Firstly, I want to thank Rupa Publications for sending me this review copy of Let’s Have Coffee by Parul A Mittal. I am so delighted to write this review. Hope you all like it 🙂
Working as an assistant wedding planner at an ex-boyfriend’s wedding, Meha encounters the delectably handsome wedding photographer, Samir. Conceited and a flirt, Samir reveals that the bride happens to be his ex. But when Meha finds out that Samir is using their relationship only as experiential material for his novel, she leads him to believe that he means nothing to her. Their chapter closes.
But life has other plans for Meha. Five years later, she finds herself in an online reality show living-in with the same Samir and trying to understand the true meaning of love. Will she find the forever-wala love in a world where relationships can be as brief as the messages we send each other and where we are spoilt for choices, whether it’s the screensaver on our phone or the flavours of a condom?
An interesting take on relationships in our times, Let’s Have Coffee is funny and witty, warm and wonderfully realistic story of two very different people who fall in love.
I haven’t really been a “romance” genre lover but I love to give them a try always. Let’s have Coffee by Parul A. Mittal was a kinda typical love story (for me). So basically, the starts with Meha and Sameer meeting each other in their ex’s wedding, have a one night stand and part their ways. Then they again meet each other as just friends and end up falling for each other. As per Sameer, the male protagonist, “love” means nothing more than having fun, whereas, for Meha, love is about being steady. Obviously, both their thought process differ but maybe that was the reason why they both fall for each other.
Talking about the storyline, I found it very predictable, the way the plot has been written, it seems to be a very Bollywood movie like. The author has surely tried hard to keep few instances to pop up as a surprise but they end up being very predictable. The writing style is simple and plain without using many fancy words which is a good thing. But saying that, the sentences were not formed properly and the poor narration and the entire plotline wasn’t up to the mark. Although the book was a quick read, but with all the other issues, I didn’t really find the book that much amusing.
The good thing about the book was its cover for which I give the author good points, it is rather beautiful and appealing cover. Other than that, I am truly very sorry to say but the book was not up to my expectations.