Thursday, May 1, 2014

Love Sees No Reason by Reshma Ranjan


Love sees no reason
Sceptical of his twin brother Suraj’s hasty marriage to a complete stranger Ria Nair, has made Suhaan suspicious about his brother’s wife whom he has never met. The fact that the couple adopt a baby immediately after the wedding, only serves to increase his antagonism.
Who is this Ria, and why did she marry his brother?
Suraj dies, forcing Suhaan to return to the homestead to take over the family business. That’s when the inevitable happens – he comes face to face with his brother’s widow and discovers that he is attracted to her.
On one level, Ria is all innocence and vulnerability. On another, is her mysterious and hurried marriage to his brother. She could be a gold digger.

Is his attraction for her mere lust – or could it be... love?


Ok Barbara Cartland fans… meet our desi Barbara Cartland…. Reshma Ranjan.:)

When I started this book, I had my reservations. I saw glimpses of dear Barb in this story. A certain degree of submissiveness and the cocksure Hero… (ahem!).  l am not ashamed to say that I love BC.. but still, in todays world I would hate to see a submissive woman. Thankfully, Reshma diverted from that as the story progressed and brought out a heroine who in today’s world can say the word “no” like she meant it.

From the beginning of the story, a sense of pathos has been created. Ria is true BC kind of heroine in a modern avatar.  She lost her fiancé in a freak accident that had left her with a broken heart. She found solace in an orphanage, where she met Mia, a new born orphan. Ria wanted to adopt her, but she had a contender for Mia’s affection in the form of Suraj. But Suraj was very sick and he offered to marry Ria – to provide a better future for both of them. Ria married Suraj and they had a good companionable relationship – till Suraj did not die. Now enters Suraj’s twin, Suhaan.

For the first time, Ria understands the chemistry she had been missing in her previous relationships. But Suhaan has a pre-conceived notion about her. He thought she had married his brother only for their money. Whereas his mind told him to stay away from her, but his heart sang another song and he was damn attracted to her. The feeling was mutual and they soon gave in to their basic insticts. But – they are related and the fear that the society won’t accept their relationship was always in her. It did not help tha Suhaan had a blow hot and blow cold attitude. She did not want to marry again for Mia. She wanted to fall in love and be loved. Would she get it from a man who seemed to be more sexually attracted to her and wanted to marry her only to overcome the hassles of adoption of Mia? She did what she had to do to save her dignity. She left him and ran away. Would Suhaan be able to find her? And would he finally realize that she is more than just Mia’s mom?



I loved the characters. They had a good chemistry between them and every time they came on the same page – the stage was set on fire. The touch of Mia was very cute and binded the story together. Mia is the catalyst that took the story forward. The author has beautifully penned the emotions of Ria regarding Mia and her strength to keep Mia with her no matter what the cost would be.

It would have been an equal partnership if Ria was shown as an independent woman. To run away from home and go and live with the Nuns is a bit too Victorian in todays world.

Another point which I found a bit over the top was the sexual relationship between the two of them. Suhaan took his macho ‘image’ a bit over the top :P - to a point of aggressiveness. Though in the end it did create  the chemistry between them. I suppose I am doing my moral policing here, which has nothing to do with the story. But yes .. Suhaan is a damn hot guy and Ria compliments him perfectly. Rab ne bana di jodi !!!

Would I recommend this book ? Yes :) But be prepared with some ice tea and a warm blanket... this will blow you hot and cold... alternatively :D

About The Author 

Here is a passionate romantic who loves literatureand has created many happy ending in her imagination, for every movie or book with a sad conclusion.

She soon began to create her own characters and situations, creating plenty of romances and happy endings to satisfy her imagination. "But for my laziness and diffidence," says Reshma "I would have penned umpteen stories of unexpected pairs meeting and falling in love, overcoming troubles and hurdles to unite for a lifetime."

A voracious reader, Reader, Reshma is a poet as well, and feels that she would be blessed as a writer if she could bring a happy content sigh on the readers lips.

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At May 12, 2014 at 3:48 AM , Blogger Sundari Venkatraman said...

I felt mighty confused after I read the book. This is not want I would call contemporary. It seems so olde worlde. :(

At November 15, 2015 at 7:25 PM , Blogger kingsri said...

Eager to read..good usage of words and review does generate certain degree of interesinterest!!!


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