Author: Ravi Subramanian
He was a bestseller She wanted him to make her one.
Paperback king, Aditya Kapoor life is straight out of a modern man’s fantasy. His literary stardom is perfectly balanced by a loving wife and a spectacular career. With everything he touches turning to gold, Aditya is on a winning streak.
Shreya Kaushik is a student with a heart full of ambition. Young, beautiful and reckless, Shreya speaks her mind and obsessively chases after what she wants. And what she wants is to be a bestselling author.
What happens when their worlds collide? Is it possible to love two people at the same time? Can real ambition come in the way of blind passion? Can trust once broken, be regained?
Master storyteller Ravi Subramanian, delves into the glitzy world of bestsellers and uncovers a risky dalliance between a superstar novelist and his alluring protege.
The Bestseller She Wrote is a combustible cocktail of love, betrayal and redemption.
What happens when the king of thrillers starts to write romance?
A totally different genre of literature comes into play!
A romantic thriller, that is what this book can best be described.
When i first found out that Ravi Subramanian was writing romance, I was skeptical. While I thoroughly enjoyed his previous thriller, God is a Gamer (Click here for review), i was not really sure how the author would manage to pull of something that was way out of his comfort zone.
While some part of the book did have a bit of Bollywood entertainer feel, the end made it worth the read.
This is almost a 400 page book, but the pace and the language is such that it is an extremely fast read.
As expected from the author, the characterization and the depth of each of the characters is quite brilliant. I found myself thinking about the characters and feeling their presence after I finished reading the book. That itself is what separates a good author from the rest.
I loved the subtle references to how “popular” authors now a days forget about focusing on their work, and are more wrapped up in Bollywood parties and judging reality dance shows..we all know what you did there *wink wink*
Initially, I was a bit annoyed as I felt that the author was going on the whole “pyaar ka punchnama” tide…you know the troupe….where all women are different kinds of hurdles in the successful man’s life…but, by end, this was all sorted out…quite thankfully!
I liked how the author merges the ebola virus in the story. The whole paris and the virus transmission infuses a great change, which othewise might have lead to a slight lul in the main storyline. It was also great to read about other favorite books that were mentioned in this book. It’s always a pleasure to come across your favorite books in other books.
Excellent book cover design, when these books hit the stores, the cover was enough to lure people into buying it. Even those, who had previously never heard of the author said that they were attracted to buy this book. Excellent, classy, sophisticated..This cover is even better than the previous books of the same author.
The only negative aspect about this book was that I felt that the author managed to showcase adultery as a mistake. It is not a mistake. If you cheat on your partner, you do not love your partner. Period. The author’s explanation, that you can love your partner, as well as form relations outside…did not sit right with me. If you love someone truly, your main aim would be to keep that person’s trust and happiness intact. You cannot consciously choose to decide to break their trust as well as act in a way that you know would hurt them…and then harp about how u made a “little” mistake, and you loved them all along. I did not like how the author managed to reduce the impact of adultery and showcase this act of brutally killing your partner’s trust, as mistake.
Other than that, this was a fast paced and interesting read.