WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5
ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5
Women’s fiction especially the ones with a slight hint of erotica are gaining ever increasing acceptance in the Indian market. Authors no longer shy away from penning such works and readers don’t mind picking up one. From the look Nights in Pink Satin would also come across as a steamy racy read with lots and lots of sex in it but read one chapter and you will be surprised at what this book has to offer in terms of plot, characters, writing style and entertainment quotient.
The story is of a young girl Simran Dandekar, daughter of a rich construction tycoon based in Nagpur who gets married into the rich Raichand family of Mumbai. Reason; the Raichands are in heavy losses and the only way to keep them afloat is by the way of a matrimonial alliance between their only son Siddharth and the heir to the Dandekar fortune Simran. Siddharth having no other choice agrees for the match but on the other hand, poor Simran does not even know the truth about this financial arrangement.
Having nothing much on her hand and left with a loathing mother-in-law Simone, a hardly there father-in-law Sudhir, too uppity to care sister-in-law Gayatri and an indifferent husband, writing soon catches Simran’s fancy. She starts writing a racy raunchy novel which the moment it rolls out, becomes an instant bestseller. The catch here – Simran writes anonymously under the assumed name of Anamika because of the racy content and too much similarity to real life characters, thus nobody except Simran and her agent knows about it.
But as things seem to settle down on the home front, Simran soon realizes that her success as an author may not be the best thing after all. So what will happen to Simran? Will her secret continue to threaten the peace that is gradually developing in her personal life? Find out this and much more in this captivating page turner of a novel.
The best thing about Nights in Pink Satin is that it completely catches you unaware. You will get what you expect and that trust me, is a good thing. The storyline and the plot are excellent and very well delivered and there is just the right amount of glamour, romance, drama and sex to keep you motivated to keep devouring the pages. The characters – all of them are well built and realistic. They leave you wanting for more. The protagonist Simran also comes across as a strong and dependable woman of steel. The way the book is written, you can actually imagine it unfolding in front of your eyes and watch it like a movie. This I believe is a quality which makes all the difference between a good writer and an average one.
Thus overall Nights in Pink Satin has a lot to offer and I can vouch for it as a good read. I hence rate the book three and a half out of five stars and recommend it to all my readers.