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Truly Madly Crazily in Love by Esha Pandey

Book Blurb:

What happens when you can’t let your first love go? What happens when you keep hoping that the one that got away, will be yours again…forever? Sue is short, vivacious and dreamy. Viv is tall, spirited and focussed. Dressed to the nines on School Social, she bewitches him. He kisses her. She kisses him back. They fall in love. But the kiss that should have sealed their love, becomes their undoing. Sue is truly, madly and crazily in love with him. There is no one like Viv. She pines for him, but he can’t be hers. Days go by and she is still head over heals in love with him. When she finally lets him go and is ready to start over, he walks into her life again. Hearts are broken. Promises are shattered. Lives are wrecked. Love is tested. In a tale transcending time, Sue and Viv weave a story of love like none other. Will hope, trust and love win the test of time? From Lucknow, to Delhi to London, will Sue finally have her happily ever after? Read this sweet romance to find out.

Genre: Fiction/Romance

Pages: 191

Format: Kindle

Price: 149 INR/ $3.99

My Ratings: 4.5/5

Watch out lovers of romance genre, love stories and chicklit, we have a new book on the block which is a highly recommended read.

What I liked about the book:

–> Absolutely loved how both the protagonists are academically brilliant and later, equally successful in their varied fields.
–> The short yet very saucily written intimacy scenes.
–> Sue (the female protagonist) is so much like me – loves literature, books and music, her love for junk jewellery, etc, which I guess many female readers will find relatable
–> Makes you believe that two people who are meant to be together, will eventually be together.
–> This absolutely truthful thing said by one of Sue’s boyfriends which changed my perspective towards taking care of myself. When he says, “I can’t be around this. It is unhealthy for my mind and my heart, and I really value my sanity.’
–> Another line which resonated well with me was “She was a voracious reader not only because her job demanded, but also because literature had gotten her through the worst patches of her life. She never felt lonely because she always had a book to accompany her”, because they describe me 100% word to word.
–> The involvement and importance given to other characters- especially the siblings of the protagonists, Sue’s other/previous relationships and Sue’s best friend Priya.

What I did not like about the book:
–> I was very intrigued by Arani’s character, wish there was more of her dialogues and scenes involved, rather than just knowing about her through Viv (the male protagonist)
–> SPOILER ALERT: Arani’s father’s illness and then the delayed divorce, felt a little stretched.

Quotable quotes:
–> We promise things to dying people in a moment of weakness, but ultimately we deserve to be happy.
–>When someone used to say that it can take a moment to change one’s life, I didn’t believe them. But it can happen, it is true.
–>Love should be an absolute.
–>If this is a mistake, let me commit it. At least I wouldn’t think for the rest of my life, ‘what if I had acted on my feelings then’.
–>Anyone who has been lucky in love, can never understand the trials that the ones unlucky in love are ready to face.
–>Some relationships have an expiry date.
–> Soon the miscommunication became no communication.

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