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- Print Length: 158 pages
- Publisher: Flaming Sun (Indie published) (September 16, 2017)
- Publication Date: September 16, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075PXKSX1
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,189 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Scorpio Superstar (Written in the Stars Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Ranjini maintains the site for the superstar Chandrakanth, Chandru for short. But she had never met him and when she does, the stars conspire to make him fall in love with her. While the superstar is head over heels in love with the dusky beauty, she is unable to stop being in awe of him.
With the consent of her parents, they marry, much to the disappointment of Chandru's periamma (aunt). Throw in an ex here and the two ladies make every possible effort to make Ranjini's life a living hell.
The story flows through the passion between Ranjini and Chandru as they fight against those whom they had once cared for.
Love at first sight
Most of Ms. Venkatraman's stories make the protags fall in love instantly. Though I missed that slight tug in my heart but the passion that grows between Chandru and Ranjini will start a fire in a reader's heart. With every scene, Chandru grew in Ranjini's heart. It was a slow fire which got started due to Chandru attraction for Ranjini and her being awestruck with his stardom persona and then slowly understanding, love and respect are roped in.
The old school of thought vs the new thoughts
While Periamma represents the old school of thoughts where girls are not allowed to work etc, Ranjini becomes an epitome of why a girl should work. A thought that is very well penned in this book. She didn't need to work, she had everything and yet she felt the need to retain her own identity.
It was not easy for Ranjini to accept the life of a superstar's bride. With new makeovers came the jealousy of Chandru's ex. But instead of flying into rages of jealousy herself Ranjini handled them very well. I think it's the positive attitude in this story which made me finish it off in one sitting.
Ranjini, awed as she is by the superstar she still manages to keep her head when he woos her hoping to sweep her off her feet. She is beautiful, intelligent, and smart enough to stand her own in front of the superstar and a few of his ardent supporters.
Sundari has linked this love story with the zodiac signs making it interesting as the Scorpio guy and Piscean girl Ranjini fall in love and find togetherness. The fun elements of the zodiac ring true as the characters have an express courtship and wedding.
The book moves so fast that we see them married and settled within a few chapters making one wonder – what now? The actual fun starts as people are not just surprised by the wedding but envious of Ranjini ensuring that the newlyweds do not get much bliss. Family and co-workers try their best to drive them apart but with love and wit manage to outshine them. An Ex who is not really one and an aunt who behaves, unlike her stature. Ranjini is left to pacify both and even get Chandru out of trouble, quite a go-getter she is!
The story is a quick read, filled with the right amount of love and lust. Sundari ensures her books are exactly what she promises – a fun, relaxed romance. Pick any book by her and it will help you unwind and a see India through the eyes of the women protagonists. Often her books deal with a social issue that is obvious yet hushed in our lives.
#ScorpioSuperstar comes with its own message about women who work. Sundari explains the need for Ranjini to work in spite of being married to a rich superstar. How often a woman’s career is sidelined, ignored, belittled since she is not the breadwinner of the house? Even if she makes a paltry sum or works as a social service, it is the ‘work’ that is important. Sundari and #ScorpioSuperstar laud the women who work, work because they want to, not because they need to.
Love, family and our lives as a reflection, a perfect balance in yet another bestseller by the indie-published, super successful Sundari Venkatraman.
Two words for Sundari – Keep Writing.
A superstar of the south, Chandrakanth aka CK (or Chandru for a very special person) has almost the whole of Tamil Nadu and more than three-fourths of south India going gaga over him. In Tamil Nadu, people see him as a demi-God image. And there is his website handler, a normal girl with her business, living and leading a cozy life with her family.
The journey towards the culmination of their stars begins the moment they meet. The Scorpio and Pisces couple is sure to keep you hooked to their journey towards fulfillment, love, and completeness. And if you are a regular reader of Ms. Venkatraman, you’d know the sure chemistry between the protagonists.
An amazing chemistry and growing relationship is in store for you. Why is it always that her books make me set my relationship goals (of course with my husband ;)) higher? I and my doppelgangers-- the one in white with the halo on her head and one in black with the devilish red horns-- are thinking about that! As a matter of fact, we have concluded that we can easily write a thesis on Sundari Venkatraman and her works.
The nuances she adds, especially in this book, are so perfect and a natural part of the story that it reflects on the society and human nature. One such moment is when one of the characters complains about Ranju’s dusky complexion against Chandru’s fairer one even though, for Chandru, she is a stunning woman with a beautiful heart. Periamma’s insecurities lead her to say things which cause trouble and riles up Ranju. And of course, with a Superstar so huge it is natural for women to try and hook their claws on to him. The tale is weaved smoothly, without making it clichéd.
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