- File Size: 1600 KB
- Print Length: 198 pages
- Publication Date: April 23, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071RKVMMT
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,273 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Rose Garden International (The Bansal Legacy Book 2) Kindle Edition
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The setting of the British influenced building, the cool Ooty climate and two absolutely strong personalities and unavoidable sparks flying, there was never going back.
I loved the female protagonist’s strength and confidence and the male protagonist who doesn't throw around his machoism around.
And finally, I absolutely loved the way the bad guy was handled.
Is Jamie Scott, an Australian who travels to India to find out about the love his grandmother had for a particular land in Ooty. A strange restlessness was surrounding his heart and a call to go towards the unknown was calling out to him. And so after reading a diary of his grandmom, he sets on a journey to reach India. How romantic!
"The call of Ooty was too powerful. He had just one life to live. Might as well live his dream along with his grandmother’s wishes!"
She is Rhea Bansal. She has a legacy as her base where the name Bansal Hoteliers is a name to be reckoned with. But Rhea wants to make her mark for herself and that is what makes her move to Ooty to carry on the family traditions in the name of the Rose Garden International.
The love Story begins...
"Jamie turned swiftly from the reception and almost knocked against Rhea who had been a couple of feet behind him. “Oops!” He placed his hands on her shoulders. “I’m sorry I didn’t see you.” He gave her a lopsided smile, his green eyes crinkling at the corners as they studied the woman in front of him boldly."
Do read the above lines. That small touch, the blink of an eye moment when two souls meet and your heart tells you - he is the one. Ms. Venkatraman does a wonderful portrayal of what I call 'when you meet him' scenes.
The description of the surroundings is becoming Ms. Venkatraman's forte. The rose gardens, the ambiance, and the hotel's work culture- all have been caught beautifully by the author. I especially loved the research she had done on this subject and woven the information into her story. It's almost like me getting a tour of the hotel and the words in the speaker are of Ms. Venkatraman's.
“Air curtains have been created between the kitchens while the smells get absorbed by powerful chimneys. They have the added advantage of keeping insects and dust away,” said Aftab with a smile, bringing an answering smile to the guest’s face."
I liked the way the political negatives crept into the story. Very different from all the books I have read of Ms. Venkatraman's. Rhea comes out strong and not at all like a damsel in distress. A woman who can fight against anything and that is what makes Rhea stand out as a complete woman.
The story has a villain, a couple actually. A few nasty boyfriends and a perfectly made of each other couple. A Bollywood flick in the making?
My take on the novel:
A perfect read for romance lovers. The girl is intelligent and can stand for herself. The boy is a perfect hero material complimenting the girl, yet not getting overshadowed by her. The political goons are perfect for trying your kickboxing skills and the scenario - has all the oomph factors that Ms. Venkatraman's novels are known for.
Interestingly, the story didn’t start right away with the leading pair meeting, but showed a glimpse of both separately at home, and that was a nice way to get to know them a little. It also gave me a very good idea of how deep their connection would run (no spoilers, but I guessed something right). Once they met, sparks flew in abundance, but I’m happy to say it wasn’t all about physical attraction. This is another of Venkatraman’s more sensual/steamy stories, but the scenes are done with care for Rhea’s inexperience and her bad first encounters with men. There was just enough suspense to the plot to have me biting my nails sometimes, and one twist did catch me by surprise. Along the way, I fell in love with the setting of the hotel in Ooty too.
Book 2 in the Bansal Legacy Trilogy is just as wonderful as Book 1, and I can’t wait for Book 3!
I am feeling absolutely refreshed and happy after reading such a good novel, perfect writing, good research, superb plot with lot of elements to it and strong characters.
Dont be suprised if you find more than just a love story in this one ;) :D
Ohhh I want to go to Ooty, like right now !Sundari has beautifully weaved the sights, the pleasant chill of Ooty, history of the British era, the nostalgia factor with the diary entries, strong characters, mystery, action, deep study of running a hotel, etc in 1novel. Hats off to you Sundari !
The diary entries and present scenario are beautifully interlaced. The hotel, its structure, layout, functioning, etc is so detailed you can visualise it perfectly. But I cant believe when Sundari says its all imaginary :(
The twist in the middle of what I thought would be a sizzling love story caught me off-guard. Loved the suspense and the just climax.
Its a full fledged novel with lot of facets to it and not a novella. Full on entertainer which cant be put down. :)