Tuesday, September 2, 2014

'You Can’t Fight A Royal Attraction' by Ruchi Vasudeva

Book Review 
Genre: Romance (M&B Harlequin)
Blurb:
The last thing Rihaan needs in his life is to play host to a woman who drives him crazy! Saira is gorgeous, yes, but she’s also wildly infuriating. Yet every time she comes within an inch of him he finds his normally iron-clad control slipping further and further away…


Wanting to protect herself from more heartbreak, Saira knows she should keep her distance from Rihaan —but there’s something about him she just can’t seem to resist… Little does she know that Rihaan is hiding a secret! When it comes to light will it tear them apart —or raise their passion to new, more majestic heights?

Review:
When I read Ruchi’s debut book, 'Bollywood Fiance for a day', somehwere I read the next one was about Saira, I thought, how a villain (fiance-snatcher) can be depicted as a heroine? But Ruchi Vasudeva has pulled it off. And oh… so effortlessly and naturally. She made me forgive Saira and fall in love with the character. Saira’s situation authentically resonates the Indian joint family’s scenario, with a husband who couldn’t take a stand of his own.

The first half is fantastic where Vishakha and Zaheer also make an appearance and Saira is trying to find her own identity and niche, aptly supported by Rihaan. I find her a mature person, trying not to take things for granted. The chemistry between the two, Saira and Rihaan, is passionate and sizzling, a hallmark of author's style. The second half takes us to Rihaan’s part of the world, which is equally fascinating. The setting of Rajastani culture and the description of palace, holi festival, ethnic dresses made the story vividly colorful. The twist in Rihaan’s back story, where he is forced to leave his legacy and home, comes as a pleasant surprise.  

Being a Mills&Boons, where romance is an expected factor, the author has focused on the genuine insecuritites and conflicts between the two characters, bringing the resolution to a satisfying end. Highly recommended read.

About The Author:
Ruchi Vasudeva is a doctor by profession, a teacher by vocation and an author by destiny. The writing bug long resided in her till the Passions contest held by Harlequin for Indian authors gave her a golden opportunity to have her dream realized. She debuted in August '13 with her book 'Bollywood Fiancé For A Day'. She writes romantic fiction with conflicted characters. 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.

To know more about Ruchi, check out her website

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