Book Review of Inconvenient Relations (Inconvenient Relations #1) by Simi K. Rao

Inconvenient Relations (Inconvenient Relations #1) by Simi K. Rao

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Shaan Ahuja found himself bowing to tradition and agreeing to an arranged marriage to the beautiful Ruhi Sharma. He went through the motions but had no intention of carrying through on his vows. His last foray into matters of the heart with an American girl had left him scarred and unwilling to try again. Thoroughly disillusioned and disgruntled he wasted no time in making his intentions clear to Ruhi on their wedding night. But, he was completely unprepared for what his new wife had in mind.

This multi-cultural contemporary romance story of an arranged marriage is a beautiful blending of showing the Indian and American cultures. Readers will learn more about the Indian heritage and the romance that happens behind closed doors in an Indian relationship in Simi K. Rao’s Inconvenient Relations. This coming of age story about true love explores multi-cultural issues.

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My Review :

Inconvenient Relations is pre queal to Now and Forever story .It has been beautifully written by Simi .

The Indian Parents fear of sending their only child abroad , Shaan awkwardness of telling Ruhi that somebody  else  is there in his life .Ruhi determination  to set things right and teach him a lesson .

The emotional tug of war is amazing to read .

I  found Shaan cute  when  he shows  his possessive streaks ..towards Ruhi 

And finally their forever kisses .

Love You Shaan 

6  Brides for this book .Bonus point of Surjit for expressing what autism actually is  .I  wish the author throws some light on children suffering with cerebral palsy  in her next book .

 

I thank Deb and Simi for sending the ARC  of this book across .

 

Some More Reviews for Inconvenient Relations:

As a whole this was a brilliant novel. Rao walks the line between traditional Indian culture and all that is Hollywood to create a tale that will pull at your heartstrings and keep you captivated throughout. ~ Jonel Boyko

It was a beautifully timed love story and I enjoyed it. I also loved the way the author interspersed the language throughout the story. It made me feel connected to the culture. ~ Jazmen This Girl Reads A lot

This book is a complete package of love, hate, distrust, betrayal and every other emotions that we feel. ~ Souwmiya

 

About the Author

 

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Simi K. Rao was born and grew up in India before relocating to the U.S., where she has lived for several years. The inspiration for her books, and other projects, comes from her own experience with cross-cultural traditions, lifestyles and familial relationships, as well as stories and anecdotes collected from friends, family and acquaintances. 

Rao enjoys exploring the dynamics of contemporary American culture blended with Indian customs and heritage to reflect the challenges and opportunities many Indian-American women face in real life.

Much of Rao’s down time is devoted to creative pursuits, including writing fiction, poetry and photography. She is an avid traveler and has visited many locations around the world.

A practicing physician, Rao lives in the United States with her family.

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Other Books by the Author

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25158346-the-accidental-wife https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26212981-milan

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Book Review of Now and Forever by Simi K Rao

About the Book:

Can Shaan and Ruhi face their biggest fears and unite together?

Shaan and Ruhi Ahuja, very much in love Indian newlyweds, discover each other in Simi K. Rao’s Now and Forever—the sassy and sexy sequel to Inconvenient Relations. After getting the scare of their lives while traveling in the Grand Canyon, Shaan and Ruhi go back home to one dilemma after another. Shaan’s job is in jeopardy, and one of Ruhi’s closest friends, Sunshine, needs her. How will Shaan and Ruhi handle life’s hurdles, while still trying to get to know each other as husband and wife? Will they be able to forsake all others and consolidate their relationship?

Book Links:

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My Review  :
Oh what an amazing book!.It’s a continuation of part one book Inconvenient Convenient Relations .
I admire Ruhis admiration and free spirtedness and Shaans protective possessiveness throughout their journey and his new invention.
Ruhi and Shaan are really made for each other .
Thanks Simi for this writing such a wonderful story.
5  lip sticks for this book as it talks about love and life through good as well bad times .
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Love this classic squeal 🙂

Thank you Deb and Simi for sending me the ARC of  this book . ❤

About the Author:

Simi K. Rao was born and grew up in India before relocating to the U.S., where she has lived for several years. The inspiration for her books, and other projects, comes from her own experience with cross-cultural traditions, lifestyles and familial relationships, as well as stories and anecdotes collected from friends, family and acquaintances.

Rao enjoys exploring the dynamics of contemporary American culture blended with Indian customs and heritage to reflect the challenges and opportunities many Indian-American women face in real life.

Much of Rao’s down time is devoted to creative pursuits, including writing fiction, poetry and photography. She is an avid traveler and has visited many locations around the world.

A practicing physician, Rao lives in the United States with her family.
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Other Books in the Series:

Shaan Ahuja found himself bowing to tradition and agreeing to an arranged marriage to the beautiful Ruhi Sharma. He went through the motions but had no intention of carrying through on his vows. His last foray into matters of the heart with an American girl had left him scarred and unwilling to try again. Thoroughly disillusioned and disgruntled he wasted no time in making his intentions clear to Ruhi on their wedding night. But, he was completely unprepared for what his new wife had in mind.

This multi-cultural contemporary romance story of an arranged marriage is a beautiful blending of showing the Indian and American cultures. Readers will learn more about the Indian heritage and the romance that happens behind closed doors in an Indian relationship in Simi K. Rao’s Inconvenient Relations. This coming of age story about true love explores multi-cultural issues.

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2) A kindle copy each of Inconvenient relations and Now and Forever. 

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Interview with Simi <3

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So Simi K Rao has an interesting profile she is  practicing physician , photographer , poetry and AN Author of :  

1,The Accidental Wife

2,Inconvenient Relations: Book 1 of the Arranged Match Series

3,Now and Forever: A Sequel to Inconvenient RelationsKindle Edition

4,Milan (A Wedding Story)

5, An Incurable Insanity.

Hey all her books have real content  in a fiction piece .But today on my request she has beautifully penned her answers to my intriguing questions .

Do read and appreciate it !.

Interview with Simi

1.     Who is Simi K. Rao in real sense apart from being a wife, mother, doctor and writer?

That is a tough question to answer and to be truthful I’m not exactly sure. I started off as a young girl who’s only dream in life was to become a doctor. My parents encouraged me and gave me all the support to help me achieve this goal.  But afterwards reality sunk in and the search continued. Then I became a mother which was a great joy and very fulfilling but it wasn’t enough. I felt a creative void that was subsequently filled by the writer.  Still, to be frank, I continue to seek definition as my ambitions, goals and desires change with time. Like Emerson said, ‘Life is a journey not a destination.’  

 

2.     When did the thought of writing contemporary romance come to your mind?

I began writing contemporary romance a few years ago. It just happened. Nothing was planned. I was watching a dreary soap opera on Indian TV and got frustrated with the story line. I thought I could write something better which the modern Indian woman could relate to. I also decided to incorporate some of my own experiences as an immigrant in my writings. I began to blog and was surprised and delighted by the response. What started as a dalliance became a habit and everything else followed.

 

3. Is ‘ Milan’ your love story?

No, it’s not (I wish). It is an idea that came to me after I spent a week in the beautiful hill station of Coonoor. I was so enamored and enchanted by the experience that I had to incorporate it in a book.

4. In your book ‘Inconvenient Relations ‘you brought in an autistic child character congrats! for that , Is Simi .K. Rao going to bring out a romance between a normal person and person with slight problem anytime in future since you living in country where all are given equal respect ?.

Thank you 🙂 My compliments to you. You appear to be a serious reader, not someone who skips through to the juicy parts.  

The character of the child Surjit in Inconvenient Relations, provided me the opportunity to share a personal experience. I also wanted to elaborate that autism is a condition where communication and social interaction are impaired. It shouldn’t be considered a mental retardation. Unfortunately, autism is often misunderstood and children with this condition are often neglected and abused especially in a country like India where mental disorders are treated as a stigma.

As for featuring a character with a disability or other shortcomings in a romance, I already have as in my book ‘The Accidental Wife’ where the heroine after meeting with a tragic accident suffers significant physical trauma besides losing her memory.

 

5. Apart from multifaceted person what Simi .K. Rao loves to do the most?

When I have time, I love to read, listen to music and travel.

6.There is sudden surge in romance writers what do you think about this?

 

Really? I wasn’t aware of the phenomenon. I can only guess at the cause. Perhaps because romance is relatively easy to write –especially for someone taking up writing for the first time. Also, it sells since it is a popular genre. Personally, I don’t want to define myself as a romance author–my future books (when I get down to writing them) will be in the category of contemporary fiction.

 

 

 

With Lots of Love,

Sweety 

 

Book Review of ‘The Accidental Wife’ by Simi .K. Rao

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Blurb :
Some accidents are meant to happen… Dr. Rihaan Mehta is a brilliant young neurosurgeon who has no inclination for love or marriage. According to him wives and girlfriends are annoying accessories that one can do without. But when his mother dangles the sword over his head in classic Bollywood style, he succumbs, and sets out in search of a bride who would fit his ‘requirements’. But can Rihaan deal with what he gets instead? Scroll up to buy The Accidental Wife now to experience this contemporary romance with a multicultural twist.

Book Review :

The Accidental Wife is fabulous book to read .It is a realistic kind of story where all the emotions of the lead characters are penned in a real way .No faking boss !

With a willy mother Shobha , Simi has brought out Rihaan ‘s true emotions towards Naina in a magical way .

I do recommend every one to read .

5 kisses for this book . Do read this book for Dr .Rihaan Mehta and his emotional journey in finding his own identity .

I thank Simi for sharing this piece of work with me .

About the author :

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Simi K. Rao is the author of another novel: Inconvenient Relations. Simi K. Rao was born in India and has been living in the United States for several years. The Accidental Wife is her second novel. The inspiration for her stories come from what she has seen transpire among and within the immigrant community. Some of the experiences included are her own; some have been garnered from friends and casual conversations with acquaintances. She also writes poetry, is an avid photographer, loves to travel, and is a practicing physician. She currently lives in Denver with her family. You can connect with the author and read more of her work on her website at www.simikrao.com. Follow her on twitter @simikrao and on Facebook: https: //www.facebook.com/simikrao.
Praise for Simi K. Rao’s novel:
“In Rao’s debut novel, an arranged Indian marriage sets the stage for an intimate look at the exasperating madness of love….An often intoxicating…will-they-or-won’t-they tale.” -KIRKUS REVIEWS “
Sassy desi romance- 5 stars!” -Rachelle Ayala bestselling author of Michal’s Window. To learn more about Simi K. Rao’s multicultural romance books, visit her website. If you read Love After Marriage by Bhagya Chandra, you might enjoy The Accidental Wife by Simi K. Rao!