he is related to both Sheena and Keya. They were both attracted to each other the night of Kabier and Keya’s reception, when he had left her never to come back. And the two of them had deliberately stayed away from each other.
Three months later,
Sameer comes to her restaurant AquaNox with Natasha Arya, the daughter of Jiten Arya, owner of the Arya group of Hotels. Mr Arya wants Sameer to marry Natasha and take over the Arya Group, and Sameer thinks that maybe he can consider marrying Natasha as he had dated her several years back in London. The only woman who had ever held his heart was Natasha and she had left him long ago. So he had decides that maybe that relationship could be revisited as in the recent years he had never thought of marriage in serious terms and to him marriage would not be for love.
Since Natasha had broken up with him, he had not let any woman get close to him until he met Raashi six months ago and he does not want any kind of relationship that could hurt him again.
He wants to expanh his hotel into a spa and is eyeing the plot where his grandmother’s villa was but there is a hitch, Janak Sehgal has already given it to Raashi……..
I loved the story, it is simple, fast paced and written in a language that just flows smoothly. The dialogues have been written in a way that I felt I could hear the characters conversing. The scenes have been described in a way that they can be easily visualized. The characters are well developed and realistic and even the secondary characters have a role to play in the story.
There is mention of the events and characters of the first book of the series and once again, the author has portrayed the friendship between the three girls and the relationship between the Sehgal brothers beautifully.
The author has touched upon a lot of emotions, like friendship, sibling love, romance, jealousy, and not to mention the unexpected twists and social media.
I am eagerly waiting for the next book in the series.