Short version Keira is in India for a wedding and to take up an interior design job when she encounters Jay, who is immediately and firmly convinced that she is a hooker Surprisingly, this is not a deal breaker to their romance.
Long version At twenty eight, Keira has her own successful interior design business, and she s in the fictional city of Ralapur in India to attend the wedding of two university friends, and to start work on a property development in the area At her friend s wedding she bumps into Jay, and feels an immediate and powerful attraction towards him.
Jay feels the same way Jay has problems with women because his dad the Maharaja took a mistress and it made Jay s mum sad and then she died Jay left in protest when he was eighteen To avoid being taken in by a terrible woman, he hooks up with mostly married ladies and when he s done with them, he gives them a pat on the head and buys them a nice diamond He notes that they all seem happy with this approach.
Keira s mum, who died when she was twelve, was a prostitute and a drug addict Keira has physically moved far away from her past, and worked hard to shed her northerner English accent and sound posh, and to build up her business She successfully networked her way into a lot of rich clients through her university friends and has done really well, except for her last job where her client sexually harassed her and then publically complained about how rubbish she was at her job She s lived with this underlying fear that she will some day turn out to be exactly like her mother She s still a virgin.
Jay s really not very pleasant about Keira When he sees a man give her money his immediate and unshakeable belief is that it s in exchange for sex If Keira smiles at any man between the ages of sixteen and fifty, she s shamelessly attempting to sleep with him When he discovers during sex that she s a virgin which, admittedly, isn t a great way to find that out , he spends his post coital time seething about how strategic Keira has been, and how he s not going to propose to her, and she s wasted her hymen on him, and he s going to make sure she knows it.
The only thing that made him acceptable was that I thought he was hilarious When he first sees Keira, he s thinking about her naked within five seconds And not just naked, he s thinking specifically about her vagina He has somewhat baffling vagina visions Keira s vagina, according to Jay, will flutter in the breeze, and from the way he describes it, I wouldn t be surprised if he thought it had some sort of mechanisms controlling a lot of shifting and rotating inner parts He knows all about vaginas because he s super into the Kama Sutra Until they actually get to it, he thinks every second word out of Keira s mouth is innuendo, which is also funny I swear, she ll be talking about curtains and he ll make this oblique reference to how he wants to get her naked and that ll fly completely over her head and she ll keep talking about curtains and he ll be all well played, our sexy chess gambit strategy thing continues in his head.
I am not even going to pretend that I have any idea of what s actually in the Kama Sutra My understanding is that it s about sex positions, but maybe also spirituality Also, there are illustrations of people sitting on cushions and pointing at their genitals I m sure it s made a lot of people very happy either through applied knowledge with satisfactory results, or giggling at naughty bits Jay is right into it, and introduces Keira to it as well, and then they go off book and make up their own stuff Penny Jordan leaves all positional learnings and inventions to the reader s imagination, but I read an article recently about positions most likely to cause serious injury, so my imagination went there instead.
Since I never really liked Jay, I mostly felt sorry for Keira She seemed like a great person who would have benefited from some counselling, and a romance with a gentle man she could learn to trust, and who didn t remind her of how emotionally damaged she d felt growing up Jay s attitude toward Keira kept reinforcing Keira s hang ups, which meant she didn t trust that she could be completely open with him, which meant he didn t open up to her about his underlying issues Unfortunately, while I get that Jay was hot, and building a mini town is really impressive, and he s royal, it s impossible not to spend the whole book thinking that Keira has made a terrible mistake.
If you must read this and I don t recommend it get a print copy The ebook formatting has so many unnecessary hyphens, it s like reading a romance novel written by Tik Tok of Oz.
Classic Jordan scared virgin meets hero with instant, extremely inaccurate Whore dar Unfortunately, this was written in 2008 not 1978, and was supposed to be somewhat innovative, since it features an Indian hero A Maharajah s son, of course this is still a modern Harlequin Presents This was an accidental reread and I m not going to bother to finish it.
Did i just read SPOILERSSSSSS sorry for the obscenity but it s late and NEVER has a book pissed me off this much that I HAD to finish it and then Rant in a review after 2 in the morning and I just finished reading this monstrosity Who the hell published this and whyyy The hero was a complete asshole, i kept waiting for him to stop but the ENTIRE time he was a complete d k and then suddenly she s in love like wtf are you even in love with This guy has done nothing but call you a whore, before you even opened your mouth, he told himself you are a whore because another guy speaks to you, he thinks you re a whore he CALLS you a whore the entire time are you a masochist WHAT FOR F k s sake are you in love with oooh girlfriend, you got some issues He seemed like the kind of guy who will end up being abusive because another man looks at his wife His miraculous character change made no sense it happened so abruptlylike ooo i got in an accident, that means I was wrong and she is not a whore WHAT I think even the fictional God in this books was so sick of his BS that he tried to run him off the road like omg and don t even get me started on the heroine are you serious about life The guy calls u a whore one minute then in the same moment kisses you and you melt WTF This is supposed to be sappy romance, at this point I rather watch porn I could not even read the sex scenes because i was too busy cursing the these two shitheads Never have I wanted to burn a book before, if it was a hard copy I might have FAIL
I would not recommend it there s nothing Indian about this book nor does it anywhere describe India except in the name of the characters like jay arjun etc Im not usually this blunt But i wish to save a few hours of your life that u wont get back, i only wish i had read the reviews before i reac this book My only excuse is that the author has delighted me and most of her stories and I did not expect this of her This book is horrible If you start to read it, and I recommend that you do not read it, you will not be able to stop your self from finishing it in one go This book is so bad it s like driving by an accident it s so horrible but you can t stop looking at it The story is a copy paste of any 1960s mills and bones The guy and I would not call him a hero, is one dimensional mention jerk, no matter how Jaded he is because of his childhood, I refuse to believe that Roamans hero should see you woman in only one way ie as a sex object whore It is one thing to not believe in love, but to be so disrespectful of women in general, and this woman who is his employee in particular is disgusting Indian man, educTed and well traveled on not like that The woman and I refuse to call her a heroin is equally dull, stupid and hung up and one dimensional to a fault There is no love story in this book but a punishment All 11 chapters of food with such utter rubbish, nonessential rot there is no story no sense no anguish One would not identify with the characters, incidences, the story which has no humor just hate and self loathing and oppressionReview rightly says this is a book on how to recognize abuse Dont read it It has no redeeming qualities Not one This was so bad He s an abuser and asswipe and she is a victim I kept waiting for Keira to self injure herself because of the amount of emotional and mental abuse she experienced as a child and the lasting trauma of it into her adulthood There are certain tropes of romance that I thought had ended The guy who thinks that you are less than dirty cannot be someone you fall in love with How do you fall in love with someone who treats you like crap from your first meeting He thinks she s a prostitute because women can t have jobs that make them money Even when she sets him straight he still thinks that she s uses her body to get ahead with men This is call misogyny If the man that get s you all hot and bothered hates you then you should see a therapist if you pursue him Also if you are so hot and bothered, go take care of your needs solo You do not need a man to get off You have to like people to get involved with them and none of us are slaves to our bodies I would like to just through this tired tropes out the window I truly believe that anyone still writing with these tropes should not be allowed to published because they aren t even realistic fantasy material Even if your kinky ran into humiliation scenes, this book would still not work for you It s not consensual in anyway Also how do you get with someone who literally tried to pay you for having sex with them just because you decided to leave when your work was done There s no forgiveness for how he treated her I hate that in the end she thought that she wasn t worthy of him because of her background WTF Seriously If I had read the reviews I wouldn t have read this novel.
This is one of those annoying Harlequin stories that are a waste of time The further I read it my heart clenched and hoped that things would get better I didn t like the characters, they only think with their bodies and everything was based on lust I hated Jay he s such an overbearing and demeaning hero it s a wonder why the heroine is attracted to him at all aside from his physical qualities.
The author wasn t able to justify the attraction other than the devotion to ambitions and lust, everything s about how they re aware of each other sexually, how the sexual tension ratchets up with a single touch, and how they can t control themselves around each other I totally hated it and there wasn t even any romance Jay insulted her 98% of the time and she s just a dirt rag I do admire the times she talks back but it s not enough, if I were here I d bitch slap him and shove some smelly socks in his mouth.
The reason I gave it a star is because of the sex, this author writes hot ones so that s the only credit I could give As usual, in the end they must end up together and so with little effort in the hero s part, no matter how rude and an ass he was, he s always forgiven and they always get married Sucked
Jay Was A Maharaja S Heir And Billionaire Businessman, And He D Hired Keira As His Interior Designer But Why Did She Turn From Hot To Cold And Then Back Again Was She A Manipulating Gold Digger Who Was Using The Red Hot Chemistry Between Them To Try To Increase Her Financial Reward Then Jay Discovered That Keira Was A Virgin And, According To His Code, The Cost Of Taking Virginity Was Marriage Was He Prepared To Pay The Price