The Malhotra Bride | Book Review | Ishithaa

This is the book review of Sundari Venkatraman’s book, The Malhotra Bride. Head over to Ishithaa to discover more book review posts.

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Book Reivew : The Malhotra Bride

This is the book review of Sundari Venkatraman’s book, The Malhotra Bride. Head over to Ishithaa to discover more book review posts.
Sundari Venkatraman is one of my favourite authors and I have read most of her works and enjoyed them a lot. The Malhotra Bride is a short read and is a good investment of a couple of hours. This book is the story of an arranged marriage between two rich and families, yes families, because in India you don’t just marry a person, you marry their entire family. The story deals with Sunita and Akshay, both against a traditional arranged marriage, but willing to attempt it for the sake of their parents.

The ‘girl seeing ceremony’ is arranged, but Akshay being who he is, decides to check what Sunita is all about. He sees her with her friends, and it is love at first sight for him. What happens when the ceremony does take place is another story in itself. Sunita is in no way ready to get married, but she has plans of her own and asks Akshay to draw up a prenuptial agreement so that she can have her way. The rest of the book deals with the relationship between Akshay and Sunita and makes for an interesting read. To know how the marriage turns out and how the contract plays out, you need to read this story.

The characters are believable and very much seem like someone we may know. Where Sunita’s father is the adamant and traditional father of a girl child, she is a rebel inside who reluctantly obeys her father and is struggling to live life on her own terms. Even while being the story of a common Indian family, there are some aspects which seem to be influenced by Bollywood, which again adds to the spice element of the story.

The plot moves smoothly and the narration doesn’t back down or bore the reader at any point. Overall, The Malhotra Bride is a nice romantic read and is recommended for anyone who likes happy endings and love stories.

Book Blurb:

She is young, ravishing, and free-spirited.
He is a handsome billionaire.

She has fought tooth and nail for things like wearing jeans and riding a horse.
He, ultimate among eligible bachelors, has never had a woman refuse him.
And both see ‘marriage ’ as a threat to their freedom!

When Akshay and Sunita’s horoscopes perfectly match, announcing them as made for each other, there is little they can do except meet to honour their parents’ wishes.

Though Akshay becomes curious after one look at her photograph, Sunita has set plans of her own. And when they come face-to-face, she is absolutely determined to get rid of him.

But will getting rid of one prospective groom help her get rid of this getting-married business altogether?

Equal parts tense and passionately romantic, this tale of love and arranged marriage will not only keep you hooked but will change the way you consider marriages.

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