SOMETIMES IT HAPPENS BY KARAN SHARMA

BOOK BLURB:
What happens when two adults with a vast age difference fall in love?
Gautam is a twenty-five-year-old upcoming professional and Roshni a senior management member working in the same multinational bank. More than a decade apart in age, they cannot help but feel attracted towards each other.
However, can two people with such a vast age difference be compatible?
Sometimes It Happens explores the fun and turmoil as they fall in love, get laughed at by their friends and then develop cold feet, thinking about the repercussions their age difference could have on their relationship.
They say love is blind. So will two smart professionals decide to listen to their hearts or will they listen to their mind to avert what may be the biggest blunder of their lives?



BOOK REVIEW:
Gautam a young and smart guy is about to propose his love, but instead opts for his close friend Rohit’s  opinion and advice on how to take the big plunge. Much to Rohit’s surprise, Gautam spills the beans that he is loving his senior at work Roshni who is thirty seven while Gautam is twelve years younger. After the initial shock, Rohit brings up all the practical problems Gautam might face in trying to build and sustain a relationship with Roshni, owing to their age gap.
Gautam quickly gets carried away by Rohit’s words and instead of proposing to Roshni grabs the immediate available opportunity to move away from the city and Roshni, to an extent of being rude and cold to Roshni and hence an unsaid breakup to their relationship. Is Gautam’s relationship with Roshni only some chance attraction or will Gautam give it another chance forms the rest of the story.
The story does a nice introspection of romance and love between individuals with age gap, especially when the woman is older and more successful than the man. As much as Gautam and Roshni believe they love each other and neither their age nor their financial status matters to get married, their close friends and family think otherwise, leave alone the society at large.
The author does a wonderful job by picking a topic that is not explored much, not just the romantic side but also the practical everyday issues that might popup in any relationship especially when there is societal pressure and taboos attached. The confusion and turmoil faced by Gautam and Roshni is portrayed well, so are the arguments brought up by their close friends. With less characters and spotlight only on the protagonists, the author weaves an interesting narration without moving away from the issue being dealt.
This book is a must read not just for fans of love stories, but also for those who like to read about fresh concepts.   

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