Book Review: Love Happens, so does a Break Up
Author- Saurav Vaish
We already gave you a book preview of this one and here we are, finally, with the review.
Before beginning the review, here is a blurb of the book.
About the book:
Everybody falls in love once in a lifetime but not everybody is destined to have them. Saksham and Priya were one of the few lucky ones.
They had their share of ups and downs through school till they reached the status of “in a relationship” which takes them on a journey of commitment, long distance relationship, sacrifices, demands, expectations, fights, arguments and sex.
They not only have to deal with their strict families but even with themselves. With the rapid change in the mindset of the youth about love and relationships, it becomes interesting to see if their movie-tale like love story will have a happy ending or not? Will they be able to resist temptations? Will they be able to confront their families? Will they be able to sacrifice their comforts and happiness for the one they love? And the most important question is…ARE THEY REALLY IN LOVE???
So here is yet another love story that we came across. On a personal note, in the past one, one and a half years, this most probably was the 60th love story I read and well, I am not a big fan of them either. It’s just that the market is overflowing with books on romance and I wouldn’t term it romance either. The books that are being published are more about a teenage love/crush/infatuations and similar other adjectives. The reason that you see more and more of them in the market is because people love to read love stories. Apparently, there is a huge crowd of people in India who love ‘love stories’. Hence, anything that sells, you see more and more of it.
Sadly enough, when I read this one I had already a saturation as far as books on love stories are concerned hence I found this one a bit too monotonous but that’s basically because there really can’t be a big change when it comes to love stories. There are bound to be break ups, there are bound to be infatuations, there are bound to be misunderstandings, the only things that change are the characters, the reasons, the situations and the places. Now, even though you might say that the four are good enough to create a different story altogether but well, it does get monotonous after reading plenty of them.
Love Happens, so does a break up is yet another in the same stream of books. If you are someone who has read a number of love stories in the past, you wouldn’t find anything new as such. One thing that this one surely has is that it’s sweet and simple, which is pretty much an integral part for if it wasn’t sweet, it wouldn’t have looked real. Sweetness is something that you expect from a teenage love story or infatuation or whatever you want to call it and this one gives you ample of it, maybe a bit too much of it!
Okay, what else? The characters, well, given that most of these love stories come straight out of a ‘true incident’ or a certain phase of your life so it isn’t a big thing that people are able to related to them. A book works best when real life characters are put into fictitious situations. The book does that as well.
All in all, this is a pretty mediocre book, even though the book tries to do everything right, there is something that goes missing. But considering that this one is the author’s first book, there is definitely a lot of scope for improvement and is a decent enough effort. If you are someone who hasn’t read many books on ‘Indian Romance’ can this one a try!