A story about twenty-nine year old Rayna De, single, free-spirited, in a dead end job with a monster for a boss and no love life. A Kolkata girl, now living in Bombay, Rayna is what a lot of us can identify with. The book begins with her best friend, Pixie, planning to run away from home for a couple of week, to catch a breather from all the marriage talks at her home. She plans to shack in at Rayna's place and our protagonist is not very thrilled with playing host to her runaway friend, for fear of being questioned herself.
So we have Rayna, suck with a runaway friend, a family which is giving hope on her for not being married yet, a monster of a boss and no love life. Enter Deven Ahuja. And Rayna's heart, mind and all her insides go animated, come out of her body and do their own thing. But, the woman in his life seems to be the gorgeous model Sharbari Raina.
So now Rayna has a huuuge crush on Deven, whose behaviour leaves her confused, is to say it mildly. Meanwhile. he parents have put in front of her, a Sid Bose, all with a fat pay pack and three bedroom house.
Written in a very witty manner, the author is well known for, Rayna's story, as I said, is something a lot of us can relate with. A plot that has been oft repeated, Manral manages to give it a new flavour. Lots of confusions, misunderstandings, and our regular life mishaps later, does Rayna end up with the gorgeous Deven or Sid, with a dependable groom profile?
If you like quick read chick lits, you should give Rayna De's story a read!