Kairav and Myra are friends turned business partners. Myra has always been in love with Kairav but for him, Myra is just a dear friend. When I read the blurb of this book, it felt like a regular one-sided love affair. But when I started reading it on a Sunday morning, I had no idea that I would keep the book down only after finishing it. Even with a thin plot and clichéd romance, I found the book interesting because of the writing. The writer has knit the story beautifully because of which I was totally pulled into Kairav and Myra’s world.
The Girl I Love by Amit Nangia
Publisher: Srishti Publishers
Myra loves Kairav and she does not even remember since when! Not just his best friend, she is also his partner in a successful dream start-up. Kairav has broken up again and turns to Myra for relief. His broken heart needs the tender love of a friend to mend. While Myra has loved him forever, Kairav cannot seem to see her more than a best friend. Time is running out and she needs to take control of her life before it’s too late. And it’s not like she does not have choices – there is Akhil, who would commit to her the moment she says yes; and Ratan, who would like to woo her to the altar. Except that Kairav objects to her admirers, much to her annoyance. She has always been around and the thought of losing her scares him no end. Can Myra break out of her going-nowhere relationship with Kairav? Will she let her mind win over her heart? Will Kairav ever figure out a relationship beyond his no- commitment status, to discover the girl he loves?
(Book blurb as on back cover)
I LIKE The Girl I Love Because,
…there is a lot of sexual tension throughout the book which is enjoyable for a romance lover. Kairav likes Myra but does not realise it soon. Myra has been in love with Kairav forever but she does not want to do anything that will jeopardise their supposed friendship. So, when two young bloods are mutually attracted to each there is bound to be a lot of sparks. These sparks are aplenty in this book and if you enjoy slow-burn romance then you will certainly like Kairav and Myra’s love story.
…the book was well-written. The narration is smooth. The writing is not very descriptive but it still builds the required interest and tension for the story. Also, ‘damn’ seems to be the writer’s favourite word because I saw the word on almost every other page.
…the story felt like a web series. And this is not a bad point. I enjoy quick reads and finished this book on a Sunday morning. The story being quick-paced had me completely engrossed. Even as I read it, it felt like a show on YouTube. I hope this book gets adapted into a web series because I would love to see Kairav and Myra in a show.
I Do NOT Like The Girl I Love Because,
…I did not like that Kairav and Myra called themselves ‘friends’ while doing all sorts of stuff that lovers do. I never understood Kairav and Myra’s relationship. Yes, I liked their slow-burn romance but from what I read I never saw any ‘friendship’ between them. My mind kept screaming ‘friends with benefits’ throughout the book. They say they are friends but then Kairav is always kissing and nuzzling ‘the side of her throat’ (yeah that’s his favourite spot as he is ALWAYS there). At the start of the book, he even tries to seduce her only because he is drunk and down because of a break-up. He may be a compulsive flirt but that’s ok till he is not touching and feeling her up. The touching business erases the word friendship between two people and friends DO NOT really get this intimate.
…the ending felt very hastened. Three-fourth of the book goes at a set pace and then suddenly things between Kairav and Myra change quickly and before we know the story has ended. It is not a major problem but I wish the ending was a little different and less predictable.
Final View: Even with the plot holes, I enjoyed reading Kairav and Myra’s romance and found it difficult to keep the book down. If you are into slow-burn romance then you must not miss this book.
**This book is a PR copy sent by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
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