Scorched by His Fire- A Book Club Review

Scorched by His Fire
Reet Singh 

Can a bookcover be romantic?! This book cover talks to me in a strange way. Most probably it’s the pose and that anklet. So, so, so sensual.  I was afraid to open the book lest it puncture the bubble of romance the cover creates. With great reluctance,, I decided to go on and open the first page of the book. And with the first page itself, I was in for a romantic ride.

 The Summary

Mita Ramphul can’t face another family set-up with a ‘nice young man’. What she needs is to divert her family’s attention so introducing the devastatingly handsome Tanay Devkumar as her new boyfriend is a stroke of brilliance. Until Tanay’s scorching hot kisses threaten to shatter her plans for the perfect pretend date.  

He might drive her crazy, yet spending time with Tanay sparks a passion Mita never knew she had. It’s only meant to be temporary, but when Tanay looks at her with that smoldering fire in his ebony eyes Mita can’t help but surrender to the temptation of her fake boyfriend.


The story begins with Mita and her match making uncle and her male best friend who had been recently married. Like all the friends only relationships, their relationship is also questioned by our hero Tanay. That’s how the love-hate story of Mita and Tanay began. Mita, in order to spite him, makes him a fake boyfriend, and he, in order to keep her away from that best friend, agrees. And the fire is sparked.
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What I Liked
1)First Meeting: When you read a number of romances, there are not many first meetings which tend to stick in one’s mind. But this first meeting did stay with me. It showed the frequently raised questions on the friendship between two opposite sexes which is so very true. The hero during the meeting was quite obnoxious and heroine’s reaction was also realistic.

What I didn’t like

1) Setting of Mauritius: The book is set in Mauritius, which is a beautifully shown as well. What I didn’t like was the book felt to me Indian all the time while the heroine was living with the family who belonged and lived in Mauritius. But maybe it’s just me. I can’t even pinpoint the exact phrase which made me feel the Mauritius scenes as Indian as well, but something left me with this feeling.

Overall Opinion
I struggled a lot before writing this review because I had a very unusual reaction to the book. Apart from those initial few chapters the book for me was in “neutral” zone. I neither disliked it, nor liked it which is actually very rare.  There’re one or two editing mistakes, but they are not glaring. The love scenes are well–written, but they’re not spectacular-leave-you-tingly kind.  Same goes for the characters as well.  Probably my mind was too troubled to enjoy the romance of the book.

Overall, a one time read when you’re travelling(my case!) or snowed in or rained in.

Meet the Author


Reet has a romantic soul, partly genetic but certainly attributable to the romantic fiction she devours by the kilo. When she’s not watching romcoms, or doing creative things with wool and a crochet hook, or playing Scrabble, she can be found in the kitchen putting together her ‘world-famous’ one-pot meals.Married for three decades, her prototypical tall, handsome, and sensitive hero-husband still makes her heart skip a beat. Writing about love and happy endings feeds her romantic soul; hearing from her readers thrills her.

Having a mother that read to her, she paid it forward, telling bedtime stories to her sons and nieces until they grew too old too fast. As a reaction to them growing up before she knew what was happening, she began writing for older children, and has published children’s books on Amazon, for Kindle.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. authorreet
    Nov 15, 2014 @ 20:32:32

    Dear Parichita, thank you for reviewing! 🙂


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