The Contract was an amazing book to read really enjoyed it I finished reading it in just one sitting because it only consisted of 95 pages I must say it s a well written book Apart from Zeenat s writing I found the plot way interesting I really liked Hussain s character and could easily imagine his well mannerisms had he been a real person In fact all the characters were lovable and relatableI loved how Zeenat has weaved in the story and made Shahira and Hussain fall for each other eventually not forgetting the fact that both of them had seen a horrible time in their past Beginning their relationship as a business contract they et to know each other with the passage of time and finally fall in love Zeenat Mahal is a terrific writer I can t wait to start reading her next book Haveli I wish her all the best with her future endeavors I would definitely like to recommend this book to all the romance
Lovers Non Review Rant The Contract Was Literally How I Non review Rant The Contract was literally how I about GoodReadsBack in January 2018 I was ready with a few draft novellas as well as a list of catchy titles ready I however wanted those titles to be uniue I Love for Imperfect Things googled a couple and viola the second one Terms and Conditions Apply was taken What surprised me was that the writer was a Muslim The story features Muslim protagonists And it was based on one of my favourite romance tropes contract marriage or marriage of convenience Could it be of a coincidence You may wonder why I am obsessed with contract marriages but now it not the time so sssshhhhAs I was saying I clicked on theoogle result and it took me to GoodreadsI didn t read the book then though Plot Review PlotThe book is about Shahira who has been divorced after an abusive marriage Hussain has his own demons Circumstances force them to agree to a contract marriageReviewIt is a typical Urdu digest story when two wingle parents come togehter to a marriage of convenienceThe writer has paid attention to create a detailed back story for both Shahira and Hussain Shahira had an abusive marriage
Hussain S Wife Thrived On Sleeping Around s wife thrived on sleeping around was no saint eitherIt is a story where we know how it is A Heart of Stone going to end I liked the other nuances like how Hussain s mother Salma plays cupid so they can spend time together She was uite a drama ueen There are some witty lines in the book my favourite is Salma s actAnd bless his mother she was uick to cough up a fit worthy of a tuberculosis patient as she said with a breathlessness that was pitiful to watch Really Shahirayou can t expectme cough coughto accompanyyou a wheezy breathy pause youngpeople I m too old CoughThe other benefit of being written in English in my opinion was how much detail areiven when Shahira and Hussain finally et together The Urdu versions cannot and do not talk about libido and orgasms and stuff GenerallyLike I said it is a typical story but narrative is so vivid I love the language which. “We’ll et married but I’ll pay you a monthly salary to behave and appear for all practical purposes as my wifeIf you agree the marriage vows can be taken on the phone on Saturday since I have an hour free in the morning”Shahira a young divorced mother of a seven year old son wants. Ve As a result she left her previous marriage with emotional scars and has lost faith in all menCircumstances throw them together and they both agree to a contract Shahira Language and Linguistics gets Hussain s name and financial security for herself and son while Hussainets someone to take care of his daughter and his motherIt was nice
how the hero the heroine fell in love with each other despite the scars they bear from their previous marriages At first Hussain comes off as very unemotional but it is tempered by Shahira s sweet nature Slowly Hussain found himself drawn to her and Shahira however is scared to trust again and it was wonderful how Hussain wood her and attempted to win her over It was also nice to see that the heroine had a backbone inspite of her previous marriageSalma s efforts to et the two of them closer were hilarious It was beautiful reading how the contract turned an actual marriage Kudos to Ms Mahal for writing such a nice and entertaing novella My thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of this story for sharing an honestReading How The
review My yearly re read of this author s books stands the testMy yearly re read of this author s books stands the test time and presents an interesting take on a contract marriage Love this h s practicality and the H s outrage as he realises h s ives him the marriage he thought he wanted but realises he doesn t he invests time and effort to win h over worth reading I loved loved loved this book I Love Is a Fairy Tale gobbled it up in oneo and had so much fun reading itStory This novella was about two scarred people who heal each other They don t know it but they are what the other person needs The author expertly took a serious subject abuse betrayal dysfunctional relationship and told it in a lighthearted way Don t Promise at Dawn get me wrong this book is pretty deep and a food for thought But it makes you think without being too serious I love contract relationship plots I haven t read them in books much but I ve seen plenty in Kdramas and I love them So I I absolutely fall in love with the characters Zeenat Mahal creates Though a relatively new author she definitely shows signs of creating characters who are as unforgettable as those of Lisa Kleypas I can t think of any better compliment She can pen down an old well known story yet I ll still love her book He d had this intense possessive desire to protect her He d wanted her to feel she couldcount on him to be her champion He wanted her to know that she could depend on him that he d protect herShe was a stranger had been a stranger and now he felt as if she was the anchor of his being So why the 4 stars Simply because I m areedy little monster who is just not satisfied with a novella length story As lovely as it is to have read Hussain and Shabnamoh sorry I meant Shahira s P story I felt it ets wrapped up too swiftly near the end I would have loved to read some scenes after Shahira realises her feelings Nevertheless I loved the character. RfectUntil her new husband decides to stop playing by the rulesHussain is suave and rich He is nobody’s fooland is not about to be bested by the ex schoolteacher he is married to He has Shahira in his sights and she has to have all her wits about her in order to hold him at arm’s lengt.
Zeenat Mahal ✓ 8 FREE DOWNLOADMakes the mundane things sound betterThe book is short It makes for easy and uick read I thoroughly enjoyed it This was an okay read with some pluses and some minuses First of all the major plus was that it was a romance written about another culture written by a person from that culture There was a very real sense of
a different set of social s They were however presented in an accessible manner for someone not of thedifferent set of social s They were however presented in an accessible manner
For Someone Not Ofsomeone not of There were however enough commonalities to traditional western romances that the story was a comfortable read Minuses included a lack of real sexual tension between the two leads Another was the rather unpolished writing styleAll in all an interesting read REVIEW FOR THE CONTRACT Shahira and Hussain are two beautiful but scarred individuals one by an abusive husband and the other by a promiscuous wife Thrown together by circumstances they et into a contractual marriage which is supposed to work like a business arrangement no relationship no sex and no work like a business arrangement no relationship no sex and no Hussain finds someone to look after his daughter and also manages to Bangkok Wakes to Rain get his match making mother off his back whereas for Shahira it spells financial security for herself and her son It seems to be just what they both want or so they believe As they spend time together Hussain finds himself and drawn to Shahira and he wants to look after her and protect her Shahira however is too scared to trust again so he decides he has to woo her and win her over so that she can be a real wif Iot a copy of this book as a part of Indireads Reviewer Program in exchange of an honest reviewThis is a story of how an unconventional marriage which started as a Contract turned into something entirely differentThe writing style was fabulous The words meant something to you There are places where I felt the story is a bit rushed though The characters were described The Right Sort of Man (Sparks Bainbridge Mystery greatly I really liked how the background story of both the MCs was told The kids were cute and Ami was caringThe plot needless to say was interestingThe only flaw was that at times I felt a bit disconnected from the story And the ending seemed a bit rushed to me something felt missing 3 stars anyhowIt was a nice fun read Recommended to all romancaholics I rly rly enjoyed this book It was humorous and the situations characters seemed very real I really liked Hussain Shahira the two adorable kids and of course The loveliest mother in law ever I rarely read novellas However this is a novella that made me change that decision of mine This is a short and sweet novella and I would recommend everyone to take a few hours off and read itThe author did aood job with the hero and heroine s characters The hero Hussain a businessman always on the move He is a widower who has been thoroughly disillusioned with matrimony and also has a small daughter The heroine Shahira is a 30 year old divorcee with a son Her previous husband and in laws were abusi. Nothing to do with men ever again But circumstances have forced her hand and Hussain’s unusual proposition leaves her secretly relieved As per their contract she’ll have his name will be paid to look after his ailing mother and motherless daughter and will be left well alone by him Pe. .