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Saturday, 10 January 2015

Title: Rainbow - Shades of Love  

Author: Aman Jassal
Publisher: Teenage Publishers
ISBN: 9788192932422
Number of Pages: 176
Price: 150 [INR]
Genre: Fiction/Romance

Blurb on the Cover:

Love = Sex? Love + Sex = ?? Love - Sex = ??? Sex - Love = ????

This is not a book to teach you about love or how to get a beautiful girl to bed, rather it reveals how bad things can get if  you don't set your priorities right. It's a story about the most explored life aspect 'Love' 'Sex'.

Yuvi, a pleasure seeking boy,falls victim to the same notorious life facet called love. Simran's beauty sweeps him off from his feet and he leaves no stone unturned to seek her special attention.

As he falls in love, he also sleeps around with all the erroneous girls, and when his fate threatens to take his love down, he promises himself to stop all of this and come out of the wreckage... But then, his past deeds come back to his present, and tears his life apart. What follows is an uneasy course of getting his love back on board.

The Story reveals the life of today's youth, their friendships, feelings, priorities, and ineptitude to handle relationships while not forgetting their turmoil between the two critical facets of life: LOVE & SEX.

Love makes the world go round... Or is it Sex? Based on real life experiences and tea time gossips.

My Review:

I received this book from the author in exchange of an honest review. It's always a pleasure to receive a signed copy. Yes! I am crazy about author signed books. Thanks Aman for sending it across.

When I read the blurb, I was under the impression that this book will just revolve around Love and Sex as those are the words stressed so much in the blurb. Though I am not wrong, I have to say, they aren't the only things in the story; it deals with much more.

The very first thing I liked about this book was the dedication which says "Dedicated to the fairer sex". I guess it was a smart choice on part of the author to dedicate this book to the female population; it makes them frown less by the end of the book after learning about all those thoughts of men!

The story revolves around Yuvi and his love life. Everything is normal and boring in his life until Simran appears, whose beauty enthralls him. What started as a bet between him and Sunny, slowly turns into something more serious and before he knows, he is in Love! What more can he ask for when Simran reciprocates his feelings?

But what is a love story without some drama? The story has everything - the girl's brother and cousins who can beat up the guy, opposition from the family, break ups, help from friends. Even if their love withstands all the odds, can it survive when Yuvi cheats on Simran? Will Simran be able to look past his mistakes and forgive him? You will have to read the book to find out that.

The book gives a sneak peek into the life of boys - their thoughts, their friendship and their life at PG. At times, it was fun and at times, it made me shudder. I also liked the idea of naming the chapters with the colors of rainbow and signifying that particular emotion in that chapter.

Though there are plus points, the book has a major drawback - very poor editing! The book looks like it is a draft copy, not the final edited version. There are so many places where editing is required and this results in the reader losing interest! Also, the blurb gives away much of the plot, with little left for the readers to guess. Much of the story was predictable.

Here are a few quotes I liked from the book:
  • Bosses are like clouds; the minute they disappear, the day suddenly gets brighter.
  • Men wouldn't lie as much to the women in their life, if the women didn't ask so many questions.
  • Most people aim at nothing in life and hit it with amazing accuracy
  • When life deals you a rough hand, it's not about how strong you are but how many people out there believe in you. It's the relationships you've built and the trust you've deposited in the goodwill bank which you will cash-on to get that second lease of life.
  • Love is the most beautiful of dreams and the worst of nightmares.
All in all, I would say the book is average. Few efforts in the editing department could have made it better. I suggest this book to romance readers who love a lot of drama in the story.

My Rating3/5 stars

PS: Linking this post to the Write Tribe Pro Blogger Challenge.

Until the next review,
Keep Reading :)

Swathi :)


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