Author: Nikita Deshpande
When obsessive book-lover (ahem, book snob) Amruta – Ruta – Adarkar arrives in Delhi to work as a marketing executive for Parker-Hailey’s Publishing, she learns that the world of books is not as cozy as she’d imagined. Her eccentric taskmaster of a boss expects marketing miracles to happen on shoestring budgets and in record time, and surviving the job (and the city) means she’ll have to master the local art of jugaad really fast. Worst of all, she’s stuck being a publicist for Jishnu Guha, protein-shake lover, serial selfie-taker, and bestselling author of seven cheesy romance novels, the kind she wouldn’t be caught dead reading.
As Ruta struggles between work and life in a new city, she finds, much to her annoyance, that she needs Jishnu’s help more than she cares to admit. But with her own parents getting a divorce, can Ruta dare to fall in love, especially with someone who’s so impossibly different?
I won this book in a giveaway. The cover and the blurb really intrigued me. For those who love reading books of Sophie Kinsella, here is another Indian author you would really enjoy.
If you find yourself lamenting the kind of authors who churn out the same ol’ boy meets girl stories with cheesy oh-too-long titles, this book would find you guffawing.
Amruta, the protagonist, is smart, witty, intelligent, and slightly self-depreciating. She is a literature major and joins a reputed publishing house’s marketing department hoping to get a back door entry to publish her future works. She gets an assignment to market a great book that nobody wants to buy as the author is not “well-known” enough. To her dismay, she finds out that her “dream” publishing house has now taken upon itself to cater to the audience and publish books by a very handsome author, Jishnu, who writes the same story with sentence like titles.
The interactions between Jishnu and Amruta are quite funny. You are drawn to their mutual hate and witty come-backs. Under the background of Amurta’s colourful family, this is a book that should be on the list of all who like reading funny romance.
I rate this book 4 out of 4.