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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Book Review: Bombay Mixx by S.L Lewis

Title:Bombay Mixx
Author:S.L Lewis
Publisher:Big Bang Books
Genre: Fiction/Chick lit
Rating:4 out of 5
Source: Review copy

Late in her twenties Nita (half Indian , half Irish) moves back with her family after her break up with her long time boyfriend...New job , living with her annoying sister and her flat mates, she sit back and relaxes with girly nights, partying ,drinking with hectic weekdays at work..As she is almost certain about her Mr.Right, circumstances come up with bitter truth..Nita tries hard to come into term  of life and move ahead with zeal and attitude, but life keeps loading her with more surprises...

Nita has everything in her life except for Mr.Right, she would have happily ignored if it not for her broken heart with past relationship..New job bring her a tyrant superior and a charming boss who stalks her all through, she would have been glad to play the game if he were not married and yet she can't help herself from falling for ,Angus..He seems to be the best dream of a girl and but then she just can't figure out what he is  really like...Again moving on with broken heart and a future full of doubts about her life, finding Yatin finding hope she is already headed for a  fairy tale, if not for a secret threatening to ruin her blissful fairy tale..

Lewis writing is flawless..The novel goes for an easy breezy read..There are funny moments were you'll laugh aloud..Nita is the heart and soul  of the novel not just because she is the protagonist but the way her character is portrayed, she is warm, who stands by her friend and works her way hard to get to the place she wants to be..Her life is eventful ,loving mother who can be a taskmaster at time, calm and warm father, annoying younger sister an understanding elder brother, well knit family with some wonderful flat mates, Anya comes across my mind clear and vivid..Gay work friend and her day dreaming that makes it a perfect life with a good career...There are loads of drama as her parents separate, her sister's upcoming marriage and her elder brother's marriage problems......Nita's contemplation and reflection on a situation are at times funny sometimes thoughtful...Nita impressed me with her thoughts and actions many a time and at the next turn I ended rather irritated by her stupidity..Lewis has added style and substance to Bombay mixx with ease...Like a warm feel good Irish coffee with falvour of Indian spices, the novel has everything for a wonderful read... This book is for anyone for a relaxing read, you may not identify with the characters yet you'll end up liking those adrenaline rush ,funny moments with friends and family...

Disclosure:I received a copy of this book from the author as a part of her promotional event of the novel...

From good reads..
One lavish celeb-style wedding. Four friends with very delicate secrets, all hoping to avoid them being exposed. One of the friend's unaware that the happy proceedings will be an event to remember, from a simmering secret that no one could have predicted. With no morals, taboo's or thought of destroying the special moment or a family, can the Patel's pull together to get over this life changing revelation from this strange gatecrasher and her younger sidekick?

Walking through the door of this countryside mansion, you could be mistaken that you had walked into a rich Moroccan Sheik's tent.

With a Middle Eastern theme, rich colours of deep red, orange and gold; the engagement party filled the entering guests with immediate Eastern promise. Although she managed to escape the stresses of her current situation, with the constant demands from the dominating bride-to-be, her spoilt sister, Gabrielle, Nita always had her girlfriends Amelia and Anya to pass some of the burden to, along with her new, perfect boyfriend, Yatin.

Nita is 28, half Indian and half Irish, with a down-to-earth, loving personality who is desperate to meet Mr. Right. With a doting father, strong mother and close siblings, Nita has everything she needs until her first relationship ends and she has to move back in with her parents.

Getting the break she so desperately needs, she accepts a job in the city as a secretary and moves into her parent's apartment in North London and begins to realise the single life is not so bad when you have a cut throat Russian Escort, an eccentric Fashion Buyer and your WAG wannabe sister to welcome you to this new world!

With these wild, drunken nights, enjoying the high life by accepting the invitations to all the fashion after show parties Amelia would arrange each weekend, an affair with your boss and questioning her sexuality with a co-worker, it's not surprising Nita didn't see the start of her brothers, and parent's marriage deteriorating with the arrival of this new mysterious woman!

But who was she? Why did she have a strong affect on her father? And how was her brother connected to her immoral revelations?

Book 21 for SAC

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