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The book is true to it's title as it's scandalous journey. The author's writing style is very comforting and lucid. The way she has combined the previous characters and showed peculiar traits in each one of them makes it a very beautiful read. Each character has got a beautiful emotion attached to them. The storyline is beautiful. The narration was gripping. I read it in single sitting. Disha's article in the newspaper was so very emotional I love how the author adds perfect amount of emotions may it be making the reader shed tear or making one laugh with the quirky conversations. Vivaan is hell of an amazing person. Arjun is caring affection and loveable person, and Aarav is love my current book boyfriend for just everything. This book couldn't have got better.
What I loved about the Kapoor Brother series was how relatable the characters were. We all have a bit of Arav and Disha in us, struggling with our insecurities and hurts. You know Arav and Disha are flawed, they have a lot of issues to work out, yet you cannot help but root for them. The chemistry between Arav and Disha is sizzling, they feel the mandatory "tingle" for each other. ( If you have read the first two books you will realise how important the "tingles" are!) The book, as with other Kapoor brothers books, is funny. You are chuckling at the dialogues and the incidents. The pièce de résistance was the group WhatsApp conversation, it had me howling with laughter. Alisha-Vivaan, Suraj-Vihaana, make up the emotional backbone of Arav. The interactions between the Kapoor brothers and their better halves are funny, full of love, camaraderie and affection. This time Arav and Vivaan's mother makes a cameo and keeps the reader in splits! She reminded me of sassy sassuma ( of messy mama and sassy sassuma fame)! Author Shilpa Suraj has a magic touch when it comes to romances. She picks flawed characters, struggling with their issues and insecurities. With these characters, she spins a story which is funny, romantic and heartwarming. Her characters are endearingly familiar, you sympathize with them, commiserate with them, feel their pain and root for them. The characters do have rocks on the path of true love, but there are no unnecessary dramas to distract the reader from the main story. Shilpa Suraj makes you believe in love and happily ever afters.
Arav has been my favourite, the older sibling, the quieter one, the serious one and I really wanted to read his story and so picked the book up as soon as I realized that it had been released. The characters are well-developed, realistic and relatable as was with the other books in the series. We had met Disha in the second book and I had an inkling that Arav liked her. I loved the mature conversations between Arav and Disha and the easy camaraderie between the cousins. I would have enjoyed reading more conversations in the cousins’ WhatsApp group. The presence of characters from the previous books helps maintain the continuity in the series. I felt that I was right there sitting in the Kapoor house and witnessing everything unfold before me. I enjoyed reading the book and finished it in one sitting until three in the morning. I am really going to miss the Kapoors now that the series is over. Waiting to read more books from the author.
When I started reading Aarav & Disha's story, it almost felt like I was a part of the Kapoor family. Having read the other 2 books in the series & loved the Alisha - Vivaan and Arjun - Vihaana love stories, I knew I could expect similar bonhomie, a warm, cozy vibe, rib tickling moments & those that made me cry.
But Shilpa managed to surprise me yet again with the depth that she has given to the lead characters in 'Love, Scandal and Second Chances' - Aarav and Disha. While she has had an abusive past that she dreads & struggles to break free from, he has always been comparing himself, in his head, to his apparently better looking & more successful brothers. How they manage to break the shackles of the past, come to terms with the present & plan a beautiful future for themselves is beautifully conveyed by Shilpa in this one.
The best part of the story, in my opinion, is that Disha needs no hand-holding. She is absolutely clear in her head as to what she has to do, has worked her way towards her goal & takes things in her own hands in more ways than one to dream of a life that she can live the way she wants. Sure, Aarav is a part of it, but more of a supporting role. He is not a knight in shining armor, but a strong supporter of her dream - one that he helps her achieve in his own capacity.
Also, in this day & age of dying relationships & familial values & the need to protect privacy, it's nice to see the connection between the different members of the Kapoor family & how they strongly stand up for each other, sometimes even placing relationships made from the heart above those of the so-called 'blood', mandatory ones. Quite a few scenes made me tear up completely, so just a quick word of advice to keep a handkerchief handy when you read this book. The scene between Aarav's mother & Disha, in particular, is beautifully written & you wish more women in the world were blessed with Mrs.Kapoor's wisdom!
All in all, a beautiful read.
I'm sad to see this series end, but excited at what Shilpa has planned ahead. If it's anything like the one with suave, sexy Kapoor brothers, I already know I am going to adore it!
I always enjoy Shilpa Suraj's books very much because they are not only very romantic but also have very funny moments that make us laughing our heads off. Arav was a beautiful calm, cool and collected man and, besides being extremely patient with Disha, he showed a very deep and unconditional love towards her. And the sceene of Dog's bath was priceless. A great ending to the Kapoor brothers series and another gripping book by the author that will no doubt be a hot seller.
A lovely end to the series. I have been so often disappointed by the last book in the series.. It always feels like a forced attempt to write something just to complete the series. I started the book with apprehension and knew within the first few pages that this book would break that curse. I love not only the build up for the romance but the camaraderie between all the characters. You will laugh, you will feel sad, you will feel worried.. And you will feel satisfied with a great read at the end.