Monday, June 8, 2015

Review: One Tequila, 2 Tequilas by Supriya Parulekar

When there is a lot on offer people tend to falter. Even the best of the minds can lie in dark graves when it comes to making decisions. For one mistake can cost lifetime of an opportunity. Author Supriya Parulekar in her book "One Tequila, 2 Tequilas" tries to handle the similar life confusions and live it with her characters and story. How enlightened one feels? Let's find out. 

They were never meant to fall in love!There was a handsome young man and a gorgeous young girl. They were never meant to fall in love!For the girl...there was happily never after!For the boy... he had failed miserably in the matters of heart!Until one day...their paths crossed, fates met!Love happened, just once and forever!

First look at the title and the cover and a reader is going to be pulled into the book. The cover is chic and uber. The title is catchy much more of a phrase. The blurb is a poetic narration and puts two people in the forefront of what appears to be a love story. It manages to save the best for the story. 

The story is of Kosha who is finicky, rebellious and being pulled into a marriage alliance against her wishes. Her groom Harsh Sarabhai, is manipulative and cunning. Siddharth, Harsh's brother is a family person. But when a sudden turn of events changes lives then Siddharth comes forth as the ultimate savior. But whom will he save and from what? What Kosha will do for one last time before she gives in? What Harsh has planned for them all? That's what the story is all about. 

One fleeting glimpse and the story tell tales all. It's a romantic yet chic lit and with a glint of suspense in it. The only possible plus of the story is it's romance. 

The downside of the book outweighs the pros. The book fails to offer any suspense which it tries to nurture through the devious Harsh and his mother. The love story is a monotonous affair offering old ideas and lacking spark and spontaneity. The story tries hard to make it look dramatic but it bites the dust while giving up on fresh perspectives. It tames and pales after some initial force. Predictability is another factor that pulls the story and the book down as a whole most of the times. 

All in all the book lacked from a fresh story line to lively characters to an unpredictable finish. The existence of the book is threatened by a fair competition. It is not able to give anything to hold on to the reader. It is rather an average effort to pull it out of the mud and give it a dreamy canvas. A more plum effort is required by the author to make the story more convincing and wicked at the same time. An average effort. 


2 OUT OF 5

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