Sunday, 3 August 2014

Book Name-The Deliberate Sinner
Author-Bhaavna Arora
Published by- Srishti Publishers & Distributors 
Paperback-  148 pages
ISBN-13 - 9789382665205
ISBN-10 - 938266520X

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 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 literary world.
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
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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.

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  1. Good that you could enjoy your read :)
    I never receive such good books :'-(