ARC Review: The Legal Affair by Nisha Sharma

Rajneet Hothi built her empire with sweat, blood, and information. She knows everything there is to know about Ajay Singh, the future CEO of Bharat, Inc., as well as how crucial he is in securing her future. But she didn’t expect the passion that burst between them the first time they went head-to-head. She’d never felt anything like it before, especially during her marriage to her soon-to-be-ex-husband. When her company is blamed for her ex’s dirty dealings with Bharat, she’s forced to prove that Ajay is no match for her in the art of business or seduction.

Ajay shouldn’t trust Raj or her company. He’s on the verge of losing everything his family has worked to achieve, but he can’t stop thinking about the breathtaking way Raj opens her mind, body and heart to him. Throwing his infamous caution to the wind, he tempts the gorgeous CEO into his bedroom and boardroom. He soon realizes he wants Raj by his side and he’s willing to fight the people he’s always protected to be with her.

When Raj and Ajay discover the source behind Bharat’s leak, they must trust each other and work together to defy the odds and save the Singh legacy.

Having put this book on my tbr for two readathons, I was very excited to get to it. But picking it up just after finishing another one which kinda depressed me a bit was the best decision I made, because this romance made my whole weekend. 

I love the romance genre for what it gives me – predictability and happiness – and this was exactly that. I have read many books with billionaire heroes before and it was always a fun indulgence, but this series by Nisha feels aspirational because this time, the billionaires are desi. The writing is fast paced with things happening very quickly, and the corporate takeover backdrop gives way for some twisty suspense, betrayals and heated moments – all resulting in a thrilling romance read that I couldn’t put down even for a second. And I really really love the yummy Chole Bhature goodness (I’m desi.. I can’t help my love for our food).

I completely fell in love with the characters right from the get go. Ofcourse we’ve already met them in The Takeover Effect so that was a plus, and Raj left a strong impression on me even then when she was only a small presence. Here she truly shines. She is a self made woman who is confident in what she wants and doesn’t shy away from tackling obstacles head on when it comes to business. But vulnerability doesn’t come easy to her, so seeing her learn to navigate the matters of the heart was a joy. 

Ajay on the other hand is the typical middle child – he is passionate in every aspect of his life but tempers it with a soft heart – which some might mistake for a weakness but that he is not. The chemistry between them is electric from their first interaction and the banter is so full of fire, I was thoroughly entertained. Just like the first book, the romance might feel a bit instalovey but I’ve never had problems with that. It was actually nice to see them realize what they wanted from each other, set the right expectations and support each other fully through troubling times. 

It was also nice to see Hem and Mina again and just the three brothers being the awesome trio they are. Zail did piss me off for a little while but I was glad to see the issues resolved pretty quickly. The Singh family on the whole is just so amazing and none more so than their mother who is a formidable woman but also a sweetheart. 

In the end, this was a super fiery romance with two passionate characters and a nice suspense to keep you engaged throughout. If you love your billionaire romance genre, then you can’t go wrong with this one at all. It is equal parts sexy as well as sweet, and I had such a lovely time reading. Can’t wait to see which direction the series takes next with Zail’s story. 

PS: Thank you to Avon and Netgalley for providing me with this advance copy. All opinions expressed here are unbiased and solely mine.

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