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It wasn't love at first: Shalini and I


It wasn't love at first: Shalini and I

by Prashant Sharma

A love story spread over 20 years


  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Srishti Publishers (2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9380349556
  • ISBN-13: 978-9380349558
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 13 x 1.6 cm

Blurb: “It seemed as if it was just me, and just her, just like the way we had first talked, just like I had always imagined, just Like how I wanted it to be.” Was it love at first, or was it love every time after that? A love story spread across twenty years. This is the story of, Shalini and I.

About the Author:
Prashant Sharma currently lives in Delhi and works in a multinational bank. An engineer (DCE) and MBA by education, he took to writing in his second year at IIM Lucknow and this is his third book after ‘Love, Life and A Beer Can!’ (2010 release) – a humorous take on growing up, and ‘If I Pretend I am Sorry!’ (2011 release) - an underworld story bringing back the angry young man.

Review:
Protagonist falls for a girl in his childhood, who meets him intermittently every six or seven years. Confused protagonist does not know whether the girl Shalini loves him or not. Due the time the protagonist is busy in making career and falls for another two girls. After having set career, he got engaged to a girl Kriti, whom he loves reasonably but then Shalini comes to his life again....

Let us not talk about the confused protagonist- who seems to choose best option available each time. Author confuses whether the protagonist is in love of her or not. 
Author has described story well but fails to convey feelings; characters are well developed. I would have given more credits if Shalini's character has been given more space. Happy ending love story will touch the heart of girls, and loving friend- Hari is plus point.