The Malhotra Bride by Sundari Venkatraman – Book Review

The Malhotra Bride



Sunita Rishi’s just turned twenty, having completed her graduation. She wants to fly free as a bird, explore career options and travel the world. Does she have a choice when Mamma & Pappa insist on arranging her marriage? Born in a rich business family steeped in tradition, Sunita has a tough job on her hands. Can she stop the tide?

Tall, dark and handsome, Akshay Malhotra is the catch of the decade. The only son of Billionaire Raj Malhotra, he’s in a strange fix. His father’s keen that Akshay meets Sunita with marriage in mind. He’s too close to his parents to say ‘no’ for the preliminary meeting. And then he comes face-to-face with Sunita….

Will Sunita be falling from the frying pan into the fire when she agrees to become The Malhotra Bride?

Book Review:

The Malhotra Bride is a light, quick and engaging read that contains all the essential elements of a love story.
The plot of the story is perfect for a romantic drama that also explores several aspects of the Indian society like the dilemma of Indian parents to find a perfect match for their girl who is just passed out of college, the hopes and aspirations of young generation who wants to explore the world and fulfil their dreams before tying the knot & settling down in life and blooming of love between a young couple.

tmb - 1The characters have been well crafted that appear to be real and make the readers feel for them. Sunita appears to be the girl next door with whom many will identify themselves. However, her transformation from a naive good girl to a sexy girl seducing her husband on her wedding night appeared to be a bit unrealistic. Akshay Malhotra has been portrayed as the typically good guy but I found a bit of contradiction in his characterisation also. At one point he is being portrayed as a Casanova and the next moment he is introduced as an understanding fiancé. Other characters; Gokul Rishi, Leela, Ratan Rishi, Tanuja and Raj have also played their part to perfection.

The narration of the story is smooth and the pace of the book is good. The dialogues are crisp. The descriptions are quite vivid and visual. There are ‘boy meets girl’ situation, ‘rebelling with parents’. ‘prenuptial agreement’,  ‘romantic situations’, every masala that makes this book a perfect fit for a Bolywood movie.

Overall the novel is a breezy love story that will connect with the readers instantly. Recommended for readers who like romantic stories.

I received the book from the author as a part of The India Readathon. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

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