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REVIEW ç That Same Old Love ã Alternate cover for this ASIN can be found hereA former bad girl with a pastMahi had hit the rock bottom All she wanted to do now was to start over and lead an uncomplicated drama free life in her hometown Hyderabad But unfortunately some people never forgive or forget and hold on to their grudges for a very long timeA formF her parent's choiceWatch the sparks flyWhen Mahi and Samrat butt heads at every turn they are caught up in a fierce but unwanted attraction that leads them into an exciting wild fling with no strings attached But what would happen when one of them is no longer happy with their arrangement and begins to demand wanting everything A humorous heartwarming sexy story of redemption friendship and love. Detailed review on my blog Same Old Love is a story in which each of the characters however fleeting a place they may have has a strong presenceThis book makes a point about gender ineuality and domestic abuse about the belief of sex as a taboo and the acceptance of ones' sexuality about bullying and the insecurities of teenage and much And none of this is mentioned as in your face preachingThese are all a part of this well written passionate story of loveThat Same Old Love is a love story which does have youthful passion but it is actually a mature love story of two individuals who celebrate even their differences having known from experience that happiness does not come in any standard moulds

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Neur was Mahi's former classmate and current neighbor Mahi had effectively ruined his higher educational prospects with her false allegations She along with her similarly mean friends had also made his sister Ananya's life miserable during their college days And to make the matters even complicated Ananya is married to Mahi's first love Sidhu whom Mahi had callously left behind to marry a person o. As stated by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich well behaved women seldom make historyI would go a step further by stating that well behaved women seldom shocks a reader in remembering her as we remember even today Scarlett O' Hara or Moll Flanders And now for me Mahi of India's Most Unlikely Bride by M V KasiA former bad girl with a past The above line caught my attention Will it be wild or sensual Temperamental or evocative or would it simply be the same old story of a woman fighting off an attractive chauvinistic and yet completely irresistible male The blurb will not prepare you for MahiIntroducing Mahi​The prologue introduces Mahi as a bully and a trouble maker A girl who has no moral conscience; and is ready to lie just for the thrill of it Her one lie changes the course of life for many people and this forms the plot of this novel“Let’s see how Tarzan puts that so called brilliant mind to use and get out of this problem she thought with a smirk formulating a uick plan”Such a breath of fresh air from a damsel in distress Badass attitudeGone are the days when women were busy in hiding their sensuality 'Making out' as she did with her ex boyfriend was a hushed affair Right now we live in a very extreme culture I suppose One side “live in relationships” are growing while on the other hand parts of India are still getting embroiled in the Khaap culture Mahi represents every woman in India The abuser and the abused The complacent and the revolutionaryThe story starts with Mahi returning to India after a long gap She is divorced and single Her neighbor is none other than her college Samrat Reddy The man whom she had once falsely accused of cheating and kissing her during her college days A man who had always lived under the shadow of her false accusations“The humiliation and the loss not just for him but for his entire family had affected him through the years Then there was also the matter of other false allegations she threw at him”Is Mahi really such a bitchThe story behind the facadeMahi carries many shades of pain on her shoulders The rejected daughter to the abused wife And these pains her nothing compared to that she felt after becoming a mother But the role she revels in is that of being a sensual woman I found many shades of Scarlett O'Hara in Mahi Those buried pains covered under a mask of 'devil may care attitude'Weaving of storiesThis novel cannot be taken as single read Multiple POVs showcases the lives of many of those touching the life of Mahi Even her ex boyfriend gets a happy ending This book can be divided into three parts1 Mahi and Samrat come together2Fifty shades of Mahi3Mahi winning back SamratWhile the first part can be called as a cute love story the hot scenes in the middle part of the novel will either shock you or send you into raptures Be ready for some well written but very sensual scenes The third part from where Mahi’s journey towards happiness starts is a bit of a cliché She is angry and then he is angry and then and throughout this it is their physical attraction they have for each other that keeps them together One might find this a bit of a weak conflict to go on but for romance lovers it’s this ultimate thrill that makes us want to be part of this romantic journey But the uestion here is was it needed For the growth of Mahi yes It’s a weapon for her A facade which hides her pain A facade which Samrat shreds to pieces A facade that becomes her reality But does it drive the story further I wouldn’t say that after the first instance the repeat “performances” were needed A few of them could have been let go of to make this a much tighter readSide characters take a center stageMahi's ex boyfriend Sidhu occupies a lot of space in this novel as does Samrat’s sister Ananya As if the author does not like any loose ends The best part of the novel was the practicality attached to the attitude of the characters Love happens Breakups happen Live moves on People grow up and meet other people And this is exactly what life is all aboutI could connect with Mahi a lot In her mature 'avatar' she could handle anything Even a very boorish Samrat Isn't real life a bit like that tooYou make mistakes in your youth Fun for some nightmare for others Yet you grow out to be a good human being Characters like Mahi are a very welcome change for those who are into heavy literature This is one book you can read without analyzing a lot of what ifs and why not's Again one cannot call this a frivolous read Certain topics like extra marital affair to sexuality in marriage have been touched upon Samrat on the other hand disappointed me a bit He is very likable till he does not reach his village Suffering heartbreak is only a woman's prerogative is truly proven here His throwing off the clothes out of the window really brought him down a bit in my eyes I just hope he folded them back Though the story follows a very steady curve of growth it hits a lacuna once Samrat and Mahi come on the same page For those who love hot romances you will like it but for those who are romantic without the steam you might skip a few pages here I didn’t THE REASON FOR RATINGhttpwwwtbcblogtourscomtbc blog

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That Same Old LoveAlternate cover for this ASIN can be found hereA former bad girl with a pastMahi had hit the rock bottom All she wanted to do now was to start over and lead an uncomplicated drama free life in her hometown Hyderabad But unfortunately some people never forgive or forget and hold on to their grudges for a very long timeA former nerd who hates her and wants her goneSamrat a highly successful entrepre. Love surprises us when we least expect it and it has been the most endearing trait of love This book celebrates love and shares how the path is littered with conseuences With just a ‘good time’ in mind Mahi and Samrat decide to be consenting adults and then love or rather ‘That Same Old Love’ takes control leaving them wanting so much Such an apt name for the book reflecting the heart of the story I enjoyed all the parts of the story – the young love and the angst the mature settled love and the hot passionate love that drove the story With the title ‘That Same Old Love’ her book is a dead giveaway for the kind of story we would be reading but the obvious just ends with the title Yes Author MV Kasi has penned an unorthodox and sizzling story for her readers The story of two people who know each other and try to stay away but fate has other plans This book could just have been another book about a couple with red hot chemistry and a lot of sex but the author has made it an exercise of discovery and loving oneself first in order to embrace love from others If someone spews hate at you daily then it becomes your truth if you don’t fight it and the struggle is real for surviving one day The author has touched on the topic of marital abuse and the sad plight of so many young girls who go abroad with dreams in their eyes only to be glorified unpaid maids Mahi triumphs the odds alienates herself and yet she shines through The secondary characters add the spice action and depth to the story Family is a crucial part of the book The attitude of Mahi’s family and the stand of Samrat’s mother help the love story culminate beautifully Sidhu and Ananya help the past and present collide as the old grudges resurface The book had a lot of masala gossip and “what would people say” moments Yet they are well placed and reflect our society Is the story of Mahi and she could be anyone of us The life that we live today the angst the loneliness the issues we face and the story of a woman who chooses to walk alone rather than toe the line is Mahi I did find that she got a raw deal and a lot of negative in her life as did Samrat a bit much Sadly real life is such when just a single good break is tough to find Their mutual sorrow was well written and brought them closer I especially liked the way the author did not take sides or try compare the sorrow yet it was sharedSamrat with his looks presence kindness and verve he is the perfect foil to the impulsive impetuous Mahi He is sensitive successful and sexy Mahi with her motor mouth and aggression finally finds her match as the sparks flyThe sizzle content is high the story fast paced and unputdownable M V Kasi has penned a perfect picture of our society double standards and the uest for acceptance freedom respect and lovePick The Same Old Love to fall in love with Samrat and Mahi as they stand tall and stand strong with love I received a copy of the book from the author via The Book Club this is my honest opinion