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Book Review: The Girl with a Secret Crush by Sudha Nair

The Girl with a Secret Crush by Sudha Nair is a very short novel, about thirty-two pages, available only on Kindle. The purpose of this book is to present readers with short and crisp, yet interesting, romance story. With the help of Kindle publishing, the trend of publishing short and effective novella-like stories is taking the right direction. Much famous name is Preeti Shenoy. Well, coming to this story, we see it is a story of Malini, first.


She is quite alone in life, works with a small publishing house, and loves her cat. No friends, no boyfriends, no social life, no other drama life. She has this plain life. But she loves the novels of a very famous author Vikram Mathur. She even loves him secretly, and Vikram has no air about it.

Well one day, the equation changes when her senior goes on vacation and she picks up the call of Vikram, who was furious at her senior. Soon, she is sent to meet Vikram to suggest him something with his novel’s characters - he was facing a writer's block.

At the behest of her senior, she meets him, only to be mocked, who out rightly refuses her suggestions. The characterization of Vikram is stoic and he sounds too arrogant. Well, then something awkward happens with Malini and Vikram comes to help her. He drops her home, and cancels his appointments. That was like too much from Vikram, probably he developed a soft heart for her.

Anyway, now we need to see what happens next. Will Vikram consider her suggestion seriously? Will the success of the novel foster their love story anyway? Will Malini get her secret crush? There can be many revelations. Since the story is short, we cannot give away much. Pick it up, it will not take more than one hour.

Sudha Nair rose to fame after winning KDP contest and this book often remains in the top 100 Kindle bestsellers on Amazon. As a writer, she puts amazing sub-climaxes to her stories and develops her characters like a pro. She is a good writer and it seems that people will read her more if she maintains the same quality.

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