Do you remember the Lays jingle from the 90s - No One Can Eat Just One? That's exactly how addictive the books in the Geeks of Caltech series are. You simply cannot stop at one. Once you read one story, you just get sucked into wanting to read them all, and follow each geek to his happily ever after.
That's how I ended up reading both the books available in this series so far (and eagerly waiting for the rest). Shiv and Naina's story (in Crossing Lines) was just as addictive and adorable as Dev & Zara's (from Still Not Over You). Both sizzling, yet heartwarming romances a.k.a. perfect way to relax and de-stress over a weekend.
Which is why, I highly recommend this author, and this series in particular, for anyone who loves reading the genre. In-fact, even if you are new to the genre, and would love to explore it, Aarti V Raman's books are a great place to start.
- Shantala (Book Blogger at Shanaya Tales)
Disclaimer: I got a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. The opinions, as always, are completely mine.
After reading the Geeks of Caltech book 1 and having loved the way the author writes stories, I picked this one up on the day of release. I am happy I picked it up as it became my sole company for a couple of hours not wanting to put it down. A very intricately written story, relatable characters and a tale about vulnerabilities in love. It was fascinating that the characters were not perfect, they were perfectly flawed but sensible enough to understand their limitations and also to overcome it by thinking with their hearts. The brotherhood and camaraderie of the Geeks of Caltech is heartwarming. The author so beautifully managed to show the love between two opposite personalities. I loved the conversation and personalities of Shiv and Naina! This series can be your go to comfort feel good stories. Am waiting for the next in series.
Keeping up with book 1 in the series, Still Not Over You, this one is also about second chances, but, obviously, with a difference. I wouldn't call the theme unexplored, but Aarti adds her touch to the story, making it her story. The struggles that Shiv and Naina go through and the dilemmas they face are what a lot of readers will identify with.
And the best part, she uses simple words, that you and I can understand and visualize clearly. (I still haven't gotten over with the way she wrote about Sycamore drive in Still Not Over You, and I think I never will.)
Coming to her writing style, all I can say is that Aarti has a fan forever in me. Aarti has a typical writing style, which is very much like she were conversing with you. It is like, because she cannot speaks to her readers directly, she makes sure her words carry every emotion she wants you to feel.
I enjoyed Still Not Over You and love reading good series romance, so I had to read this one ASAP! I loved Shiv and Naina’s strong chemistry and intense scenes (physically and emotionally intense). Aarti has a great voice and I can’t wait for the next one in this series.
Loved the story and the realistic characters. Descriptions are detailed and scenes can be visualised easily. Loved the easy camaraderie between the boys. Loved Nainas character, her sister and her best friend. A must must read
There's something about the characters Aarti sketches that draws you in. The Geeks we loved in Book I of the series are back, with a love story that's completely different, but yet pulls you in, just like its predecessor. The hero in this book is more compelling than the one in the first (to me, at least) so I'm definitely going to read the next book in the series!
Read two books still not over you and this. Liked this better. Looking forward to the third one. Redemption... Is heart warming... About second chances... About pot of gold at the end of rainbow even if the rainbow is not visible... Just white light.