Title: The Malhotra Bride
Author: Sundari Venkatraman
Publisher: Fingerprint Publishers
Price: 175/120 (free on Kindle unlimited)
Sunita, a beautiful young girl, the only daughter of eminent businessman Gokul Rishi wants to live her life, work, travel, etc. While her father has other plans. Being from a reserved family, she knows there are limitations, but the heart wants what it wants. Akshay Malhotra, the scion of Malhotra empire, happens to be her ideal match. Both parents want it, more so, hers. She is in a fix and cannot convince anyone otherwise. On her first meeting with Akshay, he being smitten by her beauty offers a deal, a contract for a few years instead of a marriage and then freedom if she wants. Knowing the next suitor wont give her anything, she accepts.
Akshay however is madly in love with her. Each day he spends time with her to get to know her better, he falls in love more. She gels well with his family too, who are much more modern and chilled out compared to her own parents. Her family loves him, especially her grandfather who she is closest to. Will she fall for Akshay? Will love take over other ambitions? What happens to the contract? If the contract stays, will her family?
The story is laced with romance, passion, action and twists. The only flaw being the two twists in the end were resolved too fast, they could have been exploited well instead.
Though nothing less is expected from an experienced writer like Sundari Venkatraman, this one is certainly a fairy tale you wish were true. A breezy romantic read.
RC Rating : 3.5/5