Thursday, 12 May 2016

Book Review: Just For You

Book: Just for You
Author: Rahul Saini
Publisher: Penguin Books India
Pages: 245
Price: 175 INR

Blurb: When you love someone, what's there to prove? Everything! 
It looks like life is teaching Rohit a lesson. His publishing deals, his relationships, even his job - nothing seems to be working out. To make matters worse, Karun is still trying his best to ruin him as a writer. But when Nisha leaves him, it's the ultimate blow. 
To win her back Rohit must prove he loves her enough to do things that matter to her: like helping Tara find a publisher. As Rohit takes control of his life, he begins to find things slowly changing for the better for him too. 
But will Nisha be happy with that? Will she come back to him? Just for You is an adorable, bittersweet story about love and its responsibilities.

My Rating: 3/5

My Review: 

"Just for you" is the continuation of Rahul Saini's earlier book "Paperback Dreams" which is a fictional account of publishing in India revolving around the life of 3 authors.

Although the book "Just for you" looks like a totally romance novel from the cover, it is not so. This book also revolves around the life of 3 authors: Rohit, Jeet and Karun. However, the love life of Rohit is also given importance in this book.

Among these 3 authors, only Rohit seems to be the genuine one who is passionate towards writing. Writing matters more to him than fame or money. He gets furious when his publisher cheats him of his royalties and switches to a better, reliable publisher.

Karun is a young bestselling author of one book, who feels that there is nothing wrong in buying applause. He pays a journalist to write good review of his books and at the same time, to write something bad about his contemporaries. He tries every possible way to ruin the career of Rohit and Jeet so that he can be at the top. 

Jeet is another bestselling author who co-authors his books with Neeti. Although Neeti does most of the writing, Jeet gets all the fame and attention. He has hired an expensive PR to cover all his events so that he can always be the talk of the town.

Rohit's life goes stagnant as he faces a writer's block and his job as a teacher doesn't go great. His relationship with Nisha is also under troubled waters. However, when Nisha leaves him after a fight, Rohit feels that his life is ruined.

After Nisha leaves him, he also gets the ugliest shock of his life when he finds that his manuscript has been stolen and is published under someone else's name. Despite the heartbreak, he helps Tara, an acquaintance of Nisha to get a publisher for her book because Nisha wanted Rohit to help Tara, who had lost her true love unfortunately.

The good thing about the book is that it is fast-paced. You can read it in a go. The characters of the authors and the publishers have been vaguely inspired from real life authors and publishers.

However, the story of "Just for you" is not something that will stay with you after you complete reading the book. I wish at least the character of the protagonist, Rohit had more depth. Another thing that I did not like about the book is the climax. It felt it was extremely hurried and ended all of a sudden.

Anyways, it is a light hearted weekend read! 

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  1. Well written. Thank you Purba for the review. :)

  2. It sure sounds like a good read. Thank you Purba for the apt review.

    xoxo - Chaicy - Style.. A Pastiche! -

  3. Thank you Purba for the review...!!!
    Surely shall read.

  4. nice review... and you said it sweets - good weekend read... :-)

  5. sounds a good read :) Life of Rohit must be really interesting..full of ups and downs.


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