More Than Just Desire is a book that reiterates the fact that marriage or love needs a lot of work – hard work. It entails understanding, empathy and compromise especially when it involves two damaged and abused people. Writing a romance for perfect characters is easy but to write and justify love for a flawed person is what sets a book apart. More Than Just Desire does that with aplomb!
Afaaz is the strong and silent types, confident, concerned, good-looking and determined to save face while trying to keep his distance. Piya, the gorgeous diva who is selfish and a superstar is around to make amends but on her own terms. Arfaaz and Piya have amazing chemistry and they share the need and desire to succeed since both have similar pasts. Their flaws make them hardworking, competitive and passionate about their work and life.
Summerita writes with a lot of passion and love, I have read her Historical romances as well as Against All Rules and find her writing fast, fluid and precise. No unnecessary situations, dramas or slow pages in the books. Each character, each situation has a purpose – to take the love story forward. As in life similarly in her books the focus is on the main characters and how they react. This book is more fun since not only do we read Piya’s version but Arfaaz’s thoughts as well. I loved reading the book as both of them expressed themselves.
The book captures the selfishness, growth and awareness of both Piya and Arfaaz and captures the essence of why a second chance is a good decision many times. They are married but just so and while both have their own reason to get back together, it is not what the other has in mind. How the reasons those bring them together while once threatened to destroy their love forms the crux of the story. Three years apart is a long time to introspect and understand what the heart desires yet quite difficult to accept.
They both agree to do that one last film together and slowly but surely their barriers, confusion, fears and disagreements vanish as they find desire making them do a merry dance. Finally who relents, who owns up and who apologizes? Who confesses love and who is eternally in love? You have to read the book for these revelations! A passionate, mature love story.
(I got a copy of the eBook from Kindle/Amazon.com and this is my honest opinion.)
More Than Just Desire
The Bollywood diva who ran away.
Piya walked out of an explosive situation three years ago. She married Arfaaz for security but left him facing chaos she created. Now she’s back in Bollywood and searching for the crown she gave up when she ran away. In the competitive world of starry glamour, the only way she can begin her career anew is to trash the past and get a divorce.
The man who wants her atonement.
Arfaaz is determined to get his revenge on Piya for making a farce of their marriage and leaving him to face the mudslinging. He forces her to keep up the appearances and stay with him so she can play the loving wife and repent on her sins. But Piya drives him crazy with her antics. On the top of that, the attraction between them sizzles and threatens to make him forget reason.
A passionate conflict.
Piya knows she has lessons to learn but she cannot let this man enter her heart. There is too much to risk and she cannot afford to forget the real reason she has come back. Success is her mantra and her worship. She can be faithful to only her goal…