Thursday, July 24, 2014

#BookReview : Trouble Has A New Name by Adite Banerjie

On the jacket:

“Will you pretend to be my fiancé for the next few days?”   Recently-single model Rayna Dutt does not feel like flying to her friend’s big fat Indian wedding. But she does - and when a mix up with room allocations forces her to share a luxury villa on Emerald Isle with the gorgeous owner of the hotel - Neel Arora - and best man at the wedding, things begin to look up.  Until Rayna’s ex turns up with a new girl on his arm!   Hitting the panic button, Rayna searches for a solution. Surely Neel wouldn’t mind being her fake fiancé…? In an instant the attraction they share is fever pitch, but when scandal comes calling, Rayna soon finds herself in more trouble than she can handle!


This is Adite Banerjie's second Harlequin novel that I read and I must say, she has outdone herself!

Trouble Has A New Name is about super model Rayna Dutt, small town girl making it big in big, bold Bombay while trying to fight her own internal demons. The story begins with Rayna having to rush to catch the flight to Andaman, for her best friend's big, fat, Indian wedding. To start off this fun trip, the man she was dating, dumped via sms and soured her mood for most of the trip.

On board the flight, Rayna meets Neel Arora, owner of the resort where the wedding was to be held and business partner to Rayna's best friend's would-be-husband. They hit it off on a wrong note, and end up sharing a villa. Sparks fly and they end up falling in love with each other. But not before a lot of confusion, the ex and his current girlfriend being present at the wedding as guests, a peak into both Rayna and Neel's pasts and how they help each other kill their demons. 

But, all is not well in lovesville. One misunderstanding has Neel flying back to Bombay, before the wedding festivities finish. While playing the part of Rayna's boyfriend, he falls for her hard but his own past restrains him from being open about his love. Rayna takes it as unwillingness and disconnects from him. Months later, the two are united, and how!!

A very smooth plot, well-defined characters and a perfect read for rainy afternoon; this book was unputdownable. 

Rating: ****.5/5

[This is an author request review. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.]


  1. Sounds like things are a bit steamy in Bombay! I know someone who loves the romance genre. I'll pass this on to her :)

    1. Thanks for recommending my book, Chris.
      Samarpita, thanks for the great review. So glad you enjoyed it! :)


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