Book Title: Love Of My Life
Author: Rohit Sharma
Format: Paper Back
Publisher: Brosis Publishers and Distributors
Total Number of Pages: 276 pages
“Love of my life “ by Rohit Sharma is one of the books I read recently . The book is a romantic thriller about the main protagonist Virat Sing Rajput , a fearless Black Cat Commando in NSG and the love of his life, Pratishtha Sachdev. The narration of the story is done beautifully. Especially the operations of Virat as commando are well described and seemed very authentic, the romantic thread is also interesting though some twists towards latter part may seem a bit filmy . I really liked the way author has invested his thoughts in every details of the book like selecting the name of character or the cover of the book . He has named the main lady as Pratishtha which means reputation and the whole story is about fight for reinstating her reputation . Similarly the first half of book cover shows the love stuck couple and the other half shows the solo journey of Virat which is a beautiful representation.
The story begins with Criminal Defense lawyer Vishnavi pandit’s attempt to meet Major Virat who is one of the heroes who saved Mumbai from attack of perpetrators , but is now in Tihar jail based on some strong accusations. Vaishnavi who feels something is not right about the case so far decides to take it up .
Pain, sometimes, is like Love . . .
It grows, until it becomes your Life. This was true about Virat .
Initially Virat is disinterested in saving himself, but then he finally share his story to Vishnavi for the sake of his love, Pratishtha . Virat had always loved Prathishtha but didn’t disclose it because of her love for Kabir. Life gives Virat a second chance when Kabir cheats on Pratishtha. During the broken phase of his friend Virat turns out to be her support system and eventually she realise Virat’s love for her . They end up falling in love and gets engaged .That’s when Kabir re enters , things take a dirty twist and Pratishtha goes missing .What happens to Pratishtha? What was the reason for a national hero to turn into a villain ? Is Vaishnavi able to rescue Virat and what is her motive behind the mission ?. All of it is answered in the rest of the book.
The plot has a perfect blend of romance and thrill which makes it really strong . The author’s writing style and the way he expresses every emotions in few lines but with right usage of words is impressive . The thoughts of characters expressed through poems and soliloquys are also interesting . The beginning of story is very gripping but after few chapters I felt it became slightly slow and predictable though the author successfully bring backs the interest later. The various twists towards end reminded of Bollywood movies and I personally felt it could have been a little more subtle for a book. The biggest strength of the book is its well defined characters . Major Virat is one of the finest characters I have read recently. Really loved the way author has narrated the Mumbai attack keeping it as realistic as possible . The writer has manged to keep the pace needed for thriller and makes one think parallelly as we read which is a major plus .The book is engaging and fits perfectly into romantic thriller genre . If you enjoy the particular genre then this is an interesting read with wonderful narration and some well-defined characters .
Rohit Sharma is a fiction/non-fiction writer, motivational speaker and the best-selling author of ‘Te Amo… I Love You’ and ’12 HOURS’.
His debut romantic-thriller, ‘Te Amo… I Love You’, was released in December 2012 and was an instant hit among the readers. His second book, ’12 HOURS’– an anthology of 12 short stories, which he co-authored with Mahi Singla, was released in September 2013 and was widely appreciated by the media and the readers of all ages. He then did the Hindi translations of his own books. The Hindi translation of ‘Te Amo… I Love You’ was released in 2014.
Born in Amritsar and brought up in Faridabad, Rohit has written some of the most read articles for FilterCopy.com . Apart from being a Gold-Medalistin Engineering (Honors), getting inducted into the Hall of Fame of his college, Rohit successfully represented his college at various dancing and sketching competitions.
‘Love of My Life’ is his third fiction book. He is also working on his first non-fiction book titled ‘How to get into IAS’.