REVIEW: Bollywood Fiancé For A Day by Ruchi Vasudeva

Posted February 1st, 2014 by in Blog, Harlequin Mills&Boon, Review / 1 comment

In Bollywood Fiancé For A Day by Ruchi VasudevaVishakha wins a chance to go on a date with Bollywood heart-throb, Zaheer Saxena.When she entered the contest at the behest of her Zaheer crazy friends, she had no intention of actually going through it if she won but now it is just what Vishakha needs to take her mind off her recent humiliation—being jilted the week before her wedding!

When Zaheer offers to be her fake fiancé, the chance to save face with her family at her now ex fiance and sister’s wedding,it is too tempting to just say yes.

181333611It’s a deal that benefits them both—Zaheer is warding off the unwanted attention from his current leading lady who happens to be married to his director—but can Vishakha trust herself not to hope that her dream fiancé for a day will be her forever man?

‘What do you think you’re doing?’
‘Greeting my fiancée properly.’
Before she could react, he caught her round the waist. With
her still wet hands spread and out of action, she might have
squirmed to get free, but his arm was like a steel band. ‘No—’
Her protest was cut off as his mouth possessed hers.

Bollywood Fiancé For A Day is a cute and sweet romance by debut author Ruchi Vasudeva. Vishakha is a doctor who is dedicated to her work. She is willing to do anything to keep her family together and maintain the security in the same. Zaheer is the ultimate bad boy of Bollywood who loves breaking the rules and is a total rebel in whatever he does. They both have their faults too with Vishakha putting her family’s needs before her own and Zaheer being much too reckless at times.

I like how the story is split in two cities and the way their relationship develops step by step. The first part is in Lucknow where their pretense starts at Vishakha’s sister Saira’s big fat Indian wedding and the second part is in Mumbai where the pretense continues for the benefit of Zaheer’s married leading lady, Mia. I would have liked to see the conflict between Vishakha and Mia but that angle is not explored much.

She beat him, skating past to open the right one with a cheek-to-cheek grin.
‘You lose.Now you have to pay up.’
He followed her inside, kicking the door shut. ‘I’m ready.’
‘So what’s the prize?’
‘A kiss.’
She inhaled slightly but held his gaze, her chin coming
up, striving hard to keep her tone neutral as she tried logic.
‘That’s not just mine to have.’
‘It is when you take it.’

Though the romance was cute and the story enjoyable, I personally did not like the overuse of romantic cliches. On a side note…. the shortened version of the heroine’s name Visha in Sanskrit means poison or death and I cringed every time the hero called her by that name.

Overall, Bollywood Fiancé For A Day by Ruchi Vasudeva is a well written cute and sweet romance and if you like Indian harlequin romances then this one’s for you.

Book Info:

03.5SPublished August 2013 by Harlequin Mills and Boon

The man of her Bollywood dreams

Winning the chance to meet the ultimate Bollywood heart-throb, Zaheer Saxena, is just what Vishakha needs to take her mind off her recent humiliation—being jilted the week before her wedding! And when gorgeous Zaheer offers to be her fake fiancé, the chance to save face with her family is just too tempting…

It’s a deal that benefits them both—Zaheer is warding off any unwanted female attention until his next film is finished—but can Vishakha trust herself not to hope that her dream fiancé for a day will be her forever man?

 
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One Response to “REVIEW: Bollywood Fiancé For A Day by Ruchi Vasudeva”

  1. Ruchi

    Thanks for the review, Sara. Would just like to point out that her shortened name is Visha while the word for poison is Vish. As an Indian and reading Hindi starting from age three, I’m not likely to make such an obvious error lol! There is a tendency to put ‘a’ after Hindi words when theyare written in English so that might have led to your confusion. Though being in contact, I’d have appreciated it if you could have clarified it with me.

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