Author: Sundari Venkatraman
No. of Pages: 104
Publisher: Flaming Sun
Ram Maheshwari is a successful jewellery designer who has a huge showroom on MI Road, Jaipur. He’s tall, dark, handsome and a billionaire to boot. He’s twenty-nine and falls in with his parents’ wishes when they try to arrange his marriage.
The lovely, stormy-eyed Sapna Purohit is from Pushkar. She’s managed to finish school and makes a living by doing mehendi designs during weddings. She’s always dreamt of a Prince on a white horse, sweeping her off her feet.
One look into Sapna’s grey eyes and Ram is lost. Only, Sapna’s unable to see her Prince in Ram. Being from a poor family, she has no choice but to go along with the tide when the Maheshwaris offer to bear all expenses of the wedding.
Does that mean that the feisty Sapna is all set to accept Ram as her husband? She puts forth a condition, after the wedding. Will The Smitten Husband agree to it?
*MARRIAGES MADE IN INDIA is a five-novella series that revolves around the characters you have met in The Runaway Bridegroom.
This is a marriage story where the prospective groom and the bride meet as arranged by their family. Ram, the groom, fell in love with Sapna, the bride, at the first sight and is smitten by her beauty and simplicity. Ram had no reason to deny the proposal and Sapna could not courage to go against the situation and wait for her prince charming to come.
What comes in as a shock is that Sapna do not love Ram and on the first night after marriage, she told him boldly that she will be his wife only in name. Ram was disheartened to know that she did not reciprocate any feelings.
However, he handled their relationship very carefully, fulfilling his promise to help her in pursuing her dreams of getting professional knowledge in beauty and lifestyle and helping her parents in living a better life.
Will Sapna see the effort he is putting into their relationship? Will she start liking him?
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The beauty of Sapna is so capitivating and Ram is a man of every girl’s dream. The novel is another great romantic tale by the author and the sizzling and passionate chemistry devours the reader to read it at one go. The characters are well sketched and one can empathise with each one of them. All things considered, I would say, “I want more” when I finished the book.
The story is well written and as they say “All is well, that ends well”. However, this story is a fairy tale and all the happiness and positivity is too simple to believe in today’s world where girls are being tortured for dowry.
My Rating: 5/5
About the Author
The Smitten Husband is the eighth book authored by Sundari Venkatraman. This is a hot romance and is Book #1 of the 5-novella series titled Marriages Made in India. Other published novels by the author are The Malhotra Bride, Meghna, The Runaway Bridegroom, The Madras Affair and An Autograph for Anjali—all romances. She also has a collection of romantic short stories called Matches Made in Heaven; and a collection of human interest stories called Tales of Sunshine. All of Sundari Venkatraman’s books have been on Amazon Top 100 Bestsellers in India, USA, UK & Australia many times over.
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