This Love that Feels Right is one of Ravinder Singh’s recently popular book. This book is not that old lovey dovey romance story infact it highlights a new perspective of seeing love. We all know Ravinder Singh for his forte in romance and here he talks about something which is considered as a taboo in today’s world. I was so excited that I ended up pre- ordering the book. I saw that frame and I kept looking at Ravin’s pic for good 10 minutes. I won’t say I am his die hard fan as there is whole lot to say that. I can say that, I am a person who can sense his narrative style, his thoughts and yes, I felt this book.
Cover- The cover of the book is filmy as it has fantastic colour scheme of red and the divine picturisation of two lovers behind the balloons makes it poignant.
Title- This is the perfect title for the novel as the whole story revolves around it. At the end, one can sense its validity.
Blurb- Life would have been easier had it been possible for us to plan falling in love; More importantly, avoid falling in love… ‘Love is not for you,’ she told herself. Inside, just like any girl, she desired to be loved.
She had accepted her life the way it was, till one-day love showed up unannounced, uninvited! That’s the thing with love. It doesn’t take permission. It’s in its very nature to gatecrash into our lives Standing face-to-face with love, she finds herself asking, ‘Is this love right?’ The answer is not simple. It never was… This intense love story will shake every belief you’ve ever had.
Plot- The plot construction is impeccable as the author talks about Naina Singhania, a typical Indian rich housewife and Aarav, a gym trainer. Life takes a turn when these two meet each other. Malvika, their common friend saw a spark in them but both were struggling between their desires and the boundation for Naina being married already.
Themes- There are many themes in this novel. The most important is the theme of love. Basically love is an emotion and is beyond any boundaries but our society has certain boundaries. We can imagine love before marriage but after marriage is known as an illicit relationship. This is true as we are seeing it from last so many centuries. Sometimes marriages are destroyed, things get nasty and to add more, the lovers have to undergo humiliation. Even Victorian Era is known for such love affairs. But we are not talking about the negatives here, in fact the author delineates a different concept of love. In this, the lovers understand each other. Naina is ready to call off her wedding for herself not for Aarav. The unique concept is being introduced and it actually doesn’t hurt anyone. The other mouthpiece is Malvika who is in a relationship with someone and he is not her husband but she has told her husband. I loved the act of courtesy and honesty towards a relation.
Theme of friendship is beautifully depicted. Naina finds a confidante in Malvika. They both share everything with each other. Malvika is really confidant and bold whereas Naina is shy and bit old fashioned. She explains Naina her perspective and she isn’t guilty of having an affair as she is being honest with her partner and he also readily accepted her. This motivates Naina to take a stand for herself.
Characterisation- I personally loved Malvika’s character as she is the mouthpiece of the author, thats what I feel. Whereas Naina is an opposite of Malvika but still they are very good friends. Akhil has extra ordinary traits. There are no villains in this novel but what are villains here, are the thoughts of the characters. The characters are seen respecting each other which makes it mind blowing.
STyle- The author has used pithy and condensed style of writing. The use of third person technique is aptly followed. Some sentences are philosophical and takes you to a different world. The humour surpasses in creating humour. I can conclude by saying that Ravin has come up with a unique perspective of love and I thoroughly enjoyed it..
About the Author
Ravinder Singh is a bestselling author. His debut novel I Too Had a Love Story has touched millions of heart. Can Love Happen Twice? is his second book. After spending most of his life in Burla, a very small town in Orissa, Ravinder has finally settled down in Chandigarh. Having worked as a software engineer for several years at some of India’s prominent IT companies, Ravinder has recently completed his MBA at the world-renowned Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Ravinder loves playing Snooker in his free time. He is crazy about Punjabi music and loves dancing to its beat. The best way to contact Ravinder is through his official fan page on Facebook.