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BOOK REVIEW: It Happens, Karan Sharma.

When I read the blurb of this book, I was really intrigued. It is refreshing to see a love story dealing with things other than the usual tropes.

PLOT:

Gautam, a twenty-five-year-old, MBA grad, working in a multinational bank in Mumbai falls in love with Roshini, an unmarried thirty-seven-year-old, Senior Vice President in the same company. Gautam opens up to his close friend, Rohit, about his relationship. Rohit is taken aback when he realises that Gautam is going to propose. He tries his best to make Gautam understand that both of them want different things from life and the age difference is going to cause ego clashes between the two, and that their marriage is not going to last long. Gautam’s sister Richa also tells him the same thing. He was very confident before talking to his friend and sister, and now he begins to question himself. In the meantime he gets an opportunity to go abroad and work for a year. He thinks this would be the perfect chance to stay away from Roshini, and instead of confiding in her, he decides to move abroad without even discussing with her. She is devastated by his sudden change of plans, but handles the situation with great maturity.

Will they listen to what their heart desires or what their mind says is practical? Are the compatible? Will Gautam risk everything to marry Roshini? This is their love story.

CHARACTERS & WRITING:

The writing is simple and easy to comprehend. I did not like that each chapter is given a title. Titles like Issues, More Disturbing Issues, Decision, Time to go, kind of spoiled my reading experience. They are pretty basic and I felt unnecessary. There are also few repetitions or rather use of more words when it’s not necessary. Like Gautam’s 6 foot 3 inch frame is mentioned like 3 or more times.

I wasn’t able to connect to any of the characters. That maybe because the book is just 157 pages and it’s quite difficult to build characters. Since it is a love story I felt if the character development was done better, it would have added a lot to the story. The blurb says ‘Since this happens in India, where marriage is a major social issue, the plot holds further intrigue.’ I was a little disappointed because I wanted to see more about the things that were running in his parents’ mind as well. The book was only about Gautam & Roshini.

PLOT – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
WRITING – 
⭐️⭐️⭐️
CHARACTERS – ⭐️⭐️.5

OVERALL RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book. I commend the author for choosing such a unique theme. I haven’t read any book dealing with issues like this. I wish the topic was discussed a little more in detail. If you’re in the mood for a love story, a little different from the regular ones, definitely pick this one.

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  • Paperback: 157 pages
  • Publisher: Notion Press; 1 edition (2017)
  • Language: English

** I received a copy of the book from the Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review**

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