“Something I Never Told You” Book Review
“ She was gone, again; and I failed again and could not tell her how much I loved her.”
Ronnie’s fate gives him a second chance with Adira. His one-sided love story moves at a faster pace this time but instead of becoming his lover; she chooses to become his friend instead.
He needs a mentor and Rajbir steps in just in time.
Something I never told you is a transforming tale of love, determination, belief and finding one’s strengths.
~~I was given a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review. All views expressed here are completely my own~~
Shravya Bhinder writes a simple tale of innocent love of a boy, Ronnie who is scared to express his emotions to the the love of his life and eventually their lives get separated only to meet on the first day of work. Fate plays the cupid here by sending them on a trip together and still he is unable to open up to the girl, Adira. Rajbir, his manager convinces him to finally go ahead.
“𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓪𝓷𝓼𝔀𝓮𝓻 𝓲𝓼 𝓷𝓸 𝓾𝓷𝓽𝓲𝓵 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓪𝓼𝓴. 𝓦𝓱𝓮𝓷 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓪𝓼𝓴 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓰𝓲𝓿𝓮 𝓨𝓮𝓼 𝓪 𝓬𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓬𝓮 𝓽𝓸 𝓫𝓮𝓬𝓸𝓶𝓮 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓪𝓷𝓼𝔀𝓮𝓻.”
Raunak aka Ronnie’s story takes you on a trip to a foreign land and his pursuits to come closer to her whilst going back into his memories of when he had first met her. That was the time when she had ignored him blatantly but he somehow never gave up on his one-sided love for her.
“𝓑𝓾𝓽 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓽𝓻𝓾𝓽𝓱 𝓲𝓼 𝓽𝓱𝓪𝓽 𝓽𝓻𝓾𝓮 𝓵𝓸𝓿𝓮 𝓷𝓮𝓿𝓮𝓻 𝓭𝓲𝓮𝓼. 𝓘𝓽 𝓼𝓵𝓮𝓮𝓹𝓼 𝓼𝓲𝓵𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓵𝔂 𝓲𝓷 𝓪𝓬𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓱𝓮𝓪𝓻𝓽𝓼 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝔀𝓪𝓴𝓮𝓼 𝓾𝓹 𝓸𝓷 𝓵𝓸𝓷𝓮𝓵𝔂 𝓷𝓲𝓰𝓱𝓽𝓼.”
It was refreshing to read an innocent love written from a guy’s perspective who is not so hot-shot. His self-deprecating humor was okay but sometimes I felt the character underestimated himself too much. The descriptions of regular life and their Australia visit are well-written with Ronnie’s attempts giving some clue on what to do or not to do while making a move on your beloved! 😉
The author manages to keeps the reader engaged in the story whether Ronnie will manage to woo her or will he end up in the dreaded friend-zone?
“𝓢𝓸𝓶𝓮𝓽𝓲𝓶𝓮𝓼 𝓪𝓵𝓵 𝓽𝓱𝓪𝓽 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓷𝓮𝓮𝓭 𝓲𝓼 𝓪 𝓵𝓲𝓽𝓽𝓵𝓮 𝓽𝓻𝓾𝓼𝓽. 𝓣𝓻𝓾𝓼𝓽 𝔀𝓱𝓪𝓽 𝓵𝓲𝓯𝓮 𝓱𝓪𝓼 𝓸𝓯𝓯𝓮𝓻𝓮𝓭 𝔂𝓸𝓾, 𝓽𝓪𝓴𝓮 𝓪 𝓭𝓮𝓮𝓹 𝓫𝓻𝓮𝓪𝓽𝓱 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓵𝓮𝓽 𝓰𝓸 𝓸𝓯 𝓪𝓵𝓵 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓲𝓷𝓱𝓲𝓫𝓲𝓽𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓼. 𝓞𝓷𝓬𝓮 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓭𝓸 𝓽𝓱𝓪𝓽- 𝓵𝓲𝓯𝓮 𝓹𝓻𝓮𝓼𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓼 𝓽𝓸 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓪𝓵𝓵 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓶𝓲𝓻𝓪𝓬𝓵𝓮𝓼 𝓲𝓽 𝓲𝓼 𝓬𝓪𝓹𝓪𝓫𝓵𝓮 𝓸𝓯.”
However, Ronnie’s love.. though proven innocent later initially felt a little too stalker-ish.. can’t blame the poor girl for not paying him any heed. And most of all one thing that I totally could not ignore was the grammatical and spelling mistakes. It is very distracting to get stuck in wrong grammar or spelling.. spoils the mood.
All in all “Something I Never Told You” was a fast and light book that can be finished in one sitting. I enjoyed it mostly with the exceptions of a few disagreements with the characters and spelling issues.
Recommended if you want a really quick read and looking for fresh authors.
Book Length: 143 pages