Double Jeopardy ~ Book Review

 

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Book Blurb

Sanya doesn’t just have trouble, she has double trouble. Twins Arth and Ansh Sharma, are rich, sexy and sinfully handsome – what’s a girl to do?
Sanya last saw the twins when she was ten years old. Now, all grown up, she has come looking for gentle Arth, the twin she has loved ever since she can remember. But instead, she is confronted with fiery Ansh, who is hell-bent on seducing her. And what’s worse, she can’t seem to stop herself from responding to him.
As she chases Arth and is chased by Ansh, Sanya finds herself on a crazy roller coaster ride with no way of getting off. How will she deal with these two very different men in her life? Will she be able to convince one twin that she loves the other?

About the Author

Even as a kid, Sundari Venkatraman she absolutely loved the ‘lived happily ever after’ syndrome as she grew up reading all the fairy tales she could lay her hands on. Soon, into her teens, she switched her attention from fairy tales to Mills & Boon. While she loved reading both of these, she kept visualising what would have happened if there were similar situations happening in India; to a local hero and heroine. Her imagination took flight and she always lived in a rosy cocoon of romance over the years.

When Sundari  quit her job at a school’s office in the year 2000, she did not know what to do with her life. She was saturated with simply reading books. That’s when she got home one evening after her walk and took some sheets of paper and began writing. It was like watching a movie that was running in her head – all those years of visualising Indian heroes and heroines needed an outlet and had to be put into words. That’s how her first novel, The Malhotra Bride, took shape.

While she felt discouraged when publishing did not happen, it was her husband who kept encouraging her not to give up. There was no looking back after that. While publishing took a long time happening, Sundari continued to write novels and then short stories and had them published in her blogs. Her luck turned when Indireads approached her to write for them and Double Jeopardy was born.

Connect with the author on Facebook and Twitter.

My Review

Expecting Double Jeopardy to be a story of two brothers who fell for the same girl, I snuggled into the bean bag ans settled down to devour this short novella. The book was refreshingly different and it turned out to be something else entirely than what I was expecting. The story beautifully conveys the story of Sanya who is caught between Arth and Ansh, the gorgeous twins from her childhood. The twist in the tale was something we wouldn’t expect and it set the course of the story. In many ways this could even be called as a coming of age story of Sanya.

The way certain topics were handled in the book by Sundari’s characters – subtly and without being judgemental impressed me and I couldn’t help but wish that more and more people were like these characters and not uptight and outright judgemental like how we see many examples in the society.

The writing style is quite lively and unique and it makes you turn the pages till the last page of this 55 page Ebook. I’d definitely recommend this book to you if you’re a lover of short and sweet, somewhat bollywood style stories.

This book is courtesy WriteTribe’s Book Review program

 

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Writing to me is therapy, it frightens and comforts at the same time. Liberates like nothing else. A book in my own name is a dream, but a bigger dream would be to write something that haunts the reader even after the last page is turned and the book is shut. I enjoy reading and music, spending time with family whilst battling my social awkwardness.

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