Book Review: The Malhotra Bride by Sundari Venkatraman

Good day ppl !

Yes, another book review and that too for the book written by my author friend Sundari Venkatraman, The Malhotra Bride.
I had mentioned in the review of Double Jeopardy, that I will review the 2nd edition of The Malhotra Bride. So here it is:

Sunita, is the beautiful, drop dead gorgeous daughter of the Rishi garment business family. She is just 20, innocent, completed her graduation & looking to enjoy life which is a not an option she gets in the orthodox traditional business family. Her parents are hell bent on getting her married. Her father treats it as another business deal.
Her suitor is Akshay Malhotra, a handsome hunk, perfect modern day businessman, eligible bachelor, only son of billionaire of Malhotra Garments. He has girls swarming around him, he likes to party, has never heard a No from any woman, doesn't go beyond one night stands. He loves his carefree life and wants to have a wedded life like his parents, love marriage at that.
So now both these families want to get these two married. Sunita plans to free herself by making her suitor say No to the match. Akshay decides to sneak a peek of the girl before the revolting formal meeting with the whole family. He is hooked on first sight, is caught hook line and sinker the first time they meet. They devise a plan to get both their freedom and life free. But how?

Hint: If Akshay refuses, Sunita's father is set to arrange a Swayamvar. Talk about falling from the frying pan into the fire. Sunita becomes The Malhotra Bride, read the book to know how.

What I liked:
This is the second edition of the book. First edition was hardcover in 2000. This edition has been made for 2014 audience, along with storyline,  albeit a Kindle one at that. So Thumbs up for Sundari to go Tech savvy and create a Kindle version and self-publish on Amazon. The characters are very real life. I feel like I was watching them as friends and their life unfolding in front of me. The sentiments, emotions, scene, were all believable. Nothing of-This can only happen in movies. Twists and turns in the story were complete. The sensuous scenes, Sundari, are umm..... :D

What I want more:
Sequel to this story.

You can buy the Kindle edition on Amazon, depending on your country. Dont worry if you don't have a Kindle, I don't own it too. I downloaded the Free version from Amazon for my Laptop and cell phone.
Go on download the Kindle App & buy the book NOW !

Sundari Venkatraman

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Stay tuned for more releases by Sundari in this entire year. Clap, Cheers to her for staying put on this journey of becoming an established Author. All the best dear !

Bye. Take care. Have a great week ahead ppl !


Thank you Nilima for the wonderful review. You are the best one to judge having read the first version too. I am so glad you liked my book. More than that, thank you for taking the time out with such a busy schedule of holding a job and managing a baby son. God Bless!
Rubina Ramesh said…
Lovely Review Nilima, I loved both the protaganists in this book. And yes Sundari has been very naughty in this book.:) But very well planned story and a lovely read.
NAV said…
Thank you Sundari & Rubina. All the best to both of you in your ventures :)
Njkinny said…
Nicely Put Nilima.. I too read and loved Sundari's book. I really loved the expressiveness of the author in the book. Totally worth the time spent reading it. :)

Checkout my review too and do share your thoughts. :)
You asked for a sequel Nilima and I have delivered a prequel ;) Hope you enjoyed reading Her Prince Charming, story of Akshay Malhotra's parents :D
Nilima Mohite said…
Thank you Sundari !!! I am going to read it soon :)