Girl Plus One by Rhea Saran is a full-blooded book. Laila lands up in Mumbai all the way from New York, to take over as features editor and sex columnist of a popular man’s magazine called Guyzone.
Those not keen on the story may well find the sex questions and answers sufficiently interesting, and these are interspersed among the pages. Some usable wisdom on intimacy is available in this book, we have to admit. Q: My girlfriend and I have both been working late these days, and are just not in the mood for love by the time we get home at night. What can we do? A: Welcome to the world of morning sex. All you need to get started is to set your alarm half an hour earlier, and keep breath mints and condoms by your bedside. They don’t call it ‘morning glory’ for nothing…
Laila is single and pretty, and life is on a roll – a good job, hectic but good life, with pay and perks to be envied for. Her friends Karthika and Maya are around. But there is no real man in her scheme of things, though admirers are all over the place. Neil, a handsome photographer, is her flat-mate, Rahul is her ex, who still desires her. She feels she can handle the situation, when in comes Sameer, the CEO of a big company. He is many years older but nevertheless, she finds herself drawn to him and realizes that he is hard to resist. The attraction is mutual, but Laila finds herself losing her heart to him in a relationship she has little control over. Rhea has mixed a generous dollop of friendship, love, sex and parties for the main characters to play in.
Girl Plus One by Rhea Saran
Random House India