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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