“Cure” tells the story of Indian medical student Simi who spends some time in New York to study. She meets Rudy under the most hilarious and thrilling circumstances. This is the opening scene, and I’ve rarely read any better ones. The author deftly sets the scene, introduces all the conflict potential and manages to characterize the protagonists – and all that while having sparks fly and chemistry sizzle right from the start. I’m usually not so happy with romance novels where it only takes a few pages for the hero and heroine to be all hot and bothered, but this book is a welcome exception. The instant attraction grabbed my attention, was totally believable, and stayed throughout the book as a steaming undercurrent that makes the reader burn along with them.
As for burning, I just love Rudy. He’s beyond gorgeous in the physical sense, and I adore his character too. He makes for a hunky hero with a heart, and those are sadly few and far between. In a literary world of cold, cruel doms and implausible fairy-tale princes, Rudy is THE hero I’d been looking for. He’s strong and stubborn yet also sensitive and sensible. I was feeling the same as Simi almost all the time, and I understood his fascination with her too.
As for Simi, she’s a wonderful heroine too. Brainy and beautiful, a little shy and yet full of hidden temperament, and a magnet for terrible (or should I say terribly funny and awkward?) things happening to her.
This is a masterfully woven love story that you can read in one breathless go. I liked all the twists and turns, and that we got a look into the characters’ thoughts. Singh has created two awesome family backgrounds for the protagonists that enhance the story and made me smile throughout the novel. I believe in true love, so the deep connections between Indians and Americans touched my heart.
As for the happy end, you’ll squeal with glee about it although the author lets you suffer beforehand. I had guessed it correctly and was immensely satisfied that these two lovely characters got their chance.
The book was released today. You can buy it on Amazon and Infibeam.