First of all I was amazed to find out that The Malhotra Bride was a self published book by Sundari. If books like this are around, then there may yet be hope for other good authors who want to get published through this route.
The Malhotra Bride is the story of Sunita, a young 20 year old girl who wants a career and longs to travel. But her parents want her to get married and are actively looking for a match. They find the perfect one in Akshay Malhotra, a young handsome scion of a business family. Sunita tries to resist but her parents are adamant. She tries to enlist her adorable dadiji and he promises her that he won’t allow anyone to pressurize her.
Enter the hero, Akshay. Sauve, handsome and debonair he is certainly the stuff that dreams are made of 🙂 He too is not very happy with his parents trying to arrange a marriage with an unknown girl. He protests against the match until he glances at the beautiful photo of Sunita. Captivated by her beauty, he agrees to meet her with an open mind. And he gets a clandestine glimpse at her when she comes out of her computer class.
What happens when they meet? Will Sunita reject him outright?
Sundari’s impeccable language and prose is a joy to read and will have you turning page after page. And she has a knack of creating hot (very) couples in all her novels. The Malhotra Bride makes a perfect weekend read, especially if you are looking for some hot romance.
Plus Points: Sundari’s perfect prose and language. It’s impeccable! And her hot heroes and heroines
Minus Points: Wished this was a much longer novel with more conflicts.
Verdict: Read it if you are die-hard romantic. If not you will become one, after reading this.