American-born ingénue Rakhee “Rocky” Varma knows a career in Bollywood is no fairy tale, but that truth hits home when her outspoken nature lands her in hot water with the media.
Banished to her leading man’s crumbling mansion on the outskirts of Delhi until things cool down, she is wholly unprepared to meet her costar’s reclusive brother, Taj Ali Khan. Taj, a former action hero until a stunt gone horribly wrong ended his career, wears a cape of scars and a crown of rudeness.
As his cynicism collides with her determination to stick it out in Bollywood no matter what, sparks fly.
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Beauty and the beast with a Bollywood twist? Obviously I loved this one! It had a bit of a slow start, but those parts set up such a great subplot for Taj's brother Ashraf that I don't mind at all. Threads of that subplot definitely started in the previous book, but I think those pieces were very tangential, I picked up on what was needed for this book right away. Anyway, this was a really good balance of angst and common sense, as in no one was angsting unnecessarily or to a point where they were just being a drama queen, there was just a lot of emotions and tragic events to make all the angst very sympathetic, if that makes sense. The setting was great and I thought the characters were built up nicely and balanced each other out well. The ending was teensy bit rushed for my taste and I hope to see (spoiler???) an Ashraf/Kamal sequel, or at least a short story, just because I really think they have more to work out and I need to get inside Kamal's head, stat. But, rushed ending aside, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.