BOOK REVIEW: KEY TO MY SOUL: HEARTWARMING

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Author: Probal Mazumdar

Genre: Romance Fiction

Published by: Pblishing

Number of pages: 297 pages

My Rating: 4/5

MY REVIEW: I was provided with a copy of the book by the author Probal Mazumdar in exchange for an honest review.

The story has all the elements of a Bollywood movie: childhood sweethearts who part in unexplained circumstances, letters that are written but not read for years, villains that go around beating up the hero, the heroine in a coma and a key that contains all the secrets of the past.

The book begins when Siddharth gets a phone call from an unknown caller, informing him that his old girlfriend Hazel was hurt in a car accident and is now lying in a coma in a hospital in Jamshedpur. The mysterious caller also informs him that there are letters written by Hazel to him that he needs to read. Siddharth has not heard from Hazel in seventeen years and the phone call sends him in a tizzy.

Siddharth revisits the past in which Hazel and he met in school, became friends and then fell in love. But Hazel abruptly leaves town and Siddharth becomes a victim of nasty gossip. However, Siddharth moves on in life, goes to college, starts his career and even gets married, though his marriage later fails.

Siddharth goes to Jamshedpur to be by Hazel’s side. There he faces many old memories and is given a “key” that unlocks the secrets of the past.

The story is certainly riveting. The reader is faced with several questions. Why did Hazel leave town? Who is the unknown caller? Will Hazel recover from her coma? Can Siddharth and Hazel finally be together?

“Key to My Soul” is certainly a heart-warming story. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I certainly recommend it to everyone. The book is available on Amazon and in select bookstores.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Probal Mazumdar is an IT Manager by profession and writes poetry and fiction. He can be followed on Facebook as /probalmazumdar.official.page/ and on Instagram @probalmazumdar99

BOOK REVIEW: MY MUTE GIRLFRIEND

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Author: Himanshu Rai

Genre: Romance Fiction

Published by: Srishti Publishers

Number of pages: 208 pages

My Rating: 4/5

MY REVIEW: The author Himanshu Rai ensured that I get a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

The story is told in the first person by Rohan Verma. It begins with a text message from his old girlfriend Vaidehi, whom he has not heard from in five years. Before Rohan can reply to the message, his phone has an unfortunate accident.

This message from Vaidehi leads Rohan to think about his past and reminisce about his relationship with Vaidehi. The story is gripping and interesting as we read about how Rohan gets admission in an engineering college, meets Vaidehi and enters into a relationship with her.

This book will certainly appeal to people who have studied in hostels during their school and college days. In any case it certainly makes the reader nostalgic about school and college events and childhood loves and crushes.

Just when things are going well between Rohan and Vaidehi, there is a hurdle in their relationship. Rohan makes all attempts to repair the situation but Vaidehi remains “mute” and refuses to speak up and share her problem with Rohan.

Rohan however, rises to the situation and tries to come out of it in the best possible manner.

This text from Vaidehi leaves Rohan in a tizzy and he tries his best to track her down.

So the reader will have to read “My Mute Girlfriend” to find out if Rohan and Vaidehi can rekindle their love. What was the reason for Vaidehi remaining mute all these years.

My Mute Girlfriend is recommended as an engrossing love story which will surely appeal to everyone. The book is available on Amazon and other e-commerce sites as well as in book stores.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Himanshu Rai is a telecom professional and storytelling is his hobby. He can be followed on Facebook as /authorhimanshu/ and on Instagram @himanshurai80

BOOK REVIEW: WEDDING PICKLE: FULL OF SPICE!

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Author: Neha Sharma

Genre: Romance Fiction

Published by:

Number of pages: 263 pages

My Rating: 4/5

MY REVIEW: The author Neha Sharma was kind enough to send me a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed reading this book as it beautifully depicts the problems faced by young women in India today when they have to go through an arranged marriage.

Avni is a young woman living in Delhi, who loves her work and her independence. She is pressured by her parents to “meet” this great guy from Norway, Ansh.

Avni meets Ansh and finds him nice enough but at first she is unable to have romantic feelings about him. However, she does get engaged to him and all the engagement and wedding planning starts to take place. Still, Avni is afraid of losing her independence.

Every person in India can relate to the descriptions given about the chaos that takes place whenever there is a family function.

Does Avni finally marry Ansh? Is she able to overcome her fears and commit to him? As I cannot give away the plot, everyone will have to read the book to find out.

I recommend this book to readers as it is a realistic and relatable story. The book “Wedding Pickle” can be ordered on Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Neha Sharma is a writer and blogger who resides in Norway. She can be followed on Instagram @novelistneha

BOOK REVIEW: THE PROMISES OF LOVE

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Author: Roozan Aggarwal

Genre: Romance Fiction

Published by: BecomeShakespeare.com

Number of pages: 167 pages

My Rating: 2.5/5

MY REVIEW: I have received a review copy of “The Promises of Love” from the author Roozan Aggarwal in exchange for an honest review.

The author has tried to depict an ideal love story in his debut book.

Siddhant and Shivyanka meet in school and become the best of friends. They part when Shivyanka’s parents admit her to another school. However, Shivyanka extracts a promise from Siddhant that he will do well in his studies.

Siddhant takes his promise to heart and starts to perform well academically. Fate decrees that the two childhood friends meet again and they now fall in love. But they face the customary hurdles in their relationship.

The two friends part again and embark on their individual paths but meet yet again.

The story revolves around Siddhant and Shivyanka’s friendship and later romance and whether they finally get their happy ending or not.

The enjoyment of the book is marred by the numerous spelling and grammatical errors in the book.

 

 

BOOK REVIEW: LOVE KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES

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Author: Sujay Kantawala

Genre: Romance Fiction

Published by: Pblishing

Number of pages: 130 pages

My Rating: 5/5

BOOK SUMMARY: Shaquille Ahamat is the son of a State Governor in Chad and has little to worry about until a polo accident leaves him practically paralysed below the hip. He seeks treatment at an ayurvedic centre in Sharjah, where he falls in love with the head of the treatment centre, a beautiful ascetic, Ritambhara Devi. She too reciprocates his feelings.

MY REVIEW: I have received a review copy of “Love Knows No Boundaries” by Sujay Kantawala from The Book Planet PR in exchange for an honest review.

This is a short and beautifully written story about two individuals who come from different countries, religions and backgrounds and meet and fall in love because of mitigating circumstances.

Shaquille Ahamat leads a carefree and privileged life until he is seriously injured while playing polo. After a year of being an invalid, he decides to go to an ayurvedic centre in Sharjah to get treated.

Ritambhara Devi is an ascetic who has been raised in an Ashram in Rishikesh and has been trained in herbal medicine. Her Guruji sends her as the head of the new centre in Sharjah.

Ritambhara starts to treat Shaquille and the two of them fall in love, in the course of his treatment.

Ritambhara is truly a modern woman who does not want to give up her love for Shaquille and at the same time she is not prepared to sacrifice her career as a healer.

Shaquille and Ritambhara manage to carry on with their relationship while living in different countries over more than a decade.

The story concludes with a wonderful explanation of the difference between love and marriage.

“Love Knows No Boundaries” is a very interesting and thought-provoking romance. I definitely recommend it to everyone!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sujay Kantawala is an advocate who resides in Mumbai. He can be followed on Twitter on his handle @sujay_kantawala and on his Facebook page www.facebook.com/Love-knows-No-Boundaries

BOOK REVIEW: TAKE A CHANCE ON ME

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Author: Sapna Bhog

Genre: Romance Fiction

Published by: Aarahan Publishers

Number of pages: 337 pages

My Rating: 5/5

 

MY REVIEW: The author Sapna Bhog generously provided me with a copy of her book, after confirming with me that I did enjoy reading romance fiction. It had been a considerable while since I had read a book in that genre but I was certain that I would enjoy it.

The story took me back to my teenage days when I used to read Mills & Boon novels. I can compare the story to a bar of chocolate, you cannot have enough of it with only one bite. I finished reading the entire book in a day!

The story revolves around the blossoming romance between Keya Karia and her boss and best friend’s brother Kabier Sehgal. Sparks fly between Keya and Kabier from their first meeting itself and the chemistry between the pair continues to grow throughout the story.

All the ingredients of a great romantic novel are there in this story: a foreign trip, a destination wedding, suspicion, jealousy, a yacht party, an unwell grandfather, a hostile mother and of course a villain!

The love scenes in the book are tastefully written. All the characters in the story are refreshingly modern. I particularly enjoyed reading about the friendship between Keya, Raashi and Sheena and the camaraderie between Kabier and his cousins. The book comes to an extremely satisfactory conclusion after the obligatory thwarting of the villain.

I ended the book feeling good about romance and looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

“Take a chance on me” is highly recommended by me as a wonderful romance novel. The book is available as an e-book and can be ordered on Amazon. It is also available in Crossword stores.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sapna Bhog is a computer engineer who has turned to writing. This is her first romance novel. She can be followed on Instagram on her handle @sapnawrites.