Book Review | IT HAPPENS by Karan Sharma
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?
Book Review | It Happens
Love they say comes in all shapes, sizes and ages. When Gautam -still in his 20s falls in love with a 40-year-old woman, the story takes flight. In a country like India, where Ram was younger than Sita, where Sachin is younger than his wife, people still find it difficult to accept it when a boy wants to marry an elder woman. When your decision is questioned by your best friend, things are left ruffled and some unanswered questions are sure to pop up in anybody’s mind.
Rohit, Gautam’s best friend is appalled to learn that his best friend is about to propose to their boss. In his attempt to dissuade his friend, Rohit plants seeds of insecurity and confusion in Gautam’s mind. Even though Gautam pretends to ignore the questions and appears to be confident, the nagging doubts do not let him sleep at peace. He decides to go for an onsite assignment to Singapore to which he had earlier said no to. This change in decision confuses Roshni and their relationship hits a new rock bottom.
What happens in Singapore changes life as he knows it for Rohit. Will Roshni and Gautam’s relationship stand the test of time and distance? Will they move on and find love elsewhere? The pages of the book answer these questions.
The language is simple and easy to understand. Writing is clear and lucid and maintains a decent pace so that the reader is not bored. This is a simple story, told in a manner everyone can understand. Even when it is a romantic tale, the mush factor is kept in check and doesn’t go overboard.
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About the author
After more than twenty years of working in a highly successful family business and owning a popular brand in the interiors industry, Karan decided it was time to get into self-publishing—an idea that came to mind when he saw his son having so much fun reading books. It rekindled a latent passion for writing that he had developed after his college days, leading to his first book. It Happens, along with other books that will come out in due course, will be a testament to his storytelling and creative skills.
Karan has a beautiful family with two young boys, Aakash and Aayansh, and Aarti as his lovely life companion. He is a commerce graduate and a battle-hardened businessman. His other passions include both playing and watching cricket and football, as well as being an avid traveller.
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