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