20 December, 2016

Now and Forever by Simi K Rao - [Book Review]

About the Book:

Can Shaan and Ruhi face their biggest fears and unite together?

Shaan and Ruhi Ahuja, very much in love Indian newlyweds, discover each other in Simi K. Rao’s Now and Forever—the sassy and sexy sequel to Inconvenient Relations. After getting the scare of their lives while traveling in the Grand Canyon, Shaan and Ruhi go back home to one dilemma after another. Shaan’s job is in jeopardy, and one of Ruhi’s closest friends, Sunshine, needs her. How will Shaan and Ruhi handle life’s hurdles, while still trying to get to know each other as husband and wife? Will they be able to forsake all others and consolidate their relationship?

Book Links:

Goodreads * Amazon

My Review

This is the second part of arranged marriage series. Read my review of the first book here.

While the first book is about the blossoming relationship between Ruhi and Shaan, the second book is about their matured relationship. The story is about the trust and love that they build for each other and overcome obstacles together.

'Now & Forever' starts with silly fights and makeups as every couple have and improves to a matured friendship between the couple. When Shaan has to face challenging times, Ruhi extends her support and love. She also does something coming out of her comfort zone for the love of her life. Unlike the first part, this book has enough twists and turns to keep the reader hooked to the book. I loved the way Ruhi takes up the responsibilities and handles tough situations by herself when needed.

The title of the book is apt as Ruhi and Shaan's relationship grows to a matured level. The pace of the book is slow initially but gets better after Shaan is arrested by the Police. The last few pages are interesting.

My Rating:

Ps: I have received the advanced review copy from the author through Book r3vi3w tours and this is my honest opinion on the book.
About the Author:

Simi K. Rao was born and grew up in India before relocating to the U.S., where she has lived for several years. The inspiration for her books, and other projects, comes from her own experience with cross-cultural traditions, lifestyles and familial relationships, as well as stories and anecdotes collected from friends, family and acquaintances.

Rao enjoys exploring the dynamics of contemporary American culture blended with Indian customs and heritage to reflect the challenges and opportunities many Indian-American women face in real life.

Much of Rao's down time is devoted to creative pursuits, including writing fiction, poetry and photography. She is an avid traveler and has visited many locations around the world.

A practicing physician, Rao lives in the United States with her family.

Contact the Author:

Website * Blog * Facebook * Twitter * Goodreads

Other Books in the Series:

Shaan Ahuja found himself bowing to tradition and agreeing to an arranged marriage to the beautiful Ruhi Sharma. He went through the motions but had no intention of carrying through on his vows. His last foray into matters of the heart with an American girl had left him scarred and unwilling to try again. Thoroughly disillusioned and disgruntled he wasted no time in making his intentions clear to Ruhi on their wedding night. But, he was completely unprepared for what his new wife had in mind.

This multi-cultural contemporary romance story of an arranged marriage is a beautiful blending of showing the Indian and American cultures. Readers will learn more about the Indian heritage and the romance that happens behind closed doors in an Indian relationship in Simi K. Rao's Inconvenient Relations. This coming of age story about true love explores multi-cultural issues.


1)  A $10 Amazon Gift Card 

2) A kindle copy each of Inconvenient relations and Now and Forever. 

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Until next time,


  1. An arranged marriage series..interesting. Had never heard of this author/book. Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. There's a chance you're qualified for a complimentary $1,000 Amazon Gift Card.


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