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Book Review — Twelve Hours of Temptation by Shoma Narayanan

Thank you Harlequin India for sending me a copy of the book for review. 

A romantic fiction about a couple who strive against all odds to stay together. Melissa and Samir are nothing like each other. They belong from contrasting family backgrounds and have different ideals about life. But the one thing they can come to a peaceful agreement about, is their unconditional need for one another. Brought together by physical attraction, Samir and Melissa veer towards a live-in relationship. One, sure of growing feelings and the other unable to come to terms with it. But when Melissa is no longer able to comprehend the direction of their relationship, she begins to doubt if there’s any hope for them at all.

It was an okay-okay read mainly because it was predictable. It revolved a lot around Melissa’s fantasies and certain insecurities. Then again, it was 200 pages of pure romance. Without these conflicts it would have been a lot more difficult to get a story. Harsh as it may sound, I found Melissa to be an easy to convince kind of person. Not only in the beginning but the end as well. Far from the Indian norms of living, this book (one of the few I’ve read by Indian authors) depicts the lives of the modern section of society. A definite plus point. One of the other things I liked about the book was the author’s writing style, which is very simple yet not boring. A quick read for someone who likes romance.

Ratings – 3 stars.

Mia.

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