Convenient boyfriend, inconvenient attraction!
Mita Ramphul can't face another family set-up with a 'nice young man'. What she needs is to divert her family's attention so introducing the devastatingly handsome Tanay Devkumar as her new boyfriend is a stroke of brilliance. Until Tanay's scorching hot kisses threaten to shatter her plans for the perfect pretend date.
He might drive her crazy, yet spending time with Tanay sparks a passion Mita never knew she had. It's only meant to be temporary, but when Tanay looks at her with that smoldering fire in his ebony eyes Mita can't help but surrender to the temptation of her fake boyfriend.
I had the pleasure of meeting Reet Singh at the Pune Lit Fest this year. This is where I found out that she is the author of Scorched by his Fire. I can never say no to reading a romance and Scorched by his Fire turned out to be a really sweet and romantic read.
Mita is a twenty six year old. Like every family, her family wants her to get married to a nice young man and Mita needs to divert their attention. I really liked Mita. I think she was sweet and funny and feisty. She was protective and a little bit possessive of her loved ones but her heart was always in the right place. All in all she was very easy to relate to.
Then we have Tanay. Tanay is suspicious that Mita is having an affair with her best friend. The best friend also just happens to be Tanay's brother-in-law and Tanay will do anything to protect his sister from getting hurt. Even if it means pretending to be Mita's boyfriend. At first, I thought Tanay was very easy to jump to conclusions about Mita but as we see his side of the story we get to understand him.
Tanay and Mita have undeniable chemistry since the moment their eyes meet. Though they have sparks flying all over the place they don't trust each other. I found their journey of finally realizing their feelings for each other very sweet.
The book spans from Mauritius to Kolkata where Mita goes in search of her family's origins. Reet Singh's writing style is easy and engaging and I flew through the pages of Scorched by His Fire. I really wanted to get to the end and see Mita and Tanay's much deserved happy ending. I did wish that we'd gotten an epilogue though. Scorched by His Fire was a quick, good read.
*Note: A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.