Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Blog Tour: Bootie and the Beast by Falguni Kothari

I received a copy of Bootie and the Beast in exchange for my review.

Diya has always had a thing for Krish, and Krish has always had a thing for Diya, but their lives took different paths, even though they were engaged when Diya was 21. With Diya disgraced by the media when she is photographed buying a baby bootie for her friend Lee-sha, she goes to lie low in Dallas with Krish. But living together isn't the way to make the two of them forget how they feel, and the friendship that they develop and rekindle between them only reminds them both of how much they have felt for each other in the past. Both of them have secrets, for Krish it is his drastic career change, whereas for Diya its the fact that it is physically impossible for her to be pregnant. Both are stubborn, and both want their own way...what are the chances of that way being the same way?

If you want a sweet and cute romance then this is definitely a book for you! There were funny moments, sweet moments and a few shocking moments, but whatever there was there was just something about this book that makes you want to keep reading.

I really liked the way that the culture and heritage of the characters, Indian culture that is, had a big impact on the story. This wasn't just about the way family interacted, but also to do with the engagement traditions and the superstitions involving that. There were also some words used from Indian languages, and I really liked the fact that the author took the time to explain them without using an appendix, without detracting from the story.

The romance between Krish and Diya was sweet and massively dysfunctional. They were comfortable with each other having known each other since Diya was born, which added another dimension to it, but also they would come to loggerheads often because of that. They weren't scared of each other but they were scared of the commitment to each other. Add to that that there were some very funny banterous moments between them and you have a perfect reading relationship!

As the name suggests there are some similarities to Beauty and the Beast, though this is definitely its own story, and the main point of the fairy tales mentioned was to show Diya's innocence surrounding the idea that she would get her own fairy tale in the end.

Loved this book, had me turning page after page without me actually being able to put my finger on exactly what it was that made it so great!

Fairytales don't end with True Love's Kiss, they begin with one...
Diya Mathur (aka Beauty), celebrated supermodel and Party Princess of India, is adored by everyone. She works hard, plays hard, and has the biggest shoe fetish on the planet. But after she purchases one baby bootie, Diya's reputation is in ruins. There's only one place to escape the rumours - Texas, under the protection of her lifelong friend, and secret love, Krish Menon (aka the Beast).

Financial whizz-kid, CFO and entrepreneur, Krish is a brooding workaholic with a charisma that still brings Beauty Mathur to her knees. He has no idea, of course! They've shared a bond since childhood - a special friendship that thrives on sparring, teasing and goading - but with Diya back in his life and under his roof, Krish's latent desire for her explodes. And when he finally admits to the secret that has never allowed him to commit to any woman - especially Diya - everything changes. Krish might finally realise how much he wants his Beauty. But he won't get her until Diya has tamed her Beast.

Falguni Kothari is a non-traditional homemaker who accidently tripped on a misplaced soccer ball and fell down the writer’s rabbit hole. Having no more experience with the whole writing/publishing shebang than being a voracious reader and movie buff, it more than surprised her that she could, in fact, write a full-length novel.
Now, several manuscripts down, when she is not trying to find a way out of her many domestic duties or cajoling her Latin dance coach to compose a rumba on Bollywood music, she is found embroiled in some or other scandal—sorry, creating stories—on her ever-faithful laptop.
She’s authored Bootie and the Beast, It’s Your Move, Wordfreak! and Scrabbulous Impressions, a short story. She rumbas across a whole smorgasbord of Social Media daily and loves to connect with most living things.

Twitter: @F2tweet https://twitter.com/F2tweet

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