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Book Review: Love Unexpected by Ritu Kakar

Love Unexpected
Author: Ritu Kakar
Publisher: Srishti Publishers
Rating: 2.5/5

Love is an uncanny emotion. One cannot plan and then fall in love. It just happens. Like how the day seems brighter when the sun shines- love, too, makes one view the world with rose-tinted glasses. Love Unexpected explores a similar premise where love happens when the protagonist least expects.

Kai, or Kaira, is a happy-go-lucky girl who can come across as brusque and impatient. She loves to talk. In fact, in the initial few chapters, she does come across as very irksome. She is cheerful and believes in crossing the bridge when she comes to it. In the meantime, she comes across Aveer, a young businessman who looks debonair in whatever he wears. His protective nature and fierce anger win Kai’s heart. But Kai is in denial, for her diabolical past re-enters her pleasant present in form of Drew.

Love Unexpected, sadly, doesn’t offer anything unanticipated. It is predictable. The only enjoyable part was the fast pace of the story and some interesting characters like Samarth, Pete and Natasha. The story explores the pathos that can be associated with a loathsome past and how it can haunt you for a lifetime. The lingo that Kai uses in the entire story is congested with millennial slangs and that is what I despised. However, this same language might be liked by young readers. I could also identify plenty of punctuation errors.

Overall, Love Unexpected is a one-time read as it is neither adventurous nor thrilling. The story progresses gradually and transforms into a mushy love tale. I liked that part. The plot is similar to the plot of Mills & Boon where a tall and handsome prince charming comes to the rescue of the damsel in distress. Hence, be sure to be transported to a utopian world where love is the only practical thing that exists.

Best wishes to the author!

Buying link: Amazon

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