This is not your typical boy-meets-girl story. Okay, they do meet, but there are some complications.
Trish is twenty-eight. She’s unemployed, overweight, single and snarky. She knows all that. And if one more person – just one more person – tries to fix her, she might explode. Sahil is thirty-five. He has superpowers. Well, kind of. He seems to think so, anyway. He’s also hot (okay, in a geeky kind of way, but still). And he plays the guitar, helps the underprivileged and talks about his feelings. Aren’t guys like that supposed to exist only in fantasies?
When Trish and Sahil meet, magic happens. Real magic, you know, like fireworks, electricity, that sort of thing. But here’s the problem. Trish doesn’t want anyone in her life.
I picked this book after some deliberate efforts to have least expectations. As much as I like romantic stories and most indian fiction tales , i still feel most of them are tad bit unrealistic. Or atleast they make me wish they used some bit of logic into the plot. Fortunately I had no such complaint from this book. Even though i relate more to Sahil in terms of being perceptive , expressive and persistent in his belief, I know many people who are more like Trish - sceptic , practical , sarcastic or some combination of these. I understand these people too but there is a limit to pushing people away and keeping boundaries intact.
The characters in this story cover a large set of people we meet or know and reading about them makes you laugh at the hollowness we display so freely. The writing is honest and lucid. It is funny and insightful too. The book had something wise interwoven into the plot that is subtle and effective too.
I enjoyed this one book a lot for it affirms my confidence in conversations , family bonding and lot of compassion for each other.
My rating : 4/5