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A humorous, heartwarming, sexy story of redemption, friendship and love.Synopsis:A former bad girl with a past...Mahi had hit rock-bottom. At nearly thirty five, divorced and with a bad reputation due to her extra-marital affair, she was the most unlikely bride. Not that she was interested to ever marry again. All she wanted to do is to start over and lead an uncomplicatedA humorous, heartwarming, sexy story of redemption, friendship and love.Synopsis:A former bad girl with a past...Mahi had hit rock-bottom. At nearly thirty five, divorced and with a bad reputation due to her extra-marital affair, she was the most unlikely bride. Not that she was interested to ever marry again. All she wanted to do is to start over and lead an uncomplicated drama free life in Hyderabad. But unfortunately, some people never forgive or forget, and hold on to their grudges for a very long time.A former nerd who hates her and wants her gone...Samrat, a highly successful entrepreneur was Mahi's former classmate and current neighbor. Mahi had effectively ruined his higher educational prospects with her false allegations. She along with her similarly mean friends had also made his sister Ananya's life miserable during their college days. And to make the matters even more complicated, Ananya is married to Mahi's first love, Sidhu, whom Mahi had callously left behind to marry a person of her parent's choice.Watch the sparks fly...When Mahi and Samrat butt heads at every turn, they are caught up in a fierce, but unwanted attraction that leads them into an exciting wild fling with no strings attached.But what would happen when one of them is no longer happy with their arrangement, and begins to demand more, wanting everything......

Title : India's Most Unlikely Bride
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ISBN : 9781310377914
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Number of Pages : 588 Pages
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India's Most Unlikely Bride Reviews

  • Shree
    2019-07-13 17:09

    With the title like that this book was hard to pass up when it came up for review.​“Former” bad girl, Mahi, grew up and wants to lead an uncomplicated life – That’s how the story actually begins. Little does she realize that her “bad girl” past would continue to haunt her. Enter Samart, the nerd whose chance at a prestigious American university was ruined by Mahi. They end up being neighbors. One thing leads to another and sparks fly between them. What follows is a racy tale of two people who are polar opposites.The pacing of the story was fairly stable with enough twists and turns to keep the readers hooked. Nevertheless, these twists were a wee bit predictable. I guess the writer was being brutally honest in naming the book so. It was indeed the same old love story narrated in an interesting manner. The narration was surprisingly perfect for a rookie writer. The characterization was spot on and all the character emoted to dot.I felt that the writer could have done away with a couple of love scenes which ended up filling pages at one point in the story. I also felt the Ananaya’s story (Samart’s sister) ended up consuming pages without adding much effect to dramatization of story. That part of the story could have used tighter editing. The climax was predictable but was dragged a bit. Again, tighter editing would have resulted in a better reading experience.MY SAY: Fairly decent read.RATING: 3.5/5 Note: This review is up in my Blog - Book and Ink

  • Arti
    2019-07-20 19:58

    A wonderful debut. The plot and the language are simple. The author has developed realistic characters and has touched upon a lot of issues like marital violence, extra marital affair, male child preference, loss of a family member etc. The author has kept the story moving in the present and interspersed with flashbacks. Though, the story moves back and forth but even once, I did not feel that they were confusing. I felt that this book could have actually been two books, the prologue to Ananya’s and Sidhu’s marriage as the first book, epilogue, saying 14 years later, Mahi is back. And the second book moves from when Mahi comes back.All in all a very well written book, unputdownable.A confession, I started to read it on my desktop at lunch and downloaded the book on my phone so that I could read it on the metro home and not waste a minute. (this is the first book that I have downloaded on my phone).Looking forward to more from the author, maybe a sequel with Srishti as the lead…..

  • Makayla LaMartz
    2019-07-08 14:17


  • Rubina
    2019-06-23 12:03

    As stated by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, "well-behaved women seldom make history".I would go a step further by stating that well-behaved women seldom shocks a reader in remembering her as we remember, even today, Scarlett O' Hara or Moll Flanders. And now for me, Mahi of India's Most Unlikely Bride by M V Kasi.A former bad girl with a past..." The above line caught my attention. Will it be wild or sensual? Temperamental or evocative or would it simply be the same old story of a woman fighting off an attractive, chauvinistic and yet completely irresistible male? The blurb will not prepare you for Mahi.Introducing Mahi...​The prologue introduces Mahi as a bully and a trouble maker. A girl, who has no moral conscience; and is ready to lie just for the thrill of it. Her one lie- changes the course of life for many people and this forms the plot of this novel.“Let’s see how Tarzan puts that so called brilliant mind to use and get out of this problem, she thought with a smirk, formulating a quick plan.”Such a breath of fresh air from a damsel in distress.Badass attitude...Gone are the days when women were busy in hiding their sensuality. 'Making out' as she did with her ex-boyfriend was a hushed affair. Right now we live in a very extreme culture I suppose. One side “live in relationships” are growing while on the other hand parts of India are still getting more embroiled in the Khaap culture. Mahi represents every woman in India. The abuser and the abused. The complacent and the revolutionary.The story starts with Mahi returning to India after a long gap. She is divorced and single. Her neighbor is none other than her college Samrat Reddy. The man whom she had once falsely accused of cheating and kissing her during her college days. A man who had always lived under the shadow of her false accusations.“The humiliation and the loss, not just for him, but for his entire family had affected him through the years. Then there was also the matter of other false allegations she threw at him…”Is Mahi really such a bitch?The story behind the facade...Mahi carries many shades of pain on her shoulders. The rejected daughter to the abused wife. And these pains her nothing compared to that she felt after becoming a mother. But the role she revels in is that of being a sensual woman. I found many shades of Scarlett O'Hara in Mahi. Those buried pains covered under a mask of 'devil may care attitude.'Weaving of stories...This novel cannot be taken as single read. Multiple POVs showcases the lives of many of those touching the life of Mahi. Even her ex-boyfriend gets a happy ending. This book can be divided into three parts.1) Mahi and Samrat come together2)Fifty shades of Mahi3)Mahi winning back Samrat.While the first part can be called as a cute love story, the hot scenes in the middle part of the novel will either shock you or send you into raptures. Be ready for some well-written but very sensual scenes. The third part from where Mahi’s journey towards happiness starts is a bit of a cliché. She is angry and then he is angry and then… and throughout this, it is their physical attraction they have for each other that keeps them together. One might find this a bit of a weak conflict to go on.. but for romance lovers, it’s this ultimate thrill that makes us want to be part of this romantic journey.But the question here is was it needed? For the growth of Mahi, yes. It’s a weapon for her. A facade, which hides her pain. A facade which Samrat shreds to pieces. A facade that becomes her reality. But does it drive the story further? I wouldn’t say that after the first instance, the repeat “performances” were needed. A few of them could have been let go of to make this a much tighter read.Side characters take a center stage…Mahi's ex-boyfriend, Sidhu occupies a lot of space in this novel as does Samrat’s sister, Ananya As if the author does not like any loose ends. The best part of the novel was the practicality attached to the attitude of the characters. Love happens. Breakups happen. Live moves on. People grow up and meet other people. And this is exactly what life is all about.I could connect with Mahi a lot. In her mature 'avatar' she could handle anything. Even a very boorish Samrat. Isn't real life a bit like that too?You make mistakes in your youth. Fun for some, nightmare for others. Yet you grow out to be a good human being. Characters like Mahi are a very welcome change for those who are into heavy literature. This is one book, you can read without analyzing a lot of what ifs and why not's. Again one cannot call this a frivolous read. Certain topics like extra- marital affair to sexuality in marriage have been touched upon.Samrat, on the other hand, disappointed me a bit. He is very likable till he does not reach his village. Suffering heartbreak is only a woman's prerogative is truly proven here. His throwing off the clothes out of the window really brought him down a bit in my eyes. I just hope he folded them back.Though the story follows a very steady curve of growth, it hits a lacuna once Samrat and Mahi come on the same page. For those who love hot romances, you will like it but for those who are romantic without the steam, you might skip a few pages here. I didn’t. THE REASON FOR RATING...

  • Angela Peixoto
    2019-07-05 12:10

    The book got me interested from the beginning and I enjoyed the fact that it covered different issues like bullying and domestic violence amongst others. It made the romance more interesting and the reader aware of all these real issues. I enjoyed it very much and I look forward to the other book in the series.

  • Anil Swarup
    2019-07-04 14:16

    The sequel disappoints as there is hardly any development in the story line beyond what was already presented in the first volume. Most of the description centres around the steamy relationship between the chief protagonists

  • Tejaswini
    2019-06-29 14:07

    Story completes at70%At 70% the book gets completed and other 30% the so called preview of other books which has a good 5-6 chapters. Unlike other books which has story almost upto 98

  • Anil Swarup
    2019-07-13 20:11

    This one could be made into a Bollywood potboiler. It has all the ingredients to become a hit. It has emotions, passion and some action. The book doesn't have an end as the author prepares the reader for a sequel, an art that Kasi seems to have mastered.

  • Inderpreet Uppal
    2019-07-13 19:18

    Love surprises us when we least expect it and it has been the most endearing trait of love. This book celebrates love and shares how the path is littered with consequences. With just a ‘good time’ in mind Mahi and Samrat decide to be consenting adults and then love or rather ‘That Same Old Love’ takes control leaving them wanting more, so much more. Such an apt name for the book, reflecting the heart of the story. I enjoyed all the parts of the story – the young love and the angst, the mature, settled love and the hot, passionate love that drove the story. With the title ‘That Same Old Love’ her book is a dead giveaway for the kind of story we would be reading but the obvious just ends with the title. Yes, Author MV Kasi has penned an unorthodox and sizzling story for her readers. The story of two people who know each other and try to stay away but fate has other plans. This book could just have been another book about a couple with red hot chemistry and a lot of sex but the author has made it an exercise of discovery and loving oneself first in order to embrace love from others. If someone spews hate at you daily then it becomes your truth if you don’t fight it and the struggle is real for surviving one more day. The author has touched on the topic of marital abuse and the sad plight of so many young girls who go abroad with dreams in their eyes only to be glorified, unpaid maids. Mahi triumphs the odds, alienates herself and yet she shines through. The secondary characters add the spice, action and depth to the story. Family is a crucial part of the book. The attitude of Mahi’s family and the stand of Samrat’s mother help the love story culminate beautifully. Sidhu and Ananya help the past and present collide as the old grudges resurface. The book had a lot of masala, gossip and “what would people say” moments. Yet, they are well placed and reflect our society. Is the story of Mahi and she could be anyone of us. The life that we live today, the angst, the loneliness, the issues we face and the story of a woman who chooses to walk alone rather than toe the line is Mahi. I did find that she got a raw deal and a lot of negative in her life as did Samrat a bit much. Sadly real life is such when just a single good break is tough to find. Their mutual sorrow was well written and brought them closer. I especially liked the way the author did not take sides or try compare the sorrow yet it was shared.Samrat with his looks, presence, kindness and verve, he is the perfect foil to the impulsive, impetuous Mahi. He is sensitive, successful and sexy. Mahi with her motor-mouth and aggression finally finds her match as the sparks fly.The sizzle content is high, the story fast paced and unputdownable! M V Kasi has penned a perfect picture of our society, double standards and the quest for acceptance, freedom, respect and love.Pick The Same Old Love to fall in love with Samrat and Mahi as they stand tall and stand strong with love. (I received a copy of the book from the author via The Book Club, this is my honest opinion.)

  • Sundari Venkatraman
    2019-07-22 20:13

    The story is about Mahi (Maha Lakshmi Challuri) from Hyderabad. She’s your typical bad girl who’s the bane of a number of people at her college; more so in the case of the brother-sister duo Samrat and Ananya Reddy. Mahi used to be in love with Sidhu, who was equally in love with her. But to everyone’s surprise, Mahi agrees to an arranged marriage set up by her parents and gets married, without even a by-your-leave from Sidhu, and goes to live in the USA. Fourteen years later, Mahi’s back in Hyderabad, divorced, having purchased her parents’ old house and comes to live in the neighbourhood, across from Samrat Reddy. Sparks fly as the two clash again, and yet again. THUMBS UP:I got hooked into the story from the word ‘go’. I so enjoyed the build up of Mahi’s character and even shed a few tears when I read about how she grew up to become what she is. Samrat’s character – the quiet, intense hero – has also been well penned.The other characters – Sidhu, Ananya, Shrishti, Rajeev – all had their roles to play and they did very well. The love scenes between Mahi and Samrat sizzle through the book and have been well written and fit in nicely with the story. The dialogues were all interesting and I must congratulate the author on coming up with such a lovely story with well-built characters in her very first book. THUMBS DOWN:The story could have a done with a couple of less love scenes as after a point, they seemed to take over the novel and were filling up pages unnecessarily. There was too much of Ananya’s sob story that didn’t go well with the novel that’s supposed to centre on Mahi. A bit less of it would have worked better.The end came forty pages too late. The reader keeps traversing the waves, going up and down with Mahi’s and Samrat’s life and emotions, eagerly awaiting closure, when yet another issue comes up at that point. This is one too many and takes away from the reader’s interest in the book. These are the reasons when a tighter editing (and proofing) would have worked for the better. VERDICT: All that said, The Same Old Love by first time author M.V. Kasi makes for a lovely romance and is a must read for lovers of the genre. Disclaimer: I received a PDF version of this novel from the author via The Book Club in return for my honest review.

  • S
    2019-06-24 20:02

    I had more expectations from the sequel but it was a lil disappointment as I didn't feel there was any storyline or development than what was in the original book . Besides the intense relationship between the protagonists and more heat level there wasn't any plot to the sequel. I liked the first book definitely much better than the sequel.

  •  Ashwini Gopalkrishnan
    2019-06-29 19:54

    THAT SAME OLD LOVE BY M.V.KASI is about messed up Mahi and Stubborn headed Samrat .When I started reading the book I felt , oh my god…what kind of person Stubborn Samrat was ,making Mahi feel like old news paper and hitting her verbally at very possible juncture in his life (please do not take in wrong sense ) .On the other hand, Mahi begging for forgiveness irritated me a lot because “forgiveness should be given whole-hearted and should not be sorted after or begged ” this is my philosophy . Even though Mahi pleaded for forgiveness , but none of them had guts to openly feel or say “Mahi, We forgive you ”.Every one in Ananya circle had shed bullets into Mahi ′s heart even before she could ask them to forgive her for her past action .There no justification in this regard.It means that fourteen years Ananya and her friends had nurse this grudge against her ,Wow ! I must say.Over all Mahi and Samrat′s characters and their growing emotions i.e love for each other have been penned beautifully with both having an argumentative tongue ,it’s so cool to read .A classy tale with a lot of drama and wittyness in it .I wished the author had penned a self worthy Mahi instead of a self pitting Mahi .In some places I find she pitying herself .The Author through her novel has lashed out all 9 rasas of human behaviour .A must read book .5 kisses for this book .

  • Nikita Jhanglani
    2019-07-07 12:49

    I loved how Mahi’s journey has been portrayed, especially her changing relationship with the very people she made life hell for, while she battles her own past, first as the tormentor and then as the tormented. With Mahi’s life and experiences, Manya also, very subtly, tries to bring to light what things like domestic violence, preference to the male child no matter how good the girl is can affect how someone’s personality is shaped. While Manya has kept this very quiet, without being too preachy, I thought a little more attention to these issues would have been good for connecting readers better to Mahi’s character.The pace of the story is even and the language and vocabulary used is good. Except for a few editing oversights, the book is definitely worth a read. More because it reinstates your belief in the fact that second chances come to those who are determined to make the most of them.

  • Nimi
    2019-07-17 13:08

    Detailed review on my blog - Same Old Love is a story in which each of the characters, however fleeting a place they may have, has a strong presence.This book makes a point about gender inequality and domestic abuse, about the belief of sex as a taboo and the acceptance of ones' sexuality, about bullying and the insecurities of teenage, and much more. And none of this is mentioned as in-your-face preaching.These are all a part of this well-written, passionate story of love.That Same Old Love is a love story which does have youthful passion, but it is actually a mature love story of two individuals who celebrate even their differences, having known from experience that happiness does not come in any standard moulds.

  • Nilima
    2019-07-16 16:16

    Book Review: That Same Old Love by MV KasiIt is one yummy, mature, scintillating, humorous, good on Feels department type of book. Read on to know more of what I mean ;)What I liked: Everything :) Let me explain. Its not just a story full of steamy, adrenaline rush sex scenes or how a bad girl does mean things and the good nerd guy knocks some sense into her. The story is pretty long and steady paced.The book addresses concepts in a balanced way and there are many.

  • P.G. Van
    2019-07-03 12:17

    This book has everything!!!I throughly enjoyed reading the story about the bad girl and her transformation to find what she craved for, love being one of them. I loved Mahi for her strength and no bs attitude. I could not get enough of the girl bonding!! I love the way the characters were portrayed and OMG Samrat is HOT!!! Love him!!

  • Donia
    2019-07-02 11:59

    i enjoyed this story very much; i liked the heroine's humor and her attitude toward what happened to her.the chemistry between Mahi and Samrat is killing and i can't wait to read the rest of the story