Live-in with a Ghost Paperback – 2015
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Jia & Jai have a unique love story where she is human and he is a ghost. They meet during an out-of-body experience after an accident. Although from different worlds, she is simple middle-class journalist and he is a rich playboy, they fall in love instantly. During the adventure of their relation they both go through various exciting events which include tears, laughter, love and even fighting-off goons. Throughout their relation, the only thing Jia fears is what if he wakes up and forgets her. And in the end of the story he does wake up but if he remembers her is yet to be known…
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Out of the box topic.
A few really amazing moments to make you wonder
a beautiful and justified ending.
A little boring and out of place in the start, but don't give up keep reading.
It could be a masterpiece but author just tried making it a light read, I don't know why
Overall, a good read indeed.
For those non-Indians who don’t know, in India a slight swap in the spelling of a name can alter the gender like in this novel Jia is the girl and Jai is the boy. Funny huh?
This is a really short novel, a 150 pages and very fast. The author doesn’t believe in too much character building and she goes with the story. And yet I didn’t hate it. Sometimes it’s good to read a fast-paced book concentrating on the story more than the characters.
As I said the characters were not fully narrated until they speak for themselves and tell more about themselves in their short conversations. Jai is clearly a spoilt brat and he is a playboy or was a playboy and now a oh-now-I-know-that-I-hurted-many-girls-but-now-I’m-reformed character. Jia is a journalist working day and night without complaining and always listening to what other people said but after she met Jai she realised she is the one who has to take her decisions. She can’t always listen to others and stop living her way.
The plot starts with Jia waking up in a room and then realising she is in a hospital but she’s not alone. She sees a man staring at her. He runs forward and is very happy to see her. He is Jai. Slowly Jia comes to know that she now does not exist in her body rather she is in the second dimension where she is ghost and her body is in coma. They talk for half a day and then Jia comes back. But it looks like she doesn’t remember her short encounter with Jai.
Then she again sees a man and she gets a feeling of deja vu. She can see Jai in the ghost form! Here starts the journey of failing in love. But what they don’t remember is that Jai is still a ghost and when he wakes up he will forget her. But he promises her that he’ll always remember her. What will happen? Will he forget her? Will her power of love make him remember her?
The writing style was good and I can’t say great because that is reserved for some Pride & Prejudice type of novels! No seriously, I liked it and I finished it in a day but I’ll not recommend someone to BUY it and read. You can surely borrow from a library or a friend but using your money here will not give you any great results. And if you already own it then please honor others by lending them for a short fun read.
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I won this book through a contest organised by its publisher 'Half Baked Beans.'
To begin with, this book is an easy read. I picked up a romantic genre after a long time, and I wasn't disappointed at all. I completed the book in a single read.
More about the story -
The protagonists of the story are Jia and Jai, I think the name has been smartly choosen that can be easily connected. As the book title suggests, a human(Jia) falls in love with a spirit(Jai) and when it's time for Jai to wake up in his bodily form, Jia is scared if Jai would remember her or not. That's the suspense and I would leave it for you to read more.
The time they spend together in between is very exciting one. The regular turmoil of a relationship that includes jealousy, possessiveness, trust is all right there in the story, spread out beautifully by introducing a Casanova friend of Jai who tries hitting on Jia.
Pick up this book for a sweet romantic story, and I would especially recommend it for the beginners who just started reading, for this story might hold them till the end.
Have a good time reading.
Kudos to Author and publisher and will surely wait for your next endavour.