Blogadda.com is my favorite website.
Because they send me free books from time to time in exchange for a review!
This time I was sent "The bestseller she wrote" by Ravi Subramanian.
I had very high expectations from this book because the last book of Mr Subramanian was "God is a gamer" and I had liked it very much. That was also sent by blogaddda.com.I had finished reading it in just one day.
So, I was expecting something along the same lines with this book. However, this book didnt quite meet my expectations. The cover itself hints at a love story which I wasnt interested in. It depicts a guy who looks overtly confident and cocky. The girl towards his right side is good to look at, but not beautiful. She can be best described as "alluring". And young.
So, with this kind of a cover which clearly told me that this book isnt a thriller or anything of that sort, I was sort of disappointed. But I read it anyway. I love reading books and this was another free book to read!
Moments into the book, I realized that the author was talking about somebody who exists in real life. the lead male character has passed out from one of the IIM-s, is a banker turned author and used to live in Hong Kong. Yes, everybody will realize who the author has based his character on. But unlike the real person, this character "Aditya Kapoor" isnt likeable at all. He lashes out at his best friend for no reason at all just because he is drunk. He is arrogant to the point of being a complete douche! He is so confident that it borders around narcisstic disorder. With a central character who is like this, it is very difficult to hold onto a book.
And then there is the female character - Shreya. When her character counters Aditya in the first chapter itself, the reader gets some hope that at least this one will turn out to be a fiery character.
All her hatred/anger/criticism of the author goes away after just ONE night of reading Aditya's first book. Yes, just ONE night!
Very hard to believe really.
So our girl-turned-fangirl starts pursuing the author so vehemently that he gives in to her.
Hey, but what happened to the author's wife?
Read the book to find out. Its not a classic for sure, but its entertaining. Purists may not like the "extramarital" angle at all, but they are everywhere these days.
Readers who are new to Rabi Subramanian will not be disappointed. But "God is a gamer" remains his best book till date. He should write a sequel to that one. ASAP. My opnion is that he should write more of his "banking thriller" books. Romance is already a very crowded genre and doesnt need new authors anymore. Or rather I should say that banking is the one genre which needs more of Ravi Subramanian.
1) Good pace
2) A different perspective on extramarital affairs
3) Will appeal to women