July 25 2014

Bad Romance


About The Author:  Harshita Srivastava, is the author of ‘One In A Million’ that got published by Mahaveer Publishers in April 2013 in her final year of Mechanical Engineering at G.L. Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management, Noida.  She is an avid reader and a prolific blogger. She was the editor and contributor of a romantic anthology, ‘Moonlit Matinee’. She loves reading classics and is a diehard Mills and Boons fan. She owns two blogs by the name, ‘Dreams V/s Reality’ and ‘Relationship Vows’. She believes that writing provides solace to her soul and that is why ditched her engineering skills for the mighty pen. She writes for a number of online platforms on a regular basis and loves interacting with people. Apart from writing, she loves travelling, reading, listening to music and spending time with friends and family. She loves to see happiness around her so she’ll always be found motivating people or making them smile. At present, she resides in Gurgaon and works as a Content Writer with a leading e-commerce group. She can be reached at: [email protected], Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/hsrivastava0205 and Twitter handle- @hsrivastava0205.

Blurb: Life is a bitch and I’m one of its victims. I had the perfect life. I was blessed with the perfect boyfriend, a perfect best friend, the perfect set of girlfriends and perfect choice of career. There were some loopholes but then they went beyond my perspective. Overall, I had the kind of life people would ideally like to have but happy times aren’t meant to last forever. Sometimes we feel that we have figured life but that’s something that is never going to happen. You know why? It’s because it has this habit of kicking us right in the middle of ecstasy. No wonder, it did the same with me. This is my story, my story of that exploration within, my feelings, my emotions, my thought process, my priorities, my conflicts and my journey into the temptation of love, lust, lies and betrayals. This is the story of Kritika and a man who gave her life another dimension, Tanishq. This is a story of the complexities of relationships and the trap that a simple idea of sensuality, pleasure and euphoria can put you into. This is a story for everyone who has loved, lost and fought for survival and love, together.

Review: The book is a story of a girl Kritika who falls in love to realize that Vikrant is not perfect for her and when she finds her perfect partner in Tanishq, life tricked her to her own miseries. Kritika and Tanishq fall in true love but Kritika finds it difficult to free herself from Vikrant. I would advise one to read this book to know further of their love story as I would not give spoilers. I liked the narration, something new and good. The author has written the feelings of every character with finesse. I could spot a few editing errors which should have been checked thoroughly. The tagline “Love, Lies and Betrayal” aptly sums up the theme of the story well. I managed to read it and finish in a couple of hours; it is a one day read. I liked reading the depiction of the hostel life of girls. Kritika and her friends’ hostel life experience added up to the splendour of the story.


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