Wednesday, October 26, 2016

When Love Finds You - Yashodhara Lal - Book Review

This year has been all about reading Indian authors, and I am quite thrilled at the number of books I have read, and mostly have been very happy with them. Another book that came in the mail a few days ago is 'When Love Finds You' by Yashodhara Lal.

I must admit, I have not heard of the bestselling author or her previous 3 books before, and the title made me feel that it's another typical love story, maybe Mills & Boons kind. But then the synopsis was interesting and I wanted to read it -


Another rollicking ride from the bestselling author of Just Married, Please Excuse, Sorting out Sid and There’s Something about You. 
Natasha is a badass boss. Just how badass? She can make a grown man cry, she can whip a team into shape, she can meet her targets and she won’t take bullshit from anyone.  Of course, getting the job done is never enough for a woman in a man’s world. When it’s time for her long-overdue promotion, she’s passed over for Rishabh Sethi – a smarmy rake who apparently has ‘people skills’. He knows just how to push her buttons and it's driving her up the wall. Thankfully, the very desirable Nikhil – he of the quiet self-assurance and distracting dimple – is around to make the office tolerable. With a crotchety old neighbour, an unrelenting friend and a tumultuous family history in the mix, Natasha is suddenly beginning to find that everything she's ignored in the pursuit of success is now coming back to haunt her.
But don’t worry. She’s bringing her A-game. She always does.


I am not really a badass Boss Lady myself, but I am not a feminine eye-lashes battling lady either. And I am quite the feminist, so was attracted to the lead character's description. The book is really well written, story flows seamlessly chapter after chapter. The plot is very present world scenario based where the thinking is more western than earlier.

Natasha is a character you may like or dislike, but whatever you choose, you cannot ignore her. The book could be a nice Bollywood movie and I can totally sit to think who would play the role of Natasha, Nikhil & Rishabh (How about Priyanka Chopra, Shahid Kapoor & Hrithik Roshan?).

Yashodhara Lal has added just the perfect quantity of humour and lust in the book to make it an overall totally entertaining read that you want to put down only once you get to the end. Though I really pity where this generation's love and romance is treading towards...but the world will change, not much can be really done.

As always, I shall not put out any spoilers for you guys, don't want you to hate me. Grab a copy today!