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My Rating: ***** Type: Standalone Genre: Contemporary Romance, Mafia Romance, Indian- Anti-hero Romance Narration: Limited third person Primary Characters: Anirudh & Aditi Source: Free in KU
Refreshing, Indianized, beautifully written, captivating story with a gripping narration.
I was looking for some Indianized Romance and picked this as I had read few other books of this author. I could tell author has come a long way in this. It’s extremely well written and wonderfully portraited anti-hero, love story.
As blurb says: Aditi had her future planned. She would marry her sweet boyfriend, live a simple life. Things change when she comes home to seek her father’s blessings to marry her boyfriend. Now she is expected to marry Anirudh Shaurya – Known as the devil because of his ruthlessness and brutality. She is not ready to accept her so-called destiny, but she is determined not to give in.
Anirudh is the heir to a powerful family who are well-feared and revered in the world of business, crime and politics. He is handsome, strong, ruthless and powerful. Aditi is strong willed, determined and adorable. Now they have entered into this marriage head-on. Will she be able to survive the Devil?
There chemistry is intense and sizzling hot. It has lots of twists, turns and enough intriguing suspense. What motives does Devil have in marrying Aditi? Will she ever be able to come out of Devil’s glitches? Is the cost of betrayal too heavy?
Plot is engaging with well-built characters and a gripping narration. Even though narration style seems limited third person, it was almost as good as Dual POV. There are very few secondary characters. Siva seems charming. Vijay as a brooding loyal friend was intriguing, hope to see more of them in some other books. Suki and Keshav were delightful.
This book is one delicious treat you don’t want to miss. Compelling and filled to the brim with mafia goodness. Pick this and enjoy Aditi and Anirudh’s world of crime and power.
The Devil's Kiss by M.V. Kasi is the latest romance from the author and it is a delicious treat! I have never enjoyed an anti-hero as much as I did in this one.
Anirudh Shaurya is feared and despite his God-like beauty, no one would ever confuse him of being anyone other than the ruthless mafia king that he is. Aditi has her life planned out. Work, love, marry and then settle down with a few kids. But her life upends for the worse when she is forced into marriage with Anirudh who hates her father and is marrying her to exact revenge on him.
A story with strong protagonists who engage in a battle of wills right from the start, I sat glued to my seat turning pages eagerly. A heroine who is loyal and willing to do just about anything for the people she loves, including getting married to a criminal. A hero who is everything dark, dangerous and ruthless, The Devil's Kiss is full of angst, suspense, scorching romance and a multi-layered story that kept stumping me.
The twists and turns keep coming, and every time the reader will think he/she knows what's going to happen, a new curveball will be thrown!
I never thought I would ever love an anti-hero but this impossibility was made possible by the powerful narration of the author who had me grudgingly fall in love with Anirudh. I swooned, fanned myself, shed tears and then laughed hysterically , so happy was I, when the end arrived.
While there are too many mafia romances already written, The Devil's Kiss by M.V. Kasi is refreshingly different and for me the highlight of the story was not only the suspense but the emotional feels I got while reading it.
All in all, The Devil's Kiss by M.V. Kasi is a book that is definitely one of the best reads of 2020 for me and a proud entry in "Njkinny Favourites" list. Well-crafted, professionally edited and with characters that provide not only entertainment but also the soulful satisfaction of being realistic, I give this book 5 out of 5 super shiny stars and Njkinny recommends this romance to all readers above the age of eighteen.
After so many love stories revolving around dark leads and mafia and what not, the Devil's Kiss was a breath of fresh air ! Be it the storyline, the character sketch - you can't help feeling that attraction towards Aniruddh Shaurya.. Totally unputdownable. Loved reading this one.
Though the story was heavily borrowed from a recent book by an international author, i liked reading this one too. The cagey dance of the lead pair through the halfway of the story was quite interesting.
Liked the ending quite a much too. Have an inkling it would be followed by Shiv and Sunaina's story. Now that should be interesting as we got only the glimpses of the characters in this one.
This is an alfa male romance. But MV Kasi's female protagonist are always rebel they are usually not so submissive and that's why I like her writing. This one is a dark romance where the male protagonist is a gray hero. There are lot of violence which I personally didn't like. But it's a quick read. I use romance for escape and it worked as usual. It's nice for romance lovers.