The blue-eyed boy of Indian publishing, Abhimanyu Razdan is known for his bestselling romances, which move his readers to tears. PaperInk, an up-and-coming publishing house, is looking for an A-list author who will take them to the next level.
So, when Abhimanyu’s contract with his current publishers comes to an end, PaperInk decides to swoop in. But Abhimanyu isn’t quite like the emotional and sensitive characters in the novels he writes. Callous, egoistic and drunk on success, he gets into a hot argument with Asmita, PaperInk’s literary fiction editor, even before his first meeting with them. Already put off, despite her apology, he is even more incensed when he discovers that Asmita looks down on popular fiction, especially the kind he writes. He vows to teach her a lesson that could jeopardize her job.
At each other’s throats, Abhimanyu and Asmita are as different as can be, but fate has something else in store and they soon find that there is no running away from love.
This book was another enjoyable read by the author. I really liked the setting of this story which was a publishing house which was the best thing I liked about this story. I have rarely read books that’s set in publishing house. We got to know the behind the scenes of the workings of publishing houses which was great. Not gonna lie, my dream job is to work at a publishing house and reading this book transported me to a dream land lol. Also, the premise of a romance between an author and a publisher sounded very enticing and intriguing.
I liked the fact that Abhimanyu’s book remains the main focus throughout this story. This book was written well and is accessible to everyone. Also it was a fast and quick read, very easy to fly through! The pacing of this book was spontaneous as well.
The love story was of enemies-to-lovers trope. They meet on a bad note and instantly starts hating each other. He then forces her to work on his book as a editor. She denies at first but then agrees. However, I wasn’t a big fan of the romance. There wasn’t much tension between the two as there should be in an enemies-to-lovers trope. They started hating each other alright but instead of being a gradual transition, there was a switch and then they were in love instantly with one another. It felt very instalove type. I did not see any chemistry between the main characters. Sure there was some sizzling, undeniable attraction between the two but the chemistry wasn’t there. They felt incompatible and I wasn’t rooting for their relationship.
This book is so focused on Abhimanyu’s book that the romance takes a back seat and becomes the background instead of being at the forefront of the story.
I was surprised and satisfied by the ending though. It was sad but it made sense. I thought it will be yet another happy endings but I was so glad it took this turn instead.
This book may not be my favorite romance book but I definitely enjoyed my time reading it. It was an easy read, fun, and entertaining. Therefore I’ll highly recommend this book if you are looking for something fun to read.
My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.
About the Author
Ravinder Singh is the bestselling author of six novels and two crowd-sourced anthologies. His books have sold over 3.5 million copies to date. After having spent most of his life in Burla, a very small town in western Odisha, Ravinder is currently based in New Delhi. He has an MBA from the Indian School of Business. His eight-year-long IT career started with Infosys and ended in Microsoft, where he worked as a senior programme manager before deciding to pursue writing full-time. Ravinder has also founded and runs a publishing venture called Black Ink (www.BlackInkBooks.in), where he publishes and mentors debut authors. Beyond his love for words, Ravinder is also fitness freak. You can reach out to him on his Instagram handle @ThisIsRavinder or write to him at email@example.com