Thursday, July 17, 2014

#BookReview : Fade Into Red by Reshma K. Barshikar

On the jacket:

 Ayra always wanted to be an Art Historian. She saw herself flitting between galleries, talking Michelangelo and Dali with glamorous ease. At twenty–nine, life has decided to make her an underpaid investment banker juggling an eccentric family, a fading career and a long–distance relationship that is becoming a light-year one.  On a monsoon day in June, she is suddenly sent packing from Mumbai to Tuscany to buy a vineyard for a star client. What should have been a four day trip turns into a two week treasure hunt that finds her in the middle of midnight wine deals, dodgy vintners, rolling Tuscan hills, a soap opera family and one playboy millionaire who is looking to taste more than just the wine. Towards the end she finds that the road to true happiness is almost as elusive as that perfect glass of Chianti.

Review:

A story about Arya, an investment banker who finds love where least expected. Coming from a family where everyone is more than keen on her getting married to her long distance boyfriend of a long time, Arya is a sorted and serious girl for her age.

In a long distance relation for a while, she has been pestered enough to get into matrimony. Finally, it's arranged that the parents will meet. And on the same day, she is sent off by her office, to Tuscany to meet their big client. Yes, Tuscany. I know what you are thinking, and you are thinking. Here on, it's all mush. If not for Arya, definitely for the reader. I mean, who can avoid imagining Tuscany, without the wine, amazing climate and handsome men thrown in!


So what happens here! If I am to tell you, I will say Arya has the time of her life, with some major roller coaster situations. And the way the story has been plotted, it will take you on a trip to Tuscany as well, right there, with Arya. A nice light read, Fade Into Red will pull and tug into your heart's strings and make you grin like a fool. So, beware.

Rating: ****/5

[This review is for Random House India. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.]

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