Having heard a lot about Sudha Nair’s writing, I decided to read this short story – The Girl with a secret crush. The story is about Malini, a proofreader who works at Jayco Publishing. She doesn’t have a lot of friends – doesn’t like to socialize. She lives in an apartment with her pet cat – Peepal. eight years of hard work and no promotion, the only reason she’s been working at this publishing house is because of Vikram Mathur – a famous author.
Malini is smitten by Vikram and his works. She’s seen every interview and read every blog of his. And she’s also read all his books fifty times! My opinion here – it was more of an obsession than a crush. Malini finally gets a chance to meet Vikram and she’s angry with him because he’s decided to ‘kill’ Tara – a character in his book.
After a meeting gone bad, Malini is just about to go home when her long blue skirt rips apart. Vikram protects her modesty and drops her home in his car. Though Vikram accepted Malini’s suggestions to his story, they still seem to be hostile. Sanghamitra, Malini’s manager, promotes Malini and makes her Vikram’s editor. A year later, Vikram and Malini celebrate their first wedding anniversary.
Except for the ‘obsession’ part, the story was good. There is something different about Indian Writing – the romance is cheesy, the story is mostly based on a love angle and sometimes there is a villain too! The stories seem straight out of a Bollywood movie!
After having read a lot of books by non-Indian authors, I wanted to read a book by an Indian author. Saw a lot of good reviews on this one and decided to borrow it from Kindle Unlimited. The writing was really good. The story was okay. I did not like the characters. Malini was madly in love with a fictional character and the author while Vikram seemed like an angry young man.
I am choosy when it comes to books of the genre romance and this book was not up to my liking.
My Rating: 2.5/5
Title: A Girl With A Secret Crush
Author: Sudha Nair
Published on: 15th July 2018
Genre: Romance, Fiction
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