Firstly I wish to thank Hera Books and Tracy Fenton for inviting on the Blog Tour for BOLLYWOOD WIVES by Alex Khan.
The biggest scandals happen off-camera…
Zara Das is Bollywood’s hottest property, her every move watched by the eyes of the press. Riding high from the success of a string of blockbusters, she has the world at her feet, but the scandal from her latest film threatens to dethrone her as Bollywood’s reigning queen.
So when superstar director Raj Dillon stages a lavish retelling of Pride and Prejudice, moving the shoot from Mumbai’s soundstages to London, Zara knows this is the role that could put her back on top. Coming with them are the Bollywood Wives – Jackie, Sasha, and Rani – bringing their own off-screen drama.
But behind the diamonds, designer clothes and seven-star hotels lies the truth of how Zara reached the top. And when a dead body is found in her hotel room, it seems that someone is determined to take Zara down – and will stop at nothing to expose her darkest secrets.
Zara has spent years running from her past. But now it’s caught up with her…
A sexy, gripping, scandalous novel set in the world of Bollywood – fans of Jackie Collins, Crazy Rich Asians and Lauren Weisberger won’t be able to put this one down.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is a new direction for Alex Caan away from his police procedural series as he ventures out as Alex Khan and a rather sexy women’s fiction novel with a flair of mystery and murder as an added bonus. The focus though is on the relationships of the wives of the stars of the film industry along with the beautiful top billing leading lady, Zara Das.
Zara hadn’t travelled on a right of passage through privilege, to get to top billing status, she had done things that she wasn’t proud of and it could all be taken away in an instant. She had found herself on shaky ground lately but the opportunity to go to London and star in a new film was the opening that she needed, to get back in the good books of the fans. This is along with the sympathy gained from an attempt on her life recently too, where her driver was killed. Threats keep coming making everyone seem like a suspect at different times in the story.
The Bollywood wives could never see Zara as being good enough for them because of her background, though they all have secrets about their personal lives that they would prefer to be kept private. Putting a perfect couple front on for the press was paramount to them. Now a dangerous mix of cast members have been brought together, to star in the new film, that for a price have promised to play nice. This in itself is causing plenty behind the scenes tension.
There is plenty of gossip, lots of very steamy bedroom scenes and total queen bitch moments to keep any bonkbuster readers very happy. Throw in blackmail, murder and a rather sexy head of security bloke and it definitely has the ingredients for an all round must read novel. Really liked how this book all tied up at the end, very clever story lines.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book, which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alex Khan is the pseudonym of Alex Caan, whose Riley and Harris police procedural series for Bonnier reached number 1 in the digital bestseller charts, with Cut to the Bone being chosen as a WHS Smith Book of the Week.
Bollywood Wives is the book that Alex has always wanted to write – a sweeping, blockbuster novel set in the luxurious world of Bollywood.
One of Hera Books’ missions is to publish fiction from BAME voices with real commercial, crossover appeal. In this novel classic Jackie Collins meets the best of Bollywood in an escapist, engrossing and sexy novel that will appeal to all readers of