06 March, 2014

#BookReview :: The One She Was Warned About by Shoma Narayanan

There's no such thing as a reformed rebel! 

Shweta thought she would have the whole marriage-and-kids thing sorted by now. But she couldn't be more wrong—her love life's a wasteland! So when she bumps into Nikhil, the bad boy from her past who still sets her pulse racing, she can't resist flirting with danger…. 

Nikhil might have gone from zero to hero since they last met—although it's hard to believe from all the gossip about him!—but soon Shweta's hooked on the excitement he injects into her life…and on his spine-tingling touch! Perhaps the rumors are true—Nikhil really is as dangerous as his reputation…. 

This is Shoma Narayanan’s Third book and this is the first time that I read her work.

Shweta and Nikhil have moved on from the life where they ‘knew’ each other. Shweta, now thirty, is struggling with decisions of her life. Things were certainly not going the way she had day dreamed and planned about. Instead at thirty she finds herself attached, not engaged, to a boring man with no immediate marriage plans and certainly no kids. When she bumps into Nikhil at a party, things start to change, much like the changes she noticed in Nikhil… 

I liked the lead characters quite a bit. Shweta is pretty much the reflection of today’s women… modern, smart and independent yet looking for that happily ever after that has been sought after by all women since the beginning of time. Nikhil is rich, successful and with a sense of duty. There were a couple of supporting characters but none very important. The plot was good but as usual predictable - as it is in most romance novels. The author’s narration style is smooth and the language is pretty simple and easy to get into. 

What I did like about this book was the backstory of both the protagonists. It strengthened the plot. Overall, this is a light and entertaining book good for a couple of hours.

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