“Glitter And Gloss” Book Review
~~I was given a copy of the book by the author in exchange of an honest review. All views expressed here are completely my own~~
First of all, thanks to the author Vibha for providing me with a copy of the book and getting me back to the mood of reading more of the Indian contemporary romances!
I started reading the book right away without going through much details of what this book is about..eh.. Cover Love!
Meet Misha.. An independent, hyperventilating, sarcastic young lady who happens to love her job.. being a make-up artist at a M.A.C store.
Meet Akshay.. A charming and deliciously handsome guy who also happens to be the owner of Agarwal Jewellers, one of the country’s big jewellery empires.
Worlds collide and the love story begins..It is all oh-so-sugary until Akshay’s elder sister comes into the picture who wants the perfect daughter-in-law for the family which to be honest, Misha isn’t an exact picture of.. with a dysfunctional family and a male roommate.. not-so-perfect! What happens next takes you through a ride which will make you happy, sad and eventually make you fall in love with the characters. And.. all you make-up lovers/fashionistas out there are going love the bits of fashion talk spewed in here and there. This one rightfully lives up to it’s name! 😀
What I really loved about the book was the character developments. Misha has to be one of the funniest girls out there and her story was a good example of how people are made of layers and more often than not they do not know themselves! It had some surprisingly good life advice for a light contemporary. This book keeps you engaged till the end and honestly even though it felt very slow in the beginning, the pace gets better with every page.
I did have some issues with the book though.. the use of hindi words and jargon was too much. I get it that the book is targetted towards the Hindi-speaking Indian audience but feel that it could attract non-Indian readers as well. They may still like it but the hindi usage may come in the way of their enjoying it fully. Also, I felt there were a few scenes that had some plot holes but the author did manage to cover those later to some extent.
From the very first page I had a feeling that this is something that I could totally visualize as a Bollywood masala movie. So Bollywood lovers, fashion lovers and anybody who would like a nice light and short read should pick this up. You’re going to have a good time! 😀