Book Review : Bitten by Love By Vijaya S @Kharido_becho

Title : Bitten by love

Author : Vijaya S

Genre : Romance

Pages : 224

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ANU is young, simple and carefree, gearing up for her first job at Oasis Ltd. She gets paired with ABHI, a mature and an unassuming boy, in her first assignment with the Indian IT giant. Little does she know that the pairing is not a mere coincidence, but a plan by destiny. Abhi does not have any inkling that the beautiful girl he was smitten by at a traffic signal, would end up as his pair programmer for whom he would eventually be ready to give up everything in life.
What will happen when Anu’s protective family gets to know about their love?
Will Abhi keep up the promise he makes to Anu’s family?
How will Anu cope with this drastic change in Abhi’s priorities?
Come, fall and rise in love as Bitten by Love takes you through an exhilarating and heart touching journey of friendships and love, driven by destiny, hope and determination. 


Bitten by Love is romance novel written by Vijaya S. This book tries to talk about the in-depth feelings of love and relationships. This is the story of a couple Anu and Abhi who falls insanely in love with each other at their workplace. Within a short period of time, that they have known each other, they falls deeper in love and is ready to do anything for the happiness of the other person.

The book starts with Anu’s relationship equation with her family. Anu has a very close relationship with her family. She is the apple of her parent’s and brother’s eyes. Despite this grand opening which exhibited familial bonds between the family, after first few chapters her family didn’t play much role in this book which was quite disappointing. It would have been amazing to read to a little bit more about her family.

In this book, the author had tried to enumerate the pureness of Anu and Abhi’s love. Throughout the book they are seen as this ideal couple that everyone around them craves to be like. But in the reality, their entire relationship kind of seemed very cliche and also their relationship had a lot of flaws. Flaws that sense, even though they are two individuals who are matured enough in the aspect of age and career, they kept on fighting like teenagers in love. Even their conversations were so childish. And that was not something readers could enjoy, considering the scenario in which the lead characters were in.

Also, the lead characters had fallen into this deep relationship in a matter of few days but then they behavior like they have been in love for so many years and have know each other all their lives. The author could have paid much more attention on how they have fallen in love and how their love bloomed over a certain period of time. It felt like the author has hastily written these falling in love parts. If that has been established it would have been easier for the readers to understand Anu and Abhi’s relationship at a greater depth.

Anything and everything that has do with Anu and Abhi’s romance or love parts was over dramatized and cliche. The romantic conversations between both of them could have been penned down a bit more realistically and adorably. The characterization of Anu was planned to be childlike, wild and carefree but at some point it felt like she was immature and irresponsible. That could have been avoided. Being carefree is different from being irresponsible. These are two different things and Anu had this shade a bit too much.

But at certain instances Anu’s wild acts were really interesting and funny to read. She was notorious and adventurous, this side of her made the book more lively and funny. Anu and Abhi has a good set of friends. They play a significant role in this book but something was amiss in their friendship. Abhi’s character development was good. At times he behaved in a weird and non-linear way from his core characteristic but other than that he was fine.

The best thing about this book was the trekking trip Anu and her friends goes on to Sakleshpur. It was so divine and wonderful to read. The author had spectacularly written these parts and brought about all these places live in front of our eyes. There was this character call Raju, the trekking guide. He had so much information to share. Though his presence was very minimal in this book, he managed to get a place in the reader’s heart. It would be great if he had a separate book for himself because he had many valuable stories to share with the readers.

On the whole, this is a story of love and sufferings a couple endures to convince their families to unite together. Without the cliche and dramatization, the book would have been outstanding because the writing style of the author was monumental and we can definitely expect great works from her.


I am a romance reader. I love rom-coms which are light-hearted, funny and blush worthy, I even like steamy romance. But I’m never into this “deep” kind of love and romance books because I can’t really get hang of it. This book was very cliche beyond imagination that it made me very uncomfortable and I started questioning the total idea of love. Because, the lead characters keep on saying “we are one soul in two bodies” I was like, man who says these kinda things in real life. And these characters, they even had the audacity to go and tell this dialogue to their parents. Come on, you don’t say these kind of things to your parents, will that not be funny ? It was these kind of dialogues that made it difficult for me to enjoy this book to the fullest.

The author had slightly told the Anu has a great relationship with her brother Sandeep, I would have liked to read a bit more about them. I loved the relationship though Sandeep hardly came for couple of sequences in the book, I would have liked to see this brother-sister duo in spotlight. I completely loved the trip to Saklespur. It was one hell of an experience. And Raju’s character was very cool, I enjoyed the scenes with Raju. The office and training parts were really amazing and akin. The fun the lead characters had with their friends were quite interesting and engaging. I particularly loved how they become friends with Karthik, one of the friends of Anu and Abhi from work.

My rating for this book would be 2 out of 5 stars

Rating: 2 out of 5.

I would like to recommend this book to people who are into deep kind of love stories, who loves to experience the pain and depths of love. You guys might enjoy it but unfortunately I do not fall in this category, that’s why I couldn’t enjoy it much.

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~ Meenu


  • Meenu Annadurai

    Meenu Annadurai is the founder & editor of The Nerdy Bookarazzi. Meenu is a Customer Specialist by day and a writer by night. She published her debut novel 'A Place called Home' with Half-Baked Beans which is now available on Amazon. She is insanely addicted to her bookshelf and super possessive about them. She is in a serious relationship with her current Book Boyfriend. [email protected] Annadurai Meenu

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