Love happens when you least expect it…
Sameer is a Steve Jobs fan, a consultant at an investment bank, and a confused soul looking for love. As he moves cities to study and work, he falls in and out of love,but fails to find the one person who belongs with him. In comes Shagun, whom he marries. But he leaves the very next day for Switzerland…to start a dream Job. In the meantime, Shagun starts reading his diary! What does she find in there?
Will this spell the end of their marriage? With Sameer not around to defend himself,what is the future of their relationship?
Just the Way You Are is a humorous, heart-warming story about one man’s quest for true love.
I admit I was drawn to Just the Way You Are because of it's cover. I mean, look at it! Its adorable, screaming contemporary and young and fun. And that is the reason I picked it up when I got the opportunity to read and review Just the Way You Are. While the book may not be brilliant it does carry a simple and sweet message to just be yourself.
Just the Way You Are is the story of Sameer. It starts off with Sameer on his wedding day. After years of searching, Sameer has finally found the love of his life Shagun and is marrying her. But unfortunately he has to leave right the next day away from her for a job opportunity he cannot miss. Then begins the real story where Shagun stumbles upon his diary and starts reading it.
I really liked how we got to know first hand how Sameer's mind worked because of the diary. He was a hard working guy who did get influenced but always had the right intentions at heart. Like any and everyone of us Sameer is also searching for love and the disappointment he faces in his love life was shown really well.
We also do get to see how Sameer finally meets Shagun unexpectedly and falls in love with her. But I would have liked it if that part was more expanded. I also wanted a bit more of what was happening in the present with Sameer and Shagun. But we definitely get to see immense growth in Sameer's character since the beginning to the end of the book.
Sanjeev Ranjan's writing is really simple which makes for the book to be a fast read. I liked how the family dynamics were shown. Sameer was a guy whose thoughts and concerns were easy to relate to in this world where the first thing we notice is physical appearance. Overall, I liked Just the Way You Are.
*Note: A copy of this book was provided by the Random House India in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.