Review:: The Copenhagen Affair :: Amulya Malladi
** I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own**
“Sanya was always the perfect wife, but after a breakdown at her office, it’s her husband Harry’s turn to step up. His proposal? A temporary move to Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital city. He needs to be there to close a business deal and figures the change of scenery will do her good. Soon Sanya goes from hiding under her duvet to hiding in plain sight—a dark-skinned Indian American in a city of blondes.
Within Copenhagen’s glamorous high society, one man stands out—not only because of his intriguing scar but because he sees Sanya in a way Harry hasn’t for years. Anders Ravn owns the company Harry wants to acquire, and soon Sanya begins to fall for him. As allegations of white-collar crime arise, she learns of Harry’s infidelity, and having an affair with Anders seems ever more tempting. Surrounded by old money, smoked fish on dark breads, and way too many bicycles, Sanya slowly moves from breakdown to breakthrough, but where will she end up—and with whom?”
I loved this book!
When I first started I wasn’t entirely sure that a story about someone having a breakdown at work was really the best fit for me right now (lol) but I kind of fell in love with it.
It hit me right in that ‘getting in the heads of women and their ordinary lives’ spot which I am really into in at the moment. This this was another one where I loved the honest, and sometimes unflattering, views of a female protagonist on her life, and depression, and marriage, and the world.
I was also a bit mesmerised by the portrayal of Copenhagen in this book, which almost made the city feel like an additional character in the story, and gave me all the ‘homesick’ for Denmark feels!
I gave this 4 stars, and I’ve been recommending it to all my friends =)
The Copenhagen Affair by Amulya Malladi is out now from Lake Union Publishing.
I received a review copy in exchange for an honest review, but only chose to read it because it sounded like something I would enjoy (life’s too short to read books we don’t think we’ll enjoy). All opinions on my blog are my own, and I wouldn’t tell you it a book was good if I didn’t really think so.