Today, in an all new session of THE READING ROOM, we are going to review ‘LOVE LASTS FOREVER’ by VIKRANT KHANNA.
So you think your love can last forever…?
Eighteen-year-old Ronit falls madly in love with Aisha the moment he meets her at his graduation day from a naval college. He believes he has found his perfect soul mate, and come what may, his love for her will last forever. Seven years later, he gets married to her. Big mistake! A week later, he completely hates her and believes she has turned into a devil.
But his perception about love and life change when he hears the poignant love story of Shekhar, his Captain, on a ship that later gets hijacked by the pirates of Somalia.
As they are left fighting for their lives; they confront if love truly can last
forever…? Or does it get too late?
The title along with subtitle, which read ‘LOVE LASTS FOREVER….. only if you do not marry your love’ almost made me smirk. The cover page is witty, and the blurb, efficiently hints at the story.
However, when I read the blurb, I had a certain feeling that said, it was going to be yet another tediously mushy puppy love story.But, as I went through the book, the realistic nature of the theme surprised me, and the freshness of the plot is a relief from the usual romance-drama novels.It was a break from the campus love stories. The setting, the style of story-telling, the turn in the stories, all summed up to make it an engrossing page-turner.The elements of humor and sarcasm make it a hilarious read.The storytelling style, the fluidity of English, and the lessons well-learnt in the course of going through the novel, are a treat to the readers.I am only too glad that I chose to read it, instead of keeping it aside, thinking it had nothing new to offer than yet another puppy love story. This is one book that makes me look forward to read more of Indian love stories. Recommended to everyone, whether or not you plan to marry, whether or not you believe in love, because, this book will be sure to restore your faith in both.
My rating: 4.5/5
Title: ‘Love Lasts Forever’
Author: Vikrant Khanna
Genre: Romance fiction
Publisher: Srishti Publishers And Distributors
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So here we come to an end to today’s session of Reading Room
Reviewed By: Ahona Das (Team WordBite)