Author: Zoe M.
About the Author: Zoe M lives and works in Mumbai. She fell in love with the written word at the age of sixteen. Her affair has only matured over the years as she read stories that captivated her. Now, she uses the magic of words to help her spin her own stories. Her love of reading was born when she read The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Call Me Saaya is Zoe M’s debut novel. It is a romantic tour de force that weaves in and out of metros and a forgotten, quaint village in Rajasthan, revealing stories as it goes. The novel reflects the author’s love for the unexpected and is as engaging as she is.
Shamsher Singh Rathore has it all. A job he loves and a life he lives every moment. Until an untimely call from home embroils him with a woman called Saaya who proceeds to turn his orderly world upside down!
The only interest Sayana Singh Rajput had in him was the prized Sheesh Haveli. She had never believed in love until destiny threw her this impossible challenge.
What do you do when all that you believed in turns out to be a lie?
Will Shamsher be able to save his world?
Will Sayana believe in love or will she allow avarice ruin it all?
What about Saaya?
What happens when desire meets destiny?
Set in idyllic Rajasthan, Call me Saaya is the story of two souls in pursuit for true love while destiny has other plans for them.
My Review: “Call Me Saaya” is a title so engrossing, it simply lead my attraction towards knowing about the person who is named Saaya. Though the book cover has nothing related to the story, but it’s cute and beautiful, unlike other book covers, it doesn’t give any hint about the story.
The beautiful and Royal land of Rajasthan is in the background of the story and the cultural touch of Rajasthan holds the readers. I felt a lil bored at the starting of the story as Shamsher- the male protagonist was already in trouble, but as soon as Saaya- the female protagonist entered into the story, the story took an interesting turn and hence it became a page turner story. At many points I was feeling like oh my god, where the Author has taken the readers in her imagination! Plot was strong and stronger in the middle. The final scenes of the story seemed to be written in a brief, looked like author had some hurry finishing the story. Story could be extended a little more, although the end was perfectly written.
Talking about the characters, I found both Shamsher and Saaya, true souls and made for each other. They were the glimpse of the teachings they got from their parents. All the other characters were crafted beautifully. Being a tea lover, I wish I could have a chance to taste Maan Singh’s famous chai. Narration style was mesmerizing and many new words can be learnt from the story. Author was able to hold readers attraction with the every secret, suspension and drama.
The best thing about the story was that the love story is written as it should be. Strangers to Friends, fell in love, but didn’t let the other know this, hurt each other and be jealous too and finally wanted to be each other’s. I liked how Shamsher hold his emotions and didn’t get intimate with Saaya before marriage. This proved him to be the real Royal man.
Conclusion: Plot is so strong that it gives the feeling of Royal love and with the cute hurt game, it will bring a smile on your face.
Star Rating: 3/5 (couldn’t help).
Book Link: Don’t forget to order your book here- Call Me Saaya .