Priya Verma, works as a software programmer in Delhi. Having lost her mother when she was six years old and her father when she is college, she marries her boyfriend Sameer, to get away from her relatives in Kanpur. Little does she realize that when she is studying and later, working, Sameer robs her of her inheritance and cheats on her all the while pretending that he is looking for a break in Bollywood. He wants her money, which she does not have, and they end up arguing, always.
Aditi is her best friend since childhood and she meets Komal in her office and the three become best friends sharing everything.
Abhimanyu Malhotra, 28, works for Star Communications. He has had a happy childhood in Chandigarh, where his parents stay and are always lining up prospective brides for him, whenever he goes there on vacation. Rahul is his best friend. Abhimanyu meets Priya in a pub and is smitten by her.
Priya asks Sameer for a divorce and files a case. In the interim, Abhimanyu also has problems at office. And all’s well that ends well.
The book has all the ingredients of a hindi movie: romance, drama, suspense and even, a villain. I loved the story a lot. The characters are well developed and the plot is quick paced. I loved it when Priya stalks Sameer with the help of Bobby.
A must read if you love romance.
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Touching, amusing and deeply moving, Metro Diaries – Love Classics are tales that will hold you from start till end.
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Second Chance At Happiness
“Happily ever after has become a myth for Priya and trying to keep the relationship platonic is becoming more and more difficult for Abhimanyu”
Happily ever after has become a myth for Priya and trying to keep the relationship platonic is becoming more and more difficult for Abhimanyu.
In the tussle between ethics, fears and desires… will Priya embrace a second chance at happiness?
Ruchi Singh has a degree in Engineering and has been working in IT industry as a Consultant. She began her writing career writing short stories and articles, which have been published on various online forums. Her story ‘Boomerang’ in crime genre, won the Indireads Short Story competition in 2014, and is part of the Anthology ‘Voices Old & New‘. Her, another, short story ‘Debt of Kheer’ is part of Author’s Ink anthology ‘The Turning Point of Life’, both available on Amazon. ‘Take 2’ is her debut novel.
A voracious reader, her favourite genres is ‘romantic thriller’. Besides writing and reading, her other interests include dabbling with Indian classical dance forms.
From the author and would like to thank him for the book. This story, set in US and India, is about a boy who wants to be a filmmaker despite his father having other plans for him.
An aspiring filmmaker. The dizzying heights of Bollywood and a strained father-son relationship.
Rayhan Arora’s long cherished dream is to be a filmmaker in the Hindi Film Industry but his formidable father has other plans a successful financial career in Corporate America and a marriage of convenience with Vanita, a medical student in the US.
In a final act of desperation, Rayhan abandons his promising life in California and secretly returns to Mumbai to work as an Assistant Director in Bollywood. The characters he encounters along the way become part of his journey of self-discovery – a self-proclaimed local goon with a penchant for acting; a powerful local politician who wants to marry Rayhan’s part-time domestic help, who in turn covets stardom; an angst-ridden, homosexual film director; ego-ridden film stars with twisted agendas; and the mysterious Viola who captures his heart.
HiFi in Bollywood takes the reader from the streets of Berkeley to the film studios of Mumbai; from red-light areas to police stations and from reality to dreams and back to reality again!
23 year old Rayhan Arora is forced to go to the US and study for a degree in finance because his dominating father wants him to do so. And that is not all, he also wants Rayhan to marry Vanita, his friend’s daughter, who is studying to be a doctor in the US. But Rayhan wants to become a director in Bollywood. Reluctantly, he goes to meet her at her behest. And then he decides to pursue his dream. He sends an SMS to Vanita saying that he is leaving and comes to Mumbai and keeps it a secret from his father. During his journey, he meets different people, some from the film industry, some who work behind the films and some who work on screen, some helpful, some not so, some proclaimed dadas. He gets a job as an assistant director in a film and meets Viola who is also a trainee like him. He falls in love with her but realizes that she has a secret.
The story is good and the characters are true to life. He has described in details what a newcomer in Bollywood has to undergo. The language is simple and the flow keeps the reader hooked to the book, like watching a Bollywood movie. The book is funny at times. The cover is beautiful and attractive, a definite pick me up.
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Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
I received the book, She lives me, He loves me not, by Zeenat Mahal, as a review copy from Indireads. Thank you, Naheed, for the book. What a book to release on Valentine’s Day. It is the story of Zoella and Fardeen set in Pakistan.
Zoella has been in love with her best friend’s elder brother, Fardeen, ever since she can remember. And to top it all, he loves the glamorous Neha. And then fate intervenes, he meets with an accident, disfigures his face and his fiancée, Neha, shies away from him. And Zoella fiancé breaks off his engagement with her.
So, Fardeen’s parents get beautiful Zoella married to grotesque Fardeen. She marries him because she loves him and he marries her out of pity. And thus, begins their marriage of convenience.
The language is simple and the flow is good and unlike other books from Indireads, it is a novel and not a novella, thus, making the story more interesting. This book revolves around the two main characters and the author has described in details, the feelings of both the characters. Initially, I felt pity for Zee but later I realized that she was quite a strong person and Fardeen deserved all my sympathy. The author has depicted an ideal relationship between the members of Fardeen’s family.
Book Source: Indireads