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Bootie and the Beast

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  97 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Fairytales don’t end in true love’s kiss. They begin with one…

For supermodel Diya “Beauty” Mathur life is one giant pink-colored party.
For numbers man Krish “the Beast” Menon life is all about control.

Diya is vivacious, winsome and has a devil-may-care attitude. She jets about the globe drenched in haute couture and sparkly booties, inspiring princely men to act like loves
ebook, 274 pages
Published August 27th 2019 (first published February 1st 2014)
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Falguni Kothari
Seriously, me giving myself 5 stars might be vain but I theorize that if I don't love, love, love my own book, how can I expect other readers to love it? ...more

This book in short screams DRAMA. Bootie and The Beast by Falguni Kothari will tell you that beauty queens are actually real drama queens, they live for drama, they will do anything for drama, in short, always in need to spice up their already overly-rated lives.

Thanks to the author, Falguni Kothari for sending me over a copy of her book, in return for an honest and unbiased review.

Diya, a.k.a, Beauty Mathur, is the most beautiful super-model and she is the biggest drama queen on earth and stil
This was a delightfully, drama-queen infested rom com! Normally, the drama scenes alone wouldn’t be my cuppa, but Diya and Krish’s second chance romance had so many quirky moments, it was hard not to get swept up in the sometimes over-the-top antics!
May 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book should have been titled "The Taming of the Beast". Sorry Mr. Shakespeare!

Falguni Kothari's delightful romantic comedy -- with just the right amount of angst! -- tells the story of Diya Mathur (aka Beauty) who pines for a fairytale romance with her childhood friend Krish Menon (whom she lovingly calls the Beast)! Diya may be a diehard believer of fairytales but she is no airy-fairy pushover. She wants love on her terms and when she fears it is unlikely to happen, she decides to build h
Bhargavi Balachandran

Rating : 3.5 stars

I don't read much of romance , which is why I was wondering if I'd do justice to Falguni's book , but I needn't have worried. I enjoyed reading the Bootie and the Beast. Diya Mathur is fun , zesty , full of herself (in a good way)and a supermodel; Krish Menon is smouldering hot , high-flying CFO who is extremely focussed and non-fussy .So what happens when you throw these two people who have a history of crackling chemistry between them together? Sparks are bound to fly and mea
Nikita (Njkinny's Blog)

The title of the book instantly appealed to me because it reminded me of the fairytale, "The Beauty and the Beast" . I am a big fan of fairytale romances and this book instantly went up on my books-to-read list just because of that and also partly because I was on a schedule. :P

The title is catchy and then the interest is further deepened by the blurb which promises a spicy, entertaining story. The cover is also appealing but it was the blurb and the ti
Swati Daftuar
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My biggest problem with this book is the dismally low appearance of booties. A wordplay this tantalising in the title requires a more satisfactory culmination, don't you think? But booties are sadly lacking, almost non-existent actually. First and last page, if I allow myself a little exaggeration. Till now, I had been surprisingly all right with the dismally low number of booties in life. Honestly, before th
Reet Singh
Jul 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Diya aka Drama Queen is fabulous and could probably have any man she wants, but her heart belongs to The Beast. The Beast, unlike his name, is awfully cute! He might have been a beast once upon a time, but is not so now. Diya, on the other hand, is quite a handful. Falguni Kothari has done a super job with Diya, making her out to be convincingly flighty, but with a moral code that she hangs on to for dear life. The plot is interestingly unusual, the story is funny, and sweet, and warm - definite ...more
Apr 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is an incredible , fabulous and superb read ....a SUPERHIT which promises to keep you hooked till the pages end .

Loved Diya's nakraas and drama ( which we get to see in all of us )........her never to die spirit for exercises , healthy eating , taking care of her skin (beauty)....... her being a total drama queen .... her love and commitment and passion towards her work...... her love for her parents (her father whom she hates but loves the most....another aspect that many of us could connect
Jul 07, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Note : This review has been published @ Readers' Muse

I’ve been on this Romance reading spree catching up on all the romance that I missed. As a result of that “catching up” I signed up promptly for this tour expecting a truly beautiful romance.
Our protagonist, “Bootie” Diya Mathur is this supermodel with killer looks sans the brains. She is this typical all brawns no brains type who falls for the geek “Beast” Krish Mathur. That pretty much summarises the story for me. Oh Wait? I forgot somethin
Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws

Diya Mathur is the Princess of the Indian Fashion World. She is beautiful and smart and bit of a drama queen. She also has the biggest shoe fetish in the world. But this fetish kind of lands her in trouble when she buys a baby bootie. The rumour mills go frenzy and speculations follow her everywhere. To take a break and let the rumours run its course, Diya escapes to her childhood friend’s abode in Texas. Krish Menon is a brooding CFO, dubbed as the beast
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: author, purchased
Bootie and the Beast by Falguni Kothari is the story of Diya Mathur and Krish Menon,. Diya is the Princess of the Indian Fashion World; beautiful, smart, and a bit of a drama queen. She also has a huge shoe obsession which lands her in trouble when she buys a baby bootie. The rumor mills go crazy with all sorts of speculations following her everywhere. In order to please her family, Diya takes a break, hoping the rumors run their course, escaping to her childhood friend’s home in Texas. Krish, c ...more
Alana Woods
Oct 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It’s many years since I felt the urge to pick up a Mills & Boon novel because there are a lot of books I’d choose over a formulaic romance, which is what these books have to be in my understanding.

So imagine my surprise when I found myself enjoying this one. I’d received a paperback copy as a gift so felt it would have been churlish not to read it. It’s good when you can get back to the giver with an honestly-felt ‘thank you’.

The storyline follows the standard scenario of misunderstandings keepi
Ember Shane
Jun 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun and sexy read! Diya "Beauty" Mathur has been crushing on Krish Menon since childhood. Their lives takes them separate places, but due to family and friendships, there's always a reason to reunite occasionally. When a public scandal erupts, throwing Krish and Diya together yet again, their relationship takes another turn. I thought Krish, despite his moniker of "The Beast", was actually fairly sweet. While I don't want to give any spoilers, I'll say that he's always had Diya's best interest ...more
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a bright and breezy book. I greatly enjoyed the wordplay between the characters. Sparkling and, in places, laugh out loud dialogue. Both characters, but especially "The Beast", are dense and frustrating in their interactions with each other. Nothing a good shake couldn't fix! The book's style is reminiscent of It's Your Move, Wordfreak, another of the author's rom-coms I thoroughly enjoyed.

I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from the publisher and am voluntarily reviewing th
Shantala  (Shanaya Tales)
When a friend first recommended this author to me, she described the author's writing as 'fun, addictive & trippy'. And after reading Bootie & The Beast, I've to say that I couldn't agree more.

This was a really cute, super fun read, that was pretty hard to put down once I picked it up. From adorable characters to root for to swoony romance to just the right amount of romantic angst - this one had it all.

I definitely recommend this to folks who enjoy this genre of Indian romances.

- Shantala @ S
*3.5* Thanks To Falguni Kothari for the signed copy in Bookcon :)!

"She loved a man who didn't love her. She was hung up on a man who did not desire her. And she was doing nothing-not one thing-to improve her situation."

This book was a really quick and sweet read. Diya, the main character reminded me a lot like Mindy Kaling, in her show "The Mindy Project." I loved the Veer Zaara reference, that was probably one of my most favorite Hindi movies. This book was like a real life fairytale with a m
Linda Smith
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This novel was pure escapism for me and I can say it was a fun ride. Diya and Krish are as different as night and day but a circumstance draws them into each other's lives. Think Beauty and the Beast thoroughly modernized!
I enjoy this author's writing and found this book an easy, lighthearted read.
I received an Advance Review Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. @Tallpoppybloggers @tallpoppywriters @falgunikothari #bookstagram
Aathira Jim
A light romance based on the fairy tale. Enjoyed certain parts but Diya, the beauty was a bit too girly and pink for my taste. I liked how the author has set the story in different places like Dallas, Mumbai and Saudi Arabia. I finished reading it in a day. Yes, though the book drags initially, it picks up pace during the second half.

I'm enjoying the indian author mills & boons collection. Seeing Indian characters falling in and out of love is a sheer delight!
Kasey Cocoa
Jul 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-requested
Cute fun quick and entertaining read. Nice addition of humor to help keep the reading lighthearted and interesting. A bit predictable but handled well. The characters are nicely developed and easy to connect with on a lighter level. I'd recommend this for those who enjoy romance and are looking for something light and easy to read. I received an evaluation copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion. ...more
Akansha Gupta
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All
Awesome flair!! Fun, spicy and sassy. Just enough to have great fun with book. Looking forward to read more interesting novels by interesting writer Falguni Kothari :P :P ...more
Saachi Prakash
Apr 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved Diya she was amazing and strong.The best was she knew what she wanted and she had worked hard and made a name for herself. Despite being surrounded by nerds she knew her weaknesses and strengths and did what she was best at.
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fun tale of opposites attracting. I totally enjoyed Bootie and the Beast and can’t wait to read more from Ms. Kothari.
Ann Keeran
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fun and excitement await as you read the exploits of a beautiful model and businesswoman and her beast.
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great read by Falguni Kothari. Really enjoyed the book. Quick fun read. Makes you wish for a fairy tale romance :)
Mar 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Diya Mathur has long had a crush on childhood friend Krish Menon, and he one on her. Why, then, have they not managed to get together before now? They were in fact engaged at one point, but Diya broke it off when Krish refused to kiss her, assuming that he had only agreed to marry her because her father, whom he deeply respects, asked him to.

Nine years later, Diya is a supermodel, jaunting about the world promoting the fashion line Scheherazade. Until the paparazzi snap her photo holding a ba
Skye Kilaen
Feb 28, 2018 marked it as no-thank-you  ·  review of another edition
I somehow persisted after the male MC called the female MC a slut. I DNFed when he called her a promiscuous bitch. I just didn't care about his HEA after that. Don't care how angry he was, not okay. Disappointing, because overall I was enjoying this. :( ...more
Jul 25, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If “It’s your move Wordfreak” was about scrabbles then this book is all about fairytales, prince, princesses, ogres, elves. Once again Falguni has played very well with the words to give us a very sweet and beautiful love story. I learned some more new words from the book. I did enjoy the book but first part of the book focuses too much on the fairy-tales and it gets bit irritating sometimes. Actually I have compared the book too much to the “It’s your move Wordfreak” and I must say I enjoyed th ...more
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Falguni Kothari is a USA Today bestselling author of “messy love stories” and kick-ass fantasy tales that are a “good choice for women’s fiction book groups.” Her novels are all flavored by her South Asian heritage and expat experiences, and delve into common, yet unconventional, themes of marriage, romance, friendship, family and parenthood. Her books have been reviewed and praised in a number of ...more

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