The Casanova’s wife by Sundari Venkatraman


The Casanova’s Wife (Marriages Made in India, #4) by Sundari Venkatraman is the fourth book in the series but the fifth book for me.

The Blurb:

Bharat is the elder of the Maheshwari twins. Being a super model, he travels from Jaipur to Mumbai to Delhi, modelling for high-end brands and playing show stopper during fashion shows. Clothes, jewellery, glares, briefs – you name it and Bharat Maheshwari models for it.
Dia Mathur is a management trainee based in Mumbai. She’s surprised to find herself at an after event party hosted by a major fashion label, thanks to her best friend. That’s where she meets Bharat, completely unaware of his claim to fame.
Sparks sizzle and they get together instantaneously. But things fall apart when Dia realises that Bharat is quite the Casanova and might not make for a life partner. She disappears from his life…
…to surface again two years later, at no place other than his family’s drawing room in Jaipur. Will the Casanova turn a new leaf? Or will Dia have to play second, third or fourth fiddle to every gorgeous model who comes into his life?
Read Book #4 from MARRIAGES MADE IN INDIA series to find out more about “The Casanova’s Wife”.

The story:

Bharat Maheshwari, 25, is one of the twins of the Maheshwari family, with two married elder brothers, Ram and Laxman, and a married sister, Chanda, all of whom we have met in the previous books of the series. He is a famous ramp model and trailing the modelling circuit since two years. He is tall, handsome and someone every girl would love to hang out with. He is too big, too popular and a ladies man.

Dia Mathur, 22, works as a management trainee in a private company in Mumbai after completing her part time MBA. She lives in a studio apartment in Mumbai She has a sister Pia, who works in Delhi in the marketing department of a cosmetic brand and her parents live n Meerut. Avantika, her best friend, does dance performances with her troupe.

One night, Avantika takes Dia to a party at a suburban five star hotel after a week long fashion show.  She meets Bharat and ends up spending the night with him. She has never shown interest in a man before now. She does not know who Bharat is and once she realizes that he is not in her league at all, she leaves his room at dawn and goes to her apartment. When Bharat gets up in the morning, he finds that Dia is gone, and all he knows is her first name- Dia. Dia realizes that she has fallen in love with him and he also wants to look for her. He wants to hire a private detective but thinks that if she was interested, she would have tried looking for him.

Two years later, the Maheshwaris’ old friends are visiting them from Meerut, the Mathurs. The families had lost touch since the former family moved to Jaipur thirteen years ago.

My take:

A predictable plot- but all love stories are predictable aren’t they? I loved the way the characters have been developed, each character is realistic. The best part about Sundari’s books is the way the link is maintained between the books. The language is simple and the flow is good. loved every moment of it, its unputdownable.



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