Here is my review of My Better Half Forever by Arushi Vats
Romance, as a genre/concept, is always special to each individual’s heart. And there is no denying that destiny has a major role in bringing two souls together. Without us being ever aware, the universe conspires secretly and make us stand face to face with our destined partners is what keeps the unpredictability of life alive.
This beautiful novel is a tale of two individuals who meet unexpectedly while going through a personal loss in their respective lives. Malvika has lost her brother and Rahul had to say goodbye to his dearest father. While the former suffers from anxiety and panic attacks, the latter too is carrying an emotional baggage. Both of them try to put on a strong face to meet the world and collide into each other, falling in love. They become each other’s constant support but we get to know that fate holds something different for them. They get seperated as Rahul goes abroad to pursue his higher studies. And when he comes, things change but to what degree that is what makes the suspense.
The plot is well layered with contemporary romance genre. The narration is kept easy and simple making it a comfortable read for all. The language used is lucid. The characters are well potraited. There several characters in the plot and each has been given sufficient scope to contribute to the plot.
A nice read I would say.
Reviewing the first book of 2021 – The Promises We Made by Rohan Jain
. Happy Reading🌸
So, I have began my new year by reading this romantic novella by author, Rohan Jain. It is a classic romantic tale of two people who fall in love in the most unexpected circumstances in every way possible. They are faced with the ultimate question of how to confess their love for each other. Raj (Indian) and Sophia (German) are two students who meet in a foreign country with different cultural backgrounds but with their hearts beating for each other, irrespective of everything else. The characters are very nicely drawn and depict the kind of problems one is bound to face when people from two different cultural backgrounds meet. But all the differences become too small in front of the all-encompassing emotion called LOVE.
Second thing I liked the most about this novel is its vivacity. I have always loved reading novels with vivid descriptions; the kind of novels which stimulate my imagination and this book is sure one of them. When the protagonist, Raj, visits Switzerland, as a part of his internship program, the reader walks with him and enjoys the scenic beauty of this country. The description is so beautifully penned that you would want to pack your bags super quick and book a ticket to Switzerland.
Thus, I would sum up this book being a good one-time read. It provides you with the opportunity to experience the pangs of love along with journey of Switzerland. The plot is pretty predictable but still enjoyable.
Rating – 3/5
Read my review of Me before You by Jojo Moyes.
The reading of this novel ended with me bawling my eyes out and itching to read it again, thinking maybe there is an alternate ending. Alas this was to no avail and I had to accept the fact that it was what it was. The writer Jojo Moyes forces her readers to believe in all the situations that she creates in this amazing book and makes them reach the point where they find it hard to read, given that their eyes are filled with tears.
This is a love story which shows us the bravery and the effort needed to get our lives back on track after it has been pushed off the course. The book starts somewhere in 2009 where Louisa Clark, a 26 year old, clumsy, happy, working-class girl gets the job as the care taker of the rich, grumpy and witty Mr. Will Traynor. After a tragic accident, he has been left a quadriplegic for two years. It is this condition that puts him in depression and his mother in a desperate need to get him out, hence she hires Louisa.
Lousia- the girl who lives in a windowless room in a sleepy market town, robbed of her confidence to live life. When she finally meets with Will- the once lively man…. they both go through a roller coaster of emotions as they teach each other the parts of life that they both lack respectively.
In this course of the story not only do Lou and Will fall in love with each other but they also bring the reader to fall in love with the purity of their love. Somewhere in between the antics of Louisa, the foreign films they watch and the books they read together we lose ourselves completely and embark upon a journey filled with life lessons, laughter and tears.
I recommend this book to everyone who can get their hands on it.
Have you ever fallen out of love? I have tried to capture all those feelings in this poem 🙂
Isn’t it strange how we fall out of love?
How nothing but everything changes?
You look back to see how you fell in love
only to realise its nowhere in present phases.
The person you loved once unconditionally,
doesn’t appeal to you now.
As if he acts differently.
The connection is missing, your conscience doesn’t allow.
His eyes are cold, his talks are blabber,
the touch is lost
and the arguments are a dagger!
But in fact he is the same.
You are the same.
Just your love isn’t the same!
And you know its strange!
Why does my heart skip a beat,
When you look me straight in the eye?
Everything comes to a still,
All noises die.
Then you come a bit closer to gently caress my face,
A kiss on the forehead is all what it takes
To make me yours and you mine,
The warmth of true love and a smile so benign.
Is this a fleeting moment?
I question myself.
But no! Every time we part and you look back,
I know how strongly our strings are attached!
You were a dream;
too unimaginable to be true.
But you happened to me
and made my love grew.
It’s true that best things happen
when you expect them at least.
Now, that you walk beside me,
I feel complete.
I was at the art gallery
when you came and stood next to me.
You impressed me with your knowledge
and not mere flattery.
It was an instant connection,
I could feel from the start.
Just when you looked at me
thousands of bells rang in my heart!
My memory floats
While my heart drowns deep.
All the thoughts come crashing,
It’s my end I believe!
My soul descended on Earth,
To penetrate deep into human flesh.
As a baby I took birth,
And my soul felt fresh!
My corporeal form was visible,
But my soul was attached to the mother.
No earthly pleasures can make my soul seizable,
Annihilate, obliterate it or smother!
When I locked my eyes with my lover,
His soul pierced my skin and positioned itself in my heart.
Wherever I went his presence hovered,
We became cupid passengers in the amorous love cart!
Today, I might die,
Burning ashes would turn gray.
But, don’t worry about me or cry
Because my soul won’t easily fade away!