Book review | When Broken Hearts Meet by Arushi Vats
Author: Arushi Vats
No. of pages: 190
Published by: Notion Press
Published on: 1st January 2018
My rating: ★★★☆☆
When Broken Hearts Meet by Arushi Vats is a simple love story. 20 years old Avanti has had a rough past. A broken heart and a dead mother has left her emotionless. But things change when she meets Suhaas. Suhaas is the prince charming, a heartthrob that every girl would want to be with, but underneath, Suhaas has also had his fair share of a failed relationship. They start off by being friends, but shortly afterwards Avanti's ex-boyfriend creates a ruckus in her life by wanting to come back to her. This creates a huge misunderstanding between Avanti and Suhaas. Will they be able to overcome the problem and mend their broken hearts? Read the book to find out more.
When Broken Hearts Meet by Arushi Vats is your everyday romance novel. It has a normal and simple story that will be entertaining to readers who like to read Indian romance novels. The book has a lot of characters and the book gives an insight to girls' hostel life. The book covers the simplest of things like fight between friends and things like receiving a scolding from the hostel warden. These little things made me smile while I read the book.
About the characters I would say that I found them to be a little immature. I felt that Avanti is a bit dull-headed girl who cannot overcome her emotions and is not just ready to listen to anybody. I kind disliked Avanti I as a character, but people like Avanti do exist in real life. Also I found that a few of the arguments between Avanti and Suhaas and between Avanti and her friends were illogical.
The thing that I loved about this book is that the author shows how ego can kill a relationship. Both Suhaas and Avanti had their egos coming in between them. So the moral of the story is (most likely) to leave aside your ego when it comes to fighting with your loved ones, be it your boyfriend, girlfriend, siblings, friends or parents.
The writing is simple and very natural. There are no complicated words or sentences. It has a simple storytelling style. The story could have been better if the author elaborated on the characters' characteristics and a little more background sketch. Sometimes Avanti mused excessively and often unnecessarily about her past life in every thing she did. The author could have had toned it down a little by not making Avanti an overthinking character, but a sensible one. There were many casual conversations in the book that suddenly turned into arguments in between Avanti and her friends. It kind of made me think that Avanti argues more than she talks.
Nevertheless, the book is entertaining and romance diggers should pick it up.
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