Book Review – Psychopathic Love Story – by Paul Roshan

Love – This is a magical word which can make a person to be both happy and also depressed..A feeling which can never be expressed fully in words and which makes a person to think that whatever he/she does in love is correct..It forces a person to decide more from heart than brain..But, yet it’s beautiful…

 Rohit, an Anti suicide associate, receives a final love letter, a suicide note, penned by Rohan to Dia..He gets the full love story of Rohan through whatsapp messages..Author had mentioned in the prologue that this book is never edited, has a very simple english and is written in whatsapp chat language..So, this book is all about love story of Rohan and Dia..

Rohan, who lives with his parents in Chennai, gets a job offer at a BPO in Hyderabad..He accepts the job as he is eager to live in another city and face new challenges (without knowing telugu) there..He meets Dia in the office..She is attracted towards him as he is talkative and makes others’ happy..Rohan also likes Dia but his ego stops him to express his love towards her..When she proposes to her, he first denies the same but after some days, he accepts her love..He starts loving her so deeply and surprises her a lot in her birthday (I liked the way he planned the surprises)..

Both of them are madly in love with each other..Rohan is so possessive and he hates even if Dia laughs and talks to another guy..He realises that he is slowly becoming a psychopath..This creates a lot of problems among them and finally Dia breaks up with him..She falls in love with another person in the office and Rohan couldn’t bear the same..He resigns his job and returns to Chennai..He decides to commit suicide as he hates his life without Dia..Whether he takes his own life or not forms the rest of the story..

To be very honest, I can’t sympathize with Rohan’s  character..Yes, his love is very true but it’s also fearable..If one person is extremely and madly obsessive towards another in love -then it breaks the relationship..There should be mutual  trust and freedom in love and being more possessive definitely hurts a lot..Suicide is not a solution to any problem in life..Staying strong and facing the challenges makes our life to be more thrilling..

Overall, I feel this book is interesting and a very light read..This story is more believable as it still happens to some people who are in love…

My rating for this book is 3.5/5

Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of book from Writersmelon in return for my honest review.

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Book Review – Lean in to Relationships – by Rishabh Jhol

I love to travel and I believe that travelling rejuvenates us..It provides us with an opportunity to visit new places and teaches us both small and big lessons to take back home..

Zehen, a social entrepreneur from India, loves to travel and is on a month long coast to coast travel across the US..He is a friendly person and he likes to have conversations with people he meet during travel..He has some past relationship failures and is confused a lot..He questions himself on what went wrong while he is in relationship with a person..Whether he finally understands about relationships forms the rest of the story…

He is deeply in love with Madeeha, who works in Jordan to rehabilitate Syrian refugees..But he feels that she is strangely different, aloof and doesn’t try hard to please him or reciprocate his true love..He starts doubting her for a possible mujahid!!!Whether his doubt is proved or not and what happened to their love story at the end makes the book interesting to read..

To be honest, while reading the beginning chapters of this book, I felt something was different and it was not a light read..I couldn’t connect with it, but after reading some more pages, I found it to be more appealing…Most of us have some expectations in any relationship and whether it is fulfilled or not decides the fate of our relationships!!! At times, we learn a lot  even from strangers and this makes travel to be more special..

Overall, I feel this book is interesting to read!!!

My rating for this book is 3.5/5.

Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of book in return for my honest review..I didn’t receive any monetary compensation for the same.

Book Review – My Singapore Fling – by Sudesna Ghosh

In this book, Author portrays the life of Dipa Basu, a successful Indian author, who visits Singapore and stays for around three days there with only one aim – She desperately wishes to have a “fling” there!!! Full story revolves around her search of a fling there and her attempts are really hilarious.. I laughed a lot while reading this book…

Dipa is a 30 something woman who is independent and has her own priorities in life..She likes travelling in aeroplanes and loves to spend time in airports – just shopping, eavesdropping to others’ conversation and also glancing at uniformed airport staff!!! She has some past relationship failures and hence hates the concept of “love” ( or atleast she thinks so) ..In her short visit to Singapore, she decides just to have some flings…She has a list of how her fling should be – a particular accent, physical appearance, etc…Whether she finally finds a “fling”  who meets her expectations or not forms the rest of the story..

She has friends who support her in whatever she does and their conversations are really fun… Her narrations about airport and what she does there to spend her time is interesting to read..Her feelings, fear and whether she falls in love again is explained well by the Author!!!

I feel that this book is interesting, fun and engaging to read!!!

My rating is 3.5/5.

Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of book in return for my honest review..I didn’t receive any monetary compensation for the same.

Book Review – SIMHA INTERNATIONAL (The Bansal Legacy #1) – by Sundari Venkatraman

In this book, Author narrates about the life of Rohit Bansal, Managing director of Hotel Simha International and Tasha Sawant, who works in the same hotel..Their relationship is beautifully penned by the author..

To start with, Rohit is a successful businessman who is envied by many for his excellent skills and growth in hotel industry..He is worried when he finds out that some theft is happening in his hotel which may seriously damage his hotel’s reputation..He appoints a private detective to find out the thief and finally he is surprised when the secret about thief is revealed..

Both Rohit and Tasha have some bad experiences with their past relationships..But when they meet, they are attracted to each other..Whether they are able to love and trust each other forms the rest of the story..

The description about hotel industry by the author is good..The way in which Tasha’s younger brother changes is realistic..Rohit’s relationship with his parents and family is so interesting..Both Rohit and Tasha are depicted as strong individuals who rise easily after everytime they fall..

Overall, I feel this book is interesting, engaging and a light read!!!

My rating for this book is 3.5/5.

Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of book in return for my honest review..I didn’t receive any monetary compensation for the same.

Book Review – Beyond Secrets – by Alka Dimri Saklani

In this book Author talks about  relationships, emotions, trust, acceptance, forgiveness and so on..Childhood and parents play an important role in any person’s life and the same is explained very beautifully by the Author!!!

The Story revolves around Noel, a counsellor, who lives with his parents and a twin brother..He starts to volunteer in an orphanage and his experiences with children there helps him to  realize the fact that he has taken many things in his life for granted..He understands the pain of those children without parents..Further that orphanage seems to be a familiar place for him and he gets many memories associated with that place and is confused..When he finally knows the truth, he doesn’t know how to react to the same..What happens next forms the rest of the story!!!

He meets Nidhi, an engineering student, who has a troubled past and due to that she doesn’t mingle with others..Noel slowly becomes her friend and their relationship is depicted well by the author!!!

There are some secrets in life which we are not aware of and is very difficult to accept the same if we get to know the same..Both Noel and Nidhi face the darkest secrets of their life and they slowly bounce back to lead a happier life..

I liked the way in which Author had portrayed the character of Sam, Noel’s twin brother..It is very important to understand a person’s situation before judging them..I liked the way author explains the importance of trust in any relationship..

Overall, I feel this book is interesting and engaging to read!!!

My rating for this book is 4/5.

Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of book in return for my honest review..I didn’t receive any monetary compensation for the same.

Book Review – AVISHI – by Saiswaroopa Iyer

To be honest, I am not a very big fan of mythological stories..I haven’t read this Author’s previous book  “Abhaya”…. I started reading this book without much expectations..But now, I am happy as it is interesting and I enjoyed reading the same!!!

Protagonist Avishi’s father gets murdered and she is brought up in forest school of Naimisha..She travels to Ashtagini in search of her destiny..There she meets Satya, a doctor and is reminded of her past ..She had to save her people from problems created by another ruler Khela..What happens next  and whether she succeeds in her mission forms the rest of story!!!

I loved the way the Author had penned the character of  protagonist Avishi in this book..She is a strong woman who rises very quickly when she falls in her life..Her bravery, determination,leadership skills and how she fights against her own past insecurities are depicted very beautifully by the Author!!

Author tells the story in such a way that it is not boring and there is no overload of more information – I personally feel that narrations by the Author is apt and very clear..I liked the character of Satya’s mother who is penned by author as a very brave woman.

Overall, I feel this book is very much interesting and good to read!!!

My rating for this book is 4/5.

Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of book in return for my honest review..I didn’t receive any monetary compensation for the same.

Book Review – Water Boarding – by Bragadeesh Prasanna

This book is about the story of Ved, who meets with a terrible accident which leads him to suffer from memory loss..He remembers only his parents and some of his friends..He totally forgets many incidents which happened in his life earlier..

In addition to his physical pain, he also experiences mental agony as he doesn’t know how to recollect his past memories..Author has beautifully explained Ved’s feelings and how he is forced to start his life fresh..Trust forms the basis of any relationship and we usually trust a person only after knowing him/her in detail..Imagine this –  If I don’t remember a person, how will I know whether he/she is my close friend or not..Author narrates about how Ved tries to revisit his past and accept the mistakes that he did in his life..I really liked the way the story ended!!!

Apart from Ved, Author had portrayed the characters of his friend Sara, Ramesh and also his lover Maya, very beautifully..What seems right to me may be wrong to others..Both the  persons in love have equal responsibility in making or breaking a relationship!!!

Overall, I feel this book is interesting,engaging and I enjoyed reading the same..

My rating for this book is 3.5/5

Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of book in return for my honest review..I didn’t receive any monetary compensation for the same.

Book Review – SOULLESS and RUTHLESS – Book 1 & Book 2 of The Revenge Games Series – by M V KASI

I strongly feel that Childhood plays an important role in any person’s life..Experiences in our childhood impacts our future life either positively or negatively…Blessed are those who had a happy Childhood!!!There are very few people who fight with their traumatic childhood and achieve what they wish in their life..

M V Kasi reiterates the same in her book “Soulless” and it’s sequel “Ruthless”..

In Book one, Soulless, author explains about how Sia Sampath, an emotionless woman, is on a mission to search and destroy her enemy..She is ready to do anything to achieve her goal..She is attracted towards Ajay and she uses him for her own personal agenda!! Situations force her to marry him and live with him under the same roof..What happens next forms the rest of the story.. Author had clearly narrated how she couldn’t stop herself from loving Ajay..

This book is mostly about the Sia Sampath’s traumatic past.. She was abused by her own blood relative during her childhood days..Author talks about her adoption and her life abroad ..Her fears, in secured feelings,her determination for revenge are clearly penned by the author…

In Book two, Ruthless, author tells about how marriage influenced the life of both Sia and Ajay..Both of them lie, hate and manipulate each other but still they feel there is some love that binds them together..They slowly start trusting each other but their urge for revenge acts as a hindrance!!! Whether they are able to overcome and live happily ever after makes the story interesting!!

This sequel is about life of Ajay and his relationship with Sia..His feelings,manipulations, mistakes, professional success in spite of his traumatic childhood, love for Sia are portrayed well by the author!!

Yes, there is  graphic violence and sexual content, but Author clearly warns the readers regarding the same…

Overall, I feel both these books are very interesting and unputdownable!!! They are fast pacing, thrilling, with a lot of suspense and have many unexpected twists!!

The effect of traumatic childhood on two different individuals and the way they deal with the same makes us understand their pain..

My rating for both these books is 4/5..

Disclaimer: I received digital copy of books in return for my honest review..I didn’t receive any monetary compensation for the same.

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Book Review – Breathing Two Worlds – by Ruchira Khanna

Name of the book: Breathing Two Worlds

Author: Ruchira Khanna

Genre: Women’s Fiction

No. of Pages:  181

This book is about the story of Neena Arya, who goes to abroad for higher studies and decides to settle down there…Neena grows up hearing stories mythological stories and is portrayed as strong and independent girl..She is professionally successful and blends well with others in a foreign country..She has a live in relationship with her boyfriend Adan!!

Neena returns to India along with Adan as her father is critically ill..Her love for her father and their relationship had been penned beautifully..Further her small fights with her mother and their mutual love is good to read..

Neena finds it difficult to manage the two different cultures and whether she strikes a balance forms the rest of story!!

Author had explained about difficulties faced in adapting in a different country while trying to retain culture and values of our own country..Adan’s character is impressive and the way he adjusts in India is good…

Overall, I feel this book is a light read and interesting one!!!

My rating for this book is 3.5/5.

Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of book in return for my honest review..I didn’t receive any monetary compensation for the same.

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Book Review – OTHERNESS:SOULS OF BROWN WOMEN – By DE.B.DUBOIS

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Do you think discrimination still prevails in this 21st Century?? What makes some people to discriminate others based on skin color,religion, country of origin,spoken language, gender, etc?? Do you know the pain and struggles faced by them due to discrimination??

In this book, Author answers the above questions and also explains how life can be to a brown woman – specifically of Indian origin – living in or outside their country of origins…Author says that this book is heavily inspired by “The Souls of Black Folk” by W.E.B.Du Bois..

Author narrates the discrimination faced by Indian women during their early life in  India and also in another Country where she lives..

Author feels that she was discriminated due to her gender in India even when she was very young..Her grandma didn’t give her enough toys to play as she was her daughter’s daughter and not son’s!! She grew up in an environment where more importance was given to a person’s color – Beauty products, soaps, fairness creams, powders, were used by many as they didn’t like their own skin color and wanted to be white!!

Regarding Child abuse, author feels that Indians must stop telling their girl children what she must and must not do, instead teach men not to commit the act of rape..A girl shouldn’t be held responsible for any mishap that might happen to her!!

She often hears that women should be married earlier or else she will become strong-willed and it’s difficult to tame them…There is no gender equality and women are perceived to be naturally weak..

She tries to escape and runs towards the west..But there she has to face more problems there – In addition to gender, she has to face discrimination due to race,country,language, etc..

A brown woman often faces following question when she lives abroad – “Where do you come from??” – She is judged according to her Country of origin!!! Being a foreigner is a strange experience and residing in a place where you are not accepted is very difficult…

Many brown people living abroad primarily have two struggles – One is to work hard to send money home and another is to face discrimination!!! Further, many people in West don’t know the history of India and have their own wrong perceptions – Brown folks have to face questions from them and it’s really difficult to answer them back!!

A Brown woman in West may be educated, independent and hardworking – But this doesn’t stop her from being bullied, discriminated by her angry colleagues..She has no rights to question them and if she does, she is labelled as a problem creator!!! She is perceived as a threat and spat at and yelled at by white strangers due to their own insecured feelings..

These western brown women digest everything with hope that one day they will belong – they will also be people again and not just brown women!!

Author had also mentioned a long list of newspaper articles collected over thirteen years in India which explains the oppression of Indian brown women..

Overall, I feel that this book is good to read..This is not a story and Author had explained the real life incidents which many of us would have faced in our life..

This book is not a light read and I loved it as it had bitter truth (about discrimination faced by women in India and abroad)

My rating for this book is 4/5.

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