Guilty by Choice by Shanti Paramashivean

23852185I received the book Guilty by Choice by Shanti Paramashivean as a review copy from the publisher and would like to thank them for the same. It is the story of Kiana Shetty, a girl who wants to do everything for her family.

The Blurb:

Kiana Shetty is a young, dynamic and beautiful girl who lives in Mumbai with her mother and a younger brother. Like every recent graduate, she dreams of making it big and making it big quickly. But fate may have other plans for her in the form of her own brother: meet Viraj, Kiana’s younger brother, who works at a call center but wants to open his own tattoo studio some day and he will do anything to make that happen.

Mumbai is known as the city of dreams and they say if you’re brave enough to shoot for the moon, you’ll at least land up among the stars. Viraj sets out to do just that, but he may have taken the help of some very different means to achieve his dreams. While Kiana deals with Viraaj’s dreadful secrets, she also has to put up with Abhit, Viraaj’s best friend, who won’t stop professing his love for her at every opportunity he gets. It looks like the only person she can trust in all this hullaballoo is Sarthak, her best friend and collegue. But for how long?

Will Kiana be able to get out of the mess that she actually has nothing to do with? Or has Viraj already gone too far that Kiana can’t help but be collateral damage?

‘Guilty By Choice’ is a story about dreams, about love, about friendship, and above all, family. Because in the end, you do it all for the family, right?

The story:

Kiana Shetty, 21, lives with her mother and brother, Viraaj, in a rented accommodation in Mumbai. She has just finished her graduation and is in search for a job because she wants to get her house and her father’s factory back after paying off the debt. Their father left them seven years ago when Kiana was fourteen because he blamed her mother for the debts.

Viraaj works in a call centre and Kiana also ends up getting a sales job.  Viraaj wants to open a tattoo studio and can stoop to any level to do it. Kiana and her mother blame Viraj’s friend, Abhit Singh, for all of Viraaj’s vices. To top it all, Abhit is in love with Kiana even though she does not reciprocate. Sarthak is a work colleague and he is also Abhit’s friend. Then there are the Pillais whose children are also friends with them. The story revolves around their day to day life and also their troubles.

My take:

A book well written. The story has been written in a good flow and the language is simple. Kiana has been portrayed to be a mature girl taking responsibility for Viraaj and even talking to his friends for his betterment. But the end could have been better.

Book Source: Publisher

Publisher: Become Shakespeare

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