Book: Tides Don’t Cross
Author: Simar Malhotra
Genre: Romance Fiction
Published by: Rupa Publications
Number of pages: 250 pages
My Rating: 4.5/5
MY REVIEW: I received a copy of “Tides Don’t Cross” by Simar Malhotra in exchange for an honest review.
The story is about two sisters, who have completely opposite personalities. Mrinalini, the older sister, has always let herself be bullied and controlled by their domineering mother Neelam Siritya. Neelam has brought up her daughters singlehandedly after her husband’s death and wants nothing but the best for her daughters. While Mrinalini goes along with what her mother says, Rukhmani, the younger sister is a rebel who lives life on her own terms.
Mrinalini lets her mother dominate her into a “suitable” marriage with Surya. She also enters into motherhood though she is not ready for the same. Rukhmani, who is studying in New York, decides to study in Paris for a semester. There she meets Ayaan, a fellow Indian, who is in Paris for the same reason.
Rukhmani and Ayaan fall in love in the City of Love but their relationship ends when they both move back to the US for their studies and careers. In the meantime, Mrinalini finds herself suddenly widowed and a single mother to Rohan.
Mrinalini meets Ayaan without knowing who he is and slowly but surely they become good friends. Will Mrinalini and Ayaan fall in love with each other? Or will Rukhmani and Ayaan be able to reignite their lost love? The reader will have to read the book to find that out.
I really loved the way Ayaan’s character has been depicted, he comes across as a wonderful human being. I only wish that Mrinalini’s character was less wimpy and Rukhmani’s character was less brash.
“Tides Don’t Cross” is an extremely interesting romance that is worth reading.