One Indian Summer Book Review


Once upon a time in Goa, a lovely maid dreamed of finding romance and adventure, just like in her beloved Bollywood films…

Khushi longs to escape the boredom of her life as a hotel housekeeper, but she learned long ago never to believe in dreams. So when she stumbles—literally!—upon a handsome Australian tourist with flashing eyes and a way with words, she knows the sparks between them can come to nothing.

With one week left in his yearlong tour of India, Harrison Rayne is not looking for romance. But he can’t deny the special connection he feels to the beautiful Khushi, and soon he knows they are meant to be together forever! Can he convince her that love at first sight happens in real life, too?


Nicola Marsh is an author I have heard great praise for and after 50 novels to her credit, she surely must know how to get the right mix for a great book.

The only thing missing was a cover image for the novella, if you find one please do share it with me. Even Goodreads doesn’t have one. 
It is also a free read at Harlequin, do check it out.

This book is no exception as Nicola manages to strike a fine balance between the flirty Aussie hero and demure Indian heroine.
It is an instant attraction for Khushi and Harrison but so many obstacles line their path.

He is out to woo her and she thinks it can never lead to anything permanent.  Both of them have such bruised hearts but only they can mend them. They have so much more in common than they realise.

Thank god for her Aunt Leela who manages her house and adds color to the story. This was a very pleasant and rather breezy read. I finished in an hour or so and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Not only was I amazed at the wonderful language and lots of ‘India’ in the book but also how beautifully Nicola has blended it in the book. The subtle nuances and small details all add up to make this a delight to read.

Perfect for a relaxed afternoon, making you wish for a handsome dude falling for you!


USA TODAY bestselling author Nicola Marsh writes flirty fiction with flair for adults and spooky, supernatural fiction for young adults.

She has published 50 books with Harlequin, Entangled Publishing and indie, and sold over 5 million copies worldwide.

Her first mainstream contemporary romance, BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD (Entangled Publishing) released to rave reviews, including a nomination for RWA’s RBY, Romantic Book of the Year 2012.
Her first indie-pubbed contemporary romance CRAZY LOVE released September 2012, is a Barnes & Noble bestseller, and was nominated for a 2012 ARRA award.

Her young adult debut, BANISH, a supernatural thriller featuring Wicca, spirits and murder, released August 2013 with Harlequin Teen.
Her young adult fantasy SCION OF THE SUN (Month9Books) won the National Readers’ Choice Award for Best YA novel 2014.

She’s also a Waldenbooks, Bookscan and Barnes & Noble bestseller, a 2013 RBY and National Readers’ Choice Award winner, is a multiple finalist for awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, Booksellers’ Best, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and has won several CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Awards.

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