|No. of Pages:||208|
About the Book :
"Twenty-one year old Larissa Chakroborty (better known as Jasmine) has been forced into the company of her parents' friends' son, twenty-five year old Tanveer Bhattacharya (aka Veer) ever since she was thirteen and he was seventeen. Jasmine found herself slowly getting drawn towards this teenage boy and harbours an unrequited crush on him, long after he disappears from her life in order to pursue a college degree. Eight years later Veer returns. Jasmine finds herself going to his welcome home party, and neither of them recognises each other on the first meeting. Upon discovering that Jasmine is now a Master's student in a reputed college, Veer makes her a rather strange proposal. He wants her to pretend that they're in love and would eventually settle down in life, for he wishes to avoid tying the knot with a girl of his parents' choice. The constant ego battle between the two, the love-hate relationship, break ups and realisations is what The Secret Proposal is all about, wherein love would eventually find a way. Coupled with birthday parties, engagement announcements, Durga Pujos, weddings, the harrowing rituals, Christmas time fun, the crazy duo have a long way to go before they realise what their act would eventually cost them.
Is it enough to get your long time love to be in a 'pretense relationship' with you?
Does one grand gesture convince you that you've found your knight in shining armour?
And why is it that when you have someone, you don't want them… and when you lose them, you want them back?
Is Veer merely pretending to be in love with Jasmine? And will Jasmine ever get over her undying love for Veer?
About the Athor :
Aniesha Brahma, currently a Masters student in Jadavpur University, is pursuing a degree in Comparative Literature. She was born and brought up in Kolkata, West Bengal. She is an ex-student of Dolna Day School, where she first discovered her passion for writing. She firmly believes that anything is possible if you put your mind to it, and 'you should never give up on the one thing that you cannot go a day without thinking about'. She likes making movies on Windows Movie Maker, dabbling in arguments on the online writing communities and in between is learning to play the guitar. Also, she is incredibly fond of the rain, hanging out with her group of friends and is always looking for different kinds of stories to tell the world.
|Title:||The Secret Proposal||Publisher:||General Press|
|No. of Pages:||208|
"The Secret Proposal" one of my best reading novel I have ever had.. Brilliant, cute and innocent love story. One must read it if you love romantic novels.. Thanks Aniesha Brahma for this.
After reading the first few pages of the book , i just was too curious to know what lays ahead. The book was really captivating and for starter it is well written.Veer ,the hero of the book is is a confused soul and so is the heroine, Jasmine . This is the charm of the book as at that stage we really get confused about whom to choose as our life partner. But the book also brought out the sweet innocent confused love story with which we can relate to.So best of luck to the author for bringing out more such stories .
My friend recommended this book to me. And I'd say I was blown away by the sweet romantic tale, which at times threatened to become dark. Don't let the cover fool you! It's a tale meant very much for the adults, though hardcore romance lovers would enjoy this novel immensely. Aniesha Brahma proves to be one of the better writers of this generation. I am, personally, looking forward to her next book! Hope to see more such colourful stories in the near future.
I'm one of Aniesha's best friends, and was there with her during the time she wrote this novel. But I can vouch for the fact that this is an amazing novel. Really the whole idea of a "fake fiancee" is something which you wouldn't find everyone dreaming now, would you? I loved the sweet simple way in which she'd narrated the tale of two childhood friends who's lives get turned upside down because of one single, strange and secret proposal!!! It is a glimpse into the world of Bengalis where Durga Pujos and marriages are celebrated with equal enthusiasm. I was particularly attracted by the love-hate relationship that Jasmine and Veer share. There's something unusually sweet about that. Grab your copy of her debut novel today. Trust me, you will not regret it.