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Review – Trouble Has A New Name by Adite Banerjie

Trouble Has A New Name is the second Harlequin offering from Adite Banerjie. I was looking forward to reading Adite’s second book and she didn’t disappoint.

The author has put her own spin on the fake engagement trope well loved by romance readers all over the world. Rayna is your quintessential fall guy heroine who has sworn off men because of an affair gone sour but still falls despite herself for the hot hotelier Neel. Neel is handsome and successful but has his own share of problems weighing him down. With a gorgeous setting like the Andaman islands and the big fat Indian wedding going on in the background,  a roller coaster of events starts to unfold. In the midst of them, Rayna and Neel’s romance touchingly takes shape. I found myself wanting to know the resolution of their troubles.

The multiple characters seem to take over at certain places and blur the focus on central romance. But deft writing on the part of the author manages to bring the spotlight back.

Overall an enjoyable and fun read in a colourful setting. Looking forward to more from Adite Banerjie.

I rate this book five stars for the easy,  flip-through reading it made.

This review is part of the blog tour hosted by The Book Club Tours

 

Trouble Has A New Name 
by Adite Banerjie
 

 

The Blurb

“Will you pretend to be my fiancé for the next few days?” 
 
Recently-single model Rayna Dutt does not feel like flying to her friend’s big fat Indian wedding. But she does – and when a mix up with room allocations forces her to share a luxury villa on Emerald Isle with the gorgeous owner of the hotel – Neel Arora – and best man at the wedding, things begin to look up.
 
Until Rayna’s ex turns up with a new girl on his arm! 
 
Hitting the panic button, Rayna searches for a solution. Surely Neel wouldn’t mind being her fake fiancé…? In an instant the attraction they share is fever pitch, but when scandal comes calling, Rayna soon finds herself in more trouble than she can handle!
    
 
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Adite Banerjie has been writing professionally ever since she graduated from college. After an exciting and fulfilling career as a business journalist, she turned to freelance writing, crunched numbers and wrote reports about consumer behavior and social development issues. Somewhere along the way she got on to the screenwriting bandwagon and wrote scripts for documentaries and spec screenplays for feature films. She was hired by a filmmaker to write a feature script based on a true story. When she penned her first romantic short story she won the 2012 Harlequin Passions Aspiring Authors Contest. Two of her books, The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal and Trouble Has a New Name have been published by Harlequin India. And she is currently under contract to write two more for the same publisher. She lives in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, with her writer husband. She loves to connect with readers and writers.
 
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Trouble has a new Name – New book release by Adite Banerjie

Dear friend and Harlequin author Adite Banerjie has a new release by the exciting name of Trouble Has A New Name.  Here are the details. Check out this book which promises to be another exciting read by this author.

 

Trouble Has A New Name by Adite Banerjie

Blurb:

Will you pretend to be my fiancé for the next few days?

Recently single model RaynaDutt does not feel like flying to her friend’s big fat Indian wedding. But she does—and when a mix-up with room allocation forces her to share a luxury villa on Emerald Isle with the gorgeous owner of the hotel Neel Arora, best man at the wedding, things begin to look up.

Until Rayna’s ex turns up with a new girl on his arm!

Hitting the panic button, Rayna searches for a solution. Surely Neel wouldn’t mind being her fake fiancé…? In an instant the attraction they share is at fever-pitch, but when scandal comes calling Rayna soon finds herself in more trouble than she can handle!

 

Excerpt:

He smiled enigmatically, ‘I’m reconsidering your proposal.’

‘Oh!’

His words took her completely by surprise. Did he mean it? Nah! He’s just toying with you!

‘Suddenly you no longer have a problem being a boy toy?’ She wished she could take the words back. ‘Sorry, I shouldn’t have said that.’

The cold look in his eyes and the awkward silence that followed made her jittery.

‘My brother always says I have this annoying habit of shooting my mouth off. I guess it will be best if I leave now.’

As she made to get off the parapet, he put his arm around her waist and practically lifted her off. She pushed against him and felt the hard planes of his chest through his jacket, but he held her close. Heat slithered in her veins. His breath fanned the hair on her forehead and her own turned shallow. The blood pounded in her ears as she stole a quick look and stopped short at the hot intensity of his gaze. His eyes were focused on her glossy parted lips. He drew his thumb softly over her cheek and her heart tripped a beat before increasing its pace. She was fused to the spot, rooted by his touch, his gaze. She involuntarily leaned a little closer to him. Her lips were a heartbeat away from his.

His breath was on her lips as he whispered in a husky voice, ‘Your brother should have warned you… you get burnt if you play with fire.’ And then he let her go.

 

 

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Amazon.com (e-book only)   

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Harlequin

http://www.hqnindia.com/title/trouble-has-a-new-name

 

About Adite Banerjie

Adite Banerjie is a screenwriter and published author. Growing up in a home with a filmmaker dad who worked in the world’s largest film industry (yes, Bollywood!) and a voracious reader for a mom, it was inevitable she would fall in love with both films and books.

She turned to fiction writing after a fulfilling and exciting career as a business journalist. When she penned her first romantic short story, she won the Harlequin India Passions Aspiring Authors Contest (2012). Her debut title, The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal, based on the winning short story, was released in December 2013 in India. The e-book is available internationally (from June 2013). Her second title (Trouble Has a New Name) releases in India in July 2014.

Adite lives in Greater Noida, near New Delhi, with her writer husband, mother and their adorable Irish Setter.

 

Connect with Adite

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Facebook: https://facebook.com/AditeBanerjieWriter

Website: http://aditebanerjie.com

Twitter: @adite

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7083664.Adite_Banerjie

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/aditebanerjie/

 

 

#Releaseday Bollywood Fiancé for a Day from #Harlequin E

Today is *happy dance* day! My debut book Bollywood Fiancé for a Day is being released in America woohoo!!! Umm sorry for the noise but feel like shouting from the roof tops so do bear up 😀

Here’s the Indian cover for the edition which came out in August ’13

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And this is the shiny new American cover

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What do you think? Which is your favourite?

To celebrate the release of the American editions of my book and fellow author and dear friend Adite Banerjie’s book, Rubina of the Book Club is hosting a joint event for us on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/events/509006679201204/

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Answer a simple question…an aptly romantic one…and you’ll be in the contest to win one copy of both the books. We have to pick two winners so do grab the chance and rush over to answer….

Q :When was the exact moment you knew he or she is the one for you?

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Do join in the party on 5th. See ya there!  🙂

 

Blurb:

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 could turn into for ever?

 

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Book Review – The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage deal by Adite Banerjie

Blurb

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Krish Dev needs to find a bride—and quick! With a marriage arranged by his father looming, Krish finds the key to his freedom in Maya Shome, but is this dazzling beauty really all she seems…?
Maya has only one thing in mind: revenge. But when the host of the most exclusive high society party asks her to dance what is meant to be an innocent tango leads to an engagement to Krish—her enemy’s son!
Arranging their own marriage could work to their advantage…if they can resist mixing business with pleasure!

The story is a Mills and Boon romance, set in India with Indian characters. It revolves around the two protagonists Maya and Krish and the theme of revenge. Maya has a grudge against Krish’s father who ruined her father and thereby made her childhood a misery. Krish on the other hand wants to fight free of his father’s domination. Both meet with different agendas in mind but find it hard to resist each other.

I love Adite’s writing style and descriptions. She has a racy way of telling the tale which makes the book a quick read. The heroine has suffered in her life and one really feels for her. All the typical Harlequin elements are present so it’s a treat for Mills and Boon Indian readers. The hero isn’t as Alpha as you usually see in category romance, he’s quite human and has his share of flaws as he fights the domineering father quite vividly portrayed in the story.

Read this for racy style, strong descriptions and Indian characters.

I give Adite’s debut five stars for readability (hooking the reader), four stars for concept and a good take away impression.

Have you read this book? Do you read Mills and Boon or other romances and have you tried any of the Mills and Boon Indian author books?  Tell me about your favourite romantic story in the comments.

Get to know Adite Banerjie

Please welcome Harlequin author and dear friend Adite Banerjie. Adite is looking forward to the release of her debut book ‘The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal’. Let’s hear more about the book and the writing journey from the author herself by the way of this question-answer session.

Q: Tell us something about yourself and how you got into writing?

Thank you so much, Ruchi, for hosting me on your blog.

I have been writing so long that I don’t remember a time I wasn’t! Soon after I graduated from college I did a course in journalism and I knew that I wanted to be a writer. After a fulfilling and exciting career in journalism I decided to switch to content writing and researching/writing about social development issues, and consumer and marketing issues. I tried my hand at fiction writing and got hooked to screenwriting. For several years I would crunch numbers and write reports during the day and lurk on screenwriting forums to learn the craft at night. Writing a novel was the only thing that I hadn’t planned to do.  LOL.

Q: Your experience of writing a book – easy as pie or hard as nails?

Actually a bit of both. There were times when I was writing up a storm and the book was virtually flying off my fingers. And there were times when I struggled to write even 500 words. If I wrote 100 words I would cut out 150!

Q: What motivates you to write?

My life pretty much revolves around writing. If I’m not writing a book, I’m working on a script or an article or my blog.

Q: What inspired The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal?

I have always been a fan of Mills & Boon novels that had a revenge theme. And I knew that I had to write a story about a girl who wants revenge. The rest just followed.

Q: Please describe your book briefly.

Here’s the back cover blurb for “The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal”.

 “Krish Dev needs to find a bride—and quick! With a marriage arranged by his father looming, Krish finds the key to his freedom in Maya Shome, but is this dazzling beauty really all she seems? Maya has only one thing in mind: revenge. But when the host of the most exclusive high society party asks her to dance what is meant to be an innocent tango leads to an engagement to Krish—her enemy’s son! Arranging their own marriage could work to their advantage…if they can resist mixing business with pleasure!”

 Q: Tell us about the main characters in your book.

Maya Shome is an independent young woman who has had a pretty tough life. She works as a landscape designer. After the death of her only parent she vows to wreak revenge against the man who ruined him. Krish Dev is the reluctant heir of his father’s business empire. But he has serious issues with his dad and besides he is setting up his own business project. He knows how manipulative his dad can be and will do anything to stay out of his control.

Q: How do you overcome writer’s block?

I have come to realise that a bad case of writer’s block usually means that there’s something in my WIP that’s not working. So I try to look at the problem from different angles and brainstorm different approaches and then go with the one that I think would work best.

Q: Does writing get in your way of life?

Someone very wisely said, “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” I think, in my case, the first one is infinitely easier than the second! LOL.

Q: What’s next in your writing plans?

I plan to finish a script that I have begun and am very excited about. I have just finished my second book for Mills & Boon which is set at a big fat Indian wedding.

And here comes our rapidfire round:

Favourite movie

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (Hindi) and Casablanca (English).

Worst movie

Housefull

Any secret habits?

They are best kept secret! J

Actor you’d fall for in a heartbeat.

George Clooney.

Favourite book

Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh.

Fallback option when the fridge is empty 😉

Domino’s pizza or any other takeaway!

What comforts you when things go bad?

Playing with my dog.

Your most comfortable outfit

T-shirt and jeans. 

Great answers, Adite! Lovely to have you here and looking forward to reading your book.

You can find her at:

Website :  http://aditebanerjie.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AditeBanerjieWriter

Twitter: @adite

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