I am stronger than this.. I am Stronger than this..
Author: Isha Inamdar
Publisher: Harpercollins Publisher India
The aspiring deejay NJ Anjana lives with her best friend Harsh and his boyfriend Sam in Mumbai. When Harsh has to go to Phalodi, his hometown in Rajasthan, for his sister s wedding, he asks NJ to tag along, posing as his girlfriend. She agrees happily. At the wedding, though, she meets Rudra, Harsh s elder brother, and the two are powerfully attracted to each other. One thing leads to another and they kiss, only to break away bitterly. But NJ will not let Harsh s secret out.
Weddings, vows, secrets, lies of course, things get complicated. When Rudra is in Mumbai next, he finds that NJ is missing and no one knows where she is. Where could she have gone? Why are there rumours that she is dead? Will Rudra move on from the guilt and sadness that envelop him, or will he uncover the truth behind these mysteries? A big fat desi romance for those who stir a little darkness into their love potions.
This one is the best desi romance novel with beautifully described Rajasthani Culture. The way author described each and every aspect of Marvadi marriage, from small little things of every rasam to wedding outfit. Everything is just beautifully described.
The story revolves around N.J aka Anjana who is Deejay in Mumbai goes with Harsh at his place Phalodi in Rajasthan. Helping her best friend, she pretended to be his girlfriend where she falls in love with his brother. Will she express her love? will family know she’s not harsh’s girlfriend? how will the cards turn? There are so many surprising elements with a special touch of Marwadi language, as well as emotions. The plot is clean and smooth. It’s like picturing the situations there itself. The book interests reader with the description of every character. The book shows how well Anjana bonds with everyone, how her life change after visiting Phalodi. The language is simple and the story is very connecting. How a single misunderstanding can change the whole life. The best part I liked was about the bond between kaavya and her brothers. How Rudra and Kaavya have been so close to each other and Kaavya’s marriage was happening and he was controlling himself as kaavya was going away from him. The bond that siblings shared was something I loved most.The description of Phalodi and Kaavya’s wedding is used as a backdrop by the author which is beautifully written.
The story is like complete Hindi movie with entertainment, twists, love, friendship, and Family. It’s a light read with so many suspense and twists. How one lie can ruin so many lives, how one sentence can change a life of the person is what makes the book interesting.
Overall it’s a light, bitter-sweet story and a Good read to all those who love fiction and romance.
** I received a copy of the book from the Author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review**