This book starts with a baby’s gurgles, progress to some disturbing news and goes through a flash back; yes it does make you curious to know what lies ahead.
This novel by Preeti Shenoy tells the story of Nisha, who had a difficult childhood and no opportunities to be happy. She is twenty-six, plump, plain-looking, and without a boyfriend. At present, the only positive point in Nisha’s life is her job with a travel company. She has no friends apart from the co-workers in the office.
Life suddenly gives a magnificent turn to her life when she gets an invitation for an office party at a five-star hotel. However, at the part she ignored by her friend who decides to enjoy with someone else. This turns out to be a blessing in disguise. At this party, she meets sophisticated Sameer Sharma, who plays a major role in her life. As events unfold she finds him more in her life. Her known world and friends are left behind. For eight years, she lives in luxury when something drastic changes the course of her life.
Left alone to raise two little kids, Nisha struggles to find sanity in her life. She finds her calling as Akash enters her life.
The story is believable as the reader can easily relate with the characters and situation. It describes the contemporary society, questions prevailing morals and exposes the gender bias.
The book is a fast read and can be completed over a week-end. It is a romantic novel with a love triangle; more like a Mills & Boon that begins with a shocking development initially and changes later, a predictable story that you might like to read once.