Book Review: Cupidity Ping Me, Love

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Women – We love them, we hate them but we cannot live without them.

Whenever I read a synopsis with a woman as the main protagonist, I just want to pick that book up. Also one of the reasons why I am such a huge fan of Sydney Sheldon. This one has 2 women and a transgender. Seemed like a novel concept. So I just had to add this to my ever growing shelf.

Tara is a married woman and has a child. She faces the same problems that most women, post marriage, feel nowadays – loneliness and desolateness. Naina’s problem is that of an identity crisis that one faces post a bitter past. Nihal holds a deep dark secret caged in his heart forever. Will Tara break the shackles of her domesticity? Will Naina get her independence and confidence back? Will Nihal gather the courage to share his secret with his family, let alone the world? The questions to these answers form the story of Cupidity Ping Me, Love.

As you read you understand that all the characters are interlinked. There are 3 different stories beautifully merged into one. The characters are real. The characters are strong. Their insecurities are handled so beautifully that you empathize with them almost immediately. You know deep down that you have felt these same emotions at some point of time in your life. Someone had told me once (& I firmly believe it also) when it comes to feelings there is nothing that can be termed right or wrong. What matters is what you feel and we humans have no control over it. This point forms the core of this book, because this has been interwoven into the narrative with a lot of ease.

Strong & real characters make the story also extremely real . It is very evident that both the authors have nurtured the story extremely honestly and have not tried to be diplomatic. The feelings, emotions and the flow of the narrative is natural and runs deep. This takes the book up by many notches. The relatibility factor also increases. It feels as though a real life story has been picked up and is narrated to us. The climax, is the cherry on the cake. The authors have taken a very bold step by drafting it this way. I am proud to notice that Indian authors have started getting this courageous. A special mention to Ginni Xanders for the cover page. It is sassy, quirky and extremely appealing. They have done a brilliant job with it.

A quick read and I am sure you will not be able to put this one down. You would want to finish it in one sitting.

Title: Cupidity Ping Me, Love
Author: Kiren Rai and Madhvi Ahuja
Publisher/ Imprint: Om Books International
Pages: 204
Genre/ Sub-Genre: Fiction/ Drama
Rating: 4.25 of 5.00
Reviewed for: Publisher

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