When Love Finds You is the latest book by Yashodhara Leal. It is the story of Natasha Patnaik, a thirty something girl. The story is set in the corporate world.
Natasha is a badass boss. Just how badass? She can make a grown man cry, whip a team into shape, meet her targets – and she won’t take any bullshit, period. Of course, getting the job done is never enough for a woman in a man’s world. When it’s time for her promotion, she’s passed over for Rishabh – a smarmy rake who apparently has ‘people skills’. He knows just how to push her buttons and it’s driving her up the wall. Then there’s the very desirable Nikhil, whose quiet self-assurance and distracting dimple only seem to complicate things at the office. With a crotchety old neighbour, an unrelenting friend and a tumultuous family history in the mix, Natasha is suddenly beginning to find that everything she’s ignored in the pursuit of success is coming back to haunt her.
But don’t worry. She’s bringing her A-game. She always does.
Natasha Patnaik, 35, Vice President at BizTech heads the sales department. She is a workaholic and a fitness freak. She is considered Hitler by her juniors because all she talks about is numbers, outputs and figures. She is negative, not considerate, and her nature is such that no one wants to get close to her. She is single, has no reason to cling to anyone, and does not want to allow herself another so called relationship as she believes that marriage would not work for her. She is not close to her mother and does not have a friend. She has even been growing apart from her school friend, Priya. Mrs Chopra is her cantankerous neighbor.
Her boss pretty supportive, but suddenly one day, he introduces another new person, Rishabh Sethi, who would be her new boss, because she lacks people’s skills. She is upset, not only because of Rishabh’s nature and attitude but also because he megalomaniac.
There is also another new person in the office, Nikhil Katre, Vice President, Innovations, who is also a single father, who has a seven year old daughter, Tisha. He has a terrific sense of humour and Natasha a sense of warm admiration for his strength, spirit, positivity, empathy and curiosity. They become friends.
The book is in three parts, and talks about the change in Natasha’s nature and how she is the way she is. Her character has been developed in detail. The story has been written in simple English and the flow is good. The names of the chapters are interesting and the book is fast paced. Some parts of the book are funny. I loved Mrs Chopra’s antics and how Natasha dealt with them. The author has also discussed about the issues women face at a work place, how difficult it is for them to get accepted.
It is good for a one time read.