Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Review: Bollywood Fiance for A Day by Ruchi Vasudeva

Mills & Boons is known to churn out some heart wrenching love stories using a common medium love but expressions different in everyone of them. Author Ruchi Vasudeva in her Mills & Boons novel "Bollywood Fiance For A Day" has a love story for the readers to enjoy and feel the M & B factor in it. So has it the right flavor and essence of M & B? Let's find out. 

Winning the chance to meet the ultimate Bollywood heart-throb, Zaheer Saxena, is just What Vishakha needs to take her mind off her recent humiliation - being jilted the week before her wedding! And when gorgeous Zaheer offers to be her fake fiance, the chance to save with her family is just too tempting...
It's a deal that benefits them both - Zaheer is warding off any unwanted female attention until his next film is finished; but can Vishakha trust herself not to hope that her dream fiance for a day will her forever man? 

First look at the title and the cover and it's speaks about itself. A real cover image with a glamorous woman makes it a perfect Mills & Boons setting. The title too is very catchy and is a rhythmic representation of the book. The blurb has been kept very short and sweet and talks about a woman and her life's dilemmas and some unknown events. 

The story is of Vishakha a doctor who happens to win a contest and gets a dream date with Zaheer Saxena the Bollywood heartthrob but it all goes haywire when it doesn't ends up well for her. Zaheer's flirting ways don't go down well with Vishakha and she rebukes his presence near her. Zaheer tries to charm her back and from there on it becomes a pact and an eventful journey is undertook by both of them for their own benefits. So will Vishakha be able to fight off her past demons? Will Zaheer be able to shrug off the tag of a playboy? Will their pact work or is there something else in store for them? That's what the story is all about. 

A classic full of romance, woman dominated story and a perfect setup of emotions and drama as expected from a M&B novel. The author with her immaculate narration and expanded vocabulary makes the story very interesting for the readers. The constant exchanges in the story are a highlight and the entire setup is too real. 

The downside of the book is it's predictable story line and weak towards the second half and the end. It could have been tightened up a bit more in terms of more space to other characters and some cut down on constant verbal exchanges between the two characters.

All in all it's not an amazing piece of M&B but has some elements which will hold off the fort while the readers go though it. The excitement and romance are at a high and also other emotions are present in equal measure too. It's a perfect one for romantics and romance lovers. 


3 OUT OF 5 

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