Sunday, July 31, 2016

#390 : That Same Old Love by MV Kasi : Review

GENRE: Fiction - Romance


FORMAT: Digital


HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: Review copy from TBC. Thanks guys :)


With the title like that this book was hard to pass up when it came up for review.

“Former” bad girl, Mahi, grew up and wants to lead an uncomplicated life – That’s how the story actually begins.  Little does she realize that her “bad girl” past would continue to haunt her. Enter Samart, the nerd whose chance at a prestigious American university was ruined by Mahi. They end up being neighbors. One thing leads to another and sparks fly between them. What follows is a racy tale of two people who are polar opposites.

The pacing of the story was fairly stable with enough twists and turns to keep the readers hooked. Nevertheless, these twists were a wee bit predictable. I guess the writer was being brutally honest in naming the book so. It was indeed the same old love story narrated in an interesting manner.  The narration was surprisingly perfect for a rookie writer. The characterization was spot on and all the character emoted to dot.

I felt that the writer could have done away with a couple of love scenes which ended up filling pages at one point in the story. I also felt the Ananaya’s story (Samart’s sister) ended up consuming pages without adding much effect to dramatization of story. That part of the story could have used tighter editing. The climax was predictable but was dragged a bit. Again, tighter editing would have resulted in a better reading experience.

MY SAY:  Fairly decent read.

RATING: 3.5/5

To know more about the book, do check this spotlight post here


1 comment:

  1. Sundari VenkatramanAugust 5, 2016 at 1:39 AM

    Lovely review Jan. Mine matches yours point to point :D