Krish is the quintessential alpha male, suave, sophisticated, uber good looking, well educated and in his world the bad fly is his father; manipulative, arrogant K.D to whom the end always justify the means. Enter Maya, the beautiful landscape designer who has her own axe to grind with K.D for sins past and the stage is set for ‘The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal’.
Sexual chemistry define their meetings right from the start and when circumstances force Krish to offer Maya a ‘marriage contract’, each of them enter it with their own personal agenda but at the same time given their attraction towards each other, it is not exactly something they don’t want to do.
Set against a backdrop of big business families and even bigger business deals TIYMD moves at a fast pace, bringing all the myriad pieces together deftly to culminate in a romantic climax.
Adite Banerjie has given us a beautifully descriptive romance; when she described the gardens, I felt I was there on the grass looking out at them; when she talked about K.D’s mansion and the family estate; I could look up and see it all for myself. The riverside at Howrah, Maya’s trousseau, Deovan etc they were all woven into rich tapestries. The emotions between Maya and Krish were also well penned; their longing, their desire; their ambivalence; their insecurities all came through.
There were times I felt like asking Krish “you are this amazing, talented person, why are you still with the boor of a man you call your father?”
Likewise for Maya “why did you have to go rifling through the storage at night? You had the keys and the right to be there in the day too.”
BUT if they had done what I had asked them too, the story would not have happened.
For me the icing on the cake was the tender relationship that Krish had with his mother. His angst at not being able to be there for her came through so well and it was exquisite in its compassion.
A good read, I would give it four and a half stars.