Book review: Glitter and Gloss by Vibha Batra

Author: Vibha Batra

Pages: 184 pages

Published on: July 22nd 2016

Published by: Bloomsbury India

Goodreads rating: 3.91/5

My rating: ★★★★/5

First of all, I would like to thank the author for giving me a review copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. 

Warning: This is not for those who always want hardcore and mind boggling books. But if you are looking for a fun filled, quick and smart romantic read, then this is it! Yes. This. Is. It. 

This is the story about Misha Chaturvedi, a makeup artist working in a M.A.C store in Mumbai and a tall, well-built, handsome and stinking rich Akshay Agarwal (yes, a Marwadi), who sweeps off Misha right off her feet ever since she met him. Romance blossoms between them and everything is picture perfect until 'Didi'(Akshay's mother-figure elder sister) comes in their lives. Now, Misha is in a turmoil – whether to follow her heart or become the 'sanskari bahu'. Will she give up her friends and family for 'Didi' and Akshay or will 'Didi' accept Misha the way she is? 

Vibha Batra weaves a story that is filled with quirky Bollywood references and witty one-liners. Sample this. When Misha sees her niece-in-law chatting with a girl who was seen as prospective match for Akshay, she describes her feelings saying, "And suddenly, I’m kind of irritated with Raksha. When she’s with me, she acts as if she’s Golmaal’s Tushar Kapoor, but one look at Girija and she’s Jab We Met’s Kareena Kapoor." One of my favourite one-liner from the book is – "Mamma’s like Jon Snow, Mamma knows nothin’." What I can assure you about 'Glitter and Gloss' is that it won't bore you and keep you chuckling secretly. 

I finished this book in 5 hours, two-thirds of it completed while I was travelling in a bus. So if you want to read a book while at the airport or in a flight or in a train or a bus and you want a mood booster then this book is for you.


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