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Adite Banerjie is an Indian writer of romance novels. Her books have the big emotions, happy ever after endings and glamour of Bollywood movies. Not surprising, as she is also a screenwriter.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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) has been published by Harlequin India in July 2014. Her third book, a romantic-thriller titled No Safe Zone will be released by Harper Collins India in May 2016. She loves to connect with readers through her website www.aditebanerjie.com and on Facebook (https://facebook.com/AditeBanerjieWriter)
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!
Banerjie was a new to me author when I read her debut novel, The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal. I jumped at the chance to read her second book, Trouble Has a New Name, and it didn’t disappoint. It was a quick read which again had the story set in India and I was immediately immersed in the culture and the locations especially with the use of Indian words and explanations and the vivid descriptions that gave me breathtaking views. Nirvana on the Beach, the name of the resort that Neel is a co-owner in, has everything you could want both inside and out. Chris, one of his partners, was set to marry Milee there, who happened to be Rayna’s best friend. From the minute Rayna and Neel met on the way to the wedding there were sparks flying and not all were happy ones! They seemed to rub each other the wrong way while in reality they both had a lot of baggage they were dealing with from their pasts and previous relationships and neither was good at trusting, showing their feelings or finding love. Watching them lower their barriers and then raise them again was heartbreaking because when they let the other in they were good for each other and it made them individually believe good things could happen to them. As we were taken on the roller coaster ride of their feelings and interactions I couldn’t help but root for them as a couple and as individuals to find not only peace but love too with someone they could count on and would always be there for them. Seeing their interplay with relatives and friends gave us glimpses into their lives and how much hurt and mistrust each of them carried with them. We did get closure and the happily ever after so all was not lost. The epilogue was wonderful but a few more chapters would have been nice. I look forward to reading more books by Banerjie and once more being immersed in the culture of India
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I greatly enjoyed this book for so many reasons. One was the beautiful, exotic location. Two was the chemistry between Neel and Rayna. And third was the down-to-earth human quality of a model (Rayna). From getting dumped via text message, to her inability to remain upright, firmly on two feet, to the aggravation of dealing with family, you just want to hug her and be her best friend. I love reading about other cultures and traditions. The only thing I would have liked would have been a glossary of terms to help explain all the Indian references, being from the US, I tried to use context clues to figure out what they were saying. It wasn't extremely necessary to the story, it just would have been helpful. I still enjoyed the story and would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun read.