Reverence, Innocence & Love : The Malhotra Bride by Sundari Venkatraman

The Malhotra Bride by Sundari Venkatraman.
Book Blurb:
Sunita Rishi’s just turned twenty, having completed her graduation. She wants to fly free as a bird, explore career options and travel the world. Does she have a choice when Mamma & Pappa insist on arranging her marriage? Born in a rich business family steeped in tradition, Sunita has a tough job on her hands. Can she stop the tide? 

Tall, dark and handsome, Akshay Malhotra is the catch of the decade. The only son of Billionaire Raj Malhotra, he’s in a strange fix. His father’s keen that Akshay meets Sunita with marriage in mind. He’s too close to his parents to say ‘no’ for the preliminary meeting. And then he comes face-to-face with Sunita…. Will Sunita be falling from the frying pan into the fire when she agrees to become The Malhotra Bride?

My Review:

The Malhotra Bride; Sunita is a 20 something girl who is still trying to find herself in a world that is trying to mould her into a submissive puppet like most Indian women. That she finds her prince charming right at the first encounter is both unsettling and enchanting for her.
The premise of the story is the liberation of Sunita; who becomes a Malhotra Bride and how it is a win-win situation for both Akshay – billionaire hunk and Sunita – a beautiful damsel.
The story reminded of how it was to be so young and carefree, looking at the world with starry eyes. Dreams and hopes to fulfill and goals to achieve, even the naivety of Sunita reminded me of a time long forgotten in the grind of life.
It made me nostalgic, of first love, that innocent kiss that turned into something to cherish and those hot tempered tiffs that landed me into hotter fun. The straight forward storyline has a few quick surprises and naughty turns that mange to keep the interest going till the last page.
It is a novel for young hearts as well as old because Sundari has been able to strike a beautiful balance between the modern younger generation that manages to cherish the values and ethics of the old.
I recommend this as a read for everyone who values love and family from 18 years to 80 years because this simple romance novella shows that it is possible to love and respect both your lover and your families.
Do pick it as it is the perfect summer read – fresh, fascinating yet packs a punch!

Author Bio :

Sundari Venkatraman believes that books should transport one into a world of wonder. She has tried drawing, painting, tailoring, embroidery, knitting, gardening and an umpteen other things before she discovered WRITING. A voracious reader, she is a fan of Georgette Heyer, Julie Garwood, Janet Dailey and Penny Jordan. Jeffrey Archer truly inspires her and a hot favorite is JK Rowling.
Some of her other works are Double Jeopardy and the latest Meghna.

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