His Drunken Wife by Sundari Venkatraman is the second book in the 5-novella series “Marriages Made in India” and the author’s ninth book.
The badass Shikha is startled when the nerdy Abhimanyu proposes marriage. She loves… herself, and Abhimanyu doesn’t figure on her list anywhere. For Abhimanyu, however, it was love at first sight when Shikha walked into RS Software, where the two of them work.
When Abhimanyu shows her that he just might be rich enough for her, a pleasantly surprised Shikha accepts his marriage proposal and moves into his swanky apartment.
But it looks like the love is all from only Abhi’s side as Shikha continues to drink herself crazy. Yeah, even at their wedding party.
And then Abhi sets out on a honeymoon to Thailand with His Drunken Wife…
*MARRIAGES MADE IN INDIA is a five-novella series that revolves around the characters you have met in The Runaway Bridegroom.
Classy Abhimanyu Mehra is the Vice President of RS Software, the firm owned by Ranveer Singh of “The Runaway Bridegroom”, the first book in the series. Shikha, Ranveer’s secretary, has neither friends nor family and she smokes and drinks. She wants to marry a rich guy. Abhimanyu knows all that and wants to change it, but for this he has to win her trust and confidence. So, he proposes marriage to her, makes her his secretary and asks for a long leave.
They are like Yin and Yang, he is cool and collected and she is brash and loud. While life together would never be easy, it would never be boring.
The plot is simple and the story has been written in a simple, easy to understand language and the flow is good. The characters are well developed and Abhimanyu’s character has been developed with a lot of effort. Shikha has been portrayed to be the bad one but when her background comes to light, I could not help not sympathize with her. The other characters of the series also have a role to play in the story. I loved the book and am looking forward to the next book in the series.
A must read, the book can be completed in one sitting.