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. The book has a lucid way of expressing the feelings. The characters and the minute details attached to it, made me fall in love with the book. The writing style is raw and pleasing. The way the previous story was connected and carried forward was amazing. Also the way Arav and Disha's story was hinted has made me crazy waiting for the sequel which by the way is releasing soon. . Overall a really emotional, beautiful and unique - in the way a male protagonist was given more detailing truly intrigued me.
Oh o..what a read. Loved the style of writing and enjoyed it. The bond between the brothers are exemplary and the girls fit in their superbly. Vilhana rocks while Arjun is Rock solid..very good read!!!
This is the second book in the Kapoor brother series. I totally loved the first one and was waiting for the second one to come out. I must say, I totally loved this one too! This is a story of Arjun and Vihana, two very different individuals at different stages in their lives. Arjun, lost his wife, the love of his life to breast cancer and was living with his mother. His mother, like any other Indian mother wanted him married and was looking for suitable matches, however, he was happy living with his late wife’s memories. His life took a turn when her mother invited Vihana to stay over. Vihana moved away from his home at Delhi and wanted to build her life on her own. She wanted to start a business of her own. She is someone who is bubbly and enjoys every moment. She loved her food and liked all things unhealthy. Arjun and Vihana did not really start at a good note. Both of them tried to stay away from each other, but soon things started to change. Read the book to find out about this amazing story! This is a quick and amazing read. The plot is great and the story is really fast paced. There is no dull moment in the book. The language is simple which ensures that the reader stays hooked to the book. Loved the way the author has described the characters. Every character is strong and has an important place in the story. I totally loved Vihana’s character. The emotions and events have been described beautifully. Overall, it is a good read and I will rate it 4/5. I will totally recommend it to all who like a nice, sweet love story. Looking forward to more from the author.
'Love, Truth and Taking Chances' is the story of Arjun & Vihana and the beginning of their happily - ever - after. The similarity between them is that both of them, for various reasons, think they are 'damaged' & thus will never find the kind of love that makes one complete. However, through the course of the book, as they discover more & more about each other - they understand that they are both perfect in their imperfections (as we all are!).
Set in the backdrop of a family wedding (of the couple we read about in 'Love, Marriage & Other Disasters' - Vivaan and Alisha), as Arjun and Vihana interact more & more with each other, they also become part of each other's families. The camaraderie between the siblings is shown beautifully (and dare I add - rare in today's times!) - they truly stand up for each other in the best and worst of times. From potential alliances to hospitals, wedding shopping to supporting each other when new leaps in life are being planned - all the characters' lives are wonderfully intertwined, giving us a healthy dose of entertainment we didn't even know we needed.
'A lifetime of more' - is what Vihana and Arjun promise each other - a chance to feel loved & never lose the love.
Arjun and Vihana, like chalk and cheese completely different from each other.When Vihana comes to stay at Arjuns place, he finds her irritating. Taunting and insulting her becomes his second nature when suddenly he realises he has gone too far. To make amends he offers friendship and the roller coaster begins.
Vihana and Arjun, unable to deny their crackling chemistry try the routine of avoiding each other etc. Arjun is trying to get over his wife and finds himself falling fast for Vihana. Vihana on the other hand has come to make a name for herself. But she also has a secret Vivaan knows and worries about. What is Vihana's secret? Will they be happily ever after? Will Arjun get lucky the second time? Read the book to find.
The charcterization is brilliant,narration is smooth and the story keeps you hooked. Its great to meet Alisha, Vivaan and Araav. The backdrop of the impending Alisha and Vivaan's wedding is used well. The emotional angle is explored well.
The story is beautiful and the book is unputdownable. As the story progressed, I started feeling like I was also witnessing the entire story move right before my eyes. It was nice to see this story pick up from where the previous book ended. The characters are realistic and beautifully developed. The characters from the previous book also keep appearing and make the story all the more interesting. I loved to meet Alisha, Arav and Vivaan again. The conversations between the characters, their emotions, their feelings, their likes and dislikes have been depicted beautifully. I loved the humour in the book, the light hearted banter and also the serious conversations between them. I laughed with the characters, I felt for them and I cried with them As with all her books, the language is simple, the story fast paced and enjoyable. I loved the book and am looking forward to Arav’s story next. I would really recommend this book to everyone with a suggestion, please read ‘Love, Marriage and other Disasters’ before you start this one, though you get a feel of that book in this, and sit with a box of tissues, as they might come handy. And one more thing, please be prepared to finish it in one sitting because you will not be able to keep it down.
If you’re sucker for cutesy, mushy, opposites attract romance stories, this is a must read. Other than the obvious ‘love in the air’ vibe, what makes this book a great read are the ample funny and chuckle worthy one-liners and moments.
What I liked about the book: —> That it talks from both the lead character’s PoVs. —> Vihana’s ‘breath of fresh air’ character. —> The bonding between the three brothers. —> The bonding between Alisha and Arjun which is so comfortable and doesn’t bring in any sort of envy from their respective partners, Vihana and Vihaan. —> Disha’s no-nonsense attitude. —> Vihana’s ‘all under one roof’ boutique and the way it has been described. SOMEBODY PLEASE PUT THIS BUSINESS IN BUSINESS!!! I want to visit this boutique so much. —> The way it talks about and handles physical ailments and illnesses, and how it affects us. —> The ample funny as well as romantic moments between Arjun and Vihana. Kudos to the author for this because both of these have been equally well written. —> The way the women stand up for each other, right from Arjun’s mom to Vihana, Alisha and even Disha. —> How it delivers the ‘age is just a number’ message via both the lead couples, aka Arjun and Vihana as well as Vihan and Alisha.
What I did not like about the book: —> The ending scene which talked about the ‘more’ between Arjun and Vihana, for over two paragraphs, felt too mushy and dramatic. —> Vihana’s family dynamic was a little confusing to keep up with (she has three brothers) and I wish we got to know more about her life before she met Arjun.
Quotable quotes: —> It was 6 AM on a Sunday morning. If someone didn’t want to see him in his boxers, they shouldn’t be ringing his doorbell. —> Anyone who beamed at six on a Sunday morning was demented as far as he was concerned. —> Who wore crystal studded jeans at an ungodly hour on a Sunday morning? —> He remembered what it felt like. To laugh with his wife over dinner as they discussed work and their respective days. To watch a mindless, boring movie. To fight with a passion and fury that ended in an even more passionate reconciliation. To plan something exciting for a birthday or anniversary. He remembered what it was like. To feel. To love. To live. —> Diet and chips are not words that should ever be used together. —> Part of the joy and pleasure she would get out of it was in triumphing over the struggle that the journey presented her with. —> Food had been her source of comfort from when she was a child. —> If this was about carbs again, Vihana was going to have to rise up in defence of carbohydrates. Honestly, they were a much maligned food group. —> Sangeets are not about the performance. They’re about love, about family and most importantly, about celebrating life. —> “Loving someone is a risk.” “Then why take it?” “Because the payoff is huge” —> Don’t let the worry of the future ruin what we could have in the present.
It was a great read. I dint expect it to be such a beautiful story. The story is about Arjun who loses his wife to cancer n is all lost till vihana enters his life and turns it upside down. As the days go they accept their feelings for each other but life has other plans for them.. Will they be able to have their happily ever after read on to find out.
The story is beautiful and easy to read... The characters are very well written. There are some fun moments that make you laugh but there are moments your heart goes out to Arjun. In all an enjoyable read