Book Review: Unexpected Valentines


TITLE : Unexpected Valentines: Stories to make you believe in love
AUTHOR : Summerita Rhayne
GENRE : Fiction



Unexpected Valentines is a collection of seven short romantic reads each different from the other. The stories in this collection are –

Unexpected Valentine
The Magic Within
Love at loggerheads
Chained to Shadows
Right or Wrong
Coffee and Clashes
Hooded Desire

These stories tell us that love can strike at the most unexpected time and place. People most unlikely to fall in love may come together unknowingly to make a great pair.

I received the book from the author herself in return for an unbiased review.


Summerita Rhayne took up writing in her late thirties and hasn’t looked back since then. She first got published in 2013 and has won contests with Harlequin and Harper Collins India. For her writing is the only way to deal with the numerous story ideas bubbling in her brain which pop up more rapidly than her keyboard can do justice to. Summerita’s pet belief is that a story and its characters have a life of their own and will find a way to make the writer pen them down. What else can one do when cerebrally confronted with the sizzling interaction of two Alpha characters?

She prefers to call her books sweet and sensual to denote the slowly deepening relationship between the characters.

She loves winding down with music, movies and social networking.

Other books from the author’s desk : Against all Rules, Hidden Passion

Follow her @ on twitter @SummeritaRhayne



The reads : Short and sweet, each entirely different from the other. They are filled with drama and subtle romance.No vulgarity.

Each story in the book reveals how love can be found and experienced in the most unexpected quarter. One can feel the characters come live before the eyes. Their inner turmoil, doubts and ecstasy are well reflected. One can easily relate to Kaira’s doubts regarding her relationship with Aditya, the suspicions gnawing Arnav and his sense of insecurity stemming from Siddharth’s feelings for Raina on the one hand and the spell cast by Ranveer on Sanjana in their very first meeting.

The twists in some are unexpected. ‘Hooded Desire’ is one such read where the end came as a pleasant surprise.

Characterization : The characters are well etched with all their imperfections. One can easily relate to each one of them.

Language: Language, crisp and lucid.


Recommendation & Rating: A simple and enjoyable read, I’ll give this 4 on a scale of 5.


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About Geeta Nair

Born in Independent India to two really wonderful people who cherished and nourished me with great care, I consider myself lucky to have had the best that life could offer me. Lucky to have had the best education , the best sibling, the best husband, the best daughter,the best of everything that I could ever want, Love to live life on my terms .

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