Yes for Second
18 November, 2013
For all those who wonder about the title of the book, the answer is a sure shot “YES”, after reading this book.
The prologue is one of the best I have come across till date. Anyone who read the author’s first book “I Too Had a Love Story” would not want to read another love story for a long time, just to cherish the profound emotions laden in that book.
Ravin, after being devastated with the sudden tragic end of his passionate love story, wherein his girl friend Kushi dies in a road accident, was just slowly coping up with his regular life after about a year and half. Just then, he takes up an software assignment in Belgium, to have a change in the environment and the people around. There in Belgium, he comes across a beautiful girl called Simar, a rich pampered Punjabi girl, pursuing her MBA, which slowly unfolds into friendship. The same blossoms into Love, which Ravin would not be able to believe in the beginning, as Kushi, was still fresh in his mind. The sheer beauty, behavior, mannerism and innocence of Simar stumps the love starved Ravin and both fall in fervent love with each other. Simar, though is aware of Ravin’s first love story, sees an ardent lover in him and both of them ultimately decide to marry after she completes her education in Belgium. The problem starts here…Simar, being a career oriented and pampered girl, wants an independent life with Ravin away from his family, which Ravin could not digest. Despite trying to convince her many times, she gets quite adamant about her decision and one fine day calls off her relationship with him. Ravin, once again is shell shocked with the turn of the events, gets into deep depression, loses his job and cuts off from the world mentally and physically. His friends Manpreet, Happy and Amardeep comes to know of this second tragedy in Ravin’s love life and get him admitted to a Rehabilitation Centre in Shimla, where is being treated for a Major Depressive Disorder.
All this story is written again by Ravin in a book form but could not publish it, as he meets with an accident in his depressed state, just before getting admitted at Shimla. This unfinished book is picked up by his friends and they read it, on a famous “live show” of a popular radio station of Chandigarh, on Valentine’s Day, which becomes a spectacular super hit episode across the world, heard with utmost curiosity by millions of his fans, live.
Simar, was made to be one among the live audience, cleverly, by one of his friends Happy.
Simar realizes her mistake after listening to Ravin’s story from his side and comes back to him, forever.
Though the story was with a happy ending, the emotional aspect of Ravin’s second love story could not carry the reader to the heights of his previous experience of his first book, probably because the attachment of Ravin with Kushi was perceived to be stronger than that with Simar. The author should have included better touching scenes for better results. Good one for true lovers and all the best to the author for his next love track.
BTW if one wants to know about “Butterfly Kiss”, find it inside this book.
My rating of this book is 3.25
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