Top critical review
Missed the soul!
14 August 2018
The book was a decent read for people who fascinate eroticism and take it as their first priority. It isn’t going to be a disappointment in that case since it gives you enough of it.(trying to put it decently).
The backdrop of the story setup is around the royalty of India, which in my opinion, was poorly described. The royal families, even though fictious couldn’t strike a chord with the reader. It was a thin layer of coating given to the characters without seeping to well into their personality, clearly showing a weak grip on the royalty of India. I wouldn’t have stressed too much on it if the whole story didn’t revolve around the ambience of the same.
No doubts, that it kept me reading until the end, but somewhere I couldn’t connect with the protagonists since their foundation of being in love was a weak plot, though the potential of their meeting was a great way to start off. I couldn’t relate to their love since all they ever explained about each other was completely physical and the book did not really pit in efforts to dig deeper into their personality as a person or the falling in love part.
The point being, lusting for each other seems normal but the whole after part of going through the struggle and hassle did not look natural. That’s where the connection was lost. There was hardly any effort to show them falling in love except having sex for all of the time they stayed together. I don’t see why would this DDLJ scene happen afterwards....
All in all it was a good fantasy read if you try ignoring logic.. (Meeting up a royal abroad so randomly makes a big one in the list).