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Wish Upon a Bollywood Star by Pamela Q. Fernandes – Review by Emily Walsh

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ByPamela Q. Fernandes
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars

Wish Upon a Bollywood Star by Pamela Q. Fernandes was for me a okay read, and that was at times, a little all over the place.

My first read by this author, I was pulled in by the beautiful cover and intriguing synopsis. I have to say, I’m mixed about this book. So let’s just jumped into it, shall we.

First things first, I like drama, who doesn’t. But this book, has, for me, just as many good dramatic moments as it did, not so good dramatic moments. There is one major thing I have to say, the constant fighting, the constant unrealistic way that Soumya handle the situation from the start, was, for me, baffling. I have read books like this before, and frankly, this one was a little rough around the edges and to be bluntly honest, for a short read, I had a time fully getting into this book. Most of that I believe was actually, Soumya’s doing. I didn’t really like her, and as much as she grew on me, it wasn’t enough to carry the story, and fully bring out its’ full potential. Vir, as much as I hate to say this, was the star of this book. I found that he had the most character development, and growth, even with his jerkish moments.

Now as I said, things weren’t all bad. This book got some pretty good zingers, and the one thing I did like about Soumya was the way she stood up for herself. Strong and defiant. I loved the cultural background and I learn a lot. You can tell the author loves writing about her culture, through the care and detail that was constantly present in this book. The timeline was steady, and when I was fully engaged, I enjoyed myself, and at times was smiling and rolling my eyes at their antics. I would have like this book to have had more than one narrator, mainly Vir, since it was third person, that could have been easily done. I feel like that added POV switch would have added a much needed layer, and understanding to their unique situation.

Overall I did enjoy this book, even with my mixed feelings. But reading is subjective so please take my recommendation that just because I found some things that didn’t work, doesn’t mean it won’t for you. Give this book a chance, cause you never know.

Happy Reading.

-Review by @emorreale

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Wish Upon a Bollywood Star by Pamela Q. Fernandes – Review by Candida Hopper

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wish Upon a Bollywood Star
By Pamela Q. Fernandes

I enjoyed reading this story. I have read books by this author before and I really enjoyed her work and writing style so I had high hopes about this one. I’m glad that I wasn’t disappointed. This story was very entertaining and the characters were very passionate in their own way. Soumya is a very strong character and her emotions tend to get her into trouble at times. The banter between her and Vir was fun and frustrating all at the same time. This was a very quick read as I read it in one sitting. This author is very good at making you feel like your there with her attention to detail. I recommend this book.

Reviewed by @elena75

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Wish Upon a Bollywood Star by Pamela Q. Fernandes – Review by Sunday Barnaby

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wish Upon a Bollywood Star by Pamela Q. Fernandes
Four Stars

Wish Upon a Bollywood Star is a short, fast paced romance by Pamela Q. Fernandes. This is the first book I have read by this author, and I have to say I really enjoy her writing technique. The way she describes Bollywood makes me feel like I’m really there. The story between Vir Seth and Soumya Ninan is intense and intriguing because even though they deny an attraction you can feel it bubbling beneath the surface. I love learning about different cultures and this book really delves in. I also liked the way the book flowed and smooth reading experience. I would recommend this romance to everyone and look forward to reading more books from Ms. Fernandes.

Reviewed by @sunbarn

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Wish Upon a Bollywood Star by Pamela Q. Fernandes – Review by Michelle Austin

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Wish Upon a Bollywood Star was a fun 4 star read.

Soumya is excited to meet hot Bollywood Actor, Vir Seth. However she happens to overhear a conversation that he was involved in relating to how he feels about women and what their good for. This infuriates Soumya and she decides to do something to get him back.

Oh no, Soumya, you started this mess and you can damn well see it through to the bitter end. – Vir

When Vir Seth shows up at her workplace demanding she come to her boss’s office she doesn’t know what to expect. If she loses her job it was worth it. Lets just say there is a unexpected twist that she didn’t see coming, now the tables have turned.

You’re mine and before long, you’ll come to understand that. – Vir

Soumya was determined to reject Vir’s advances, however the more time they spent together her feelings were building. Does he feel the same way or is she fooling herself? How can she compete with all the beautiful women he’s used to?

I really liked Soumya and her strength in standing up for herself, she was a great strong character. Vir grew on me, at first I thought he was an arrogant man who was hung up on himself. I really enjoyed their story. The author pulls you right in with her writing and you won’t want to stop until your done, I had to see how it ended.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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Wish Upon A Bollywood Star by Pamela Q. Fernandes – Review by Caralee Loonat

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wish Upon A Bollywood Star by Pamela Q. Fernandes

4 Stars!!!!

I love finding new author. This is the first book by this author I have read and I was not disappointed. I found the writing style to be refreshing. The book grabbed my attention from the first page and held onto it.

The whole drama surrounding Soumya and Vir is quite electric and that adds to the chemistry between them. I was very impressed that this wasn’t an easy love story but more a complex one. It made this book more realistic and enjoyable. I will definitely be reading this book over and over again. I also would like to read more from this author in the future.

Reviewed by @caraleeloonat
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Wish Upon a Bollywood Star by Pamela Q. Fernandes – Review by Jana Teppih

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wish Upon a Bollywood Star is a book by Pamela Q Fernandes that plays like Bollywood movie. I grew up with Bollywood movies back in Soviet Union so I could simply close my eyes and picture it all in my head … the head moves and hand gestures and at times I could hear the music in the background! I had read Painting Kuwait Violet before and absolutely fell in love with Pamela’s writing – she is amazing with her words – they paint a picture and you get inside of a foreign culture without leaving your armchair. I have to say though that Painting Kuwait Violet left such a powerful impression on me that Wish Upon a Bollywood Star had to work hard!
Wish Upon a Bollywood Star is the story of a Bollywood playboy Vir Seth and a PR assistant Soumya Ninan who he manages to anger to the extent that she goes for a revenge that seems to backfire or so you think … the writer gives us a whirlwind engagement that gets out of control and in the end it is no longer a game! Come along on the journey through Hindu traditions and Bollywood lights and see how the game ends!

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Wish Upon a Bollywood Star by Pamela Q. Fernandes – Review by Katie Matthews

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

This was such an enjoyable read. I have to say I really loved the cover, it’s really unusual. I have read books by this author before and know she has a really nice writing style so I was looking forward to reading her new release. I loved the setting and storyline for this story and have to admit it’s the first of its kind that I have read – I have read stories with characters from different ethnicities before but this is the first Bollywood story that I have read and it was really good. The author’s use of descriptive language enabled me to get that beautiful, colourful vividness in my imagination that I know Bollywood is famous for. I loved reading Vir and Soumya’s story; I loved the connection they had even if they did deny it! The author’s attention to detail meant that the story flowed really well and I read it in one sitting. I would absolutely recommend this book – it is a very entertaining read that will keep your interest throughout.

Reviewed by @katiem

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Wish Upon A Bollywood Star by Pamela Q Fernades – Review by Amber Lange

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wish Upon A Bollywood Star by Pamela Q Fernandes was a fun quick read. I don’t know much about Bollywood but the cover was intriguing and once I read the summary I wanted to find out what happened. From the beginning the author had me sucked in. I enjoyed the characters and the story. I would definitely read others by this author and definitely want to find out what happens. This is a new author for me and it always pleases me to find authors I’d read other books by. Overall I enjoyed it and can’t wait to find out what happens next! 4 star rating!

Reviewed by @nerdybrunette456

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Wish Upon a Bollywood Star by Pamela Q. Fernandes – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wish Upon a Bollywood Star by Pamela Q. Fernandes is one surprising read. I wasn’t too keen to take up this book but once I started I must admit I really enjoyed it. ​It is a very original story that is interesting and engaging and did make me laugh but I did want to smack both the main characters at times, because if they both just sat down and talked so much could be avoided but hey that’s why stories are written. The story is fast paced and drama filled but kept you glued to the pages to find out how it all ends.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Wish Upon a Bollywood Star by Pamela Q. Fernandes – Review by Tracy Wilkin

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wish Upon a Bollywood Star by Pamela Q. Fernandes is a quirky, entertaining little romance that was totally unexpected. I had no idea what to expect going into this story, and while at times it was extremely frustrating, it shocked me a little just how much I enjoyed it.

This story was not written in a clinical way. It was written in a highly emotional context. Both main characters were highly driven, highly strung, and highly likeable. Engagement between these two was hilarious and never, ever boring or stilted. Always sexually aggressive were they. Without them even knowing it. The constant battles were riveting and courageous. I love going into a story not knowing what to expect, then having my mind blissfully blown. Tentatively on the edge of my seat witnessing the drama that was endless between Vir and Soumya, it was a pleasure to read of romance in a country that fascinates me. Different world location, same dance to love. No matter where you reside, the dance is always the same. And that is what makes these types of stories unforgettable. 5 stars.

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