An Unfamiliar Love Story
A contemporary romance novel with unexpected twists, RENEGADE explores the devastation of loneliness, the euphoria of finding love, and the pulse-racing repercussion of discovering the truth about the ones we hold dear and the lengths they will go to keep us close to their hearts.
Small-town girl Ruchika has a perfect recipe for the perfect life: Study hard, get a job, and become independent. But when she meets a brown-eyed hunk, Rajeev, on her first day of college, her well-baked future comes crumbling down to the ground.
Instead of getting a degree and hunting for a job in the big and booming city of Bangalore, Ruchika finds herself weaving fantasies about the man who takes her heart away. A man who leaves her more unsettled than at peace.
As Ruchika struggles to reconstruct her life, she delves deeper into the mesh of lies, deceit, and heartbreak. What she uncovers is an enormous ocean of secrets that make her question everything about Rajeev and the life they built together. And just below the surface is a truth that may set Ruchika free….or shatter her forever.
College contemporary romance novels are a hot favorite among the adults and youngsters. And RENEGADE has got all the ingredients of steamy contemporary romance novels that can captivate you, thrill you, and make you feel mushy and allured. Enter the captivating world of hot and steamy romance, sizzling chemistry, and nail-biting suspense that will leave you wanting for more...
About the Author:
Mariyam Hasain is a romance writer and blogger. She is an indie author of four published books including the short story collection "Still the Love Blooms", the novella "Love Me Baby", the full length novel "Camouflage, and the recently released "Hearts & Kisses." According to Mariyam, love is not always sweet but sometimes tangy, sour, and bitter. It's not always bright and colorful but often dark, gray, and black. So, her romance books are not always sweet but at times sassy, naughty, dark, and flirty.
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I have read a novel by Ms. Hasnain before. In Camouflage - Lost and Found : Can You Bury Your Past, the story intrigued me. When I realized that Hasnain released another romance novel, I couldn't wait to delve into it.
I found Renegade to be well-written. However, sometimes the word choices seemed strange. For example, in Chapter 4, paragraph one, the sentence his smile killed me alive seems awkward. This can be overlooked, and I don't think it distracts from the novel too much.
Much like some of my observations in the earlier book I read, there were times when the dialog didn't flow as well as I would have liked. For example, the following sentence stands out to me. '“Unfortunately not. I think he likes Ankita, the red-headed tequila beauty in our microeconomic class,” I replied.' Hasnain, Mariyam. Renegade: An Unfamiliar Love Story (Kindle Locations 716-717). Kindle Edition.
My favorite character is Ruchika. She's the small town girl venturing into the big city for the first time. I think Ms. Hasnain captures that bewildering feeling that one gets perfectly. I found myself rooting for her.
The plot was easy to follow along with. I did take a break from reading this, however.
I would recommend this story to anyone who loves tension in their romance novels.