Book Review – The Runaway Bridegroom – by Sundari Venkatraman

I always liked reading this author’s books and so when I got an offer to review it, I gladly accepted. When I started reading, the story was so engaging that I finished reading it soon. There are some books that can make me to forget my daily activities and this one is definitely one of them!!!

Eight year old Chanda Maheswari gets married to thirteen year old  Veerendra singh due to custom and their families’ decision. Veerendra doesn’t like getting married at a very young age, but is forced to do so by elders. He runs away immediately after marriage and both families are deeply affected by his action..Chanda’s family shifts to Jaipur after this incident.

Fourteen years later, Chanda takes up a temporary job at a company while pursuing her studies..There she meets her boss Ranveer Singh and is totally attracted towards him..Ranveer also starts liking her.But their love story  has many hurdles – Chanda’s earlier marriage, Ranveer’s Secretary Shika and  cosmic predictions..Whether they are able to overcome all these hurdles or not makes this story an engaging read..

This story is a simple and entertaining one..Author has portrayed all the characters nicely and story telling style is very good.

Overall, this story is interesting, engaging and a light read!!!

My rating for this book is 4/5.