Book Review: The girl in the red lipstick by Ajay. K. Pandey.

Title: The girl in the red lipstick.
Author: Ajay Pandey.
Genre: Contemporary Romance.
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐. 5/5



Arun is a bestselling author, and the heartthrob of thousands of readers. While on a book promotion tour, he is injured and agrees to call a masseuse. Little did he know that the masseuse would turn out to be someone with a secret!

Arun sees a story in her, and in digging deeper, is amazed to discover her strength of character. Even though Lalita is a young survivor of human trafficking, she has unmatched determination.

A single encounter with her makes Arun take decisions that he had never even thought of. He is willing to risk everything for her, his own life too.
But the more he tries to help her, the deeper he drowns in the swamp.
Will two broken people be able to heal each other? Will society ever accept a girl from the forbidden alleys of the city?

The Girl in the Red Lipstick is a charming story of friendship, life and finding love where we least expect to.

My thoughts

First of all, I admire author for taking this subject. So far I have read a lot of books on this topic,but this is my first time reading a book by an Indian author on the same and he done his job really well.

Other things that I liked:

The author describing the struggles of being an author, which gave me a really big insight into the life of authors.

I loved how the author talked about the social media, that everyone is just pretending to be happy on the media platforms but in real life all are struggling or having ordinary lives.

Changing POVs from Arun to Lalita to Kajal(his wife), giving more depth to each characters and their feelings.

Things I didn’t like:

The plot had a great potential and I expected a little more from the book.
And I felt the POVs of Lalita and Kajal were added just to keep the story going.

But overall I enjoyed this one a lot, the author weaves a beautiful story with simple and flowy language.

About the author

Ajay Pandey, also known as Ajay K. Pandey, is an English author. He is an engineer of a Pune-based company.His first book as an author was You are the Best Wife which was released in 2015,which became a huge success.He has written several books too.


  • You are the Best Wife.
  • You are the Best Friend.
  • Her Last Wish.
  • A Girl to Remember.
  • An Unexpected Gift.

(Source: Goodreads &Wikipedia).

Thank you so much for reading❣️

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Hi! I am Adhena, hailing from the 'God's own country' - Kerala, India. My go to genres are Mystery Thrillers, but I also like fantasy, sci-fi and non- fiction. My aim is to explore new genres and tropes, so that I can live a thousand lives!!

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