Today I’m sharing an excerpt from Bollywood Fiancé for a Day. In this, Vishakha and Zaheer take a step forward to solving the misconceptions about each other.
The corner of his mouth lifted slightly. ‘Yeah, you do want to hang me by a bad name, don’t you, but I’ve been resisting your attempts. Just because I was delayed that day…’
Delayed. A small bell trilled somewhere in her mind. That was what he’d said then. Had she misunderstood? Worse. Leapt to the conclusion that he had been late for his own selfish purposes? Could he have been genuinely detained somewhere? She looked at him, searching for the answers to her silent questions, finding herself spellbound by something in the green depths of his eyes.
Then she tore her gaze away from his mesmerizing eyes. Much as she wanted to prolong this time near him and satisfy her curiosity as well, she couldn’t escape the horde of suffering people outside the door.
He seemed to sense her change of mood. ‘When can we talk?’
The quick query sent excitement thudding through her. She tried to tone it down. He was probably worried she would give him bad press. The way they had parted must have made him suspicious of her babbling to the media. Didn’t a PR team handle such matters though, for people like him?
‘As you see, I’m going to be very busy for a while.’ She gestured beyond the door. ‘It might take me anything from half an hour to an hour at least to examine this group.’
He would? Surely it had to be something important. Pertaining to his career? She admonished her errantly skidding heart. For God’s sake, why would a dropdead gorgeous star like him single her out?
Not that she was admitting, even to herself, that he was gorgeous.
Come on, Vishakha. You aren’t going to add lying to your failings, are you?
What can possibly save you from cutting a sorry figure after being jilted by your very suitable fiancé?Well, if you could secure a movie star as a replacement, it would be bound to still all the wagging tongues!
Studious Dr. Vishakha never dreamed that winning a date with Bollywood heartthrob Zaheer Saxena would land her in an unusual deal to benefit both of them. Zaheer wants to ward off unwanted attention from his leading lady and agrees to help her save her face. It’s just a business-like arrangement for Vishakha – except that she hadn’t factored in the unwanted, yet extremely potent attraction the hotshot star would hold for her. But she has to keep in mind that make believe is his talent before she starts weaving romantic dreams about him.