Author: Reet Singh
Publisher: Harlequin India
Cover : 4/5
Title : 4/5
Blurb : 3.5/5
Story : 3.5/5
Theme : 3/5
Characters : 3.5/5
Overall : 4/5
- Characters (Leads):
- Mita Ramphul
- Tanay Devkumar
Mita Ramphul can’t face another family set-up with a ‘nice young man’. What she needs is to divert her family’s attention so introducing the devastatingly handsome Tanay Devkumar as her new boyfriend is a stroke of brilliance. Until Tanay’s scorching hot kisses threaten to shatter her plans for the perfect pretend date.
He might drive her crazy, yet spending time with Tanay sparks a passion Mita never knew she had. It’s only meant to be temporary, but when Tanay looks at her with that smoldering fire in his ebony eyes Mita can’t help but surrender to the temptation of her fake boyfriend.
“Scorched by his fire” is one of its kind contemporary romance novel. Based in Mauritius, it all starts with Mita meeting Tanay at her best friend Samrat’s house warming party. Tanay, Samrat’s brother-in-law, suspects Samrat of having an extramarital affair with Mita, which is not true. Mita’s uncle is desperately in search for the perfect groom for her. To make things fall in place for her sister, Tanay woos Mita with his kisses and Mita, who will do anything to be away from her uncle’s weird choices of grooms for her, they eventually end up “appearing” committed to both their families.
It is easier said than done, as both Tanay and Mita find it difficult to be away from each other, giving in to their carnal desires every time they meet, not knowing what to make out of those unnerving desires and very unsure of their feelings for each other. In the meanwhile, Mita is revealed to a secret related to her dead father and wants to fly to his home country, India, to unveil the entire truth. She also wants to get away from Tanay to give time to her mind to settle down regarding Tanay, so she decides to go on a vacation to India. Little does she know then that Tanay would be accompanying her, unknowingly. India tour unravels Mita and Tanay’s feelings for each other and also some unknown facts about Mita’s father. The end is sure to make one smile.
A third person narration was the best thing about the book because it gave an insight to the minds of both the characters and led the plot very well. Intimate scenes have been described with sheer decency, not making them seem vulgar, which is very commendable and not everyone’s cup of tea, but Reet has pulled it off brilliantly.
An indulging book, very good read. (4/5)
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