Sunday, January 12, 2014

#BookReview : Done With Men by Shuchi Singh Kalra

On the jacket:

Travel journo, Kairavi Krishna (Kay) has had it with men. After a series of disasters (losers, philanderers, leeches, mama's boys and possessive psychos), she is all too tempted to walk out on the prospect of ever finding love. Accompanied by her best friend and flat-mate Baani, she sets off for Goa, hoping to get away from her miserable love life and vowing to stay clear of the male species.   Goa however, has a host of surprises in store for her. Ricky, her pesky ex-boyfriend, is busy painting the town red with his hot new girlfriend. Now what is poor Kay to do other than overdose on vodka, smoke pot, get an outrageous tattoo and fall off the hotel balcony? She wakes up in the hospital to the tender ministrations of Dr.Vivian D'Mello--young, suave and handsome as hell. Will Kay stick to her guns or will she fall for his ridiculously sexy charms? And what's up with the mixed signals he's giving out?


I have been reading Shuchi's blogs since a while now, so when she got in touch with me to review her forthcoming book, there was no doubt I will. I love the way she writes, so reading her book, to me, would mean, reading something nice. And, I was not wrong.

Done With Men is not what I thought it to be. I had expected it to be a man-hater woman's story, until I read the synopsis. Kairavi Krishna, better known as Kay is done with men, after a string of unsuccessful. Her boss gives her an assignment to cover the Sunburn in Goa; her best friend whose boyfriend is already there, also tags along. Soon, Kay lands up in a hospital, with a cracked Clavicle. Here, she meets Dr Vivian D'Mello, and both of don't hit it off in the first instance, at all. Soon the rough edges are smoothed and they start spending more time. However, the ex-boyfriend also lands up in Goa and Kay faces some major confusions about Vivian's  marital status. 

A fun read, and the best part is that, nothing about the plot is pretentious or over the top. Shuchi's writing is smooth flowing and entertaining. Characters are realistic and well defined; the plot is well spun, eventful with lots of turns and unexpected events. Does Kay find the love of her life in the end?

The book releases on Feburary 14, and can be bought online.
On Amazon, you can buy it at: 
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Rating: ****/5

[This is an author request review. However, the views are honest and my own opinion of the book.]

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