Sunday, October 26, 2014

Book Review:: 'Full Circle' By Yamini Vijendran

Book Review
Genre: Romance
The Blurb 
Outwardly, Malini is a contented, sixty-something grandmother with a loving family and everything a person could wish for. But Malini has lived her entire life with a secret confined to the deepest recesses of her heart.

Haunted by the past, she travels to Kumbakonam, her native town, which she had left years ago. There, she comes face-to-face with her long-lost love.

After forty years, will Malini be able to reclaim her own life, when love comes knocking at her door once again?


My Review
Romance and marriage in sunset years is heard of, but it’s a risky subject for a novella that too in South Asian setting. And hats-off to Yamini Vijendran for taking that risk and tackling the subject with great finesse and compassion. She has woven a beautiful romantic and emotional tale which kept me rooting for the protagonist Malini.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Book Review:: 'Against All Rules' by Summerita Rhayne

Book Review  
Genre: Romance
The Blurb:

The efficient PA out of her depth...

Samara knows getting attracted to Tahir is like asking for trouble. Not only is he her boss but he’s got divorced recently and has sworn off any commitment. Short term is not on her list but temptation has never been stronger.

The man who doesn’t have faith in rainbows anymore...

Tahir doesn’t believe in enforcing a code of conduct he cannot follow. But Samara might just make him make an exception! An affair at the office might seem a solution to his troubles but how can he avoid treading uncharted territory…?

Against All Rules

when fire is set, it’s hard to avoid the blaze

My Review
Hot passionate romance!! The story of totally unmatched people, who come come to realise that they are the only one's made for each other!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Get To Know Author Summerita Rhayne


Dear Readers, ILF welcomes today the successful self-published author of ‘Against All Rules’, Summerita Rhayne, part of the Blog Tour hosted by The Book Club. And without any delay we move on to the insightful answers we have been waiting for!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The #Leibster Award Blog Hop

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I thank Dr. Roshan Radhakrishnan who has tagged me for the Liebster Award.

The Liebster Award is an award given by bloggers to fellow bloggers. It is passed from person to person to encourage and support each other, and help discover upcoming bloggers.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Book Review:: 'The Runaway Bridegroom' by Sundari Venkatraman

Book review
Genre:Romance

Blurb:
Chanda Maheshwari’s family is shaken when her thirteen-year-old bridegroom Veerendra runs away immediately after the wedding. The eight-year-old child doesn’t even understand the impact on her life. Unable to face their neighbours and friends, the Maheshwaris move from their village to Jaipur and begin a new life in the city.

Fourteen years later, Chanda is studying in a Delhi College. She takes up a temporary job at RS Software Pvt. Ltd. and falls head-over-heels for the boss of the operation. But what about Ranveer Singh? Is he interested in her?

Ranveer’s secretary Shikha is desperate to make him fall for her. All she wants is life-long security with a rich man. But it’s nerd Abhimanyu who keeps getting in the way. Abhi is Ranveer’s second-in-command and Shikha isn’t keen on him as she’s eyeing the main chance.

When Ranveer appears to show interest in Chanda, she’s faced with a new problem. Astrologer Vidyasagar insists that she would get back with her husband Veerendra. Does anyone want to know what she wants?

Chanda feels torn between the man she has fallen for and the family values that have been instilled in her. Will she ever find happiness?

My Review:
The Runaway Bridegroom catches your attention immediately with a stimulating title and fantastic cover.

It is a sweet, innocent love story which touches one of the malaises of Indian culture, i.e child marriage. Here I would like to highlight that the book doesn’t preach the right or wrong of the custom, but has created an interesting conflict and dilemma between the two protagonists, keeping us engrossed till the end. The story revolves around strong traditional and moral values inculcated in not only lead pair, but all the characters in their families.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Book Review:: 'Haveli' by Zeenat Mahal

Book Review

Haveli
Genre: Romance
Blurb:
It’s the 1970′s in Jalalabad, an erstwhile princely state in Pakistan. Chandni is a self-proclaimed cynic and prefers to be called C. An orphan brought up by her domineering grandmother, a.k.a. The Broad, C is rebellious, quick-witted and stunningly beautiful.

When Taimur, a.k.a. Alpha Male, enters the closed universe of the haveli, he is smitten, but he’ll never admit it.