Thursday, November 27, 2014

Book Review: Fashionably Yours by Swati Sharma

Introduction
  • ISIN: 978-93-5106-659-0
  • Genre: Fiction / Comedy/ Romance / Chick Lit
  • Publishers: Harlequin
  • Price: Rs. 250/- (I got this book from the author for review)
Maya Kapoor swaps the snowy mountains for the glittering ocean."
Maya Kapoor arrived in Mumbai with a glamorous dream, quite literally. Maya wants to be a serious fashion writer for the high-end fashion magazine, Glamorous but luck is not in her favor. Instead, she lands a job with a local fashion magazine, Style. Maya hates everything about it but for now this is all she has. Despite all the odds, Maya is excited about living an independent, fashionable life in the city of dreams.
At twenty-five, love has eluded Maya. But when she bumps into the dashing photographer, Aryan Malik, she falls head over heels for his gorgeous smile and charming manner.
But Maya seems to be stuck in a rut - her credit card bills are sky-high, her melodramatic mother can't stop ranting, the boss is unbearably cruel, her younger sister has decided to tie the knot and she's not sure if Aryan could love a simple, confused girl like her.
Will Maya get the fairytale life she dreamed about or will she let everything slip through her fingers? Read her diary and find out.

Behind The book

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 About the author

Swati Sharma is born and grew up in Delhi. Before dabbling into writing, she completed her post graduation in business. Amazingly she has learned Spanish and German and has valid certification in both but sadly can’t speak any of it in decent fluency. Before writing this book, Swati has authored four coffee-table books and written for a lifestyle magazine. One thing which very few people know, that she is clairvoyant and no it’s not a joke. Currently she lives in Delhi with her extensive collection of nail polishes, lipsticks and with very neat piles of books and magazines. Drop by her facebook or twitter and say hi!

Me thinks

This is one read that had me in splits at more than one places and it ensured I had a terrific time as I finished it in two hours straight. It was an easy read and made my dull afternoon very entertaining.

I related to the main character Maya so closely, it was me in many ways. Her frustrations, her disappointments, her failures, her thoughts - it all sounded as if someone had sneaked up pages from my old diaries and brought it to me. The journey of a small town girl to the big city of dreams as she chases her dreams, hides her fears and wears her heart on her sleeves is truly worth a read for sure.

The book though 250 pages long is very captivating as the author manages to get your attention from the first page. The typical Indian family where a girl is pressurized for marriage the moment she crosses 18 and the rituals of seeing a perfect groom were so well described that it made me laugh.

The story of a confused soul has been very well captured by the author making this one enjoyable read I would recommend to one and all. There were few scenes I really enjoyed a lot like Maya's sister's party just before her wedding and her meeting with her ex-boss after being fired from her job. They had me in splits for a long time before I could become normal and start reading again.

Like a typical Mills and Boons type love story this one too talks about Happily Ever After but the ending seemed to be a little rushed compared to the whole book.There were a few typos and grammatical errors which could  have been avoided but they don't dampen the over all charm of the story. The author surely has got a style of narrating!

Recommended to romance lovers and people who enjoy light reads, this one is a sure shot bet!

Foodie Verdict

This book is like pink slush - Romantic, mushy, sweet and goey one that leaves you with a feel good feeling!

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