Tuesday, October 15, 2013

#33 : The Guardian Angels By Rohit Gore : A Review





BOOK TITLE: The Guardian Angels

ISBN: 9789381841280

AUTHOR: Rohit Gore

GENRE: Fiction – Romance

NUMBER OF PAGES: 328

FORMAT: Paperback

SERIES / STANDALONE: Standalone


HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: The Writer was kind enough to send me a copy

REVIEW:

Romance isn't exactly my cup of tea. I absolutely refrain from reading such books unless I am down in dumps. But I made an exception for this book, And I am glad I did that.

The writer contacted me as a result of the promotional spree that I went for the blog and the Facebook page and offered to send his book. He wrote this in his mail to us and I  quote “I am sticking my neck out, but I can assure you that THE GUARDIAN ANGELS won't disappoint you”. I couldn't simply resist his offer.

Come on! How bad can a romance novel be? After all I've read a couple of books by Nicholas Sparks (And I'd be prejudiced if I didn't mention that “incredible” love story by an Indian writer. Pun intended)

The book follows the lives of two star crossed lovers, Adi a.ka. Aditya Mehta, the rich billionaire’s outcast son and Radha, the firebrand daughter of a union leader . The story is narrated partly as diary entry by Radha and Thoughts/Emotions of Adi and few others.

Radha and Adi meet under a very comical circumstance (To me. I found a girl in over sized raincoat saving a guy from 3 bullies extremely comical). Friendship blossoms between them and they grow up being a little more than just friends. That kind of a relationship which is hard to be given a name (More like complicated). Towards the end of the story, they realize (Upon another character pointing it out to them) that they are each other’s guardian angels. No matter what, they will be there for each other.

Adi takes over his family business (Heavy Engineering part of the business) while Radha becomes a social activist. But this isn't exactly why they are “star crossed” (I can't possibly write more about that without giving out the story line.)

Adi just can’t seem to understand Radha.(Okay! Lets' face it. The writer was being point blank realistic. Which man did ever exactly understand a woman well?!)  Thus a lot of banters and these small-cute fights follow. It's those banters and small fights which makes the entire story-line so beautiful.
The narration is simple and highly effective. The writer conveys all emotions beautifully. Be it anger or love or affection. It's just perfect. There is no over dose of this lovey-dovey stuff that seems to be a pertinent characteristic of a romance novel.

After a long time, this was that one book that left me with this “lingering” feeling long after I put down the book. This is one book that I wanted read it in one go.

Dear writer, you really needn't stick your neck  for this great piece of writing. Your writing does a better job than you.

Overall the book is simply beautiful, realistic narrated passionately sans the drag and drama that one experiences while reading a romance/Chic-lit novel.

Thank you Rohit for writing such a good book and most importantly for sending it over. Otherwise I would have surely missed such a beautiful book, thanks to my aversion of romance novels.

VERDICT: This is one book that shouldn't be missed even if you are a romance genre hater.

RATING:4.8/5

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rohit Gore grew up in a number of towns in India. At various times in his childhood, he wanted to be a theater actor, an architect and a bookshop owner.

After his engineering degree, he was based in Mumbai. An MBA from S P Jain Institute followed and since then he is in the IT industry.
He loves sports, specifically the discussing and watching part of it, since the playing days are long gone. He has traveled a lot – a consequence of living in Mumbai and London. His greatest passion is reading and it inspired him to write. He is a frequent contributor to many online writing forums and wishes there were more writing groups.

He currently lives in Pune, a wonderfully vibrant city with his wife Pranita and son Sahil. He has a keen interest in history, especially the history of music and arts. One of the things he would like to get better at is photography.

EDITIONS AVAILABLE: Paper Back

PRICE: Rs.81 (Paperback)



BOOK LINKS: http://www.flipkart.com/the-guardian-angels/p/itmdmfu2tmrx9ahh?pid=9789381841280



Note : This review was first posted in 
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