- Book: In Search of Love
- Author: Piyushi Dhir
- Genre: Romantic Fiction
- Published By: Pblishing.com, 2016
- Pages: 134
- Price: INR 195/-
Ayesha is a young travel-writer, who has been stumbling along in her search for love. Nursing a broken heart, she decides to visit her parents in Ahmedabad for a short reprieve. Even as she struggles to resign herself to a marriage ‘arranged’ by her parents, she runs into their neighbour’s attractive son.
Parth is more than happy to spend time in his own company, in the comforts of his ‘resort’. His plan to take some time off before he plunges head long into his career lands him in front of a lovely girl. The pain in her eyes belies her warm smile and he finds himself irresistibly drawn to her. Yet he knows that this cannot end well, for any intimacy with her is forbidden.
Fate plays a cruel trick with Ayesha when it ends her search for love in a cul-de-sac, a point of no return. Ayesha is distraught when she realizes that the one person she has finally fallen in love with, is not hers to be had.
They part ways with memories that will return to haunt them and questions that will remain unanswered, until another tryst, seven years later on the other side of the world.
‘In Search Of Love’ is author Piyushi Dhir’s first of many novels. As the name suggests, the book revolves around the two main protagonists Ayesha & Parth and their feelings for each other. To begin with I liked the cover of the book which depicts a couple under an umbrella with cute heart shaped illustrations above them which is quite in keeping with the theme of the book.
The plot of the novel is solid and the characters are clearly etched out. Without revealing too much, the story in a nutshell is about how Ayesha & Parth met and fell in love without even realising that they did!. It’s about how they ultimately acknowledged their feelings for each after years of separation. My favourite character in the book is undoubtedly Ayesha who is a modern, carefree & independent girl. Despite being a woman of the world, she loves and cares about her family. Also her innate desire to be loved by a man as portrayed in the story only makes her more human. She is definitely someone most Indian girls would identify with. The editing of the novel is tight and I did not find any grammatical errors anywhere which by the way is a big-turn-off for me as far as books are concerned. I also like the pace of the novel, at any given point I did not feel as if the story was being unnecessarily dragged or stretched. In fact, I finished the book in two days flat!. So if you’re looking for a fast paced breezy romantic novel this is the book for you.
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