A sweet and endearing story that beautifully highlights the bond of love and support in a family as well as a couple. Body shaming of the dark skinned is a very common practice sometimes accepted too. The trauma and embarrassment of the ones at the receiving end is unimaginable. This story is how a loving family uplifts an old family friend's daughter and instills the confidence in her to believe in her own strength and find love in her childhood friend. There are some thrilling plots and nail biting moments too. All in all a well rounded and entertaining read.
Though "His Sunshine girl" is a sequel to the author's previous beautiful work, "Without you", this book completely does justice as a standalone novel. Author Preethi Venugopala has explored the nuances of a true love in a beautiful way. Portrayal of a body shamed person's emotions has never striked a chord with me this intensely ever before. Being a fan of the prequel, I enjoyed reading about the beauty of Sreerampuram yet again. The way sexuality has been portrayed is also sensitive and doesn't offend or hurt anyone. Kudos to the author for coming up with yet again another master piece. Would love to read more from her!!
Preethi Venugopala has written an entertaining romance which touches on themes of love, friendship and self-esteem issues. The plot will keep you engaged and turning the pages to find out what happens next. Enjoyed it thoroughly.
How beautifully written :) :) I'm awwstruck.....literally I was feeling that I'm with the characters playing in the book....the minuet details explained about Vishal and Shalini's love ...oh!! I'm still in that hangover.....after reading their love story...I felt even I should have a boyfriend :) :)
Awesome !!!!!! I Just loved it and also suggested my friends to read this book :)
Vishal and Shalini are lovable characters. Just when things start to fall into place there’s an unexpected twist. From body shaming to evil intentions, Preethi Venugopala touches various real issues along with the romance between the main protagonists.
The story narrates a beautiful love story between two broken souls who loves beyond the racial world. Vishal and Shalini identified their love on the breach of his wedding, but it was the right person and time has brought them together and the story points towards a luminating threat to their future life
In a country of contrasts, where we worship and revere dark skinned women like Kali and Draupadi, we also mindlessly patronize products like Fair and lovely. Few are sensitised to the problem of body shaming faced by dark skinned people, especially girls.
What Preethi does with ease is bring out the journey of one such a girl Shalini. But unlike the broody books that over do the social focus, the author manages to balance a heart fluttering love story of Shalini and Vishal. Family get togethers and various relationships portrayed in the book will remind the reader of his or her own near and dear. (BTW, lovers of Arjun and Ananya of Without You might have some nice updates from here!) I could see my aunt in Arundhati's character. The story passes with great pace. Yet, you do manage to pause and feel for the characters at various ups and downs that they face. Another aspect that the author consistently shows (I have read almost all of Preethi's books) is that she drops this little surprise just when you think you can predict the story. That, makes me come back for every book written by her.
I loved Without you and had a Preeti marathon and read this too. Mad enough ? I'd beg to differ. Loved Vishal and Shalini so much so I don't whom I love more now.. Vishal Shalini or Ananya Arjun.. loved the character development and execution and most importantly language. Even foreign romance authors do not use such great vocabulary and I completely loved it. It somewhere touched my heart. Being a south indian brown girl I could relate most of how Shalini felt except for the marital part. Thanks for this book, serves as a reminder than Beauty is but skin deep in the form of a beautiful novel which I couldn't put down. I read this book through kindle, but I am definitely going to buy this book and keep it my shelf. It's worth the price, every penny.