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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  328 ratings  ·  69 reviews
Freshly dumped Rayna Dutt does not feel like flying to her best friend’s big fat Indian wedding. But letting down her friend is not an option. So, she decides to grin and bear it. A mix up with room allocations forces her to share a luxury villa with Neel Arora, the gorgeous owner of the resort and best man at the wedding. Sparks fly and attraction sizzles.

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Mass Market Paperback, Indian Author Collection, 192 pages
Published July 15th 2014 by Harlequin India
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Fans of Bollywood romance tales will delight in this jam packed fun novel!

When Rayna Dutt is dumped by her boyfriend, she immediately decides to make somebody her fake fiance to attend her bestfriend's destination wedding. Neel seems just perfect for the show. Although he has shut his heart, he cannot resist seeing Rayna standing on his doorstep. After a bit of reluctance, he agrees to do the favor.

Much to the trouble of the protagonists, they have now started developing feelings for each oth
"He made me love him without looking at me.”
----Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Adite Banerjie, an Indian writer, has spun an entertaining and equally heart-touching love-story, Trouble Has A New Name that features a spicy mixture of love-drama in the midst of a blue ocean.

“Will you pretend to be my fiancé for the next few days?”
Recently-single model Rayna Dutt does not feel like flying to her friend’s big fat Indian wedding. But she does - and when a mix up with room allocations forc
Reet Singh
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Having read Adite Banerjie's first offering - The Indian Tycoon's Marriage Deal - earlier, I was looking forward to her next. It was great to discover that book two was even better!

The first thing I wanted to do, when I finished the last page of 'Trouble' was to fly down immediately to the Emerald Isle - that is how fabulously Adite has described the colorful, vibrant location of her story! Rayna and Neel are beautiful, though flawed, people who come together thanks to a series of immutable laws
SA Krishnan
Oct 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice romance

Dumped by her boyfriend, Rayna takes the opportunity to move away to her best friend's wedding. There the lead pair meet and the romance starts from there.
Interesting narration and good characters. Liked it.
Shilpa Suraj
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I won a copy of Trouble has a new name in a competition conducted by M&B and I have to say I enjoyed my evening curled up in bed with my prize. I'll keep my review spoiler free so you can discover the story for yourself. Charming, breezy and lighthearted, Rayna and Neel's story has you both rooting for the protagonists and wanting to whack them upside the head when they're being obtuse. A well crafted, sweetly detailed story that draws you in and has you as invested in the outcome as the lead pa ...more
Sundari Venkatraman
Jul 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book of Adite Banerjie’s that I am reading, the first one being The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal. I must say that the author has taken a huge leap in her writing style for the better. I found Trouble Has A New Name infinitely more interesting than her first one which was excellent too.

The Story:

Rayna is a super model who has been dumped by Sid – through a text message. She doesn’t have time to lick her wounds as she rushes to her best friend Milee’s wedding to Chris in the An
Preethi Venugopala
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is a complete package for anyone who wants to be transported to a dream world.
Emerald Isle, a picturesque Island in the Andamans, a big fat Indian wedding, a drool worthy hero and a spirited heroine. Can it get any better? Yes it can if the author is Adite. There are troubles brewing, internal and external conflicts and brilliant narration.

The characters are well etched. I suspect I have developed a mad crush on Neel. I wanted to give Rayna a hug at times. Poor girlie always had trou
Usha Narayanan
Jul 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Meet the Dumpee, Rayna Dutt, who gets drunk on tequila and wakes up with a terrible hangover. She’s dealing with the shock of Sid Verma, the Dumper, breaking up via text message – “It’s over!” But she can’t wallow in peace. She’s got a plane to catch and must be at the airport in twelve minutes flat. It’s her best friend Milee’s wedding in the Andaman Islands, and she is supposed to take her friend’s trousseau with her….

She jumps into the cab and gets going, only to find too late that she is st
Adiana Ray
Aug 24, 2014 rated it really liked it

Weddings can be a magical occasion and Indian weddings even more so. Beautiful model Rayna Dutt has come to an Indian Ocean island to attend her best friend’s wedding. However, behind her mesmerizing smile there lies a pool of pain and heartache. Ditched by her boyfriend on the verge of her moving in with him; she proposes a make believe engagement to Neel Arora the owner of the resort where she is staying to attend her friend’s wedding. She does this to get away from the p
Subarna Sahni
Aug 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rayna Dutt, a successful model dumped by her boyfriend through a text message. Insulted and tormented, nursing a bruised ego Rayna has to attend her best friend's wedding. Unknown to the fact that she will be burning with desire after meeting the 'hot' hotelier Neel Arora. The sizzling passion and their chemistry has been brought out brilliantly by the author. All that you want when you pick up a M&B. The right mix of lust,mush and jitters makes this book a fun read.

The beautiful locales of And
Supriya Saran
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this book tweeted about by @SheaReadsSA (She Reads South Asia) and even though it’s really weird for me to read Indian authors, I decided to pick this one up. What I mean by 'weird' is reading about Indian weddings and the family dramas, described in such detail when they are so commonplace around here. I mean, during the wedding season this drama continues nearly every day, bordering on tiresome and 'meh'.

It was a short, sweet read that I felt went too fast - rushing from one 'feeling'
Inderpreet Uppal
Aug 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Trouble Has A New Name and he is called NEEL. The name evokes beautiful images of clear blue skies and bright summer days and this novel has all this and more. Mix it with RAYNA – the night and the cocktail is one heady mix of desire, bubbling with emotion. She is Ray for her friends but she is also the ‘ray’ that brightens up the dull life of the super hot Neel.

I really liked the names of both the characters, so very expressive. Add to this the stunning visual imagery that Adite has written int
D.R. Downer
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The very last line of the novel says, 'There is no better deal than Happy Ever After'. That's my review there. Thanks for reading!
No, seriously; in spite of a hundred reasons of not reading the book, including illness, my writings, family commitments, festivals, etc etc etc; I couldn't help but read it from start to finish, straight.
Beautiful Rayna, an aspiring model, meets the handsome Neel, a successful hotelier, at a beautiful island in the Andaman. Having suffered heartbreaks in their previ
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I’m not a big fan of Harlequin books but recently when there were plenty of good reviews floating on the internet for Adite Banerjie’s ‘Trouble Has A New Name’, I decided to read it and take my chance. Also I had won the book as part of the Tornado Giveaway hosted by The Book Club.

The book started off on a good note with the female protagonist, Rayna, being dumped by her boyfriend and even though she is heartbroken and wasted by the previous night’s drinking binge, she still has a plane to catch
Ruchi Singh
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Rayna Dutt a sensuous yet sensitive model wakes up with a hangover, to catch a private jet for a destination wedding… and I was hooked. To add to Rayna’s feisty charm, there were RBILs (full form not to be disclosed here) dispersed all over the book making her the most appealing heroine.

Hottie Neel (love the name), high flying businessman with down to earth upbringing, responsibilities and fears comes across as a real man close to my heart. Adite Banerjee has skillfully woven the backstories of
Leena Varghese
Jun 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
From the first page onward I was pulled along like Rayna’s stuffed suitcase right into this story! An engaging read, vivid description of people, culture and places interspersed with humorous episodes bound by the wonderful chemistry between the protagonists.

Neel is most lovable as the strong and vital hero. The scene in the boat under the stars is the finest point of the story for me… “The vastness of it all makes your worries appear totally meaningless …” Absolutely true!

Rayna and Neel are be
Geeta Nair
Aug 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Geeta by: The Book Club
The plot is predictable just like any other M&B novel. However what had me hooked to the book was Adite’s mastery over the language, the vividness with which she describes the Emerald Island bringing the beauty of the Andaman live to the reader.

The characters of Neel, Rayna, Milee and Agra Aunty are well etched with all their flaws. I could easily relate to each of the characters, their thoughts, reactions….. The banter, the pain, the feelings of the protagonists Neel andRayna are well portrayed
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A lovely story with lovable characters. The friendship between Rayna and Milee is so open and I loved their OOOs (you will have to read the book to find more). I liked Rayna’s book of Immutable Laws. Rayna’s dialogues especially when she puts her foot in her mouth, which she does all the time, are so natural. Neel is the typical Tall, Dark and Handsome and his feelings have been described making him more human than the western heroes.
I loved the book and the cover is awesome.

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Mahathi Ramya
Jun 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am reading a wonderful romance after a long time. I loved this story which is a light read.

Rayna Dutt is a supermodel but she is depressed with a recent breakup from her boyfriend Sid. Fortunately, her mood changes as she has to attend her best friend Milee's luxurious wedding function in Andaman islands. There she meets Mr. Neel Arora, who is a handsome hotelier.

As fate would have it, she meets Sid in Andamans who came to the same hotel, hand in hand with his new girlfriend, Karishma. Rayna
ananya mishra
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review of the novel by adite banerjee

This novel was a light hearted romantic novel with characters who were down to earth and quite imperfect like anyone of us.we could easily relate to the ups and downs of the protagonists and the termoils which are part and parcel of life and we have to face them as life throws before us.
Ambica Gulati
Feb 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
A former journalist, Adite’s editing skills are good. And turning from hard core subjects, to heart moving romance has been quite a shift for her. But she has skilfully woven many plot now with young and happy characters and scenic narratives. The story is woven well around a friend’s wedding to be held on the lovely islands and it synchronizes with the resort’s high profile launch. For instance, the launch and the wedding and coverage of all this by a prominent TV channel has been well-written. ...more
Esha Pandey
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic.. I love Adite's writing.. it always gives me immense pleasure to pick a new book by her. Story is well developed and characters are well etched out. Its a treat for a romance reader..look forward to more from her.. ...more
Nikita (Njkinny's Blog)
Jul 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Every Romance Lover..
Recommended to Nikita by: Adite Banerjie

Trouble Has a New Name is Adite Banerjie's second book and for this book she takes us to the pristine and heavenly Andaman Islands. The cover is lovely and instantly made me remember warm sand, soothing sound of the crashing of waves and the serenity and peace that one gets only on a beach! The cover is just lovely with extra shine given to the umbrella and the author's name. The blurb is also very alluring and instantly made me feel the need to pick this
Sumeetha Manikandan
Aug 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am going to start this review with the last line of this book that I wholly endorse.

“And the best rule of them all. Rule #3: There is no better deal than Happily Ever After!”

‘Trouble has a new name’ is the love story of Rayna and Neel (I so love their names!) set in the beautiful islands of Andaman (Adite I know where my next holiday location will be thanks to you :)).

Rayna is hungover, bitter, lovesick (reads sick of love) and she is also late for her best friend’s wedding in Andaman. Hurryin
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
She is Rayna Dutt. A Supermodel, dusky beauty and dumped....
Dumped? Now that is what caught my attention the moment I started reading this book by Adite Banerjie. Instead of taking a bottle of depression pills, Rayna is all fired up to face the world.. It is in this mood, she rushes to her friend's wedding and on her way meets....

Neel Arora. A handsome hotelier in an exotic location. Neel is already fed up with Rayna.She is late for the scheduled flight, but seeing her arrive aristoc
Feb 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
My review originally posted on is shown below:

Banerjie was a new to me author when I read her debut novel, The Indian Tycoon's Marriage Deal. I jumped at the chance to read her second book, Trouble Has a New Name, and it didn't disappoint. It was a quick read which again had the story set in India and I was immediately immersed in the culture and the locations especially with the use of Indian words and explanations and the vivid descriptions that gave me breathtaking view
Dola Singh
Sep 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Dumping someone over a text message? I was already rooting for our sensitive yet gutsy heroine Rayna Dutt and planning to kill Sid on the first page. Adite Banerjie has a knack of doing this very well – making a reader build relationships with the characters from the very beginning. All the characters feel so real, so believable with some gray shades apparent in them. Life-like. Whether it be gutsy-yet-an-emotional-wreck Rayna, Kind-yet-commitment-phobic Neel or the infuriating-yet-sweet Agra Au ...more
Zee Monodee
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG, isn't that cutest Indian/Bollywood-type story ever! As a Desi myself, I loved all the references to the big fat Indian wedding, the family dynamics, and of course the delicious hero! It's a breeze to read, lovely story with a light vibe and that feel-good factor throughout. Perfect beach escapism! ...more
Helen Pereira
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am so glad that my best friend gifted me this book because I really enjoyed reading it. There is nothing like a good ole romance to brighten up your day. The first thing I really loved was “Dumpee” which had me sitting all cosy on the couch smiling to myself. Obviously I just couldn’t put the book down and had to finish it in one go.
Rayna Dutt is a lovely, bubbly and a fun person. Neel Arora is absolutely gorgeous and it is no wonder the two shared an instant and explosive chemistry. The stor
Sweet read....I don't know what took me so long to pick this book up...I enjoyed reading it and I love the balance of the characters in the book....great job.... ...more
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Adite Banerjie discovered the wonderful world of books at an early age which sparked her interest in writing. After a fulfilling and exciting career as a business journalist she turned her attention to fiction.

Three of her romance novels have been published by Harlequin/Harper Collins India. In 2018 she embarked on her indie journey as an author-publisher.

She also writes screenplays. 7 Lives, a s

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