Is there an acid test to gauge the success of a relationship?
Is it right to carry on in an unhealthy relationship with no conjugal bliss, or look for an alternate path?
Rihana is an adventurous and free-spirited girl, until she marries Veer, an eligible bachelor who comes from a wealthy family. While they appear ‘happily married’, their strong personalities are at odds. Veer, for the most part, is insensitive to Rihana’s physical and emotional needs, straining the relationship and leaving her feeling incomplete.
Caught between the devil and the deep sea, Rihana has to now decide whether to walk out of her marriage and be a victim of society’s ridicule, or compromise on her physical needs, which for her are the foundation for a healthy marital bond.Can they work out their differences? Will Veer give her what she desires, or push her to do something desperate and scandalous? My review Thanks to blogadda.com for sending me this book to review. I
finished reading this book in one stretch and I had a smile when I reached last
page. The deliberate sinner was my Sunday date :) . It’s a story of Rihana- free spirited girl yet confined in emotional turmoil about family and society, Veer- A product of a typical patriarchy society who
firmly believes in receiving everything in relationship but giving is out of
his dictionary. Rihana puts up with veer’s extreme behaviors and also try to
work out the marriage because of the family and society. When she realizes veer’s
infidelity, she decides to walk out of the marriage but again it wasn’t an easy
way out, as the world around her firmly believes that an infidel husband deserves
to be forgiven which makes her to become a deliberate sinner.
many has faced/facing a story of Rihana in one or other way. Some may
have experienced it themselves and some might have witnessed it around. It’s a
regular and ordinary story of a woman narrated by Dr.Bhaavana Arora in an extraordinary way. Especially a single woman like me can relate
herself to the story at some point of the plot. The character Raj-who has his
own way of polishing his ego but coward to face the society, A character of
Vikram- a married man who can smell a lonely woman from a mile away, when I was
reading those characters I literally laughed because I’ve come across those
shades of men in my blissful single life and I even felt that-did the author
had a chance to peep into my life? I am sure many women would have felt the
same as I did. Book is close to reality of many women’s life. I appreciate an author for her bold approach
in the novel and her ability to deliver the message in a right manner. Bhaavna
has done a tremendous job in delivering the exact emotions of a Rihana about
the sexual preferences and equality in sexual act to the readers and explicitly
stated woman’s point of view on sex in a relationship without making it sound
vulgar or exaggerated.
My Favorite Lines from the book
‘’whether it was an academic failure or an adolescent love
failure, it was like falling off a horse’s back and she had to get right back
on because if she fell back, she would only see upside down. The position is
best in one’s grave but not when one has to get on with life”
‘’the only thing that is ever permanent is change. Every individual
needs change and sometimes even when we don’t need the change, it comes our way
and we can’t avoid it. If there is no change, life becomes monotonous; and if
the change is too often, life becomes struggle”
“We are often caught in the webs woven by us and once entangled,
we start extricating ourselves. This situation is uglier”
It’s a debut novel of Dr.Bhaavna Arora, but her hold on the
plot and her way of narration shows that she has set her foot firmly in the
Do I suggest this book to others? Of course I do, it’s a good
read and can be finished in one stretch.
My rating- 5/5
-available in all major book stores also online in flipkart.com, Amazon.com and many other online stores.
There are many editing errors in the book, but the good
content of the book made me not to take them into the account while rating the book.