Revenge & Revelry A DANGEROUS AFFAIR @rubinaramesh199 #BookReview

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Rubina writes in various genres of romance but I find sweet love being the paramount emotion of all her books. The love we all wish to experience. A Dangerous Affair is another book that will make you believe in love.

Charu and Dev and A Dangerous Affair of two people from the opposite sides of life and as different as can be. Or are they really?

A rich zamindar’s son, handsome, accomplished and charming with a few secrets up his sleeve.

A poor Santhal tribal girl, beautiful, talented and educated with a fire inside her to avenge the wrongdoings faced by her family.

Set in the days just before the partition, A Dangerous Affair unfolds as the situation is explosive and both Charu and Dev have their own agendas to work on. Yet the two meet and sparks fly.

Both are enamoured but then who is the secret admirer for Charu who is landing up in the oddest of places to save Charu. Even Dev is unable to ravel this mystery.

What I liked was the mystery that Rubina maintained till the end. The Redcoats, the mercenary zamindar, the conniving munshi and how each of them has an axe to grind before India gets its independence.

A Dangerous Affair transports us to the time when love for our Motherland was above and beyond the bounds of life and no sacrifice was too small.

The danger is ever-present and the tension palpable but it is the sweet, kind, generous Malathi; the mother who sees the deceit but is helpless to challenge it but supports the struggle along with the unlikely Modon who find a spot in my heart.

Simple, small sacrifices add up to the big picture; Modon is the perfect example that each one of us matters whatever we do.

Time is a premium and reading has been relegated to a corner especially since the kid had his exam just around the corner. This is a book I read nonstop! I rarely do that due to that post-Covid era.

I beta-read A Dangerous Affair for Rubina and I knew this was a winner.

An accomplished author of books in various genres, I found Rubina has poured her heart into the story.

The characters, setting, the suspense, the clandestine meetings, the secret romance and secret admirer, passion and power—all mingle within A Dangerous Affair.

The emotions run high, suspense is maintained, the sweetness comes through the innocent love, the motherly love, and the determination to avenge the loss of a family for a mother.

The driving force of the story is the brutal massacre by the Red Coats yet it is the binding factor for the beautiful, passionate love story.

The era when freedom was just within our grasp makes this a story that will inspire you, enflame you and evoke your patriotic fervour.

A Dangerous Affair is a heady mix of lies and love; family and nation culminating in freedom, revenge, and revelry. A must-read!

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Print Length: 211 pages
Publication Date: September 11, 2020
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
Genre: Romance, History, British Raj



She is a young girl of twenty who leads a well-protected life. But in 1947, when India is at the brink of getting her independence, who could remain innocent to death and loss? Charu is not spared either. Anger bubbles inside her, and she vows to avenge her loss. But to do so, she has to cross the path of Dev.


He is the privileged son of the zamindar. He enjoys being a spoilt brat and has a Cassanova image. But his good looks and charming smile hide some deep secrets. Will he be able to bare his heart to a young girl who was much beneath his status? 
They meet, and they clash. Falling in love was in their destiny. But would the same destiny send Charu to face her death? Or will Dev be able to save her on time?

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Rubina Ramesh is an avid reader, writer, blogger, book reviewer and marketer. She is the founder of The Book Club, an online book publicity group. Her first literary work was published in her school magazine. It gave her immense pride to see her own name at the bottom of the article. She was about 8 years old at that time. She then went to complete her MBA and after her marriage to her childhood friend, her travel saga started. From The Netherlands to the British Isles she lived her life like an adventure. After a short stint in Malaysia, she finally settled down in the desert state of USA, Arizona. Living with her DH and two human kids and one doggie kid, Rubina has finally started living the life she had always dreamed about – that of a writer.

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