Book Reviews

Sometimes it Happens – Book Review

  • Author: Karan Sharma
  • Genre: Romance
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors; First edition (14 December 2018)
  • Language: English

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Gautam is a twenty-five-year-old upcoming professional and Roshni a senior management member working in the same multinational bank. They cannot help but feel attracted to each other.

Sometimes It Happens explores the fun and turmoil as Gautam and Roshni fall in love, get laughed at by their friends and then develop cold feet. They say love is blind. So will two smart professionals decide to listen to their hearts or will they listen to their mind to avert what may be the biggest blunder of their lives?

My Review

When you fall in love with someone, you don’t do it with your mind but heart. And this is why love is often regarded as an irrational act whereas it is the most sensible act one can commit.

Gautam is head over heels in love with Roshni. Both of them are adults consenting to their relationship. But there is one thing that brings hassles into their path of uniting. And that is the frowned upon ‘age gap.’ Roshni is 37 while Gautam is just 25. Would they be able to survive the uncertainties and their respective insecurities? That is the primary question here.

Sometimes it Happens turned out to be a breezy read for me. I managed to finish it in a couple of yours. The language is fine and expressions are good. The writing style seemed crisp in the beginning but I found it loosening up towards the end. The plotline is a bit too cliche and dramatic but what attracts attention is its central theme. It is this theme that piques your interest.

Can love thrive when there is a vast age difference between a girl and a boy especially when the boy is younger? Our society is besotted with conventional thoughts lingering around love. According to the norms, a vast age difference could introduce many problems in a relationship. These may eventually lend to the breaking off of the relationship. They have their own set of reasons for the same which are represented by the friends of Gautam and Roshni – Sonal and Rohit. They try to dissuade their peers with their logic and love loses its ground for some time. But it does come again stronger. through the setting built around the protagonists, the author attempts to bring to the light the tension which crops in a relationship. And that theme comes out nicely is worth mentioning.

However, the narrative lost its charm in the climax. The story started off well but after somewhere in the middle, it turned out to be monotonous drama for me. The whole scenario of Gautam running away from his problem, him realizing his love for Roshni, the wedding scene, this all sounded filmy. I wish the story could have been designed and executed in a better way.

In a nutshell, the book is fine for a one-time read and would be a good pick for the lovers of light romance.

MY RATING: 3.25/ 5


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