You Are My Reason to Smile by Arpit Vageria is a romance novel. This novel talks about romance, friendship. The elements of humour, sadness can be noticed altogether.
The cover of the book has a shady green colour which mesmerises the soul ofthe readers. Those who judge book by its cover would surely buy it by looking at it. The green shade gives a positive ambience and surely grabs a lot of attention.
The title is appropriate though we come to know the literal meaning of it in the end. The story revolves around this. It can be related to us also as we keep on looking for a smile but we find smile in a person whom we love the most.
Ranbir is a dreamer, he has a well-paying job, but his aspirations are higher. He is a good lover, he adores Adah and can forego any comfort of the world for her sake. But even then, he is not happy. Because his true calling is not in the corporate, it’s in writing. After much deliberation, he takes the plunge and leaves his job to write full-time. While he struggles for balance, Adah also starts keeping herself away. Was she really in love with him and was it just a facade?
Amidst all this confusion, Pihu Sharma enters his life – his first ever fan, who seems to be head over heels in love with him. While Ranbir’s equation with Adah deteriorates, Pihu leaves behind her luxurious life to shift in with him. Is this the true love Ranbir had been waiting for? Join Ranbir as he makes his way through a world that kills for money and dies for love.
The plot of the novel is intriguing and has no digressions in it. The story is of Ranbir who wants to be an author and is struggling for it whereas Adah is a confident girl with a capricious nature. Pihu’s entry in Ranbir’s life is a solace but not for a long time. The relations get entangled and how these three handle their turmoils is the rest of the story.
The themes of friendship, love, calling can be noticed. Yes,it is true that calling is important in one’s life. And Ranbir’s calling was not in corporate world infact in writing world. The friendship bond and the love include the other themes.
The characters are beautifully portrayed. I personally loved Lakshya’s character because thats the only character that remains unchanged throughout the novel. He is an amazing friend to Ranbir and could go to any extend to help him.The protagonist Ranbir’s life is a roller coaster ride and the way he gets a positive response for his book gives us a glimpse of the author.
The style of writing is simple, lucid and clear. The author has used easy language to understand. Some lines are really loved while some can make you cry that very moment. The use of third person narrative along with point of views could have been better. Those who are not romance lovers might not like it. The story was sounded predictable but was unpredictable.
Grab your copies from amazon; its on pre orders and will be released on 25 December.
About the Author
Arpit Vageria is a bestselling author of two romance novels – I Still Think About You and Chockolate Sauce-Smooth. Dark. Sinful. Arpit also writes for the Indian television industry and has written stories and dialogues for many fiction and non-fiction television series and award functions. Hailing from Indore, he currently lives in Mumbai. He enjoys road trips, singing, playing pranks and adventurous sports.