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.
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Trouble Has A New Name
by Adite Banerjie
“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!
Meet the Author
The Author’s Thoughts
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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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
And this is the shiny new American cover
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.
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?
Do join in the party on 5th. See ya there! 🙂
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?
Mills and Boon uk
Dancing with the enemy
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.