Love, Take Two

Hello fandom!

It’s been a while. I can’t explain to you how difficult it has been for me to sit on this announcement for so long, but it’s finally here. A year ago, I pitched a Bollywood romance to Penguin Random House India. It was accepted. Then, I had to actually write the book which was a lot harder than I’d thought it would be. And today, it’s out! I’m a little nervous, but mostly very excited to present my first real-life-actual-asli-duniya novel to you! (Yes, I am Saranya Rai, for long-winded reasons.)

If you’ve enjoyed my writing over the years, I’m really hoping you’ll give this a shot and leave me a review on Amazon or any other platform you’re comfortable with. And if you like it, please spread the word?

This is it!



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“Vicky also leaned forward, folding his forearms on the table till his face was inches away. His expression had shifted from outraged to calculative, and for no fathomable reason, it made Kriti’s heart beat faster.

‘Waise, Kritika, if you wanted to ask whether I’m single or not, you could’ve asked me upfront, y’know? No need to beat around the bush. I’m actually flattered you keep track of tabloid gossip about me.’

And despite all her self-proclaimed immunity to practised flirts and incorrigible hero-types, Kriti flushed all over.”


She’s tall, beautiful and one of Bollywood’s leading ladies.

He’s goofy, loves to wear outlandish clothes and is constantly in trouble with reporters.

When Vicky Behl and Kritika Vadukut meet on the sets of the period drama Ranjha Ranjha, everyone agrees they have serious chemistry–and not just on screen. But after her devastating break-up with Raunak Rajput, Kritika doesn’t know if she can handle being with another Bollywood actor. If only Vicky wasn’t so damn charming . . .
As they dance to romantic numbers and spend time between takes on the glamorous sets of Sudarshana Samarth’s film, they find it hard not to give in to their attraction to each other. But will the pressure and scrutiny of Bollywood allow them a happy ending or will there be a twist in the tale?

Available now in paperback and on Kindle on, and on Kindle on and several other amazon’s around the world!


36 thoughts on “Love, Take Two

  1. This is bigger than big.I have enjoyed each and every story written by you and now you are ready to dazzle the world with your magic…How can I not be a part of it❤️❤️❤️Count me as a permanent fan.

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  2. Congratulations! I feel so proud as if someone from my family got published, well the fandom is a family of sorts. I’ve loved reading your work and I look forward to reading this one. Congratulations once again and wish you the best for the future.

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    • Thank you! So I hear from some others. I’m afraid, I have no say over how it’s priced. It’s a lot cheaper in India, if you can somehow access that.


  3. Semanti!
    Isn’t this the best news ever!

    All I know, it’s only you that could’ve written about a Bollywood Romance – all it’s truth and lies, show and ties, and still let the story, the hero, the heroine – be all the shades of the character they play and yet sometimes color themselves with all the shades their characters don’t.

    Congratulations, S!

    Let the mind be without any fear,
    And the head held high,
    ‘Cause this has just opened the gates,
    To a larger sky.
    Where you’ll look down and see Your fandom’s smile,
    The words that are,
    And the words that came by.
    Everything you are and will be,
    You’ll see if you look around.
    Your hope and dreams,
    A journey; sky bound.

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  4. Congratulations! Will you believe it if I told you that I was praying for something like this only a few weeks ago? I was thinking about your fanfics and I wished that you’d publish your own book. I am so happy for you. All the best!

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  5. Its soo weird, I came here last night to read “Letters of Love” again and just a few hours later I see this! Congratulations and I cant wait to get my hand on it, have loved reading anything written by you! All the best and lots of success to you!

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  6. Congratulations! I have always enjoyed your stories about IPKKND and so happy to see that you have gone beyond that and already published it! Price is a bit high in the US, but I can try to get it from India.

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  7. Wow ! That’s great news…Congrats .Much enjoyed your stories on Arshi. Will surely lay my hand on this one and revert as soon as I lay my hands on this.

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  8. Heartiest congratulations, Semanti 🙂 This is such an awesome news. I started reading your stories much much later on your blog and fell in love with your writing. Your writing, characterization, story premise it all feels real and it eased me into the stories effortlessly. I have re-read many of them. You are definitely one of the best and one of my favorite writers from IPK FF and I am so glad you forayed into the world of writing and a talent like you deserves this and much much more. The book is already waiting in my cart and going to order it now :D. Wishing you the best ❤

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