You Can’t Fight A Royal Attraction – No Way I Want To!!


A book that has a hint of royalty in it makes me go weak in the knees, add to that a brooding, handsome and thoughtful guy. I am totally hooked! The author has written a well fleshed out romance while tying all the loose ends. That I read this book first made me root for the girl who had been wronged and suffered yet strived to stand up for herself. She even refused Rihaan’s olive branch and choose to work for her dream and follow her heart even if it broke her heart. I am now reading the first book “Bollywood Fiancé For A Day” and I find it hard to believe that this Saira is the same girl who broke her sister’s marriage. But here she comes out as the vulnerable little sister who desperately needs to stand on her own.
I found their romance in the book, You Can’t Fight A Royal Attraction quite realistic and rooted. The book kept me hooked and the surprise of Rihaan’s royal connection was superbly written by the author. I have stayed in Jodhpur and found the descriptions, color and festivities of Rajasthan described perfectly by the author. It was a wonderful, fast read with a steady doze of twists and obstacles in the path of true love.  Since the story was so strong that I can only hope the other book is equally great.
Rihaan is a guy with his own secret to keep apart from being a brooding writer, not the kind of guy Saira wanted to go out with. They start with fights and threats and end up being each other’s support system. Both have the common love for Saira’s sister and that common thread binds them. Saira is recovering from her divorce and trying to stay away from prying ‘high society’ galas. His ‘writing cave’ is the perfect place for her to regroup and plan what to do ahead. Their chemistry is a delight to read and the climax was just not what I expected; in typical romance style – and I loved it!!


I am surprised time and again by the sheer amount of talented writers and wonderful books available. Ruchi too has penned an unputdownable book. Grab it for a royal weekend.
4 stars. * * * *
 (I received a copy of this book in the #TornadoGiveaway for #TheBookClub . This is my unbiased review.)
Post Updated 23July’18

Rihaan would do anything to help his friends Zaheer and Vishakha who helped him find his place in Mumbai after he got estranged from his family. He’s detemined to keep Vishakha from worrying about her wild sister. The logical option is to sweep the troublemaker off her feet to a supposedly romantic weekend getaway. But Saira is gorgeous and infuriating in equal measures. What’s more, she won’t stay slotted under the ‘bad girl’ label he had for her. Can he handle the real Saira?

Saira knows her reputation has preceded her. She shouldn’t care, but Rihaan intrigues her no end. Already, she finds it hard to fight his appeal and maintain a cool distance from the reclusive yet arrestingly attractive scriptwriter. And then she discovers Rihaan has a secret. When the mystery about him unravels, will it tear them apart? Is she destined for yet more heart break…

She is a doctor by profession, a teacher by vocation and an author by destiny.  A contest held by Harlequin for Indian authors gave her a golden opportunity to have her dream realized. She debuted in August ’13 with the book ‘Bollywood Fiancé For A Day’. She writes romantic fiction with conflicted characters who come into their own in their quest of reaching out for love. She loves to write about spirited heroines getting hurtled out of their daily life as soon as they cross paths with their rather challenging heroes.
She keeps busy juggling writing with her medical job and family life with her doctor husband and two wiser-than-thou teens. When not bent double over the laptop, she might be found with her nose in books or munching nachos at the movies or glued to the telecast of Team India or Chennai Super Kings in action. Sometimes she manages to drag herself for walks and surprisingly discover they are rather good for brewing story ideas!
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