Title: Enticed by you (Miraculous Love,#1)
Author: Meghana Sarathy
Released Date: March 13th 2018
Synopsis on Goodreads:
I’m Sara Waters. I had a perfect life – an almost perfect boyfriend- a career plan laid out. BUT….
One surprising encounter with my BOSS-Nathan Bankers and I see an all new face of his
One conversation with Nathan – my heart takes the fall and I come unhinged.
I fall for the WRONG guy, letting go of my right boyfriend.
I fall for the GUY twenty years elder to me – His age a mere number, his attraction for me, my vice.
I fall for the Married man, father of two – Tucking away my own virtue
Nothing is black and white, right or wrong in love.
Our love might me dirty for the world, but it is pure in the bubble that we have created and live in.
I love Nathan Bankers with all my heart and I make the best of my limited time with him.
I also know that nothing can come out of it – EVER
No expectations and no hopes of a HEA for me
An undying love for a man who was never meant to be MINE
And yet I have him ENTICED
Enticed by you is the first book in the duet. This book contains graphical sex and certain ‘triggers’ that are suitable for readers above the age of 18.
*I would like to thank Indiesage PR for providing the ARC in exchange for an honest review.*
Truly honest, moving, and powerful. Meghana Sarathy wields magic in her words.
It’s not everyone’s cup of tea but I love this book! I may not have been in the same situation as any of the characters but it’s beautifully written and Sarathy was able to deliver what she’d wanted for the book; and that was for the readers to understand and feel that Nate and Sara’s love is very much real and something we can resonate with.
That’s all I can do. Pretend everything is fine until I start believing it too.
The summary of Nate and Sara’s love story is pretty much the first line from Barry Manilow’s song Somewhere Down the Road. “We had the right love at the wrong time.” Sara being 20 years younger than Nate wouldn’t have been a problem, but Nate being married and a father of two is a major problem. The characters are flawed, then again no one is perfect.
“Sometimes the gravity of reality makes us see past the naked truth but the true, scared feeling slips into every vacant thought. Every vein of our blood stream, every orifice of our subconscious mind, every beat of our turbulent heart, every tear shed by the hopeful eyes. Love is never hidden but it’s also the ultimate truth we choose to be blind to.”
I love how every party has a reason for their actions and I even had a hard time choosing who’s side to take. Should I be selfish or have pity or take my responsibilities seriously? There are times where I worry if they’ll get caught and I worry for the consequences of their actions but everything played out well.
Life. All it takes is one chance encounter with a special person and one leap of faith to make life all the more beautiful, happening and worth living.
It is quite a long novel and honestly I skimmed some paragraphs because they were getting boring and my eyes were beginning to droop. The book is filled with life lessons that I think the author really took time to gather and chose her words very carefully. I could recommend this to anyone. It’s great for people who love a bittersweet; those who can’t seem to leave their boyfriend/girlfriend but really want to only that when you start the conversation to cut ties you back out. Others who have this huge crush on their boss or someone years their senior as specifically married with kids. Or people like me who took a chance and came out with lots of life lessons. You don’t have to be the receiving end to a conflict to be interested in this novel, you can read this so when the time comes where a friend or a family member needs some guidance or a good talking you already know what to tell them. (Just don’t tell them you read from a book because they might not take your advice seriously, you know how people can be.)
“Love is just fucked up that way. It doesn’t care for anything. Age, relations, money, status. These are just the pillars on which our society stands and our adherence to them lays the foundation of such a societal existence. They are meaningless for love.”
Enticed by You will forever sit in a special place in my heart. (It touched me that much.) I love how it ended, it could have been fine for this to be a stand alone but I don’t mind getting new learning from Meghana Sarathy. *wink*
ABOUT MEGHANA SARATHY
Meghana Sarathy is from Bangalore, India. She is an avid reader and also a writer. She writes Adult and New Adult romance, as well as dark and psychological thrillers. She especially loves reading and writing love triangles, taboo romance, and angst filled stories that are quite complex. Her books tend to involve protagonists who are flawed, far from perfect, and as real as they can get. Her all-time favorite characters are her very own characters- Jennifer, Brandon and Linden. She tends to fall hard for boys who are either cocky, bossy or good flirts and total charmers.
She spends most of her free time reading, writing or watching anime. Depending on her mood, she tends to write two to three books at a time. She is a crazy fan of Dragonball Z and can be seen watching the episodes in repeat. Vegeta is her all-time favorite anime character.