Mini plans fairytale weddings, but she knows there are no fairytale marriages. The initial magic of her own marriage with Shyam has vanished, leaving behind a hunger that she tries to assuage with chocolates. She fantasizes about a ‘dream lover’, but she is over the hill, overweight and unconfident. The chances of tumbling into a passionate intrigue with a gorgeous man are bleak, she thinks. Or are they? For, not so far away, in Mumbai, the glamour capital, the scion of an erstwhile royal family has decided to wed a Bollywood starlet, and Mini is soon on her way to plan this ‘no-budget’ wedding with the enticing Rustom – head of the city office, handsome, sophisticated, and every bit the ladies’ man. It doesn’t take Mini long to decide that if Rustom is a skirt-chaser, she is going to shape up and get into the kind of skirts he likes to chase. Is Rustom the ‘dream lover’ she has been hunting or is Sicko Shyam going to drag her back to the dregs of their marriage? Either way, the Second Coming promises to be steamy and full of trouble and hilarity – not always at her expense.
Shubha Menon is a copywriter with a leading advertising agency. A practising Buddhist, she dreams of living in the hills where she can read, write and grow climbing roses. She lives in Delhi with her husband, daughter and two dogs. This is her fi rst book.