WRITING STYLE: 3/5
ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5
Shoma Narayanan was the winner of the passions contest organised by Mills and Boon. Since receiving the award, she has been writing for Mills & Boon continuously for their Indian Author Collection. Monsoon Wedding Fever, another book authored by her, was the first one which I read and I must say that the author sounded quite promising to me back then. Two years later, I get a chance to read “Twelve Hours of Temptation” and now, I get the same feeling all over again.
The book is about a young urban professional Melissa, who works in a small time advertising agency. The agency, having been under financial stress for a long time has been recently taken over by Maximus Advertising. Nobody is happy with the take-over, so much so that the general mood in the agency is that of hatred and loathsomeness. Melissa too is deeply upset at the unfortunate turn of events. But little does she knows, that the takeover will become a turning point in her love life.
The effect of Samir Razdan, her new boss, will be tremendous and she will find it extremely difficult to keep her feet on the ground and keep her fragile heart from falling in love with him. Much more torturous will be the twelve hours long road trip from Mumbai to Goa when she will be all alone in his company, fully aware of his sensuousness, and of the fluttering of her rapidly beating heart.
So what will Melissa do? Will she give in to the temptation of the macho that is Samir Razdan, or will she be able to find her way back to the ground? What will the twelve hours of temptation bring to Samir’s and Melissa’s life? How will their life change forever? To know this and much more, read this awesome piece of romance fiction by the globally bestselling Indian author Shoma Narayanan.
The best part about Twelve Hours of Temptation is its characters. Melissa is a smart and simple girl, one, who every guy would like to take home to his mother. Her appeal lies in the fact that she herself is unaware of the effect that she can have on guys. Also interesting is the story of her past life – her family, her ex-boyfriend etc. Samir too, on the other hand, is the guy of every girl’s dream. He is the perfect boyfriend material.
I also liked the plot of the book. It was simple and uncomplicated. The romance angle was cute initially but towards the end of the book, it became a little boring. This I believe was because, towards the end, love and passion had taken a back-foot, and more limelight was given to the adjustment issues and ego clashes of the couple. Nevertheless, in the end, it came out as a happy ending and a book worth recommending to all lovers of romance fiction.