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Bollywood Fiancé For A Day

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  141 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Studious Dr. Vishakha never dreamed that winning a date with Bollywood heartthrob Zaheer Saxena would land her in an unusual deal to benefit both of them. Zaheer wants to ward off unwanted attention from his leading lady and agrees to help her save her face. It's just like a business arrangement for Vishakha - except that she hadn't factored in the unwanted, yet extremely ...more
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Published May 6th 2018 by Amazon (first published August 2013)
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Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can possibly restore your credibility after being jilted by your fiance for your more superficially attractive sister, so that your wedding goes ahead and your sister takes your place? If you’re an Indian girl, I mean? Well, getting engaged to a Bollywood hero on the morning of the sister’s wedding, I suppose. That’s one way to save face and put a stop to those feigned, compassionate glances, not to mention the inevitable, whispered comparisons.

Meet Vishakha. Dr. Vishakha Sehgal, I mean to
Ramla Zareen Ahmad
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary-rom
4.5 STARS= Very Good= Enjoyable= I liked it very much...!
Fiona Marsden
Jan 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read a few romances set in India or with an Indian hero or heroine. It's a fascinating country and after reading this I want to go watch a Bollywood movie, or at least Bride and Prejudice.

Visha is the heroine, a trained and dedicated doctor, prepared to go through with an arranged marriage to please her step-father. Unfortunately her groom preferred her step-sister so all Visha has left to look forward to is the prize she won buying her engagement dress. A date with Zaheer Saxena, Bollywood
Shabana Mukhtar
Non-review Rant
A random pick - since I wanted to read desi. 

The story is about Vishakha - a doctor; and Zaheer Saxena - an actor, playboy, of course.


Vishakha's fiance fancies her sister Saira and that leaves Vishakha heartbroken. To mend those wounds, she participates in a contest of some sort to win a date with Bollywood heartthrob Zaheer. Zaheer is late, Vishakha snaps at him and the journey begins.

Both have a 'situation' to deal with and a fake engagement seems a good way to handle
Njkinny (Njkinny's Blog)
Jun 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All romance lovers

Bollywood Fiancé For A Day is a sweet romance between a rakish superstar and a normal girl as far apart from his blitzy life as possible. Brought together first by chance and then by their own design, both have a reason to need the other and while at first it is just a deal that benefits them both but soon their hearts are involved.
Can a Bollywood star and a normal girl from a humble home ever find their happily-ever-after?

The blurb of the book is int
Sep 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-book
Bollywood Fiance For A Day seemed to look like a cute read and that is exactly how it turned out to be. In the typical Mills and Boon book charm it had everything a romance lover wishes to see in a book. I would consider this book as a few hours well spent.

Vishakha is a doctor. She spends hours working very hard and she has sacrificed a lot to get where she is. When she wins a date with the Bollywood playboy and heartthrob Zaheer she is more than happy to take a break from her life. Her fiance l
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ruchi Vasudeva’s debut novel, Bollywood Fiancé for a Day, is a story where glamour meets simplicity and the combination results in a heartwarming read which gets you hooked from the word, Go!

Vishakha is a young pediatrician, from a slightly conservative – and complicated – family, who has always done things that would make her family happy – including agreeing to marry her father’s friend’s son, Munish. However, when Munish jilts Vishakha a week before their wedding for her step-sister, Saira, t
Shantala  (Shanaya Tales)
4.5 stars

This book is the author's debut, but I only read it now, after reading (and enjoying) several other books by her. And I don't usually do this, I typically start with the debut (by any author), and then read the following books, because as the author pens more books, the progressive ones usually keep getting better, and then I don't have to worry about an underwhelming read from an author I start liking.

That being said, in this case, it was a complete non-issue. Because this book actuall
Vishakha is a doctor who is struggling because she was supposed to be getting married next week, but her sister announced that she was marrying Vishakha's fiance instead! Although it was an arranged marriage and she wasn't in love with the guy, Vishakha is still upset. Zaheer Saxena is a popular Bollywood actor. His people put on a contest for a date, Vishakha won and now he's 2 hours late! And when he finally shows up he only has a few minute to spend with her. Vishakha loses her temper and thi ...more
Linda Fausnet
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is somewhat of a twist on the fake fiance trope in that it takes places in India. It is a Bollywood romance, which I found fascinating. There were some interesting tidbits about India traditions, particularly wedding ones. The hero, Zaheer, is a huge Bollywood start and the heroine, Vishkakha, is a no-nonsense doctor. When Vishkakha's sister steals her fiance, Zaheer helps her save face by showing up to the wedding as her fiance. This is a charming romance with some sensuality but noth ...more
Preethi Venugopala
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
An entertaining read.
Aarti Raman
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Rake’s Reformation

As an avid romance reader, you see a title like Ruchi Vasudeva’s “Bollywood Fiancé for A Day” and your brain goes, hmmm, how could this first-timer have given the oft-portrayed glamorous B-town a new twist? You also think, ok, maybe I should have read this before Vasudeva’s second novel “You Can’t Fight a Royal Attraction.” The writing style has obviously evolved by Book Two (kudos on that, by the way, Ruchi) but it was with a lot of curiosity that I sat down to read “Bolly
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When Vishakha wins a date with Zaheer Saxena, the Bollywood Star, she takes this as a chance to let her hair down even though she isn’t that big a fan of Zaheer. Having been dumped by her fiancé for her step-sister, Vishakha was really low on confidence when she got this chance. But Zaheer arrives at the venue late and barely has 5 minutes with Vishakha. Furious to be let down again, she lashes out at Zaheer, earning herself a real date with him. Zaheer on
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vishakha Sehgal, 26, a paediatrician, lives with her mother, stepsister, Saira and stepfather in Lucknow. Her step father is very affectionate but does not want his children to have a love marriage and gets her engaged to his friend’s son, Munish. Her fiancé confesses a week before the wedding that he is in love with her sister, Saira and wants to marry her. The wedding is scheduled on the same day as her wedding. She is a very dedicated doctor and a very sensitive girl but keeps her feelings to ...more
Aug 05, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The good:

- The entire plot didn't turn on a Big Misunderstanding. Both the hero and heroine act rationally... misguided at times, sure, and missing information, definitely, but you understand where they are coming from.

- It's wonderful to read a book set in modern day India, written by an Indian author. I was able to slip away into another world, and not one ruled by the limited glimpses tourists manage.

- While there are a bunch of Hindi words their meaning was always clear from context.

The nei
Nikita Jhanglani
Aug 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Total Bollywood Masala!!!

Bollywood Fiancé for a Day shows Ruchi’s passion for giving her words a life on pages clear and beautiful. The plot is fresh and intrigues you from page one. What is incredible is that she manages to hold your attention throughout the many twists and turns she has weaved into the plot. There were a couple of times when my impatience was on the verge of overtaking my ardent insistence on continuing to read. But just as soon, there’d be something that would make it difficu
Jun 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

Not the sort of story I usually read, but I did enjoy it. The author uses a well known and trusted trope and makes it her own. I particularly enjoyed the insight into the Indian Culture, and I loved the strong heroine. The verbal sparring between the hero and heroine made me laugh out loud at times, and whilst this was a sweet romance the sexual tension between them pretty much leaps off the page.

The thing that I didn't enjoy was the amount of purple prose in the sensual scenes, which I
Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was gifted this book by the author for an honest review.

Its been years since I read a Mills & Boon type of book. If I judge it on that, I would say it lives exactly up to its standard.

I think a lot of reviewers have explained what the books story is about so I won't elaborate further. Its a good story, rounded out.

The fake fiance worked well, I found myself sometimes laughing. It was quite a joy to read in places. I know a small bit about arranged marriages from only the media, so based on my
Nana Prah
Jan 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the intensity of Vashakha and Zaheer’s attraction. Ms. Vasudeva impressed me with her initial description their encounter from Zaheer’s perspective. Their magnetism held strong until I got to the last page.

In the beginning I wondered how the characters would end up together. How likely is it for an intelligent, foreigner-to-Bollywood woman with major family issues to get involved with a handsome, buff, adrenaline junkie, superstar? The author did a great job of meshing their worlds and
Meghant Parmar
A story of two people whose chance meeting and then the future incidents of their lives makes it a journey of a lifetime for them.

The story has some interesting aspects to it such as narration and vocabulary. The exchanges between the protagonist are a sure shot entertainer for the readers. The first half has elements of wit and uncertainty which adds spice to the story.

The story lacks enthusiasm in the second half and fails to ignite the passion like the first half. It becomes predictable and
1 star. dnf, due to a bad heroine, who acts childishly and is shallow and a compulsive liar from the outset.

The motivations the author tells me that the heroine has do not justify her petty behavior. When a character comes from a small or unpleasant mindset, there's no reason for me to go along on his/her journey. Bad companion for me, and bad-bet as a life-partner for any hero.

Absolutely DNF.
Angela Peixoto
Apr 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
It was lovely rereading this book. I had enjoyed it the first time around and it was very nice reliving Visha and Zaheer's story whilst they do some soul searching through the process of knowing each other. A book that keeps us hanging on until the very end to know the outcome of their reltionship. ...more
A nice Sunday journey

I really enjoyed this story. I felt like I knew the characters. I appreciate a alpha male and how he responded to the heroine. I will wish the step father angle could have been further explored or the hero's father. But nonetheless it was a great story.
Niti Dave
Dec 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awesome story...enjoy reading really excites reader....and story is like dream of every girl for their Bollywood crush.
Reet Singh
Dec 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Clever and quick, the repartee between the protagonists. Ruchi managed to make the macho hero sensitive and caring! Well done!
Fun romance
Sarita Rajiv
Interesting read. I am looking forward to more of Ruchi's work. ...more
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I'm a doctor by profession, a teacher by vocation and an author by destiny. The writing bug has long resided in me and a contest held by Harlequin for Indian authors gave me a golden opportunity to have my dream realized. I debuted in August '13 with my book 'Bollywood Fiancé For A Day'. I write romantic fiction with conflicted characters who come into their own in their quest of reaching out for ...more

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