[Book Review] Twilight’s Temptation by Shilpa Suraj

Twilight's Temptation Shilpa Suraj
Front cover

Genre: Romance

Publication date: August 5, 2021

Length: 209 pages

Buy here: https://amzn.to/3wtljiq


The ace photographer and the supermodel, they should have been a match made in heaven. Instead, they fought like the demons of hell.

Complicated, surly, and sexy, Manav Apte was probably the only photographer who resented his muse. From the day he’d seen her, there had been no other. Unfortunately, she was the one woman he could never have.

Passionate, talented, and gorgeous, Diana Severes refused to give the temperamental ass behind the camera the satisfaction of knowing he got under her skin. It was, however, impossible not to notice him or his glowering disapproval that trailed her everywhere she went.

Their dislike and distrust of each other is legendary in the fashion industry and yet, the sparks that fly when they come together for work are enough to light the sets on fire.

Will the Golden Girl of India’s fashion scene be able to see beyond his hatred to the love he’s desperately trying to mask? And will the country’s most talented photographer realise that his true talent lies not in what he views through his lens but what he sees through the filter of his heart?

My Review of Twilight’s Temptation

Twilight’s Temptation follows the drama-filled and heartwarming Midnight’s Star where we oohed and aahed over Dev and Avni’s instant attraction to each other.

On the other hand, Diana and Manav’s relationship can only be called explosive. They’re fiercely attracted to each other yet they stay apart for much of the story. Theirs is a story of much pain, too many misunderstandings, and plenty of ego trips.

The author has a humorous and sassy style of writing that I deeply enjoy. It feels contemporary and real. I could be reading about the girl and guy next door!

Manav’s painful past is carefully picked apart layer by layer until we understand much of what drives him. With his story, the author uncovers different personality types and family dynamics. The showdown between two family members at the end had me fearing the worst.

Diana could easily be the woman of my dreams – smart, diplomatic, and successful. She navigates social minefields with practiced ease. She’s in full control of her life, with the exception of her heartstrings. She’s an example of why we shouldn’t judge only by looks.

Twilight’s Temptation is a bittersweet story of two people deeply in love yet failing to find a middle ground because of their differences. Yet, as a reader, I held on to hope until the end.

Was I rewarded or disappointed? Why don’t you read the book to find out?

I’m sure you won’t be able to put it down because you’ll be pulled into the drama of it all.

(I received an e-copy from Blogchatter with a request for an honest review. This review is powered by Blogchatter Book Review Program.)

About Shilpa Suraj

A published author with Harlequin India, Locksley Hall and Juggernaut, Shilpa Suraj writes stories that are sweet, tender, angsty and passionate. While romance and women’s fiction are her favourite genres, she believes that at the end of the day, all that matters is the story.

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla in collaboration with VoxBox.


25 responses to “[Book Review] Twilight’s Temptation by Shilpa Suraj”

  1. The characters certainly sound interesting, though I’m not as keen on steamy romances as I was when I was younger… Thanks for the review though!

  2. I wonder how you get so much time to read and then write too ! Kudos to you.

  3. He! He! You’re right. It’s lighthearted reading for those so inclined. 🙂

  4. From the face of it, it looks like a daily soap my mother would watch. I may be wrong completely here but reading something like this may never be my cup of tea.

  5. I have not read any book in the series. I think i will try the first one soon. I love romance fiction for some lighthearted reading….so this sounds fun. Like the typical hate-love stories of Hindi movies. 😁

  6. Loved your review. I am also curious to know the ending. Did they fall in love and accept their feelings. Seems like a very interesting read.

  7. Lovely review. Sounds like a good book to read. My daughter might be interested in this one too.

  8. Sounds like an interesting book, Satabdi. Your review is tempting me to get my hands on it although I barely have time to read.

  9. I always enjoy reading your reviews, Satabi. This book sounds good too. I have been looking for light reads lately and the series is available on KU. I might pick it up.

  10. Thank you! Please read the Book 1 in the series first. You’ll understand this story even better.

  11. Do read the first book in the series. Then this one can be enjoyed all the more.

  12. If you enjoy romance and drama, you might like this book. But it makes more sense if you’ve read the first book in the series.

  13. Do read the first one in the series. Then this book makes more sense.

  14. Did you like it? Have you read the previous one?

  15. Diana and Manav’s explosive story seems so real and contemporary. Your review is interesting, I feel like picking up the book now. The suspense you’ve ignited should get a remedy.

  16. I am a big fan of Romance genre and always loved to read romance books. I would definitely give this a try as the plot sounds interesting.

  17. Sounds interesting!! Full of drama and sexual tention i think…reminds me of a steamy mills n boons….may pick it up if I ever find the patience to go through books again 😊

  18. I haven’t heard of this book but I love books that come in series. This one sounds intense and full of drama. Will check it out.

  19. Wonderful review. Even I read this book last week.

  20. This seems like an interesting read:)

  21. Yes, this is the second book in a series. The third one has been released, too. I enjoy romance novels with some drama or comedy.

  22. I shy away from reading romance books but it seems you really enjoyed this one. Looks a great for romance fans.

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