The only hitch in your plot is the “conditions applied” clause. Also, I’m more of a stay-connected girl and your middle name is “incommunicado”. – Great Textpectation

228 paged long read by Ruchie Vadehra, published by Rupa Publications, isn’t the cliché romance.

The novel follows the story of Amaya, a young and dynamic entrepreneur who runs a publishing house. She is a go getter who doesn’t snap when the words emotions or romance cross her path. She is one strong woman standing tall. However, romance finds her in the most unlikely place. While on an online game of scrabble she meets Rohan Kashyap, a Mumbaikar, who has it in him to sweep Amaya off her feet.

The language of this novel is a sure winner. It is quite lyrical. It keeps you engaged. Yes, it is grandoise and eloquent but at the same time it is much needed for the narrative. It is one device that ably brings out the characters much more. Conversations are second to help develop the characters. Though I didn’t get the feel till the second half yet the author provides good subplots which finally culminate towards the climax.

The novel emphasises on the modern day relationships and how they are evolving. And with respect to that I believe the climax was uber cute. The tweak given to the title did live up to it’s name; it was indeed great textpectation that you read throughout the novel.

Overall, it makes for a good leisure read, perfect to accompany you as you bask in the sunshine, with your feet up, while on a Goan beach.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Publisher: Rupa Publications
Available on: Amazon, Flipkart, In-store