So a new book came at my doorstep... Finding Juliet, sent by Writer's Melon.
This is a story of a Arjun who seems to get attracted to lot many girls. He gets close and emotionally attached to three girls in succession but eventually loses his ground with each of them.
Dejected, heartbroken and confused he leaves his job and changes cities where his childhood friend Anjali becomes his shoulder to cry on. An office colleague seems to enlighten Arjun of 'what women want' and gradually Arjun turns himself into an irresistible flirty hunk.
Eventually, Arjun realizes the futility of one-night-stands and 'no strings attached' sexual escapades. It dawns on him that his true love was his ever supporting childhood friend that he had been searching for a long time. All ends well with Arjun finally Finding his Juliet.
When I started reading through, I kind of guessed who the Juliet would be and there was no surprise. The story though well written seems to be a concoction of some of the new age Hindi movies. At one time the main protagonist seems to be floundering with every thing and every girl and then every thing seems to fall in place with him romping around with every female in his vicinity...from young just in college girl to married woman are just blown away by his charm and he lands a lasting gig in the film industry writing lyrics!
Also the author keeps mentioning about the character being an engineer...it looked forced...as if he needs the world to believe of his geeky intellect! His romp with every girl he meets becomes little boring because every time there is a mention of a new girl...you know what is coming!
Thankfully author decides to wake up and do away with his character's casanova lifestyle or else I would have stopped reading more of his amorous activities....too much of something becomes boring isn't it? Or then may be I am old school.
The story is fast paced and holds attention. In fact if someone wants to make yet another new age movie where everyone is cool about casual sex and there is no guilt baggage...this story fits in.
The story is very today. I may have outgrown such love stories...I now kind of incline towards more mature real meaningful relationship stories but I am sure people would love to read this book and imagine themselves in 'Arjun's' shoes.