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The Malhotra Bride Kindle Edition
Tall, dark and handsome, Akshay Malhotra is the catch of the decade. The only son of Billionaire Raj Malhotra, he’s in a strange fix. His father’s keen that Akshay meets Sunita with marriage in mind. He’s too close to his parents to say ‘no’ for the preliminary meeting. And then he comes face-to-face with Sunita….
Will Sunita be falling from the frying pan into the fire when she agrees to become The Malhotra Bride?
About the Author
Since a kid, Sundari absolutely loved the ‘happily ever after’ and grew up reading all the fairy tales she could lay her hands on, as well as Phantom comics, Mandrake comics and the like. It was always about good triumphing over evil and a happy ending.
Soon, into her teens, Sundari switched her attention from fairy tales to Mills and 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.
Then came the writing—a true bolt out of the blue! And Sundari Venkatraman has never looked back.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B00IE4R20U
- Language : English
- File size : 4367 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 149 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #886 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from India
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The premise of the story is the liberation of Sunita; who becomes a Malhotra Bride and how it is a win-win situation for both Akshay – billionaire hunk and Sunita – a beautiful damsel. The story reminded of how it was to be so young and carefree, looking at the world with starry eyes. Dreams and hopes to fulfil and goals to achieve, even the naivety of Sunita reminded me of a time long forgotten in the grind of life.
It made me nostalgic, of first love, that innocent kiss that turned into something to cherish and those hot-tempered tiffs that landed me in hotter fun. The straightforward storyline has a few quick surprises and naughty turns that manage to keep the interest going till the last page.
It is a novel for young hearts as well as old because Sundari has been able to strike a beautiful balance between the modern younger generation that manages to cherish the values and ethics of the old.
I recommend this as a read for everyone who values love and family from 18 years to 80 years because this simple romance novella shows that it is possible to love and respect both your lover and your families.
Do pick it as it is the perfect summer read – fresh, fascinating yet packs a punch!
The Malhotra Bride by Sundari Venkatraman.
Foreword . What was intriguing in the title was that a south Indian author was writing about a north Indian bride and I needed to see how this story would pan out
About the book: Akash and Sunita are quite reluctant to think of marriage. Would it mean an end of their hard earned freedom? Both are perfect by themselves and perfectly suited for each other. The book goes on to capture how reluctance turns to curiousity turns to friendship turns to love. It quite does not end up how each of them wished but ends perfectly nevertheless. Sugary sweet. .
Takeaway : Things often do not turn out how we plan or wish for them to, however in some cases they do turn out better. :)
Rating :⭐⭐⭐ good
Let’s quickly go through the ratings
Title : 4/5
Cover : 4/5
Blurb : 2.5/5
Plot : 3.5/5
Language Used : 4/5
Presentation : 3/5
Overall : 3.5/5
About the Book : The story revolves around a girl named Sunita Rishi and a boy named Akshay Malhotra. Born and brought up in a traditional and typical Rishi family Sunita's father wants her to get married as she is approaching 21. Though she is not against getting married, she is concerned about her career and freedom which has never been her father's priority. She feels depressed with the idea of getting married and felt worse as she does not have any say in matters related to her own life. Akshay is a successful businessman and helps his father to run the family business. Akshay almost skipped a beat hearing his father about his marriage proposal. Blessed with a charming personality he thinks of wedding to be an end to his freedom. Families of both Sunita Rishi and Akshay Malhotra are ready to tie knots while Sunita has her plans to simply make the boy say "NO" to her. What would be the result of their meeting? Would she become "The Malhotra Bride"? Find out by reading this novel.
About Writing : Sundari Venkatraman has crafted the story very well by keeping it simple yet interesting. The choice of subject is noteworthy as almost every reader can relate and connect to the story without any difficulty. One of the best things about her writing is that she has kept the flow and tone of the story remarkably smooth and understandable. There is no denying the fact that once you start reading this novel you won't be able to put it down. The story is not thrilling and adventure driven rather it is soothing to mind and one can read the whole story in one go . Its magic of her words and plots which places a permanent smile on one's face while reading and makes one feel the emotions involved in the story. No doubt the author has written each word from depth of her hearth and has poured her experience and wit in the story. I enjoyed reading this novel very much. Though there is nothing unpredictable about the story but even that has it own charm which adds value to it. The word usage is decent and every chapter makes you feel good while you read it. All the characters are beautifully sketched and are believable. One can simply relate each character to people around in the society.
The theme of the novel makes the reader understand the concept of love and importance of knowing one's partner. It is the understanding between the couple that matters the most. Giving respect and importance to partner's thoughts, dreams and ideologies makes the couple understand each other which further strengthens their relationship.
1. The blurb of the story does not suggest the whole idea of the novel.
2. The novel is a light read and portrays just one side of the so called "Marriage Fears".
3. It offers too less to change reader's perception about marriage.
Despite all critical views, the words and story seem to come out from depth of Author’s heart and her effort is appreciable. I once again congratulate her and wish her luck for her future endeavors.
It is the story of a young and credulous girl, Sunita, who has always fought bec at ongles, for things that are too piffling for others of her age, to even consider.
While, on one side we have Sunita, whose life was always a path embellished with thorns, on the other end , we have Akshay, a handsome graduate in MBA and the soul heir of his father's business empire, thus indicating at the unique and antithetical nature of their union. However, despite being such oppugnant in their upbringing, if there was one thing that they shared in common: it was their firm resolve to escape this run-of-the-mill institution of marriage.
But does life really work,as per our, "plans"? Well, I guess fate does deserve it's due share of credit here. After all, it was fate, that indeed matched their horoscopes , thereby announcing them as "made-for-each-other", leaving them with no choice but to accept their parents resolution.
Further, in order to stir the story away from a classic Bollywood rom-com, the author was careful enough to lay plots that would not just save its female protagonist's skin, but would also make its male lead look like the knight in shining armour, only to culminate towards a satisfactory wrap up of Happy ending, thus making it a quids-in romantic novel.
Finally, the choice of simple yet chatty language adopted by the author only adds to its pre-existing glory, thereupon describing it as a quintessential read!!
Top reviews from other countries
Subtly pointing out that men's traditional attitude within a marriage (arranged or love) can make a great difference whether it is a good or an indifferent marriage, is really well told in this story and also the important role good and understanding in laws play in a joint family in taking the marriage forward to be a happy one.
Traditional ideas like dressing properly and obedience being expected in an arranged marriage from the daughter in law has to change with the times is also addressed within the story and the all important dowry which even in an affluent, educated society needs to be eliminated is so well woven into the script .
Good responsive sex within a loving relationship leading to a definite commitment to marriage, is not left out in this book; making it an interesting light reading book.
I would certainly recommend this author for her well told story and not boring readers.
Thoroughly enjoyed this happy book thank you