Cover : 3.5/5
Blurb : 4/5
Plot : 4/5
Story-line : 3.5/5
Characters : 4/5
Writing Style : 4/5
Presentation : 4/5
Overall : 4/5
Shreya – I’m a highly qualified Delhi girl earning an enviable salary. My parents are having a tough time finding a suitable groom for me. However, recently they have a proposal from this very interesting guy from Mumbai. I almost get mesmerised when he starts talking to me. I think I like him very much.
Kunal – I’m owner of a textile company in Mumbai. My Mom wants me to get married. Again. She has recently suggested a suitable girl from Delhi. What my Mom doesn’t know is that I’ve met Shreya before once in my life and I’ve been looking for her ever since. I have a vendetta to settle. The author takes you along on a journey via roads of revenge, agony, remorse, attraction, titillation, tantalisation and romance. Do Shreya and Kunal make it, or do they fall prey to their past?
- Innovative plot.
- Blurb is unique and attractive.
- Small element of surprise keeps the story alive till the very end.
- Simple narration.
- Story could be more crispier.
From the book cover and blurb, story was clear that we are going to see a couple fight, then eventually they will fall in love with each other and will live happily ever after. I was surprised to see that the storyline was actually the same but the treatment and the plot set was exceptional. The narration grips the reader from it’s first page and never let you wander anywhere else. Shikha’s debut work never looks like the work of a debutant.
Story is about two individuals, Kunal and Shreya, both have encountered before with each other on the sourest day they will ever wish. Revenge takes up their relationship further but in a unique way. Slowly things starts to melt between them but a element of surprise keeps the reader guessing till the end.
There were few elements which I loved in the story. The first being the Seven Vows of Marriage and Kunal’s version of them. I loved the relevance between them. The revenge background was awesomely placed. It was actually a matter to die for. Another thing which I liked was puzzle solving of Kunal regarding his relationship with Shreya. The best which I liked was a phrase from the book, ‘That’s the centre piece of my puzzle. My journey is not to her heart, it’s a journey back to her heart. Sorry Shreya!‘
The only flaw which I felt in the storyline was that it somehow looses it’s grip midway through the book. It would be more crispier if the length of the book was a little shorter by 50 or 60 pages. Other than that, it’s a good read.
The book is full of Masala and deserves a read. It’s not just a normal romance book, it’s more than that. Go for it.