Monday, May 25, 2020

Book Review - Love.exe by Manju Nambiar

The Plot:

This is a sweet romantic tale by Manju Nambiar, which details the protagonist, Nitya’s journey into finding the love of her life. The book delicately balances Nitya’s ambitious nature while she seeks to uphold her family values and traditions. It could be the story of every middle-class Indian family ever – be it the familiar coterie of aunts, uncles and cousins influencing family decisions, or the moms and aunts taking TV serials literally, the banter over wedding ceremonies or the travails and frustrations of keeping up with your heart – it touches the chord in all the right places.     

The story:

Nitya is an intelligent girl and is accepted into the prestigious Stanford University, in the US of A. But like all traditional families, hers too will not let her get away unless she’s married. After all whoever’s heard of a single girl living it up in a foreign country, right?! Nitya, therefore, decides to stage a marriage of convenience with the groom chosen by her family. But due to certain twists in the story, the wedding is called off. Yet Nitya manages not only to fly away to her dream destination but also to land a plum job there. Life takes an unpredictable turn when she bumps into her ex-fiancé at her workplace but will she be able to forgive him for the broken marriage? What happens next in their lives is what the rest of the story is all about.    

What I liked:

I liked the story – it’s predictable, but who doesn’t like a mushy romance? The ending left me feeling good and with a smile on my face. The story flows well and the narration kept me hooked to find out more. The setting and conversations feel natural and I could identify with the characters, especially the members of Nitya’s family.  

I also liked Nitya’s character – it’s strong but not arrogant, giving yet not subservient. It’s difficult not to fall in love with her.   

What I would have liked:

I don’t intend to be a grammar Nazi, but I felt the editing could have been better and errors in grammar and punctuation could have been avoided. Also, certain passages were described in too much detail and I found myself unwittingly skipping those which seemed to stretch too long. Other than that, the narration was flawless.

Final words:

This is a nice little story with relatable characters and familiar family values. If romance is your genre, this could be a good book to snuggle in bed with, on a beautiful, rainy day!  

Go for it!

A Sweet Romantic Comedy Making You Fall in Love by 
Manju Nambiar


If you are looking for a feel-good heartwarming love story with a happy ending, this is your right pick!

Nitya Balakrishnan, a young girl from Kerala had it all planned out. She was going to live the life of her dreams in the United States of America. And she thought she had nailed it when she was accepted into one of the best universities in the world. But the cosmos had other plans and conspired to drop love.exe into her.

He came with a bang and stole her away in a breath. Love was not quite there in her agenda, but her heart wouldn’t hear of it. The human heart has its own little brain with its strange logic that remains elusive to our reasoning. For once, she just let it be, only to realize that there is no undo button.

This coming of age, a beautiful tale of love, relationships, and dreams would prick your soul, bring a smile to you, and tear up your eyes. A must-read!

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About the author

"My work is mostly reflections on society with a satirical flavor. The characters in my book are people you can easily connect to and have met all your lives. I try to make the read entertaining, light, and pleasant. To me, writing is a medium to spread comfort, positivity, and good humor.

I have had a racing mind since childhood, which does all kinds of analysis, interpretations, and conclusions of everyday mundane events but have always held my tongue tight for fear of sounding politically incorrect. I found writing to be a perfect platform where I got to finally vocalize my thoughts and ideas. 

Manju Nambiar hails from the southern state of Kerala, India. A computer engineer by profession, she now works in one of the leading firms in San Jose, California where she lives with her husband and daughter. Her hobbies include reading, hiking, playing with her daughter, and catching up on the latest technologies and trends in the Valley."

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  1. Thanks for taking the time to review the book. Appreciate it <3 It's a heartfelt review.

  2. Sounds like an interesting book.

  3. Sometimes a straight simple story is all you want to dig into. This one seems perfect to beat the lockdown blues.


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