It had been a while since I read Sundari mam's books, and on a whim this Sunday I just opened this short romantic story. And what a lovely read it was! Perfect for a lazy, Sunday afternoon. I am a sucker for friends-to-lovers themes, and this book didn't disappoint me at all. The story was sweet, romantic, and a tad bit spicy (am not complaining at all). All in all, loved this story a lot.
#TheReluctantBride #RomanticShortsBook5 (Pages 49) By #SundariVenkatraman #KindleEdition. Publisher: #FlamingSun #eBooks #KindleUnlimited #QuickReads ASIN: BO7H9F35VT *** If The Story Sounds Familiar With A Dash Of Déjà Vu, It’s Not Because The Author SUNDARI VENKATRAMAN Is The High Priestess Of Constructing Engrossing & Hugely Appealing Stories Around All Kinds Of Weddings Across India... What’s More Is That Her Tales Are So Genuinely Gripping That You Can Actually Feel Them As The Characters Are Definitely Not Far Fetched...For That Full Credit Goes To SUNDARI. That Having Been Said It Needs To Be Pointed Out This Tale Was Previously Published A While Ago As A Short Story As Part Of An 🐜hology But Seeing The Potential & Promise It Held, It Was Considered Prudent By The Author To Add To It & Spruce It Up So As To Turn It Around Into A Stand-alone Novel In It’s Present Avatar. ‘The Reluctant Bride’ Is Both A Touching & Engrossing Tale Of Nikita & Krish Who Hit It Off Instantly At First Sight..But The Twist Is That While Nikita Wants To Cling To Krish As Her Best Buddy He Is Eager To Take The Friendship To It’s Conclusion By Making Nikita His Bride. It’s Here That Friction Has Ugly Sparks Flying & While The Parents Are Eager Nikita Is Furious And Puts Her Foot Down On The Proposal..What She Is Afraid To Admit Is That Marrying Her Friend Could Possible Make Her Lose Her Buddy Should The Marriage Sour And Thus She Hides Behind An Invisible Veil That While She Always Considered Krish A Dear Friend She Could Never Envision Him As An Ideal Husband. Thus With Both Parting Ways On A Bitter Note It Seems Like The End Of The Road For Their Friendship & Future Prospects Too.But Quite Apparently Destiny Has Other Plans For Them & Thus After The Deck Of Cards Are Shuffled After 7 Months Apart Once Again There Paths Cross... This Time It Is Nikita Who Arrives At Krish Office With A Wedding Proposal But The Catch Is That She Is Willing To Wed Him If Only He Agrees To Her One Point Agenda Of The Marriage Not Being Consummated Until & Unless She Had A Change Of Mind & Heart Irrespective Of How Long It Took. Krish Is Only Too Glad To Toe Nikita’s Line As He At One Point Had Actually Lost Nikita..So That Clause Though A Thorn In His Skin He Is Willing To Accept The Condition If It Can Bring Them Together Under One Roof Irrespective Of How Long It Takes To Make Her Have A Change Of Heart. So With The Reluctant Bride & Eager Groom Trying The Knot The Rest Of The Tale Is All About What It Takes For Krish To Melt Wife Nikita To Prepare Her To Change Her Mind Only When She Is Comfortable & Ready For It. You Got To Hand It To SUNDARI VENKATRAMAN That She Has Her Finger On The Pulse Of The Reader And Thus There Is Not A Single Dull Moment In This Love Story That Preaches That Patience In The Bedroom Is Also A Virtue That Can Cement A Marriage When Both Are Prepared To Take It Forward With Mature Understanding & Affection!!!