Bookish Witch

It’s All About Giving Chances by R.K. Tejaswi

Blurb (as on Amazon):

It’s All About Giving Chances is a novelette about two individuals, Riya, and Sam who are bound by their parents in an arranged marriage. Their lives and views are different, and there is lots of misunderstanding and misjudgment in their newly married life until they realize that they are the ones that they always wanted for them.

Genre: Fiction/Romantic Drama

Pages: 38

Format: Kindle eBook/Paperback


  • Kindle eBook: 49 INR/$0.99
  • Paperback:99 INR/$9.00

My rating: 3.4/5

Riya and Sam are a newly married couple, but their relationship lacks charm as well as communication. They have been bound together forcefully by an alliance forced upon them by their parents. Sam finds Riya to be conservative whereas Riya finds Sam to be indifferent towards everything she has been trying to make him happy. In this seemingly loveless marriage, will they be able to find their way towards each other?

What I liked about the book:

  • It aptly depicts the problems that an arrange marriage faces in the initial times.
  • The story manages to nicely put across the message that communication can make everything work and that all kinds of issues can be resolved if we just talk to the person who is making us unhappy.
  • What we as readers and Sam as a character learn about Riya is surprising but there’s also a key takeaway from it. That not everyone is what and how we assume them to be and if given a chance people can turn out to be quite pleasant and likeable.

What I did not like about the book:

  • The biggest drawback of the book is its poor editing. There are grammatical errors and typos that just cannot be ignored and would be a huge turn down for seasoned readers.

Quotable quotes:

  • The only way to know each other is to communicate. Only if we talk, we will understand each other as we learn our likes and dislikes.
  • A home is a place where people live with love and affection.
  • Life shows us different paths, but we have to choose the one that will lead us towards happiness.
  • I never understood why Indian wives hate their husband’s friends and how much time they spend together.
  • There is a difference between westernization and being modern.
  • This thing called life; it’s all about giving chances.
  • Life is all about taking chances and acceptance.
  • What you want is always within your reach.

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