Gobsmacked (Groom Series#2) by Sundari Venkatraman

I received Gobsmacked, the second book of the Groom Series by Sundari Venkatraman as a review copy from the author and I am thankful to her for the same.

The blurb:

The city bred Amit and the village-born Radhika fall in love at first sight, getting married three years later.

Looking forward to a wonderful life with her husband and family in Delhi, Radhika begins her new journey with stars in her eyes…

…only for things to come crashing when Amit’s mother Shanti ill-treats her. Hating her small-town daughter-in-law, Shanti is determined to break her son’s marriage from Day One.

And it looks like she has succeeded when Radhika leaves her husband one fine day, apparently giving him no explanation for her action.

While Radhika waits for her husband to pacify her and take her back, Amit is too hurt and upset to even contact her.

Will the heartbroken couple ever get back together? Especially after being separated for nearly two years? And even if they did, will Shanti let them live in peace?

The story:

Radhika Yadav had met Amit Sharma on the day of her sister’s wedding and it was love at first sight for both of them. She was only nineteen and he, twenty five. So they decided to wait for three years before getting married. But once they got married, all her dreams came crashing down and she left a note for Amit and came back to her parent’s house within two years of marrying him. And hoping that Amit would come looking for her once he came back home from work in the evening, but that never happened.

Now, two years later, Amit sees Radhika being awarded for the work done, and the past comes rushing up.

My take:

A story of a married woman who belongs to a small town. And her mother-in-law has problems accepting her. Though this is the second book of the series, it can be read as a standalone, but as the characters from the previous book are mentioned, this book will be enjoyed more if we know the circumstances of Amit and Radhika meeting for the first time.

The characters are realistic. I loved Radhika’s determination and strength. I loved Amit’s father, Janardhan.

The language is simple and the story is fast paced and the twists and turns make the story unputdownable.

DISCLAIMER: I received a free e-book from the author in echange for an honest review. I have not received any monetary compensation for the same.

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