I received the book You’ve got the wrong girl by Sreemoyee Piu Kundu as a review copy from Hachette India and would like to thank Shobhita Narayan of Hachette for the same.
On a sultry night, on a deserted lawn overlooking a moonlit Taj Mahal, two strangers make passionate love and promise never to meet again… But promises are meant to be broken, right?
This is the story of Dushyant Singh Rathore – the 30-something bestselling author of Kinda Cliched, a blockbuster romance novel based on his one night of bliss with a girl whose name he does not know. Under pressure to produce a money-spinning sequel – from his obsessive fans, his hit-seeking publisher and a sceptical journalist ready to expose the true-story angle as a marketing gimmick – he sets off, three years on, to find the elusive girl whom he had promised never to seek out.
When his quest, many twists and turns later, leads him to the unlikeliest of places, Dushyant discovers there’s a little more to this love story than he had anticipated. Will Dushyant get a second chance at love? What if the wrong girl was really always the right one for him?
Delightful, unconventional, heart-warming, You’ve Got the Wrong Girl! is a roller-coaster ride through love, lust and everything in between.
Dushyant Singh Rathore is the author of the bestselling debut novel, Kinda Cliched, a novel he had based on a one night stand in the back lawn of a hotel in Aogra where he had gone to warn his school best friend, Vikram Saxena, against marrying Anjali Raizada, on their wedding and that too on their wedding day. He wants to do this because he knos Anjali, she had left Dushyant for Vikram.
Now, three years later, he is celebrating the grand success of his novel, which has also been made into a Bollywood movie, when senior features respondent of Teen Elite, India’s no 1 youth magazine, Pratigya Khurana, asks him about the ‘girl in the garden’ and also about the sequel to his book. But, for a sequel, he needs to meet the girl again, the girl whose name he does not know, the girl who had disappeared the next morning when he got up- the protagonist of his bestselling book.
And then he starts looking for the girl. All he knows is face and nothing else. He goes to Agra, to look for the hotel, and the hotel is not there. There is no one to help him and the taxi-driver takes him to see the Taj by moonlight where he happens to see the photograph of the girl in the garden. He takes the photo with him, and the search begins.
His agent, Bhaskar Ranjan Das, and his sister, Priyanka, become his allies and start giving him ideas. He meets the wedding planner, the security agency that had made security arrangements of the wedding and even the guests. Someone suggests that he post the photo on facebook. He does it and reaches Diya Banerjee in Sonagachi in Kolkata.
But Anjali Raizada, follows him to Sonagachi professing her love to him? And Diya goes missing again, and does not respond to his phone calls and SMSs also. Will he find her again? Will he marry Anjali because she wants him to? Read on…..
The cover is an instant pick-me-up. The story is simple with a lot of twists and turns. Boy meets girl, she disappears. He finds her, she disappears again. The author has written it from the point of view of the male protagonist which made it very interesting. The characters have been developed in such a way that they felt realistic. The language is simple and the flow is good once I got the hang of the book, ie, at around page 40. The author has described some scenes very beautifully, I could picturise them. The author has described the relationships between the characters very well.
This is my second book by the author. I liked it more than her first book. A good one time read.
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