The Girl He Left Behind is a story of child hood friends and their love. How youth in its eagerness to grow up forgets the love makes it the best time of our life. Ah! To be young and carefree, living life to the fullest, blossoming and growing with the wonderful support of the partner of our dreams.
The title of the book was interesting and the cover was of a couple looking at each other, mesmerized by the magic of love, the charm of chemistry or the lure of love? We all have felt the pain of disappointment in life at one point of time I was interested in knowing how the heroine was jilted? Would she be quick to forgive and fall into the arms of the man of his dreams? How life is not fair but we love it nonetheless?
Mills & Boon India has been showcasing a very versatile bunch of Indian writers and Shilpa Suraj is one author to look out for. Her writing is smart, young and engaging. The language of the book pulled me in from the very beginning, the sentences crisp, and the words relevant and like what we use every day. She has a tight story-line and I was eagerly turning the pages.
Shilpa has a very fluid and flowing language, it was one the things I first noticed when I started reading the book. She is a first time author and has an excellent command over narration. I am no Grammar Nazi just a simple grammar soldier 😉 but I do appreciate a book where I don’t feel like rewriting the sentences as I read. It was a breeze to read the very smooth writing and I eagerly await her next book, hopeful for an equally riveting tale.
The story progresses at a steady pace and kept me hooked with the crisp dialogue and what a smart mouth does Sia have! 🙂 A feisty, strong yet demure lady with a mind of her own, beautiful and intelligent. She is a professional yet homely girl, the kind all boys want to take home to their mothers!
Ryan, ooh! Drool worthy and the guy is from the wrong side of the track so to say. Who can resist such temptation? He is handsome and sensitive and is back in her life to make amends. Ryan Mathur is a self-made man who might have had a tough time but it has only made him stronger. The chemistry and camaraderie between the two is hot, happening and heady.
The story has all the elements of a best seller, as Shilpa gets the perfect balance of sizzle, romance, humour and the fights; where the lady is always right;) right? The best friend and her story is interwoven smoothly and makes for an interesting read, making me wish for her love story to have a happy ending too. I did mention the chemistry between Ryan and Sia is sizzling, right?
I found the The Girl He Left Behind an interesting tale of true love. The path of love is never easy but it is a pleasure to read when so well written!
|Author Shilpa Suraj|
Hope you have ordered your copy? Shilpa Suraj has released her second book “Rescued By Love” with M&B, so hurry up and start reading!!
I am waiting for my mail 😉
BOOK BLURB :
The Girl He Left Behind
by Shilpa Suraj
Can he win her back?
Romantic fiction editor Sia Sharma knows that life is not about happily ever after. The only guy she had loved had left her six years back.
Suddenly Ryan Mathur is back in town as a hot shot entrepreneur. His advertising firm has been hired to create the marketing campaign for Sia’s publishing company, but Ryan has only one thing on his mind: to win back the only woman he ever loved.
But feisty Sia has other plans and is determined to make him pay. The harder Ryan tries to win her over, the further Sia strays. Ryan seems to be everywhere she goes, and her bestselling romance author, the sultry Nisha Malik, joins the fray to pursue Ryan. It’s not long before Sia realizes she still has feelings for him.
Will Sia let Ryan back into her life again?
And will Ryan ever win back the girl he left behind?