Rescued by Love
It was a lucky day for me when I received a copy of Shilpa Suraj’s RESCUED BY LOVE via The Book Club. I love reading Mills & Boon romances and I must say Shilpa Suraj has weaved an awesome tale.
Naina is the feisty daughter of a Supreme Court Chief Justice. She’s gone on a holiday by herself without informing her parents as they are trying to arrange her wedding to a guy she doesn’t like. Unfortunately, she is kidnapped when away from home. In exchange for her safety, the kidnapper wants her father to give a judgement in favour of his criminal boss Hussain.
Lt. Col. Arjun Rathore and his team including Venkat, Ratan and Kishore set out to rescue Naina. They get her out of the kidnappers’ clutches quite easily. The tough part is to keep her safe over the next few days. They all pretend to be trekkers as they climb their way down to Leh to safety. While Naina falls for Arjun and he’s immensely attracted to her, he refuses to get involved as she is already engaged and also the daughter of a big shot. But the tenacious Naina decides to get her own way. Will she get together with the love of her life? Read the book to see the many complications that set in, barring the path of true love.
“I’d rather die than marry him,” begins this tale of romance. Got your attention, didn’t it? It caught mine too, immediately. Naina is a lovely character that one can relate to. Only child of an old-fashioned court judge and his wife, she wants to fly free. She’s never known the love of her parents as she’s been a disappointment to them, being a daughter instead of the son they had hoped to have. It could be the story of many young women all over India and she is so realistic.
Arjun made my heart throb along with Naina’s. His protective attitude towards her; his helplessness in the face of her problems and the war he wages within himself about choosing between right and wrong – every aspect of Arjun touches one deeply. The scenes between the hero and heroine sizzle hot.
The story is superbly written as narration and dialogues flow smoothly in excellent English. The side characters of Arjun’s team and a host of others (don’t want to divulge spoilers) have been sketched very well.
One other character beside Naina and Arjun that I liked very much is Aryan. Are you planning to use him as a hero in one of your books Shilpa Suraj? Fingers Crossed! Looking forward to reading more from you!
When Naina Ahuja is kidnapped as hostage days before her father, a Supreme Court Chief Justice, must sentence a terrorist, the stakes are very high. Lt Col Arjun Rathore and his team are the only ones who can be trusted with the mission of saving her.
During their arduous trek back through the hostile terrain of Ladakh, Arjun and Naina spend days in danger of losing their lives - and their hearts. Back in safety, the real world and its very real problems threaten – as do their own perceptions of the differences between them.
They must separate – but will life rescue their love?
Shilpa was a year and a half when she was first introduced to the world of books. Her mother would park her with a picture book on the floor of the kitchen while she finished her cooking for the day. While it’s no longer the kitchen floor, you can still find her tucked away in a cosy nook somewhere with her nose buried in a book. While books in all genres interest her, it was romance that captured her heart. While racing through every romantic fiction book she could beg, borrow or buy, her over active imagination started to work overtime and weave its own stories. Years in the corporate world followed by a stint of entrepreneurship crystallised her belief that all she really wanted to do was give life to the stories bubbling inside of her. She briefly managed to tear herself away from the world of fiction to find her own personal happily ever after and now spends her time happily focusing on the two loves of her life – family and writing romances.
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