Book Review: Someone To Love By Ruchita Misra

Not everyone is lucky enough to find this kind of love. Koyal and Atharv are childhood friends. They are also soulmates. Confidantes. Kindred spirits. They are made for each other – only, neither of them seems to have figured it out just yet. As they grow into adulthood, they turn to each other in sorrow and joy, only becoming closer. But then one day, something happens and their rare friendship is cruelly transformed into something a lot like hatred. Atharv, scarred and hurt, fumes with anger, while impetuous Koyal presses the self-destruct button.

Years later, just when they’ve both found peace within themselves, their paths cross again. And destiny, that strange creature, has a few tricks up her sleeve. Will these two ever forgive each other? Or have they already lost their one chance to find someone to love?

Ruchita Misra’s fourth romance novel, Someone To Love takes the reader through the life of childhood best friends Atharv and Koyal. They have a connection unlike any other best friends – they don’t always have to use words to communicate, can sense each other’s pain even when miles apart; they just know everything about each other without actually knowing. Yes, they are soulmates and cannot fathom staying apart from each other. But one day their world comes crashing down when Koyal leaves Atharv, without stating any reasons. And both are devastated beyond words. Ten years later, their paths cross again and the events during and after their separation form the gist of the book.
The good points about the book are that the author has done a really good job in engaging the readers to the story. She has portrayed the emotions that the protagonists go through in a splendid manner that, there are moments you genuinely laugh out loud. She has tried developing a suspense element throughout the book.
But, to be honest I didn’t like the book much. I have been reading books for as long as I can remember, and a lot of it in the romance genre. So, I am at that stage where I have pretty much read every other clichéd romance, and Someone To Love doesn’t have anything new to offer the readers. The story is quite predictable from the very beginning. Even though the author has done a great job in keeping the reader guessing, the end revelations don’t meet the expectations. Although the author has a good writing style, most often the book was overstuffed with everyday clichéd dialogues. Also, the book needs a good editing.
You will love this book if 1) you are a teenager, 2) you have not read much romance novels 3) you are someone who cries over clichés.

You will hate this book if 1) you hate romances and clichés, 2) you love romances but have already read a lot in the genre, 3) you are looking for something really unique.
PS: I received a copy of the book from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.


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