This novel, in many ways, represents a journey. There’s the physical journey that takes Mita, the heroine, and Tanay, the hero, from beautiful Mauritius to equally exotic and fascinating India. Then there’s Mita’s journey from a spirited but internally lonely, passionate yet a little doubtful girl to a hot-blooded, hot-headed, intelligent, understanding and determined woman. I loved her character, she was so spunky yet vulnerable. And let’s not forget Tanay’s journey from suave, angry and detached to smitten and caring – and confident and strong-willed – rethinking all the rules he’d been living by and learning lessons along the way without losing sight of what he wants and needs and deserves. He sure made me fall for him, as hard as Mita fell for him. Just the right mix of brain, brawn and a little something edgy yet intrinsically good that I love in romance novel heroes.
With this book – and its VERY apt title – the author proved to me again that she knows a lot about emotions and warring desires. Her sensual scenes were absolutely “scorching”, and every single scene between the leading pair was so real I felt like watching a movie or looking out of the window. The opening scenes had me gripping my mouse, as had the last few pages. I liked the supporting characters too, and the thread from the past that was woven into the present.
If you like it hot but with depth, temperamental and fast-paced, enchanting and thought-provoking at once, you’ll love this book as much as I do. Now I can’t wait for the author’s next offering.
'Scorched by His Fire' is available from:
Mills and Boon, UK
About the Author
I am a doctor and have published before - in medical journals - so even before I wrote my first work of fiction, I had some experience of writing for an unseen audience. My first book was written for children. ‘The Zaken Takeover’, for middle-graders, has been co-authored by my son, and is available on Amazon, for Kindle. My son, an avid reader, wrote the more action-packed parts of this book when he was about eleven years old and was trying to 'show' me how to write stuff that would pique the interest of a discerning reader!
'Scorched by His Fire' is my first published piece of romantic fiction. It made sense for me to write romance – I am a merry romantic and this genre is my first choice for reading when I want to relax after a hard day at work. When Mills and Boon® India announced the Passions Contests because they were looking for romance writers from India, I decided to participate. When I won, there was no looking back. Visit me, do! I have author pages on Facebook and Goodreads or you could drop by and browse my website.