Saturday, January 09, 2021

Review- Handcuffed to Love to Yuktha Asrani

                                                                    BOOK SUMMARY:

Saanvi Vijay Malhotra is a woman with a dream. She is feisty, smart, and witty, but her privileged life in New Delhi, India, doesn’t match her ambitions. She moves to New York to pursue a career in journalism with stars in her eyes andher heart on her sleeve. Sean Roger Wilson is a ruthless NYPD detective. He is a charmer to the T, and he is any woman’s dream man. A New Yorker to the core, he never plays by the book and believes in living in the moment. It Takes Two To Tango! As fate has it, Sean handcuffs Saanvi — figuratively — in a whirlwind of passion, romance, and seduction. Sparks fly whenever they are within two feet of each other, leading to an overwhelming and alluring pursuit. Sean knows Saanvi spells trouble, but he loves living on the edge. Despite his roguish facade, Saanvi is determined to capture his heart. A tragic episode threatens to rip them apart. Will Saanvi meet her fate with Sean, or will she leave New York brokenhearted?

Release date: January 1st 2020
Published by: BookMedia


It is not a surprise anymore that I don’t really like to read romance novels. So while I was hesitant to pick up Yuktha Asrani’s Handcuffed to Love, the author’s persistence and the promising premise of an interracial love story made me give in and read the book. It was quite a refreshing change from the books I normally pick up, and I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this fun, fast-paced, fabulous and extremely well written book. The writing is what made me want to keep going back to the book- it was simple, flawless and simply awe-inspiring.

Handcuffed to Love is the love story of Indian girl Saanvi who goes to New York to study journalism, while at the same time working an internship there and forming a circle of friends who are supportive and close-knit. She meets the handsome detective Sean in a diner once. Sparks begin to fly and love happens. While the story is pretty predictable from here, the romance was well portrayed. It wasn’t slow burn, nor was it face paced- it was the right amount of meaningful conversations, interesting dates and some very hot scenes which will leave a lover of romance novels feeling like they have invested in the right book.

While each and every character from Saanvi and Sean to their friends and family was well developed and had a unique personality of their own, I did find the plot itself- especially the side story of the detective and his enemy to be a tad dramatic and exaggerated. Conflicts are great in books but sometimes, a clean slate especially when a certain aspect gets predictable- works really well. Other than this, however, the book was quite a good and enjoyable read.

Desi household drama, desi girl meets a foreign boy, a detective running behind a murder, sweet and hot romance... this book pretty much has it all. I can see how it would seem like the same old to a regular romance reader, even I found it rather predictable in some ways, but it was still quite an action packed, interesting and enjoyable read.

Note: A copy of the book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. We thank them for the same.

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