Author- Sanchit Mehrotra
“Nothing between us” by Sanchit Mehrotra is a beautiful narrated love story. The book deals with the story of Siddharth, Avantika and Kaya, the chief protagonists of the story . The story depicts the deepness of true love. A tale laced with divergent emotions of a man’s life.
At the start, the story presents a huge catastrophe in Siddharth’s life. And subsequently the story takes you in a series of flashbacks. The book introduces Avantika as Siddharth’s best friend since childhood, sharing each other’s secrets and enjoying each others company. Besides that, both their families shared a great friendship and togetherness. The book depicts that how these two fall for each other and confess their true feelings to one another. Eventually their friendship turns into love. The beauty that their relationship brings into there lives is beyond description. Their heart holds new hopes, dreams, and desires. As they spend more time with each other, they plan for their future and decide to grow old with each other. In due course, they get engaged. Happiness is filled in their hearts. But soon, sadness and grief sneaked into their lives. The story takes an very unexpected turn. Life plays its own truants. Their too many hopes turned into too many disappointments and agony. The tragedy left both families in torment. Siddharth couldn’t accept and comprehend the fact. He was unable to move on in his life. He was totally depressed, downhearted and shattered. In this distressing phase of his life, he met Kaya, who was the daughter of one of his clients. Eventually, she too fell in love with Siddharth and dream and plans of her future with him. Fate decided the course for him. Even being with Kaya, his past memories continued to haunt him. Physically, he was present but mentally he was not. He desperately tries to ameliorate his relationship with Kaya. He fights hard to sort out his inner suspicion and uncertainity. The book depicts that how he exerts himself to accept Kaya by doing multifarious activities. The end is entirely unpredictable and interesting. It will answer all your queries and doubts that whether Siddharth succeeds in his attempt to construct an improved relationship with Kaya or not!
This book represents the intensity and gravity of love. The way how Avantika and Siddharth were deeply, divinely and drunkenly in love with each other was captivating. The author’s style of writing is completely amazing. This book has plethora of emotions plunged to it. The story is woven with humor, sorrow, delight and satisfaction. The characters in the story are charming and interesting. Besides that, it is not a typical love story, but it is certainly one of the most uncommon love story you will ever read. The author portrayed each emotion in the book , with clarity and precision.
For me, it was a fascinating read. I thoroughly enjoyed each and every moment of the story. Even the pain which Siddharth felt after losing his love, was very absorbing and mesmerizing. This book was able to hold my attention till the end. It made me realize that the most valuable gift you can recieve from your love is an honest and an extraordinary friend. The climax or the twist of the story was absolutely unforeseeable. It led me into an extreme shock. From the opening till the end there was nothing that could divert me or dishearten me. The book revealed an another side of love which is not so pleasant but very effectual. Honestly, I am not fond of love stories but this one made my day!
“The course of true love never did run smooth. True love is usually the most inconvenient kind. But it is not an equation, it is not a contract, and it is not a happy ending. Love is the slate under the chalk, the ground that buildings rise, and the oxygen in the air. It is the place you come back to, no matter where you headed”
Reviewer- Shivani Chauhan