Monday, October 13, 2014

Book Review 2014 #19 : Trouble Has A New Name by Adite Banerjie

Title: Trouble Has A New Name. 

Author: Adite Banerjie

About the story:  Recently single model Rayna Dutt does not feel like flying to her friend’s big fat Indian wedding. But she does - and when a mix up with room allocations forces her to share a luxury villa on Emerald Isle with the gorgeous owner of the hotel - Neel Arora - and best man at the wedding, things begin to look up.

Until Rayna’s ex turns up with a new girl on his arm!

Hitting the panic button, Rayna searches for a solution. Surely Neel wouldn’t mind being her fake fiancĂ©? In an instant the attraction they share is fever pitch, but when scandal comes calling, Rayna soon finds herself in more trouble than she can handle!

Review: I’m not a big fan of Harlequin books but recently when there were plenty of good reviews floating on the internet for Adite Banerjie’s ‘Trouble Has A New Name’, I decided to read it and take my chance. Also I had won the book as part of the Tornado Giveaway hosted by The Book Club.

The book started off on a good note with the female protagonist, Rayna, being dumped by her boyfriend and even though she is heartbroken and wasted by the previous night’s drinking binge, she still has a plane to catch, to reach her best friend’s wedding venue. She meets the enigmatic and immensely handsome, Neel Arora, who is also the co-owner of the resort where the wedding is being held. In Andaman Islands. Perfect setting for a romantic escapade, no?

Rayna is stepping on broken glasses all through her friend’s wedding when her ex-boyfriend appears with another girl on his arm, and Rayna’s relatives and friends from her hometown badger her with questions about her nonexistent love-life. Rayna has a brilliant idea and she asks Neel to be her fake fiancĂ© but she cannot hide the fact that she is undoubtedly attracted to Neel.

The book is a light read and it keeps the reader’s interest riveted with all the mishaps occurring in Rayna’s life and how Neel, her knight in shining armour, saves her every time she needs a strong arm to steady her. The romance between them is crackling and Neel’s bitter past adds the much needed twist in the story.

It’s a perfect beach read- light, romantic and thoroughly enjoyable.

Rating: 4/5 


  1. Lovely review...You do review books quite well. :)
    Romance is not my cup of tea though. :(

    1. I do avoid the overly cliched romantic books but this one did seem ok:)