About Author: Dr. Bhaavna Arora is a new-generation Indian writer and an avid learner of life’s lessons. An inquisitive student with multiple educational degrees, she comes from an Army background and has visited many countries for education or just for tourism.
Blurb: Is there any way of testing the success of a relationship? Is it right to continue to be in an unhealthy relationship with no conjugal happiness, or should one look for another path? In this erotica novel, Rihana is an adventurous girl with a free spirit. Until she marries Veer, that is. An eligible bachelor with a wealthy family background, Veer is sensitive to her physical and emotional needs. They might appear happily married, but their strong personalities are in conflict. This strains their relationship and leaves Rihana feeling incomplete. Caught in the midst of whether to walk out of the wedding and bear the brunt of society’s ridicule, or to compromise on her physical needs, Rihana begins to struggle. She believes that her needs are the foundation for a healthy marital bond, and she must decide what she must do. Can Veer and Rihana work out their differences, or will she be forced to do something desperate and scandalous?
Review: “Is there an acid test to gauge the success of a relationship? Is it right to carry on in an unhealthy relationship with no conjugal bliss, or look for an alternate path?” Questions the book asks us. I got my review copy with author’s autograph stating “Hate the sin, not the sinner”. I did not like what I read but this made me read the book. Story has 3 main protagonists. Rihana, her husband Veer and her best friend Raj. Rihana is the spoilt and pampered daughter of a rich man. On her trip to Thailand she meets Veer on the plane and befriends him. His parents meet hers and soon they are engaged. But Rihana is not sure of this and ends up sleeping with her best friend Raj, which makes her realizes that she is in love with Raj and not Veer and decides to elope with him. But her friend dearest develops cold feet and leaves her in the lurch and she marries Veer. Very bold topic for a debut author. We definitely do not have an acid test for happy marital bond and sex is no doubt an essential part of a marriage, but how do we measure? The Deliberate Sinner cover demands. The book tries to cover a whole lot of emotions and questions at one go. Being a small book and I finished it in in a day’s time.