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Book Review #178 Love In Agartha : Sundari Venkatraman

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  Blurb: Wh en Sanat Kumara usurps the job that Naavya Batra has been coveting for a long time, her instantaneous attraction towards him turns to intense dislike. But soon, she's all in admiration for the man. When she finally decides to give herself to him, Sanat insists on telling Naavya something about her… …something she has absolutely no memory of. What does Sanat know about Naavya that she herself isn’t aware of? And what secrets are her cousins holding back from her? Read this tale of fantasy which takes you to three different realms on the earth, to find out if Sanat Kumara is really what he appears to be on the surface. But what about Naavya? Will her love for Sanat hold up under the circumstances? My Take: A novel way tried by the author this time. Something out of her comfort zone in the way of handling the story but the genre is the all time classic romance. A story that spans through places and dwindles between earth and the other dimensions. Sanath Kum

Book Review # 177 Taurus Temptation (Written in the Stars Book 3): Sundari Venkatraman

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  Blurb: V idyut has a broken engagement behind him. But being the typical Taurus that he is, he isn’t fazed when his fiancee from the arranged match hands his ring back to him. Into his life walks in Haasini, a successful entrepreneur in her own right. The Cancer woman brings a powerful dose of joie de vivre into the serious bull’s staid existence. While the café owner struggles not to fall for the beautiful young lady, all because of the fact that she’s eight years his junior; he’s unable to help himself as his heart refuses to listen to his logical mind. While she has no qualms about admitting her feelings for him. Just when things seem to fall in place for the couple, trouble brews from unexpected quarters, tearing them apart as it brings to the fore the jealous nature of the Cancer. While the bull moos loudly, the crab attempts to scuttle away. Read the book to find out if they will ever find the happiness that Destiny is keen to bring to the Taurus man and Cancer woman

Book Review # 176 Leo’s Desire (Written in Stars Book 2) : Sundari Venkatraman

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  Blurb: Twenty-four going on twenty-five, Nishaan Ahuja refuses to take life seriously. Intelligent and highly educated, he’s slotted to become the VP of his father’s multi-billion-rupee construction business. Only, the Leo man insists on living on his own terms. He takes the identity of Shaan and goes to work as a farm manager. Chaahat finds a quick-fix cure to her plumpness as she’s desperate to become a fashion model despite her parents’ objections. The Aries woman is stubborn, determined and fiercely competitive. There’s a hitch though. Her body refuses to cooperate as she continues to abuse it and is soon on the verge of breakdown. The Lion is a know-it-all and has to impart advice. Will the Lamb realize that it’s all for her best? Sparks fly in their love-hate relationship as Chaahat struggles to achieve her dreams with a lot of unsolicited help from Nishaan. Will the lovers be able to get together on their own terms despite the distance separating them and their interf

Book Review # 175 Scorpio Superstar(Written In The Stars): Sundari Venkatraman

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  Blurb: Kollywood superstar Chandrakanth, also known as CK, is a true-blue Scorpio, communicating with his eyes and believing in showing more than telling. His website and social media consultant Ranjini is a Piscean through and through, fiercely independent. It is love at first glance for Chandrakanth when he meets Ranjini; so strong are his feelings that he proposes marriage on their second meeting. Ranjini, fascinated by his starry persona, gets swept off her feet. The two get married without much of the world knowing—including CK's aunt and his ex. The two women set out to settle their scores on Ranjini who suddenly begins to feel a strain in what was a fairy tale wedding. While passion reigns on the one hand, there’s trouble in paradise on the other. Although CK is by her side, the Scorpio in him expects her to trust him implicitly. But can the Pisces in Ranjini accept him at his word? Does the tension then get to their relationship? Can love survive without affi

Book Review #174 : No More No Less Part 2: Alisha Nandeshwar

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  Blurb: Pari never thought she would end up doing one thing she couldn’t even dream about – break Sameer’s heart and send him away from her. But being stuck in a storm, Pari decides to keep friendship first rather than love. However, Sameer doesn’t agree with her. Sameer had plans and dreams. Pari wrecked them all at once in an instant. Even though he knows Pari’s reasons and understands them, it takes him a long time to come around and let go of his anger. Now that he finally has what he dreamt of, he knows life is gonna be perfect. But life, as usual, has other plans for them. Will Pari and Sameer survive the hand that fate deals them this time? Or will they end up oceans apart again, never to be united? My Take: One of the finest sequels read in recent times. The plot is developed beautifully. I liked the way the story moved forward. Lot of character to each ones they define and stand tall. It starts from where it ended. Moving on and convincing Sameer was a challenge

Book Review # 173 A Boy Called Ambi : Srividhya Venkatesan ,Gayathri Venkatesan

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  Blurb: Ambi, while relaxing on a rocking chair, decides to time travel back to his nostalgic times – Ambi's journey from the south to the north. The story goes around the beautiful memories of his childhood and the way things have changed in the last four decades.  “ Little boy Ambi was standing in the queue outside the shop for the age-old delicious Tirunelveli Iruttu Kadai Halwa.” Sailing through his own memories and re-living those wonderful moments has given him a chance to feel his childhood again and for sure, this is the best feeling for most of us. The era free from WhatsApp, email, messengers, phones was more fun than the world Ambi is living in today. Raja calls Ambi: “Sir, my son is back! My dear son who was lost in Kumbh Mela 4 years ago!! I can’t thank you enough for all the support and guidance.” Raja was full of happy tears. Ambi’s happiness had no boundaries. He felt like he had won a trophy. The solace of helping someone in need is immea

Book Review 172 # A Barren Heart: What comes after Happily Ever After

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Blurb: When having it all isn’t enough… Aman and Rhea seem to have the perfect marriage. They are madly in love - with each other, with their own careers and the home and life they are building in a quiet Mumbai suburb. Rhea is a successful interior designer with a thriving business while Aman is a commercial pilot who is at peace with his life, on the ground and in the skies! What could possibly be lacking in their picture-perfect marriage? A baby. Like most women, thirty plus Rhea Chakraborty, wants to hold her own flesh and blood in her arms. And Aman too wants the same. Or does he? After another unexplained miscarriage that takes a severe emotional, physical, and psychological toll on them, Aman isn't sure if having a baby will complete them or destroy them. Suddenly, Rhea and Aman find the fabric of their stable marriage fraying beneath the strain of their failed conceptions. Where once they were a team with a common goal, they now find themselves on opposite sides