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3.05  ·  Rating details ·  550 ratings  ·  86 reviews
Rihana is an adventurous and free-spirited girl, until she marries Veer, an eligible bachelor who comes from a wealthy family. While they appear 'happily married', their strong personalities are at odds. Veer, for the most part, is insensitive to Rihana's physical and emotional needs, straining the relationship and leaving her feeling incomplete. Caught between the devil a ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published July 16th 2014 by Srishti Publishers & Distributors
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May 23, 2016 rated it did not like it
I'm sorry, this book is a big let down for me. A whining kid gets married to another whining kid, hell yea, they cheat on each other, gets divorced. This is the one-liner. Very absurd conceptualization. Cheating is not sexy. It is an OFFENCE. No matter you belong to which gender. ...more
Rishi Katiyar
Sep 04, 2014 rated it did not like it
The Deliberate Sinner- Bhaavana Arora

First of all I want to thank Bhaavana Arora (Author), for making me believe in myself again, to boost my morale. The book kind of hooked me for nearly straight 3 most deadly hours of night (from 1 am to 3:45 am) where I was more than eager to turn the next page to know what happens is one of the few books I finished in one go, as I want to know the extent of my patience, the nadir of dumbness, mine as well as of authors. I flipped the pages with the e
Apr 20, 2018 marked it as avoid-like-the-plague
Shelves: will-never-read
Off topic review:

Never knew this author, but won't read her books because she made asinine comments about people protesting the rape of Asifa. She needs to realise who is the ruling party in the country, (who also needs to be the harbinger of change), rather than shitting on people, who even in their smallest way are trying to spread a message of peace.
Jul 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The best book by Debutant Author.
This book actually tells the Mediocrity of Indian Society.

For people only the Respect in Society matters, not the happiness of one's Girl Child matters in marriage ...

Its a Story of a Girl who dares to take the Difficult path after ending in with a wrong/pathetic man as a Husband.

She finally realizes that To be happy we dnt have to listen to what SOCIETY says. For the society wants only the Female to be forgiving and virtues of forgiveness and caring are not
Nitin Vadher
Aug 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
When I received the mail from blogadda to review this book, I started searching for this book on net, and found that this book has been a good content of adultery, but after reading it I didn’t find that much content of sex although whenever there are any description about sex it is used at perfect timing and it was needed at that particular moment. Also I must say that after the release of Sita’s curse Indian author’s are taking a good chance by providing a sexual material to the orthodox India ...more
Himani Gupta
Jul 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
a very well written book, simple language and a debatable topic to read with a wonderful narration. I could not stop the book till I finished it at one stretch… A must read book by all the women and men

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Jul 27, 2014 rated it did not like it
You know those stories that appear in Woman's Era? The forced language that seems to be thought-in-Hindi-written- in-English, the attitude of the characters, their names , the weak and disconnected plot, the confused protagonist, the attempted 'modernity', everything in this book reminded me of Woman's Era. But instead of having the kind of predictable ending those short stories usually have, this book follows the current trend of women breaking free from unhappy marriages. Yeah, that trend. Or ...more
Jul 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014

"Hate the sin, Not the sinner!" shone the words as I turned the cover page of the book from BlogAdda. The autograph of the author below those words made me smile with anticipation. :)

How true were those words! More often than not, we end up hating the sinner. Our intellectual minds are so well-programmed to suppress that little voice in our head called conscience. Our heads conveniently choose to filter out the important bits of reality and shift focus on
Pushpa Rana
Jul 28, 2014 rated it liked it
The book was very engaging, I started reading it when at 2200 hrs and I couldn't control myself completing it in 4 hours. Dr. Bhaavna Arora has highlighted hypocrisies of an Indian society which are often discussed or rather unspoken contrary to their existence. Well, it does talk about a girl from an affluent background but the challenges she faced are not less than anybody else, in fact it was definitely hard for her to deal with things but eventually she could find the strength and courage to ...more
Heena Ahuja
Jul 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
this story revolves around Rihana, a girl with substance, high values and adventurous. Things were pretty much in hand until she married Veer, who on the outside was an eligible bachelor but on the inside he was as insensitive as a non-living being can be towards living ones. What happens after to her life after her marriage, is what we have to find out.

A great story line with a wonderful cover portraying women of today with emotions. I liked the intense love making part which has been handled c
Nitin Ganapule
Aug 06, 2014 rated it did not like it
Less than average book! I don't know what all the hype about! I became one of the those victims who fell for early reviews and hype! There is no character development and the protagonist is not least inspiring.. With only 160+ pages and only one line story this book cannot be called as a novel, this one doesn't even fall under short story category.. The writing definitely leaves lot to be desired.. Agreed that the topic is good to write about but the content is missing.. This book has to be the ...more
Amita Sehrawat
Aug 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was the first time i read a first book from an author...;)

About the Author: I better let Bhavna speak about herself - Here is the link from her website - About Me

First and foremost, very congratulations to Bhavna Arora for her debut writing. A debut which challenges the norms of society. A debut which speaks of women empowerment.

Book Cover: A picture speaks a thousand words. So does the cover of book. It forces the reader to try and make several assumptions about the contents.

What I
Purnendu Chatterjee
Aug 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
‘The Deliberate Sinner’ is the debut novel of Bhaavna Arora, which talks about a very controversial topic of our society. How women are made to hang on to the marriage for the sake of the society even if she doesn’t get the much needed mental, emotional and sexual satisfaction.

The name and the cover is enough to turn heads of the readers and after reading the blurb this book will be an easy choice for readers. The lady on the cover standing with a ring on her hand perfectly states that there is
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
The story in this book had great potential but didn't quite live up to it. The book is well written, no doubt and highlights the problems in the characters' married life which really do exist in the real world. Even after writing so boldly about a woman's needs and shedding light on the issues that arise out of an unhappy marriage and so-called social obligations, the author couldn't manage to hit the nail on the head.
Though there were some places where the story went over the top (100laps!)
Knitha(parinitha) Urs
Aug 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I finished reading this book in one stretch and I had a smile when I reached last page. The deliberate sinner was my Sunday date :) . It’s a story of Rihana- free spirited girl yet confined in emotional turmoil about family and society, Veer- A product of a typical patriarchy society who firmly believes in receiving everything in relationship but giving is out of his dictionary. Rihana puts up with veer’s extreme behaviors and also try to work out the marriage because of the family and society. ...more
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Engaging,Different, passionate, gripping and exciting story that will have you hooked till the end. I couldn't have asked for more than a lovely book like the deliberate sinner on a rainy day with a cup of coffee that lasted till my dinner. Amazing plot. I received this copy with the magic moment card by CCD. I'm glad I bought that card and received this wonderful book. I immediately switched to good reads to read the reviews. On an average this book was rated as a good read but i would say it's ...more
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you can't have sugar who says don't have salt too. If you can't base your relation on emotions, try sex, intimacy. Sometimes the relationship can work because the sex is great and I completely agree with the author. Sometimes sex overpowers emotions and relationship works like fire. The protagonist Rihana is no different and is a normal girl like all other girls who is just seeking happiness in a relationship. Very well written. Easily assimilated. ...more
Sailee Korde
Jul 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
Ordered via flipkart on 21st, received on 22nd, finished reading on 23rd :) awesome book! Must read for girls and guys too...
Piyush Gupta
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
The book revolves around the life of a sexually insatiable girl Rihana who got married to callous Veer. Rihanna had difficulties adjusting with Veer, who was indifferent to her needs. She brought the matter to her family but her plea fell on deaf ears.
To keep herself busy Rihana found a job at school, Veer started pampering Rihana; miraculously turned to a doting husband. Just when life was going Rihana's way, she realised her husband has been cheating on her. This was the sufficient reason to
Swathi Shenoy
Aug 25, 2014 rated it liked it
The Deliberate Sinner is a story about 21 year old Rihana who is from an affluent family. She is what every guy desires for! When proposed by Veer, a guy from an equally affluent family, Rihana finds herself in confusion. And before she can think through it, her marriage is fixed with Veer by her parents, who are happy to find a 'suitable' groom whose social status matches with theirs!

The story revolves around her marital life. While she finds herself totally unhappy with Veer, she tries everyth
Ankit Saxena
Feb 17, 2015 rated it really liked it

Bhaavna has made it word of fiction as well as self-help. The way story started and then lifted was worth reading. I completed the book in one shot. You really can't stop reading it in-between. The way one girl have to go on for the happiness of her family and friends is what explained here. What are the consequences of one single wrong step taken by person in their life? Specially Women, when you are living in non-supporting and unnecessarily interrupting society, where mostly perso
Amit Gupta
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
Good intentions don't necessarily make into good books and we have seen that far too often ever since pulp fiction has evolved in the Indian literary scene. The Deliberate sinner focus so much on feminism and celebrating female sexuality that it forgets the most basic rule in a book - to tell a story. The conflicts seem confused and are bounced off every time from the lens of feminism only to appear more shallow and cringe worthy.

Rihana is an adventurous and free-spirited girl, until she marries
Mar 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
The things which attracted me to the book were the cover and the size (Very small only 148 pages), It's a story of Rihana who is strong and modern but still gets trapped in a loveless and cruel wedding just due to the pressure of her family and other societal games.

Well, but few things were over the top just sample following lines:

Veer was mesmerized by her. He shifted his gaze from the delicious curves of her waist to the beautifully scooped navel from where a thin stream of brown hair emerg
Raksha Bhat
Jul 18, 2014 rated it liked it
I did not immediately fall in love with the book nor did I hate the writing, simply because I just couldn't understand its pace. There is no denying that it explores an area of raw realism. The range of thoughts and emotions of a woman of today that too an Indian, in an institution of marriage is a tough topic. It is not easy to sum up in around hundred and fifty pages. Maybe that’s why the little derailing. The narration especially in the end did seem like a fast forward, like someone is trying ...more
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Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
The first look of the cover made me fall for it. I was eager to read it . The story revolves around the protagonist Rihana.

Rihana's father ,Rajendera Bajwa ,was a well- known Punjabi businessman who owned three
marble mines in Jaipur.Her mother, on the other was a local politician .Her father was always busy, time was luxury Mr.Bajwa could not afford in parenthood.Rihana's mother on the other hand had all time in the world,she had learnt to compromise.

Rihana was married to Veer, but she was low
Oct 27, 2015 rated it liked it
first things first as I already read the 50 shades of grey earlier as i started reading i felt like its somehow sounds realistic compared to 50 shades it was a blunder non fiction..rihanna the agonist who's battling for her sexual needs is very sensitive I felt pity on her as every women have right on her husband and he is who should take care of her well being externally and internally.. its well written about our distinction so called society which expects us women to be a epitome of love , sa ...more
Kishore Kumar
May 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
As the synopsis says, the book reveals some of the naked truths of one's desire for indulging in a serious relationship. It speaks about how to handle situation when it comes to living for yourself and living for others, how not to mess up things being in a relationship, forgiveness, moving on with past. There are couple of lines which contemplates. Overall good book and leaves you with a strong message "live for your happiness". ...more
Shalini Kaur
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I completely fell in love with the book and the author and have a belief that this book is going to meet a lot of criticism because of the vivid SEX and the reality that the book deals with. Perfect material or a Mahesh Bhatt movie. All people may criticize it but would still go to watch it.
Monika Sadhwani
Dec 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
The book is all about an innocent n pampered girl who after marriage faces adversities, she tries her best to handle things with the conservative approach but after coming in terms with the dual standard society decides to take hold of her life ...

A hooking book n a nice read!!

Sundari Venkatraman
Feb 01, 2016 rated it did not like it
This is one of the crappiest books I have read. The language can do with several rounds of editing and proofing (Rupa, do you read me?). I just could not relate to the story. Why did I read the whole book? I am determined like that.
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Dr. Bhavna Arora is a new-generation writer who is an avid learner from life. She is a young enthusiast who has two MBA degrees and a Doctorate from Pittsford University in Leadership to her credit.
A philanthropist at heart, she has been sponsoring an underprivileged boy's education. She also works closely with an institute for special children.
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