|About the Book|
Twenty-one year old Larissa Chakroborty (better known as Jasmine) has been forced into the company of her parents friends son, twenty-five year old Tanveer Bhattacharya (aka Veer) ever since she was thirteen and he was seventeen.Jasmine foundMoreTwenty-one year old Larissa Chakroborty (better known as Jasmine) has been forced into the company of her parents friends son, twenty-five year old Tanveer Bhattacharya (aka Veer) ever since she was thirteen and he was seventeen.Jasmine found herself slowly getting drawn towards this teenage boy and harbours an unrequited crush on him, long after he disappears from her life in order to pursue a college degree.Eight years later Veer returns. Jasmine finds herself going to his welcome home party, and neither of them recognises each other on the first meeting. Upon discovering that Jasmine is now a Masters student in a reputed college, Veer makes her a rather strange proposal. He wants her to pretend that theyre in love and would eventually settle down in life, for he wishes to avoid tying the knot with a girl of his parents choice.The constant ego battle between the two, the love-hate relationship, break ups and realisations is what The Secret Proposal is all about, wherein love would eventually find a way.Coupled with birthday parties, engagement announcements, Durga Pujos, weddings, the harrowing rituals, Christmas time fun, the crazy duo have a long way to go before they realise what their act would eventually cost them.Is it enough to get your long time love to be in a pretense relationship with you?Does one grand gesture convince you that youve found your knight in shining armour?And why is it that when you have someone, you dont want them… and when you lose them, you want them back?Is Veer merely pretending to be in love with Jasmine? And will Jasmine ever get over her undying love for Veer?*******************************************About the Athor:Aniesha Brahma, currently a Masters student in Jadavpur University, is pursuing a degree in Comparative Literature. She was born and brought up in Kolkata, West Bengal. She is an ex-student of Dolna Day School, where she first discovered her passion for writing. She firmly believes that anything is possible if you put your mind to it, and you should never give up on the one thing that you cannot go a day without thinking about. She likes making movies on Windows Movie Maker, dabbling in arguments on the online writing communities and in between is learning to play the guitar. Also, she is incredibly fond of the rain, hanging out with her group of friends and is always looking for different kinds of stories to tell the world.The Secret Proposal is her debut novel. She currently lives in Kolkata.