Bookish Witch

Maharaja International (The Bansal Legacy Book 3) by Sundari Venkatraman

Blurb (as on Amazon):

Ritvik Bansal’s decision to father a surrogate child comes as a total shock to his family, more because he insists that he needs no wife.

Two years down the line, Sia Rathod goes to work at Ritvik’s 5-star hotel Maharaja International as the salon manager at Cleopatra’s.

They connect instantaneously as sparks fly. After spending time in each other’s company, they take their relationship to the next level.

Will Ritvik change his mind about getting married?

Even if he does, will Sia agree to become his wife as well as to be mother to two-year-old Aarya? Especially with the kind of past that she never speaks about?

*This is the third and last book in The Bansal Legacy series

Genre: Fiction/Romantic Drama

Pages: 185

Format: Kindle eBook

Price: 199 INR/$3.99

My Rating: 4.4/5

Sia Rathod joins Maharaja International as the manager at Cleopatra’s, their in-house salon. As she settles in and proves her mettle, her encounters with the CEO, Ritvik Bansal, draw them closer to each other. Soon they realize that they are perfect for each other in every way. However, when Ritvik introduces Sia to his two-year-old daughter, Aarya, Sia’s reaction takes him by shock. Will this dent their relationship forever?

What I liked about the book:

  • The protagonists, Ritvik and Sia have commendable patience to deal with the ups and downs of their life, especially Sia, who has a heartbreaking and dark backstory.
  • The description of the hotel’s interiors and the detailing of each restaurant’s name, cuisine, ambiance, and even the dungeon is commendable. You feel yourself wanting to experience the grandeur and beauty of Maharaja International yourself.
  • Dayanita and her grandmother’s character are well placed as the antagonists and the typical snooty aristocrats unwilling to compromise and expecting people to bow down and follow through with their demands at the drop of a hat.
  • The banter between Ritvik and Sia where he always tries to pull her leg is funny and endearing.
  • Aarya’s character was so adorable and I loved her interactions with Ritivik.

What I did not like about the book:

  • I expected some more drama and face-off between Dayanita and Sia. I was also expecting some kind of revenge from the patron who was thrown out of the hotel for misbehaving with a staff member from Cleopatra’s.
  • It all seemed a bit too smooth and easy.

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