Sunday, 3 January 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Forbidden Desires by Madhuri Banerjee

Madhuri gives us a peek into the modern Indian housewife who isn't afraid to love and follows her heart.’ - Huma Qureshi. ‘Why do romantic relationships fade away? Does the magic slowly die? Or do lovers simply wake up one morning realizing they are done? Is it a trick that time plays on happy couples or is it something more profound, an evolution perhaps, of our feelings and our needs?’ Imagine there is a person you know nothing about, who is slowly destroying your marriage. Imagine there is a stranger who enters your life and makes you realize you are living a lie. Imagine there is a love so deep that you need to sacrifice everything you have to save it. Imagine you find out your partner is cheating on you. What will you do?
Naina, Ayesha, Kavita and Kaajal are four women who know nothing about each other and live cocooned in their individual worlds. Until one day, they’re forced to reckon with shocking truths they never imagined! Their desires haunt them, provoke them and make them fight to choose a new path in their lives. Will these women survive their stories of passion, betrayal and pain? Bestselling author and film writer Madhuri Banerjee brings to you a new romantic thriller that interweaves varied stories of women and their passions, to show us how all relationships ultimately crash into each other.

BOOK REVIEW :-  I received this  book from the publisher. I have read the author's previous books and i thoroughly love enjoying reading them. This is the best read of 2016 .

By seeing the cover of the book, you can guess that the story must be about the deep desires within the women .The story is about 4 married women Naina, Ayesha, Kavita and Kaajal who are different from each other and unknown to each other, but somewhat they resemble themselves in one way or other .

Naina born and brought up in London to Punjabi Parents.Smart as point with an Honours degree in English Literature.Supremely sexy.Uber cool. Long, dark hair. Met Mr.Kaushik ,her husband in London in a bus.Chatted for hours. It was love at first sight .

Ayesha :- Slim, Petite and flower like. Oval face.Almond eyes.Soft spoken.Demure.Loving,Caring.
Perfect housewife. Had an arranged marriage. Never loved her husband .

Kavita 39, tall, sleek, delicate, wavy brown hairs, Twinling eyes, sharp nose,holds a dark secret, had love marriage to Gaurav.Regrets it till date.

Kaajal: 30, Lawyer ,short, slim, beautiful, curly brown hair,smiling face, in a complicated relationship,  loves to shop.

Now their intersection , think when they would meet , what will happen then?
From raising children, to criticizing husbands,diets to disorders,miscarriages to mother in laws,renovating houses to plastic surgery,they would discuss everything together and talked about everything. One of them confided that her husband was having an affair.

The plot is just awesome.The characterization is done well.
I absolutely loved this book and am sure that you will too!You definitely don't want to miss this one.
All in a all a great book, keeps u enthralled right up to the very end. I will definitely be watching this author, I can just feel that she has so much more to offer.
I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Madhuri Banerjee is an Indian bestselling author and writer. She is a blogger at CNN-IBN, a columnist with The Asian Age, an Ad film director, a screenplay writer for Bollywood films, and a mother. Madhuri has won a National Award for her poignant and realistic documentary on the issues that women face, Between Dualities. Madhuri Banerjee is the bestselling author of five books including Advantage Love and Scandalous Housewives.

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