I received the book Lolita by Rubina Ramesh as a review copy from the author. Thank you Rubina for the book.
Love or stardom? Was there even a doubt what Lolita wanted?
But what Lolita wanted and what she got were two different things. When the notoriety that came along with fame was too much for her to bear, she seeks refuge in the luscious green Panchgani.
Advait Rana was a workaholic and a single dad. Balancing the two roles was not easy. The guilt of neglecting his ten-year-old motherless daughter made him decide to become a better father than he was. He takes a leave and heads toward Panchgani, little knowing that fate had other plans.
A chance accident changes their lives forever.
Born in simplicity, shunned for her ambition by her family, and shamed for her choice in men, Lolita was everything Advait wanted to avoid–for his and his daughter’s sake. Little did he know that it was this attitude that made him a target of the diva of the silver screen.
For Lolita was born to win over hearts.
Lalita Subramanium Iyer, the only child of her loving parents, lives in the small town of Kumbakonam in Southern India, where her father is a local school teacher. Theirs is an orthodox Tamil family and almost all their relatives live in the same locality. The only flaw that she has is to do something big. So when Sandy Behl from Bollywood offers her a role in one of his movies, she goes against her parents’ wishes and moves to Mumbai with Sandy. She is disowned by her parents. And in the big bad world of Bollywood, simple, small town Lalita becomes the Bollywood diva, Lolita.
After being in the limelight for five years, Lolita is past caring. So when she is labelled a as a home breaker and Sandy tells her to move to his farmhouse in Panchgani and come back after the media cooled down, she agrees. She hates solitude as it takes her to her happier days and then to the part when she had chosen this life.
A few days in Panchgani, Lolita is out for a walk when she is almost run over by a car. And the poor driver ends up getting hurt in the process.
Advait Rana, a web developer, is coming back to his farmhouse where his ten year old daughter, Simone, is waiting for him along with his younger sister, Aachal. A workaholic, Advait works to provide his daughter a better future. She is his reason for living and he does not want money to be a constraint as it was when his late wife was unwell.
Advait wants to spend every minute of his holiday with his daughter but Lolita comes in and to ward off the media, she calls him her fiancé.
Advait does not know what he is to her-a vacation romance? She wants this love because it isn’t a barter.
What happens next????
What a story! I just could not stop till a reached the end. And the cover, its hot.
The characters are so real and relatable and their relationships have been beautifully described. Be it Aachal and Advait or Advait and Simone. I loved Simone’s relationship with Lolita the most.
The descriptions of the scenes have been written in such detail that I could picturise the scenes. Some scenes made me laugh and in some scenes, I literally was crying.
The language is simple and the story moves at a fast pace.
The author has beautifully portrayed that what we see is not the actual truth and all bad girls are not bad, it is the circumstances that make us good or bad.
Looking forward to the next one in the series.
Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy of the book from the author in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.