This one’s for all young readers and for the ones who love romance. Who doesn’t like to read a novel romance novel? A good debut is something to cherish for, especially when it comes from a (then) college student.
Eight years ago, she was the teenager he would use to get out of boring parties. But now, he is stunned to see her grown up.
He decides to delay his marriage by getting into a false engagement with her. Then he falls in love with someone else and she forces him to move on. He comes back to her, but she’s determined not to take him back…
…Join Tanveer ‘Veer’ Bhattacharya and Larissa ‘Jasmine’ Chakraborty as they embark on a journey which questions relationships, friendships and makes one wonder… how long would it take for love to eventually find a way?
Here’s Aniesha Brahma, the author of The Secret Proposal live and candid for you. Read my review of the book here.
Welcome, Aniesha. It’s a pleasure having you here for a little chat.
Thank you, Priyanka di. 🙂 I’ve been looking forward to this interview!
How does it feel being a published author at a not-so-ripe age of 22?
I signed the contract when I was 22. I turned 23 by the time the book hit the markets and it was a little overwhelming….all through my MA days, I wanted to be published before I passed out of University. I drove almost anyone who was close to me during those days up the wall…with my endless talk about the book. As for how I feel…it feels really good. But I know I still have miles to go.
What made you write about Tanveer and Larissa? Who are they in real life? Why did you particularly choose them for your book?
Tanveer is based partly on my friend’s childhood crush and mine too. They’re different people. We sat and swapped stories about childhood crushes…I was impressed she had a crush for eight long years and yet did nothing about it. My crush too provided the background for Tanveer…but his character was based on someone I’d seen from close quarters. Someone who has loved taking me for a ride on every single opportunity he got.