For the first time, romance bestseller Mills and Boon has Indian faces on its cover. And, they’re both from Delhi.
The latest edition in the series, His Monsoon Bride, features Rohit Raghav, 25, and Saumya, 26, in an intimate embrace on the cover. They were both selected through a contest.
“I am on cloud nine. I have read many of these books when I was young and I used to fantasise about the women on the cover. Imagine, I am on on it now,” says Raghav, 25, a business graduate who models part-time."
Saumya, a media professional, is as thrilled.
“I just sent in my pictures and then forgot about it. When I got a call after a month, I couldn’t believe I’d won,’ she says. The book’s author Aastha Atray, also from Delhi, says, “I really like the cover because it’s Indian. When they consulted me, I told them the faces should be your next-door type.”