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How can Brent give in to his desire for the sexy Bollywood actor when a relationship between them could cost Raj his life? When bodyguard Brent Hawthorne moves to India to start a new business, he thinks his biggest problems are going to be the language barrier and coping with the intense heat in Mumbai. But when he starts working for one of Bollywood s top actors, Rajkuma ...more
ebook, 145 pages
Published March 19th 2012 by Total-E-Bound
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Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
Mar 19, 2012 Bubbles Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: MM Readers
Shelves: m-m, beta-read
I beta read this book a several months ago so I already knew mostly what would happen and I still couldn't put this book down. I stayed up way too late because there was no good place to stop. I kept saying one more chapter and I'll sleep. That's not how it happened.

Then this morning I was so tired I almost yelled at my iPhone for waking me up. Thanks for almost making me verbally abuse my sweet and innocent phone Lavinia. :)



I wish my phone was unlocked so I could have a motivational message w
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Serena Yates
May 16, 2012 Serena Yates rated it liked it
Shelves: gay
At the heart of this book is the idea of a bodyguard and his employer falling in lust, but instead of a rock star (like in the 1992 movie ‘The Bodyguard’ with Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston), here the second main character is a Bollywood actor. He has received threats before the story even starts, is trying to hide he is gay, and wants to finish ‘just one more movie’ before he retires. Add all the exotic colors and flavors of Mumbai and the Indian culture, sizzling erotic tension from the fir ...more
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
I really enjoyed this story. It's kind of sweet, a bit sexy and extremely fun.

I loved both Brent and Raj. The way Brent is so adamant about keeping things professional but still unable to resist the charms Raj puts on him was adorable, IMO. I found it funny, too, because he really has no will power when it comes to Raj. LOL. Raj was just plain sexy. He wouldn't stop until he had Brent in his clutches. And even though he only got teases of what he and Brent could have, he wouldn't let go or give
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Alina
Sep 11, 2012 Alina rated it it was amazing
Shelves:
Super sweet and lovely book!
I love bodyguard stories and exotic locations, so this one was a win-win for me :) Really nice characters and hot sex scenes :)
Heller
Nov 08, 2012 Heller rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m, contemporary
2.5

I really wanted to like this one and it had some good points to it. Likeable characters, interesting location and storyline but it just didn't jell for me as well as would have liked. This is an extremely slow burn romance, frustratingly so for me at most points.

Brent Hawthorne is a London bodyguard recently moved to India with friends to make a go of starting a security business with clients from Bollywood. Their first job turns out to be the protection of one of the industry's top stars, Ra
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Lasha
Mar 31, 2012 Lasha rated it really liked it
I’ve read Lavinia Lewis’ Shifter’s Haven series, so I was looking forward to her new book, Bollywood Desires. Set in exotic Mumbai, India, the novella tells the story of British bodyguard Brent Hawthorne and his newest client, Indian film star Raj Khan. Raj needs protection because he’s been stalked by an unknown assailant who is sending him threatening letters. Raj also has another problem: he’s gay, in the closet and after his next movie he is retiring from acting. As Brent and Raj grow closer ...more
Karen K
**4-4.5*
I was lucky enough to be one of he first betas on this story and this was my first look at he new version. Lavinia did such a great job in schooling me in Bollywood because I was really clueless before. I loved the relationship between Brent and Raj - it was both sweet and hot, the best kind of love. Raj immediately hooked into my heart and Brent grew on me shortly thereafter. Fabulous read. Highly recommended.
Suze
Sep 19, 2014 Suze rated it really liked it
Recommended to Suze by: Won on IRM website
As befitting the 4*, i really liked this story. The build of tension between the two was good, Raj playing with Brent's patience was funny, Mr Nasty only became more obvious just before he was exposed. I would have loved it to be a bit longer, to get beneath the characters a bit more.
Kelly
Jul 19, 2013 Kelly rated it it was amazing
Gonna be honest, I was originally put off by the fact it was set in Bollywood, there are just some settings I wouldn't read, but I have to say that I absolutely loved! this book.
Nikko
Aug 25, 2012 Nikko rated it it was amazing
This is a lovely read... I like it..
Jacq
Sep 26, 2014 Jacq rated it liked it
Nice plot. Good chemistry.
Andi Anderson
Jun 20, 2012 Andi Anderson rated it really liked it
Cute, fun book.
Lucy Felthouse
Jul 11, 2012 Lucy Felthouse rated it it was amazing
Article first published as eBook Review: Bollywood Desires by Lavinia Lewis on Blogcritics.

This is the first Lavinia Lewis title I've read, but based on this hot novel, I'll definitely be coming back for more.Bollywood Desiresis a m/m erotic romance set in Mumbai. It tells the story of Bollywood star Rajkumar Khan and bodyguard Brent Hawthorne.

Brent's security company want Raj's business, and so Brent goes along to a meeting to try and win the contract. However, as soon as he meets Raj, he has m
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Honey
Oct 20, 2012 Honey rated it liked it
This was frustrating because the story had so much potential. Initially, I was really enjoying it, until I realized that Brent and Raj’s relationship just wasn’t progressing. I read the rest of it feeling irritated. So unfortunately, though I had high hopes for this one, I can’t rate this with more than 3 stars.

My problem with it? Brent made perfectly clear time and time again that he wasn’t willing to be Raj’s dirty little secret. Raj professed to understand and then a paragraph later would be
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Meggie
Mar 20, 2012 Meggie rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
This story was full of stupid characters. The was Jack acted so unprofessional and focused only on money, brrr. God it went on my nerves. And Brent wasn't far away, too. From the start, he was moody and irritating. Which I didn't understand. Why moving to Mumbai if you hate everything there is to hate about the city. Jeez this attitude was bad for my enjoyment. The romance between Raj and Brent was comical and pulling enough, but not for my taste. They behaved childish around each other, which s ...more
Grace
Aug 19, 2014 Grace rated it really liked it
Great chemistry.......I could feel them.I just thought the end was kinda rushed.But most of all I LOVE IT.
Seraph
Sep 14, 2012 Seraph rated it it was ok
Shelves: mm, boring
predictable plot paired off with unconvincing and bland characters - boring
jules0623
2.5 stars. The bad guy was obvious from very early on, sadly.
Katie
May 06, 2013 Katie rated it really liked it
I will say I did not see that coming...
ElaineY
Mar 26, 2012 ElaineY rated it liked it
Shelves: mm
ExtraLite fluff.
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Lavinia discovered reading at an early age and could always be found with her nose in a book. She loved getting lost in a fantasy world even then. When her parents bought her a typewriter for Christmas at aged eleven, her fate was sealed. She spent hours dreaming up characters and creating stories. Not a lot has changed.

Lavinia is a Welsh Valley girl who has lived all over the UK. Today she lives
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