Celebrate “The Deliberate Sinner” by Bhaavna Arora

The Deliberate Sinner is the story of the very beautiful, sexy and sweet Rihana and that of scores of other women whose beauty is a hindrance for them. She is so perfect that the very man who wooed her feels threatened by her. It takes a very strong and capable, confident man to marry a successful, accomplished beautiful women. To let your girl shine and be proud is not for all men, most succumb to petty jealousy and ego.

I found the title of the book very apt, as till the end the reader keeps trying to find the real ‘deliberate sinner’! The book ends on a very positive note leaving the reader with the choice to decide who is the real sinner – Rihana or her husband? This book deals with the crucial issue of sexual compatibility of a couple and handles it very maturely. No crass language and cheap titillation just to score some sales. This book should definitely be read by the youngsters getting into relationships or marriage – it can be an eye opener for many.

She is the ideal daughter, wife and daughter in law but sometimes even that is not enough! She goes through life following the good, right laid down path but it is not the correct choice for her. Rihana follows the life of scores of women who live with adultery, few of them if any take a stand and get marked as the fallen women. It is sad but true that Indian women whether rich or poor, illiterate or educated are all taught and groomed to accept all mistakes and flaws of their husbands and to follow and love them unconditionally. Rihana takes a stand and wants out of an abusive relationship. Her story is not just a tale of marital discord and infidelity but also of trying to find her inner self. Her needs and passion being her guiding light yet she tries compromise at every turn only to be scorned. Many a lesser women would have stayed in the marriage just to please the family.

The language is quite simple and I felt it could be a bit more polished. Some portions were repetitive as the same thing was being discussed again and again. A couple of obvious clichés pull down a good story but still it moves at a brisk pace. The end was as expected and I cheered for Rihana as she found her spot under the sun.

That she had to take a decision to step out of her marriage was required due to the circumstances, especially when her own family was against her. Sadly it is the truth in our society that parents prefer having an abusive, unfaithful husband for their daughter rather than have her come back to them as a divorcee.

Bhaavna does a great job of raising these sensitive issues and showing the true shallow nature of our society. Its double standards, overlooking abuse even when it is so obvious. It is high time that the society embraces equality in relationships; this book shares this sentiment very well.

She is such an accomplished woman that I was glad she did not succumb to family and societal pressure and instead chose her freedom and celebrated her sexuality. More to woman liberation and awareness.

(I had purchased a copy of this book; I do that sometimes since I like to read)

The Deliberate Sinner by Bhaavna Arora

Rihana is an adventurous and free-spirited girl, until she marries Veer, an eligible bachelor who comes from a wealthy family. While they appear ‘happily married’, their strong personalities are at odds. Veer, for the most part, is insensitive to Rihana’s physical and emotional needs, straining the relationship and leaving her feeling incomplete. Caught between the devil and the deep sea, Rihana has to now decide whether to walk out of her marriage and be a victim of society’s ridicule or compromise on her physical needs, which for her are the foundation for a healthy marital bond. Can they work out their differences? Will Veer give her what she desires or push her to do something desperate and scandalous?


Dr. Bhavna Arora is a new-generation writer who is an avid learner from life. She is a young enthusiast who has two MBA degrees and a Doctorate from Pittsford University in Leadership to her credit.
A philanthropist at heart, she has been sponsoring an underprivileged boy’s education. She also works closely with an institute for special children.
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