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The One She Was Warned About

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There's no such thing as a reformed rebel!

Shweta thought she would have the whole marriage-and-kids thing sorted by now. But she couldn't be more wrong—her love life's a wasteland! So when she bumps into Nikhil, the bad boy from her past who still sets her pulse racing, she can't resist flirting with danger….

Nikhil might have gone from zero to hero since they last met—al
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Published November 2013 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2013)
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Nikita (NjKinny's World of Books & Stuff)
Feb 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All romance lovers..
Recommended to Nikita by: Shoma Narayanan
The One She Was Warned About is the first book by Shoma Narayanan that I have read. She has already published three books before this.

The One She Was Warned About is the story of Shweta and Nikhil, who had been friends in their schooldays but lost contact when Nikhil was expelled from school. Now after almost ten years they meet at a party and while reliving their past memories, they are drawn towards each other. Although their attraction for each other is strong, both have their own doubts abo
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shms
Nov 21, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: awful, hqn, desi
'Stalled' is my euphemism for DNF. I pushed myself to finish this pretty much from the get go, but by the time I read 80% of the book I'd lost my will to live. This has been on my TBR pile for a while as a Indian style Mills & Boon romance intrigued me and I'm sorry to say I was sadly disappointed.

Bland and boring. The H and h seem to have no chemistry and no personality and I really didn't feel the emotion or the romance. The h comes off as very immature.

I couldn't even focus on the cultu
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Zee Monodee
Bit meh about this as the heroine was a bit too much of a goody two shoes/Mary Sue and this killed the joy for me to root for her
Megan
A pleasant, sweet romance. I wished for more depth of character and sometimes less exposition-y treatment of changes in feelings, but for the most part, this was a nice read, with a fade-to-black romance and a few interesting nuances.

Shweta and Nikhil have known each other since childhood. They weren't friends, but they weren't utter enemies, either, even though he teased her quite a bit. Their most lasting impact on each other was the scar left on rebellious Nikhil's forehead from when hot-temp
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Angela Peixoto
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One very enjoyable book by Shoma Narayanan! It is worth every minute spent reading it.
Janhvi
Dec 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-book

I enjoy reading Mills and Boon romances from time to time and Shoma Narayanan is a fantastic author. So I was pretty excited to start The One She Was Warned About. I really enjoyed the book. It was a quick read and a few hours well spent.

Shweta has turned thirty. She think her love life should have been sorted by now but the prospects are so not looking good. Then she bumps into Nikhil, the guy she's known through all her childhood. She knows he's a bad boy but she can't resist him. I liked Shwe
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This is Shoma Narayanan’s Third book and this is the first time that I read her work.

Shweta and Nikhil have moved on from the life where they ‘knew’ each other. Shweta, now thirty, is struggling with decisions of her life. Things were certainly not going the way she had day dreamed and planned about. Instead at thirty she finds herself attached, not engaged, to a boring man with no immediate marriage plans and certainly no kids. When she bumps into Nikhil
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Madhuri
May 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Simply loved reading it and just couldn't have enough...The writing is soo fresh, true to the heart where every emotion can be felt and soo true to Real Life's situations.

Loved the way the author has woven Nikhil and Shweta's cute love story and shown the beautiful chemistry between them.
He being although a successful high profile guy who has made a mark for himself in his field of work , has still been traditional in his roots and thinking . Shweta's character is fun and wonderful to read , ind
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Mina
I adore this book! The first half was slow, and I got annoyed at the characters because they didn't really seem to have any problems. But the last half was perfect. The conflict is simple but feels real, and what left me so happy as I finished this book is how relatable it felt. It means a lot to desi authors telling desi stories under the Harlequin banner! Definitely on my re-read for comfort list. Recommended for anyone who has the patience for a slice-of-life read and a romance that leaves yo ...more
Aathira Jim
As always, Shoma's narration is smooth and keeps you hooked right till the end. Though the story was quite predictable, the characters are well etched out. Nikhil is the bad boy guy who re-enters Shweta's life after almost fifteen years. Of course, their chemistry is sizzling right from the first chapter. Set against the backdrop of Mumbai with visits to Kerala, Pune and Delhi, the book is an entertainer. If you are looking for a light, breezy read, then you are bound to enjoy this one.
Irfan Bhati
Oct 22, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
one of the most pathetic book I have read.. jerks read such things
Pooja
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
its really gud awsme buk....
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Shoma started reading romances at the age of eleven, borrowing them from neighbours so that her parents didn’t find out. At that time the thought of writing one herself never entered her head. But a couple of years ago Shoma took up writing and was amazed at how much she enjoyed it. Now she works grimly at her banking job through the week, and tries to balance writing with household chores during ...more
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