WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5
ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5
Love is a funny thing. You never know when it may happen to you and change your life forever. You may not even realise that you’ve been warmed by its beguiling touch, and sometimes when you think it is actually the love bug that has bitten you, it may turn out to be just a naïve infatuation. Such is the nature of love and yet no one can stay away from it. The Fragile Heart is an attempt by the author Ankit Jaiswal to narrate the story of a love-stricken guy Jai who finds himself, at different points of time, developing liking for two different girls, but who is his one true love is for him, and only him, to find.
Jai, a Kolkata boy, loves to roam around in the company of his best friends Rahul and Raj. With the jovial company of his two best friends and life being at its carefree best for him, he is truly contented. Until the day he sets his eyes on Geeta Roy. She is the most beautiful girl he has ever laid eyes on and he falls for her instantly. But is it really love? He doesn’t know, and when he does have the time to know, he finds her gone from her life forever. Life moves on and so does Jai, finding company and love in the arms of Riya, a junior student at his college.
All is smooth and well between Riya and Jai, until the day he shifts to Mumbai for his job. Soon, the curse of long distant relationships unsettles their relationship as well. With Jai being busy all day and Riya getting insecure day by day, things start getting unpleasant. But the final blow to their once-almost-perfect relationship is delivered when Jai comes across Geeta in a Holi celebration event. That is when things start to get really worse. So what will become of Jai and Riya? Will their relationship survive this test of time? Who is the one for Jai – Geeta or Riya? Whom will he finally choose and why? To know this and much more, you have to read the book yourself.
The book is written in an easy flow language with most of the book written in conversational style. The narration is from the point of view of Jai who is the protagonist of the story. The characters of Jai, Geeta and Riya are well developed and there is depth to them which does not go unnoticed while one is reading about them. The plot, though being simple, is interesting and offers enough in terms of entertainment. At no point in time, it seems to be getting dull; it gets more and more interesting at the turn of every page. I strongly believe that with time, as the author will mature further, he has the capability and calibre to give tough competition to the likes of Ravinder Singh or Sudeep Nagarkar. I definitely recommend this book to all romance fiction lovers, and I congratulate the author for a book well written and a job well done.
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