Thursday, November 12, 2020

Review: Bitten by Love by Vijaya S


ANU is young, simple and carefree, gearing up for her first job at Oasis Ltd. She gets paired with ABHI, a mature and an unassuming boy, in her first assignment with the Indian IT giant. Little does she know that the pairing is not a mere coincidence, but a plan by destiny. Abhi does not have any inkling that the beautiful girl he was smitten by at a traffic signal, would end up as his pair programmer for whom he would eventually be ready to give up everything in life.
What will happen when Anu’s protective family gets to know about their love?
Will Abhi keep up the promise he makes to Anu’s family?
How will Anu cope with this drastic change in Abhi’s priorities?
Come, fall and rise in love as Bitten by Love takes you through an exhilarating and heart touching journey of friendships and love, driven by destiny, hope and determination.

Release date: September 14th 2020
Published by: Srishti Publishers
Page numbers: 224


As someone who does not normally read or enjoy romances, I must say that I was slightly sceptical about picking up Vijaya Sandireddy's Bitten By Love, but I thought I should give it a go and see how it turns out. Turns out, the book is fast paced, emotional, funny in some places and overall a good read that for a change, had me wanting to know more about the story. 

Bitten By Love is the story of Anu and Abhi who meet as colleagues and eventually fall in love. The way Vijaya showed the progress and growth of their relationship was beautiful. It wasn't the whole "oh boom- we  in love", nor was it a slow burn romance. The relationship progressed quietly steadily from colleagues to friends to lovers and the overall characters and story were well balanced. 

With any romance set in an Indian household, family plays a very important role. In this aspect as well as the workplace front, the book had a very 2 States vibe to it, which was good because that's a story I enjoyed. Anu being the youngest in the family is protected, cared for the most as teased by her family, which was very relatable. Abhi's family was refreshing to see as he is brought up by a single mother, without any siblings. 

I don't have much else to say other than the fact that this book was a genuinely good read. I won't be reading it again for sure, but I know that the story will stay with me for it had both the innocent and pure aspect of love coupled with the heartbreaking and taxing part of it. Pick this book up as your weekend read, and you're bound to have an enjoyable time. 

*Note: A copy of this book was provided by author Vijaya Sandireddy in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.

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