Sundari Venkatraman
Flaming Sun
June 8, 2014
Final Verdict

About the Author

Sundari Venkatraman is an Indie Author who has 60 books to her credit. These books have consistently featured in the Top 100 Bestseller Lists on Amazon India, Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada and Amazon Australia in both romance as well as Asian Drama categories. Her latest hot romances have all been on #1 Bestseller slot in Amazon India for over a month.

These days, the author is independently publishing her novels in paperback format under her banner Flaming Sun, printed and distributed by Notion Press.

Even as a child, Sundari absolutely loved the ‘lived happily ever after’ syndrome and she grew up on a steady diet of fairy tales, Phantom comics and Mandrake comics. It was always about good triumphing over evil and a happy ending after the protagonists surmounted all unexpected obstacles.

Once she entered her teens, Sundari switched her loyalties from fairy tales to Mills & Boon. While she loved reading both of these, she kept visualising what would have happened if there were similar situations happening in India; to local heroes and heroines. And of course, the joy of vanquishing the ubiquitous evil villains! Her imagination soared and she happily ensconced herself in a rosy romantic cocoon for many years.

Then came the writing—a true bolt from the blue! And Sundari Venkatraman has never looked back.
Other Works By Sundari Venkatraman
The Malhotra Bride
The Smitten Husband
The Madras Affair
The Runaway Bridegroom
The Marriage Predicament
Simha International
Mr. Perfect
Her Secret Husband
Twin Torment
Maharaja International
Tied in Knots
Rose Garden International
The Casanova’s Wife
His Drunken Wife
Finding Anya
Her Prince Charming
An Autograph For Anjali
The Wooing of the Shrew
Her Bohemian Husband
Arjun’s Penance
Once Bitten Twice Lucky
Scorpio Superstar
Leo’s Desire
MATSYA: The First Avatar
The Rebel Princess (The Princess Series #2)
Gobsmacked (The Groom Series #2)
The Reluctant Bride

Book Review: Meghna by Sundari Venkatraman

Meghna is the third book by author Sundari Venkatraman after Double Jeopardy and The Malhotra Bride. This story comes with a warning “This book has been written only for the purpose of Entertainment, Entertainment, Entertainment! If you are looking to learn something or improve your lives after reading this work, then this book is not for you. I am not trying to get into competition with the Author Biggies of this world. I wrote this simply for the fun and joy of it. One thing I can promise the reader though: A well proof-read, perfect language that I feel is very important for every book that’s written in any tongue.

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PLOT:  Rahul Sinha lives in England, is the only son of his parents and is very distant from his mother due to her attitude. He plans a meeting with his childhood friend Sanjay, who lives in Mumbai with his family. Meghna is Sanjay’s sister who teaches dance besides working for a website company.  When he suddenly reappears in her life after six years, Meghna’s emotions are thrown for a toss. The story is about whether they find love through all the misunderstandings, fights, flirting etc.

CHARACTERS:  Rahul does not believe in the institution of marriage, after seeing the marriage of his parents collapse right in front of his eyes. He is in love, but cannot commit and is caught in the confusion of his feelings. Meghna is a modern independent girl who finds enough time for her passion. She has decided not to fall for false promises again, but there was always Rahul. The remaining characters are few and play their parts well. Rahul’s parents, Sanjay and Reema and their kids, Prashant all play important parts in bringing Rahul and Meghna to the ultimate realisation of love.

WHAT I LIKED: True to its genre, and full of all possible problems that the lovers have to face before realizing their love for each other and it ends in a happily ever after. True to her word, the language of the story is simple and perfect and the book is well-edited and proofread.

WHAT I DID NOT LIKE: The cover, to me the cover could have been made to look less like a sims game screenshot. Also, in the first chapter, Rahul kisses a sixteen-year-old girl a bit off. But that teenage romance is the basis of the story.

FINAL VERDICT: The author delivers on the promise of entertainment and there is nothing you take away from the book except a smile on your face. The book though makes an entertaining read, just like those masala Bollywood blockbusters. In all, the fun and joy that she has written the book with translate to the reader while reading. Pick it up only if you love Romance, with all its cliches and happily ever afters.

The book has been given to me for review by the Author. No payment was taken, and my opinions are honest and unbiased.

Jaibala Rao

Jaibala Rao

3 Responses

  1. Completely agree about the cover… it put me off too 🙁 About the book… its interesting how the Author says it is only meant for entertainment.. not many will acknowledge that. I think this is a book I dont mind borrowing and reading…

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