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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Many Thanks to the author for introducing this book to me.
Bewitched by Ruchi Singh is gonna leave you BEWITCHED. 🤩 🤩 🤩
The mythological story of the ‘apsara’ Menaka sent to the earth to break the intense puja by the sage Vishwamitra is well known, but I have never read it with so much fun. Ruchi Singh brilliantly interlaces humor into the age-old story weaving a beautiful tale in the contemporary times.
Rudra as the quintessential hero never letting a woman or an emotional entanglement into his life was simply marvelous. The initial impression of his high-handedness made me want to crack his head but it was a pleasure to read about the growing love between Rudra and Poorva. The cantankerous comments by the grandfather added to the joy.
Poorva is a woman of today’s times, strong and sure of her needs and wants. Rudra’s interference in her life gives Poorva the much-needed impetus to take stock of her priorities and helps her in gaining courage to face all the challenges head-on.
Ruchi Singh has brilliantly portrayed the dilemma faced by Poorva and her turmoil in breaking the vows to which she has always adhered to. The secondary love story between Nayak and Mansi also added to the charm. This is my second book by the author and what I find commendable is the ease with which the story unfolds. It is extremely easy to lose oneself in this loving story of second chances and trusting one’s heart.
The enjoyable love story that combines equal parts humor and depth, Bewitched is a must read for all fans of romance. You may never know, a ‘ghungroo’ may bring a handsome prince to your doorstep. 😆 😆 😆
The eternal dance of attraction, lust and love has been going on since time immemorial.
The divine apsara Menaka descends to Earth at Indra’s behest to distract the sage Vishwamitra from the penance that would bring him unimaginable powers. Menaka succeeds in bewitching Vishwamitra, but her actions are destined to have dire consequences for both.
Eons later, their story is set to repeat itself.
Poorva has always played by society’s rules and ideas of decorum. But what happens when her own loved ones betray her in the worst way imaginable? Does she still have to remain bound by their rules?
Rudra plays with power and people like they are pieces on a chessboard. He has no qualms about indulging his desires, be it money or women, but is determined not to be bound by either.
What happens when these two diametrically opposite souls are brought together by fate?
In the game of power, lust, greed and betrayal, some win and some lose. But are there any winners or losers in the game of love?
Like Menaka and Vishwamitra, are Poorva and Rudra too destined to see their story end in tragedy? Or will the divine power prevail?
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