A Review of Rapid Fall by Adiana Ray

Rapid Fall
by Adiana Ray

The Blurb
  Sonia and JD’s tempestuous attraction is as stormy as the rapids at Rishikesh. Not even a dip in icy waters can douse the sparks that fly when they are around each other.
JD’s recent divorce, however, has left him commitment phobic and bitter, and he doesn’t seem to want more than a physical relationship. At heart, Sonia is conservative; can she bring herself to accept a modern ‘live-in’ relationship, or will she push him away with her demands for a commitment?

The Review

Adiana’s Rapid Fall is true to its name – it is rapid in its narration, and ensures you don’t fall asleep till you finish the last page J. Brought out by Indireads, this short and crisp novella is a perfect read for a 1-2 hour journey. Read it on the bus or train on the way to work, read it while waiting for a friend to arrive, or when you are wondering how to kill time. Rapid Fall is the perfect company when things are going dull.

The story is pretty straightforward. A divorcee hunk and a hot small town girl meet in the backdrop of a rafting expedition in Rishikesh. Sparks fly, they get off to a wrong start, girl meets with an accident and goes away, boy can’t stop thinking of her and goes after her. Courtship ensues, followed by betrayal and dejection, until finally, the realization dawns, and the couple reunites to live happily ever after. Simple, sweet, and short. If you are looking for intellectual stimulation, go read Tolstoy.

The narration is crisp and language seasoned. There are a few supporting characters, but they only come into play when the main storyline needs something from them. Otherwise the plot sticks to the main storyline and the protagonists all through, without branching off into layers of sub plots. Quite perfect, I would say, considering the intention is to keep it a short read.

My Rating: 4/5

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The Author’s Thoughts

‘Sixteen and counting’ are the number of cities that I have lived in so far. I like to think of myself as a ‘Metronaut’. The myriad city cultures, the food, the hustle and bustle, the people are all elements of life that I thrive on and if you can have an ‘Astronaut’ why not a ‘Metronaut’ after all there are so many more of us out there?

I believe in the Zen tenet that every situation has a 1000 truths. It helps me write and it definitely helps when I am dealing with my two children. I like reading, I like cooking, I like travelling and I love sitting like a mindless zombie in front of the TV and if anybody says anything to that….Aha! a 1000 truths come in very handy.

I also write under a pen name M.X Steele. Why? My daughter thought Adiana Ray was too boring a name.

I do hope you enjoy reading all my work because I believe passionately that though we writers love pontificating and are totally in love with whatever we write; at the end of it all it is the readers that matter and above all what we write has to be ‘entertaining’.

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