My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A great book to start my 2018 reading year. I am not a fan of mushy love stories, and after reading this book’s description – I decided to give it a chance and I am glad I did.
This is not your typical love triangle. The connection between Simi, Nirvaan, and Zayaan has begun 15 years prior, however, Nirvaan and Zayaan have been friends since they were kids. The trio has been close since the moment they have met. And after Nirvaan has been diagnosed with cancer, he made a titanic wish list that included both of his best friends and must be completed by the time he dies. Nirvaan also wants Simi to have his baby, and for Simi and Zayaan to give a second chance to the love they have lost.
The story goes back and forth between present and past, we learn that Simi went thru a big emotional trauma. First, her parents died in a car crash, second – she’s been raped. The second horrific event causes a fall out between Simi and her first love – Zayaan. Speaking of Zayaan, big tragedy touched his family too. He became a “man of the house” at the young age, supporting his mother and sisters.
To be completely honest, I did not like Simi’s character at the beginning of the book. It took a few chapters for me to warm up to her. However, her story touched my heart. On the other hand, Nirvaan is my favorite character from the start. He is so happy, open-hearted, and carefree. He is a glue that kept the trio together for 15 years… and thanks to his determination – will hold it together forever.
As I said before, this is not your typical love triangle. The trio loves each other very much, and it shows thru the chapters of the book. They have a very unordinary connection, that people have a very hard time to understand. An exquisite novel with an intriguing ending. Thank you, Falguni Kothari, for a wonderful book. I am looking forward to reading more of her novels.