BOOK REVIEW: SOMETIMES IT HAPPENS

Book: Sometimes It Happens

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Author: Karan Sharma

Genre: Romance Fiction

Published by: Srishti Publishers

Number of pages: 154 pages

My Rating: 4/5

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

Gautam is a handsome twenty five year old working in a multinational bank. He finds himself drawn to Roshni, one of his seniors working in the same bank. Gautam and Roshni meet several times and find themselves attracted to each other. There is only one problem: Roshni is considerably older than Gautam, in fact she is twelve years older than him.

Definitely both Gautam and Roshni have doubts about their relationship and whether it will last the course of time. Both of their friends try to make them see the negative aspects of their romance. How will Gautam’s family react when they find out about their age difference?

Will their love story have a happy ending? Will their love overcome all the practical difficulties their relationship is bound to face? The reader will have to read the book to find that out.

The author has chosen an unusual but extremely relevant topic for today’s times as such type of May-December relationships are taking place more frequently than before.

Sometimes It Happens is recommended as a modern and unusual love story that will appeal to lovers of romance novels.

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BOOK REVIEW: IN PURSUIT OF A FAMILY

Book: In Pursuit of a Family

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Author: Shilpa Menon

Genre: Romance Fiction

Published by: Notion Press

Number of pages: 283 pages

My Rating: 3/5

MY REVIEW: I received a review copy of “In Pursuit of a Family” by Shilpa Menon in exchange for an honest review.

I had earlier reviewed “Scars Do Heal” by the same author. The main characters in “Scars Do Heal”, i.e. Sonal and Ryan appear in “In Pursuit of a Family” as characters.

However the present story is about Ryan’s younger brother, Kevin Percy. Kevin is a successful architect but he feels that something is missing from his life. A chance encouncter with Zsofia at a Christmas party leaves him dazzled. Kevin digs into Zsofia’s background and upon finding out that she is studying architecture, ensures that she is offered a job as an intern in his firm.

Zsofia turns out to be a damsel in distress, having being orphaned at a young age. Kevin acts like a true knight in shining armour, even offering Zsofia a place to stay when she needs one. Zsofia also meets Kevin’s family and gets to know them.

Zsofia and Kevin eventually confess their feelings for each other and everything appears to be hunky dory. But of course a misunderstanding has to happen and Zsofia walks out of Kevin’s life. So the reader needs to read the story to find out if there is a happy ending for Zsofia and Kevin.

I did not enjoy this story as much as I enjoyed “Scars Do Heal”. Somehow, I did not connect with Zsofia’s character, the way that I connected with Kevin’s. All in all, the book is a decent read!