I have decided to share book reviews on my blog as I feel Indian Authors need as much as eye-balls as they can get. Some of my favourite authors are Indian. Indian Chick-lit/ romance has sure come a long way!
Shuchi does full justice to the genre and comes out flying high. Done With Men is spicy yet easy to read and kept me glued till the end.
In-fact it left me wanting for more stories about Kay and her friends and maybe there is another novel for Kay’s friend. I do not need to mention anything more about Dr. Vivian D’Mello other than the fact that I too wanted to be tended by the good doctor!
I have been reading romance along with a whole lot of other genre’s for a long-long time and feel that our Indian Author’s have come of age and are doing equally well as the western counter-parts.
All the characters were so well fleshed out that I could swap them for a couple of friends that I have. Shuchi has done full justice to the pulsating as well as peaceful Goa. The picturesque descriptions and romantic settings are just perfect.
The book cover and the lovely sketch give an excellent vibe to the book and express the story line too.
‘I sure want never to be “Done With Men”!’ by Shuchi Singh Kalra
It is so much better to have the same intensity, romance and drama but with an Indian setting. Shuchi and Indireads are doing a wonderful job of getting the Indian Romance with the right balance to our screens and pages.
Indian authors are leading the race by a margin. Rest of the world watch out!
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(I got a copy of the book from the author & the review is my honest opinion)
* Minor typos updated & edited on 24/5/2016
Travel journo, Kairavi Krishna (Kay) has had it with men. After a series of disasters (losers, philanderers, leeches, mama’s boys and possessive psychos), she is all too tempted to walk out on the prospect of ever finding love. Accompanied by her best friend and flat-mate Baani, she sets off for Goa, hoping to get away from her miserable love life and vowing to stay clear of the male species.
Confident and savvy, Kairavi Krishna is the quintessential modern, urban working girl. After a string of bad relationships, she has had enough, decides she is Done With Men and gets the phrase tattooed on her wrist for good measure.
But anything is possible in laid-back Goa and things can get complicated enough for her to forget her resolve.
Goa however, has a host of surprises in store for her. Ricky, her pesky ex-boyfriend, is busy painting the town red with his hot new girlfriend. Now what is poor Kay to do, other than overdose on vodka, smoke pot, get an outrageous tattoo and fall off the hotel balcony? She wakes up in the hospital to the tender ministrations of Dr.Vivian D’Mello–young, suave and handsome as hell. Will Kay stick to her guns or will she fall for his ridiculously sexy charms? And what’s up with the mixed signals he’s giving out?