What does destiny have in store for a teenager unable to express his feelings for the girl of his dreams as their paths keep crossing through the years? Sid turns to work and alcohol to get over the pain of losing Sheetal till she walks back into his arms in the after-party of a corporate awards function. Is she back for good? What does an advertisement on a billboard try to tell a man who has lost his memory and his wife in a near fatal accident? As Ria nurses her broken heart, she meets a stranger on the Internet and finds herself irresistibly drawn to him. Will she find love again? ‘Romance Shorts’ is a collection of four contemporary romantic stories. A brisk read with a lasting impact, it paints love in its various hues that make it the only emotion worth dying for. A slice of life in true sense, the book takes us on a soulful journey as we relive loves lost or found or nurtured unprofessed in the deepest recesses of our hearts.
Romance Shorts is an incredible collection of short romantic tales that will find its way into your thoughts easily. The stories are: Nargis Through My Summers which is the highlight of this book ; tells you about that third person yet the significant one in a love story and trust me … the end is poignant yet so beautiful! Next comes Mine Forever which deals with the temperament shift of a person in love, you will be surprised at its turn of events… Another is Memories which gives a suspense and thrill package and finally there is Love Came Calling Again which stands on a delightful note.
The attraction of the book is that it is short… It’s effective and deep quick-read stories that could create strong impressions, and above all different shades of love in different frame it explores that keeps the interest to read, strong. The stories are so brilliantly written that you will literally feel the story as you read.It takes you to different horizons , to diferent people , to different places and tells you about the forms love can take through people.
I couldnt help but share my favourite part from the book *spoiler* :
As the car started, Nargis looked out of the window and waved at her family and friends gathered on the road. And like a man drowning in the high seas, I stretched out a hand as if to grab the last vestiges of hope- the hand that would never feel the warmth of her skin, fingers that would never curl around her fingers. My hands waved a reluctant, half hearted goodbye.
We have a wavepool of emotions in those words alone. There is actually more to it but I am forcing myself not to disclose more… dont want to create more spoilers and steal that feeling from the readers 😛
Ignoring the point that it was predictable at some places… this is one of the best books that i have got hold of … It will always remain in my heart… especially … Nargis!
I would rate it 5/5 … yes you read it right … all 5 stars to this gem! Readers and book lovers … it will be a loss if you miss it! 🙂 😉
About the Author:
Sourabh Mukherjee is the author of In the Shadows of Death: A Detective Agni Mitra Thriller. The book was released in December 2015 and has been appreciated by readers, bloggers and the national media.
Earlier, he regaled his readers with the immensely popular e-books Nargis Through my Summers and Loves Lost, also available in one volume as Romance Shorts, a collection of four unconventional romantic short stories. His short stories have also been published in e-zines like Romance, Under the Bed and eFiction. He was the recipient of the Golden Pen award in the Monsoon Romance Contest 2014.
In his day job, Sourabh works in a senior leadership position in a leading consulting and technology services firm and is a thought leader in his area of expertise. He has played a variety of roles in the Information Technology industry for close to two decades. He has several publications and blogs on emerging trends in business and technology and has spoken in several national and global conferences and technology summits.
Sourabh loves travelling, and is a keen observer of human behaviour and cultural diversities. He is an avid reader of fiction himself, and is passionate about photography, movies and music.
For more information about Sourabh Mukherjee and his books, visit http://www.facebook.com/authorsourabh… or write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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