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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Book Review : The Secret Proposal

Title: The Secret Proposal
Author: Aniesha Brahma
Publisher:General Press (2012)
Number of Pages: 208
Price: 125 [INR] 
Genre: Fiction/Romance

Blurb on the Book:

Eight years ago, she was the teenager he would use to get out of boring parties. But now, he is stunned to see her grown up.

He decides to delay his marriage by getting into a false engagement with her. Then he falls in love with someone else and she forces to move on. He comes back to her, but she is determined not to take him back. Will she ever get over her unrequited love for him?

Would a grand gesture from him make her believe otherwise?

And how do you know that your knight in shining armour has been standing right next to you?

Join Tanveer 'Veer' Bhattacharya and Larissa 'Jasmine' Chakroborty as they embark on a journey which questions relationships,friendships and makes one wonder...

how long would it take for love to eventually find a way?

My Review:

"Secret Proposal " is a unique love story , where Larissa/jasmine has a crush on Veer ever since childhood and how after 8 years they meet in a party and veer asks jasmine to be fake fiance and afterwards it takes readers a rollercoaster ride and story blooms. I liked the fact how author has narrated jasmine's feelings and how jasmine's sister and her best friend MM support jasmine at times. 

pros : 
- author has narrated story really well.
- Each chapter starts with a quote and one can relate to it.
- Even in story at times the reader can relate to feelings as written by author
- Page turner 

- During first half of book , Veer's story is kinda disturbing and is boring even though it does play a role in story .
- Most of the scenes in book is about party and it might make readers boring again.
- Reader might feel come across question "wts going on? " while at times there are situations and conversations b/w characters which might confuse readers, as jasmine and veer fight more often in book.

One can really learn things for life from this novel , I could relate some parts from this novel and the quotes were inspiring. So what are you waiting go grab it!

My Rating : 3/5

About the author

Aniesha Brahma, currently a M.Phil student in Jadavpur University, is pursuing a degree in Comparative Literature. She was born and brought up in Kolkata, West Bengal. She is an ex-student of Dolna Day School, where she first discovered her passion for writing. She firmly believes that anything is possible if you put your mind to it and 'you should never give up on the one thing that you cannot go a day without thinking about'. She likes making movies on Windows Movie Maker, dabbling in arguments on the online writing communities and in between is learning to play the guitar. Also, she is incredibly fond of the rain, hanging out with her group of friends and is always looking for different kinds of stories to tell the world. The Secret Proposal is her debut novel. She currently lives in Kolkata.

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  1. Looks like a twisted love story. Will keep a lookout for this one.
    Congrats to the author. :)

    1. yea it is :) go for it :) thanks for reading the review :)