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Title and Author: Bootie and the Beast by Falguni Kothari
Print Length: 192 Pages
Publication Date: May 2014
Language: English
Genre: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Indian Author, Fairytale themed

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.

Book Review:
The title of the book instantly appealed to me because it reminded me of the fairytale, "The Beauty and the Beast". I am a big fan of fairytale romances and this book instantly went up on my books-to-read list just because of that and also partly because I was on a schedule. :P

The title is catchy and then the interest is further deepened by the blurb which promises a spicy, entertaining story. The cover is also appealing but it was the blurb and the title that caught me.

The next thing that really impressed me was the diary writing aspect of the book. Falguni does a stellar job of writing witty, engaging and seriously entertaining diary entries through Diya. Although the entries are few but nevertheless very entertaining.

The third thing that made an impression on me is her writing style which beautifully balances wit, humor, heartfelt emotional quotient and a deep insight in to modern human psyche. The characterization is very real and I felt connected to the protagonists. Diya is the "all pink" and girly girl type while Krish is the serious, brooding man with no belief in fairy tales. The scenes involving these two are well sketched and succeed in hooking the reader. The romance is hot, thrilling and definitely sensuous. I loved the brooding Beast with all his hotness and sufficiently Ahh'd and Ooh'd over him. He is definitely a man every woman wants to take support from! :)

"She loved a man who didn't love her. She was hung up on a man who did not desire her. And she was doing nothing-not one thing-to improve her situation." 

The clash between Diya and her family is typically Indian. There is drama and a drama queen who loves acting which made for a "glued-to-your-seat-till-the-very-end" type of story. The main emphasis is on the two main characters and other characters are not given much limelight. The first part is a bit slow but catches pace when sparks catch fire and Diya goes after her man or he goes after her? Read the book to know! :)

While I loved the book and enjoyed it, I did feel the lack of development of the controversy aspect and the enlightenment of Krish at the end was a bit quick.

Overall I enjoyed Bootie and the Beast and definitely recommend it to all lovers of happily-ever-afters. This is a great holiday read and gets a well deserved 4 out of 5 from me. I liked Falguni's storytelling style and will definitely keep a look out for her subsequent books.

I received an ARC from the author and the tour organizers and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

Book links for Bootie and the Beast:
Amazon.in: Paperback | Kindle Ebook
Amazon.com: Kindle Ebook
Flipkart.com: Paperback | EBook

Meet The Author:
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! andScrabbulous Impressions, a short story. She rumbasacross a whole smorgasbord of Social Media daily and loves to connect with most living things.
Book links for It’s Your Move, Wordfreak:

Connect with Falguni:
Twitter: @F2tweet https://twitter.com/F2tweet

Book links for Bootie and the Beast:
Amazon.in: Paperback | Kindle Ebook
Amazon.com: Kindle Ebook
Flipkart.com: Paperback | EBook

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