I picked up Locked in by Iris Darshi from the Kindle Unlimited Library because I liked the cover. This book is the story of Jiya and Dev.
Two hurt hearts, one locked room and a panic attack…Sometimes you have to be locked in to see you never wanted to escape…
Jiya is raised to be a perfect lady, she’s taught to obey, even if it is her husband asking for a divorce, after promising to love her forever. It’s okay. She’s fine. She just wants to sign papers with dignity and end it all civilly.
Dev is pissed. For five years, he worshiped the ground Jiya walked on. And what did he get for it? Loneliness and heartache. And while he wants to punch the wall, his beautiful wife is sitting demurely signing papers.
Fate intervenes in the form of two best friends, by locking them in the very room in which they signed their divorce.
What happens when two people who never stopped loving each other are forced to confront their mistakes?
Jiya and Dev met while they were doing their MBA and got married the second they finished their MBA.
Now, three years later, Dev is a poor start-up founder and she is an investment banker. And they have been fighting and arguing for the past two years.
Jiya feels that they are hardly a match, she being a boring career woman whose most exotic hobby is her flowerpots and he is an adventurous man who surfs, climbs rocks and used to laugh easily.
And now they are heading towards a divorce, which is being handled by his lawyer cum best friend Vardhan and Rohini, her best friend and lawyer.
Will this mean that five years of love, a defiant house wedding, three years of marriage and all silly dreams are over??
A short and simple story which has been written from the point of view of both the characters. Their emotions have been described beautifully.
As I was reading the book, I really wanted to know what would happen next and I finished the book in one sitting.