If there is one writer who can spin around my views on the romance genre of stories, it is, to nobody’s surprise, you. I despise the genre, to be honest. Especially with the trash our current generation of writers is churning out. When I brought myself to read your story (finally), I was deeply impressed. Romance written with such maturity is a rarity.
The narration was amazing, the easy-flowing language, the oh-so-real characters, the twist in the end … it was as if I was reading an excerpt from a Jeffrey Archer novel! The best part what I felt about your story was that it was so high on the drama – and, like you know, without drama, everything is just so tasteless!
I wouldn’t say I loved your story, pardon me for romance is not my genre – but, it was a good, good read! It has the emotions in the right place. Your simplicity is your biggest weapon, dear Sarav, and your description of the wedding gown – ethereal! Readers must, must read THAT portion in your story to truly appreciate that we Indian writers can narrate world-class stories!
I’m counting on you to publish more full-length novels, high on drama and feels. Can’t wait to read more of you on paperback (blogs are different, reading paperback with the smell is a totally different thing).
Your’s and your better half’s conspired story is one of those stories in our anthology, Shades of Life, that will definitely make for a good Valentine’s present. Or a complimentary gift with a sorry card, in case of the usual domestic tussles! 😉 😀