Book Review: Take 2 by Ruchi Singh

  • Genre: Fiction
  • Publishers: Amazon
  • Price: Rs. 155/- (I received the book for review from the author)
Priya’s idyllic world turns upside down when she realizes her husband considers her dead weight after stripping her off her inheritance for his ambitions and lavish lifestyle.Instantly attracted to Priya, Abhimanyu knows getting involved with a married woman is inviting trouble. But despite common sense, cautions and hesitations, he is drawn to help her.Happily ever after has become a myth for Priya and trying to keep the relationship platonic is becoming more and more difficult for Abhimanyu.

In the tussle between ethics, fears and desires... will Priya embrace a second chance at happiness? 

Behind The book

Source: Goodreads
 About the author

Ruchi Singh has a degree in Engineering and has been working in IT industry as a Consultant. She began her writing career writing short stories and articles, which have been published on various online forums. Her story ‘Boomerang’ in crime genre, won the Indireads Short Story competition in 2014, and is part of the Anthology ‘Voices Old & New‘. Her, another, short story ‘Debt of Kheer’ is part of Author’s Ink anthology ‘The Turning Point of Life', both available on Amazon. 'Take 2' is her debut novel.

A voracious reader, her favourite genres is 'romantic thriller'. Besides writing and reading, her other interests include dabbling with Indian classical dance forms.Check out Ruchi's Book Reviews on

Me thinks

This story explores the fragile nature of Indian marriages very closely. It also shows us the real fact of our society in terms of dealing with issues like divorce and failed marriages. It has an upper middle class value systems strewn across the story making it more connectable for the masses as readers.

The story talks about Priya a girl who is in love with her husband to an extent that it can be called blind devotion. He decides to divorce her for reasons best known to him. The story is how Priya tries hard to get him back and in the process learns the biggest lesson of life - to live for one's ownself for at the end of the day that is most important.

In this journey she meets Abhimanyu through a common friend who falls for her but on seeing her condition refrains himself and stays along as a good friend. Their camaraderie is something for each one of us to read and experience, it is so magical that it will surely remind you of a friend like this in your life.

Characters have been very clearly defined, neatly etched though I felt at a few places maybe some of the characters don't have much of value add to the screen play. Having said that it does not deter the charm this book holds for its readers. The author has a decent grip of writing and that is what makes this one a gripping read with lucid language and a fluid story flow.

Recommended for readers across genres who love light reads and enjoy them.

Foodie Verdict

This book is like kesari - hot, sweet, delicious and one that will melt in your mouth!



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