Kiran Manral serves up this frothy holiday romance with panache.
Rhea has just been jilted at the alter by Samir. Her fiance bailed out and ran off with a young thing, leaving her heartbroken and tending to the mundane jobs like cancellataions and refunds.
Rhea's aunt, Rina has also been ditched. She was to go on a Mediterranean cruise with her friend who fell sick at the last minute. Rhea was the best choice to fill in the gap. This is why Rhea and Rina are now on a lovely cruise through the Mediterranean sea.
On the cruise, Rhea barely gets time to cry over her stalled wedding and broken heart. Rina Maasi has run into an ex-student of hers, Kamal Shahni. Rhea finds herself torn between indulging in a sinful holiday romance and also trying not do anything too silly on a rebound from Samir.
What can poor Rhea do? Everywhere she turns she runs into the delectable Kamal. Kamal does not seem too immunie to Rhea's charms either.
This is a typical romance, a light read. There are plenty of lovely descriptions of the beautiful places that the cruise takes Rhea through. Also there is a bit of intrigue in the book to spice things up.
The characters are interesting, Rhea, Kamal, Rina, Naina, Sonia, John, are all well etched. The story does not stray around much and keeps to its path.
It is a perfect holiday/travel/beach/romance read.