Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Review: You Can't Fight A Royal Attraction by Ruchi Vasudeva

Mills & Boons is the one on which many young readers have grew up. Not to forget the latest surge of Indian authors making their way into this sensual romantic genre. Light on read and heavy on entertainment have been the USP of M & B. Author Ruchi Vasudeva in her Mills & Boons presentation "You Can't Fight A Royal Attraction" tries to administer yet another dosage of fun and romance. So has she lived up to the expectations of the readers. Let's find out. 

The last thing Rihaan needs in his life is to play a host to a woman who drives him crazy, Saira is gorgeous, yes, but she's also widlly infuriating. Yet every time she comes within an inch of him he finds his normally iron - clad control slipping further and further away Wanting to protect herself from more heartbreak, Saira knows she should keep her distance from Rihaan but there's something about him she just can't seem to resist Little does she know that Rihaan is hiding a secret. When it comes to light will it tear them apart or raise their passion to new more majestic heights?

First look at the cover and the title and the feel of M & B captivates the readers. The attractive and realistic cover image is a delight for the eyes. The blurb talks about two people and their lives entwined together on a journey far from real. It's a good blurb in the context that it doesn't gives out the entire gist of the story. It's short and has enough to give a feel of what's coming next for the readers. 

The story is about Rihaan a handsome young man and Saira a love torn girl who is not able to forget her past and live in the present. Their chance meeting ends up with lots of unsaid things and from there on it's all about exchanges, love, romance and the old skeletons tumbling out of the closet. But there's more to it than meets the eye. What is Rihaan upto? Will Saira be able to overcome her past? What is in store for both of them? That's what the story is all about. 

The striking part of the entire book is narration and vivid romantic encounters. High on detail and balanced on mind for the readers it's a mixture of delightful exchanges and confused human emotions coming out one way or the other. The first half is much more enchanting and leads the readers into a fairy tale romantic journey. The past and the present have been spread out in equality throughout the book which makes it all the more enjoyable. 

The downside of the book is it's an off color second half. It lacks the depth and intensity like the first half. The story's twist and turns could have been made more captivating and convincing to give it a befitting end. 

It's a typical Mills & Boons presentation with high octane drama, romance and sobs but in the end it has a touch of freshness to it and makes the readers go through it quite easily. It's not the perfect romance saga but has a feel good factor in it which will make the readers sing and dance along with it. 


4 OUT OF 5

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