Author: Vikrant Khanna
So you think your love can last forever…?
Eighteen-year-old Ronit falls madly in love with Aisha the moment he meets her at his graduation day from a naval college. He believes he has found his perfect soul mate, and come what may, his love for her will last forever.
Seven years later, he gets married to her. Big mistake!
A week later, he completely hates her and believes she has turned into a devil.
But his perception about love and life change when he hears the poignant love story of Shekhar, his Captain, on a ship that later gets hijacked by the pirates of Somalia.
As they are left fighting for their lives; they confront if love truly can last forever…? Or does it get too late?
Romance meets Pirates! Two of my most favorite genres meets. If not for anything else, I’d have to give it to Vikrant Khanna for an original story.
If I could explain the book in one line it would be: Nicholas Sparks Meets Treasure Island.
I’d have to say here that I did not like the protagonist of the book, but he did remind me of many guys that I have met in real life. The attitude that Ronit has towards woman is seen in a lot of men that I used to know.
I know many guys like Ronit, well educated, with great jobs, acting exactly like Ronit. When they are in a relation with a girl, they find her flaws “cute”, and would be caring, sweet, respectful etc. But, as soon as they are married, they expect the girl to “adjust” with his family from the first day itself. They think it’s the “most natural thing in the world” that a girl leaves her entire world would adjust to new people in one day. Any problems that she has been adjusting are termed as “women’s issues” and not to be given any thought. These guys complain loudly if their lives change even slightly. One person that I used to know told me “That is how girls are made, they can easily adjust to everything and adapt to the guy’s family very easily. Even if they are different before marriage, they change after marriage, It’s natural.”
The best part was when Ronit told his wife that the reason she should adjust is because marriage is not just about two people, it’s also about the family, and she asked him just how many times he had called her parents’ post-marriage. To this he replies that she is changing the subject, how does her parents even come into the picture!
I liked the Captain’s story much more than Ronit’s story, reminded me a little of Eric Sehgal’s love story.
Kudos to Vikrant Khanna for portraying realistic characters.
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