Book Review: It Happens by Karan Sharma
No of Pages – 168 pages
Format – Kindle
Language – English
During our childhood days, we tend to have these crushes on people older than us that fade as we grow up. We never act upon them but they remain as memories that we always cherish.
But what happens when two adults with such an age difference fall in love?
It Happens is a story about how Gautam, a twenty-five-year-old upcoming professional and Roshni, an unmarried thirty-seven-year-old senior management member working in the same multinational bank, face this very question. Can two people with such a vast age difference be compatible?
The story is a romantic comedy that explores this situation in a light-hearted way as they fall in love, get laughed at by their friends and then develop cold feet, thinking about the repercussions their age difference could have on their marriage. Since this happens in India, where marriage is a major social issue, the plot holds further intrigue.
They say love is blind and makes one think with the heart, rather than the mind. Will two smart professionals make a mistake by doing so? Or will they listen to their logical senses at the last moment to avert what may be the biggest blunder of their lives?
“It Happens” is a love story that breaks the social norms of marriage. It questions the idea of a Man marrying a Woman who is many years older to her. As Gautam and Roshni explore their love, there are instances when they too get trapped into these social norms and are not sure if the marriage would sustain. The author has made a bold move by writing about one such issue in our society that has been under the spectrum of criticism. The book brings forth many questions that one must ask when you enter a relationship and think of taking the next serious step of committing to each other for a lifetime.
As you move forward in the story you would witness the great bond of friendship that Rahul and Gautam share and also about how well Richa, Gautam’s elder sister guides him more like a friend than a sibling.
I picked this book to read because the synopsis intrigued me. Although I did enjoy reading the book, I was looking forward to a more mature storyline. I was expecting the story to build up more but I felt like the story ended too soon. The language is simple and easy to read. There were times when you would expect a different outcome of the situation, but the outcome seemed obvious. Although they say, do not judge a book by its cover, I would still like to say that the cover for such a good topic was too simple and not in the context.
Karan Sharma is a Businessman turned author, and I would love to read more of his writings in future.
You can Grab a paperback copy of this book on Amazon, It Happens
** I received a review copy of the book from The Book Club in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. **
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