Book Review - Destiny decides by PG Van
Book Review: Destiny decides by P G Van
The book reminded me that I have been missing reading romances. It’s been sometime since I picked up a romance.
Sameera and Nick’s meeting was really interesting: Nick on his Superbike and Sameera in her Mini Cooper. Sameera aka Meera aka Sam a dancer with a regular job, the odd timings of her job, her cautious nature coming in the way to accept the all too perfect Nikhil. And Nikhil is the very good son, brother, friend and a considerate partner. The life of an NRI is nicely put.
The daily life of Sameera is sketched nicely, Nikhil being mesmerised by her dance class, his mother being spellbound by her performance and a sudden happiness engulfing her and pulling her out of her miseries. The depiction hits a cord with dance lovers or dancers.
Train ride, limousine ride , Porche... Mmmm now that was a treat. A little more pace to the story would have been a plus. Also I would have loved to see deeper into Nat, Srini, Mrs and Mr B, Anu and her husband, wanted a more, rounder depiction of them. Probably the author would have planned another book with them as protagonist. Let us wait and see.
Sameera’s scarred past and her doubts in contrast to Nick’s confidence and patience keeps you wondering would she accept their relationship for what it is.
And another aspect of the book... please brace yourself for some strong attraction and intimacy between them.
The suspense built is not broken even by the end. It leaves you wondering, why? But guess what? The author is waiting to present the next installment of Destiny decides part-2.
"My body arched towards him and my head fell backwards giving him room to move his lips along the length of my neck. I reached out to run my fingers through his hair in response to the thrust from his tongue on my neck. He took in a deep breath against my neck and as he reached my ear lobe, he whispered in a very hoarse voice, “I wanted to do this at your front door”."
Almost a decade of pain pent up inside her, Sameera manages to lead a simple life with her older sister as her roommate. She wonders if she would have lasting happiness in her life as every time she finds happiness it is yanked away from her before she realizes it.
Nick was her best friend in high school and is now back in her life after all these years and it is very clear that he wants more than just friendship. He expresses his need for her very early on shaking up Sameera’s quiet world.
Will Sameera learn to stop bracing herself for the next big tragedy and learn to accept that she was destined to meet Nick?
Is Nick the pillar of strength for Sameera to work through her challenges and internal conflicts?
Can she trust the guy she had known many years ago? Nick is not a high school kid anymore; He is a successful businessman that leads a life of extreme luxuries. Nick seemed to know everything about her? How? She steps out of her comfort zone for Nick but can she hang on to him. Is Nick the guy that she was destined to meet or is he going to cause her another heart break?
Take Sameera’s journey in this passionate love story as she discovers the meaning of true love and realizes the power of destiny.