Zara Das is Bollywood’s hottest property, her every move watched by the eyes of the press. Riding high from the success of a string of blockbusters, she has the world at her feet, but the scandal from her latest film threatens to dethrone her as Bollywood’s reigning queen.
So when superstar director Raj Dillon stages a lavish retelling of Pride and Prejudice, moving the shoot from Mumbai’s soundstages to London, Zara knows this is the role that could put her back on top. Coming with them are the Bollywood Wives – Jackie, Sasha, and Rani – bringing their own off-screen drama.
But behind the diamonds, designer clothes and seven-star hotels lies the truth of how Zara reached the top. And when a dead body is found in her hotel room, it seems that someone is determined to take Zara down – and will stop at nothing to expose her darkest secrets.
Zara has spent years running from her past. But now it’s caught up with her…
A sexy, gripping, scandalous novel set in the world of Bollywood – fans of Jackie Collins, Crazy Rich Asians and Lauren Weisberger won’t be able to put this one down.
I will admit I struggled with this book to start with, it took me a while to get drawn into the story. I don’t have much knowledge of Bollywood and it was interesting to learn more about it through the eyes of the stars!
Zara was a character that I felt went through times of being unbearable and times when I felt sympathy for her. She had a difficult past which shaped everything she did but she is also very aware of who she is, the Queen of Bollywood and this comes across in her character. She does look inside herself and I fear her backstory may be similar to other stars
The Bollywood wives on the other hand had their own agendas, but were all strong women who knew what they wanted and how to get to it. They were able to plot and plan together to become a force against all those who looked down on them, even though they were the wives or stars of the Bollywood elite
There were multiple twists and turns that I wasn’t expecting which made it a lot of fun to read and drew me in deeper to see what would happen next which really worked in the story as it isn’t a traditional crime story, but has romantic elements included which spices it up and makes it more of a page turner!
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy Bollywood, drama and strong women who challenge the stereo type!
AM 🐾 x
Author Bio –
Alex Khan has spent his life dreaming of writing and starring in Bollywood movies while traveling the world visiting some of the most glamorous and exciting locations. Moonlighting as a crime writer he finally got the courage to pen the novel he wanted to write all his life-Bollywood Wives. Taking you into the glamorous sexy thrilling environment of the world’s biggest movie stars and the secrets they hide.
Alex also writes crime under the name ALEX CAAN.
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