At age 26, Advika Srinivasan considers herself a failed screenwriter. Then, in a cinematic dream come true, she meets the legendary Julian Zelding--a film producer fresh off his fifth best picture win. Despite their 41-year age difference, Advika falls under his spell, and their evening flirtation ignites into a whirlwind elopement. But soon, Advika starts to realize how little she knows about her husband.
Ramisetti’s writing is persuasive ... a page-turner packed with mystery, drama and romance. In a world filled with books by and for bookworms, Ramisetti has penned one for film fanatics — with a particular affinity for rom-com ... For better or worse, Ramisetti’s ending is also very Hollywood movie-like: The final chapters tie up an inordinate number of loose ends that honestly didn’t need tying, yet act like a key element was addressed when it wasn’t.
The author... creates a complex and nuanced character in Julian, whose motivation and agenda seem to provoke more questions than answers. At times, there is a frustrating lack of clarity as Ramisetti chooses to keep from ever explaining certain aspects of Julian’s behavior. Conversely, there are times when an abundance of unnecessary details interrupts the pace of the narrative. Even so, the underlying premise of this unique story is sufficiently beguiling that readers will keep turning pages in their hurry to find out how it all ends.