Sunday, March 14, 2021

Book Review: In pursuit of Mi Amor by Sujata Parashar

(I painted a bookmark for this book)

Name of the book: In pursuit of Mi Amor

Name of the author: Sujata Parashar

Publisher: Vishwakarma Publications

Number of pages: 186

Genre: Fiction/romance/drama

Price of the book: ₹250 (On Amazon)

I received this book through Writersmelon for an unbiased review

Suhana is an intelligent and independent woman who is struggling to forget her past. Her past, so murky that it still haunts her, even in her dreams. She doesn't trust men, and after a failed relationship, her mistrust has only intensified. 

Her work takes her to Spain and there she meets Amar. 

Amar is a handsome, smart and successful businessman who has Haemophilia, a bleeding disorder. He has been bullied in school and college, and even in a relationship because of his condition, but he has somehow managed to beat the feeling of unease and smallness. However, he's adamant to keep his distance from women.

When he meets Suhana, his resolve seems to waver. Even Suhana feels an inexplicable attraction, and wants to ignore him, but the problem is that they have to work together. 

What's the destination of this strong, mutual attraction? Would they ever begin to trust each other and find love? 

And the story is not just about Amar and Suhana. It's also about Suyash-Amya-Sarika. 

It's about love, trust, betrayal, and most importantly, acceptance and letting go. 

The story is told from multiple points of view and the pov changes quite frequently and swiftly but it doesn't confuse you. The author has handled it well.

There are so many characters but the good thing is that the story doesn't feel crowded. Characters are sketched well. They all have their own battles, their own story and that has been told well. I liked Suyash-Sarika-Amya's story. I felt it was more engaging than Amar and Suhana's story. 

As I have mentioned above, it deals with a kind of disorder, and it seems well researched. 

The only thing that bothered me was, 'too much telling'. Everything has been told, rather explained. And everything has been told beforehand, which leaves no scope for any surprise. Even though there are several elements that could have hit the readers as a surprise (at certain points of the story) if the author has allowed the story to unfold on its own. 

Also, there are paragraphs and paragraphs of self talk, which is okay, but I feel that the narration would have been more engaging and smooth if the author had told this story in the first person (considering the long and frequent internal dialogues), however, it's just a thought, not a complain. 

I liked the setting of the story and the cover is very attractive.

Overall, a quick, nice read. 

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