Friday, February 26, 2021

Review: It Must Have Been Love by Jigar Prajapati

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Maan was overjoyed when he landed into his post-graduation college on the first day. It was beautiful; and since he would be staying in a hostel, it also came with a ticket to freedom.
On the very first day, he made friends for a lifetime. And he also met Naaz, who was going to change everything about his life. He knew he had a crush on her.
Wait, was it just a crush? Maybe; maybe not.
With time, he ignored his feelings for Naaz as attraction and married Kiara, the one chosen by his parents. Kiara loved him with all her heart. He tried to love her back, but somewhere, Naaz was stuck in his head and heart.
Would he be able to forget Naaz? How will Kiara accept all this? More importantly, would Maan lose himself in finding love?
It Must Have Been Love is an enchanting story of confused emotions and the purity of true love. 

Release date: December 8th 2020
Published by: Srishti Publishers & Distributors
Page numbers: 168

Author Jigar Prajapati’s It Must Have Been Love is the story of college best friends Maan and Naaz, whose love is clearly visible but they don’t do anything about it. A very relatable recounting of their college and post-college days, this book was a wonderful and sad story of how sometimes, things left unsaid and undone really breaks not only you, but everyone around you apart.

While the author studied in a Hindi medium school and found it a big challenge to write an English novel, it didn’t seem so at all. Jigar’s writing was easy and simple to follow, which is a major advantage making this book accessible to a larger audience. I have to applaud the author for courageously taking up the challenge of not just writing but sharing this short and sweet story.

With incidents that will take the reader back to their college days, characters who seem like people you know or people you find bits of yourself in, a medley of events that bring the most unexpected people together and an unexpected ending that will leave one experiencing a plethora of mixed feelings, It Must Have Been Love is a quick sad love story that I wouldn’t have picked up otherwise, but am glad I read anyway.

*Note: A copy of this book was provided by Srishti Publishers in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.

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