Secret Diary of an Incurable Romantic is the story of Madhubala Ray, a thirty-year-old newly widowed woman who teaches social sciences to the students of a posh Chennai school. She lives with her seventy-year-old mother-in-law who, much to her chagrin, isn’t the chatty sorts.
Tides Don’t Cross by Simar Malhotra is a medium paced romance cum family drama. It the story of 2 sisters – the docile Mrinalini and the rebellious Rukmini. The book portrays the uniqueness of Indian families and the changed dynamics of Indian families in the twenty-first century.
I Lost My Soul by Ved Nishad is a true love story and is an inspirational read for people who are in love or people who ever lost in love. It is the love story of a guy who loved deeply and passionately. This book is Ved’s own story.
Half Burnt Cigarette and a Little Love Note is basically the tale of a woman who is torn between two relationships, each important to her. She decides to marry the one who had supported her throughout her graduation and loves her deeply but again, she can’t forget the man she loved and lost, that left her bare and heartbroken.
The book is typically a romance however it isn’t one of those overly cheesy and cringe-worthy romances that leave you irritated. What sets Heart Quake apart is its unique setting in the aftermath of the Bhuj earthquake. Heart Quake isn’t about “love at first sight”; instead it tells us the story of a love rekindling after 10 years of separation.
Most of the college romances that I read touch upon a college goer’s daily life but does so only superficially. In Himanshu Rai’s My Mute Girlfriend, however, the readers also get to relive those days of college life in a better manner. The thing that sets this book apart from others is its “true story” tag.
The Unhealthy Love is everything you’d like from an exciting, fast book. Romance, delight, mystery. It starts with just the right amount of intrigue where you wonder about the characters as they slowly unravel. There is no need to worry about pace or balance since the flow of the story take care of that.
She Friend-Zoned My Love is an excellent way for you to pass a lazy Sunday afternoon or a lonely Saturday night. It addresses many issues which youngsters face today – first love, break-ups and friendships, trolling, body shaming and because of this, it will be relatable to many readers who choose to pick it.
Letters to My Ex is a simple love story narrated in a very unconventional format – the story is told by the way of letters which the lovers write to each other. This book is a very good example of how a cliché and below average plot doesn’t work even for a best-selling author like Nikita Singh.
Life and Other Near-Death Experiences tells us the story of Libby whose world is shattered when she comes to know two things– (1) she is suffering from cancer, and (2) her husband of nearly two decades is a gay. Shell-shocked she flees from Chicago and takes refuge in a desolate Carribean island where the promise of sun-kissed sands and a hot guy brings her some respite.
Forsaken by Desire by S. Shekhar is a romance, with the right amount of drama and passion mixed with it. It is gorgeously written – just the right words, the right adjectives, the right dialogues. The romance isn’t too cheesy, and yet it delivers the perfect amount of butterfly-in-the-tummy moments.
PLOT: 2.5/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5 CLIMAX: 2.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5 And Still My Heart Beats is Sourabh Suman’s debut novel which tells the story of two teenage sweethearts – Rehan and Anya. It aspires to be a cute teenage love story and succeeds to a very large extent. The Plot – The story […]