Zoella didn’t know whether she was devastatingly happy or happily devastated.
Zoella has been in love with Fardeen Malik, her best friend’s gorgeous older brother, since she was ten, but he’s always seen her as a ‘good girl’—not his type—and he can barely remember her name. Besides, he’s engaged to a gorgeous leggy socialite, someone from the same rarefied social strata as the imposing Malik family. In short, Zoella has no chance with him.
Until a brutal accident leaves Fardeen scarred and disfigured, that is. Suddenly bereft of a fiancée, Fardeen is bitterly caustic, a shell of the man he used to be, a beast that has broken out of the fairy tale world he once lived in. And a twist of fate lands him his very own beauty—Zoella.
This man, however, is a far cry from the Fardeen of her dreams. Stripped of her illusions, Zoella creates her own twist in the fairy tale, beating him at his own game.
Zeenat Mahal explores themes of love, longing and arranged marriages in this modern, unusual interpretation of the old-age fairy tale.
I give this book 4 stars!
This book got me hooked me from the beginning, I loved all the characters but especially the two main characters Fardeen and Zoella and I loved the beauty and the beast theme.
I felt that Fardeen after the accident that disfigured him had changed him a lot and I liked Zoella and how strong she was despite everything that was happening between her and Fardeen.
I liked the marriage of convenience theme and how there was a bit of angst and betrayal here and there and I enjoyed reading from both their points of views.