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Book Review: Miles Apart by Pratichi Sanaye

Miles Apart by Pratichi Sanaye is a fast-paced light romance novel. The story features love and friendship stuff of some close friends who were once closely tied during the college time.

The novel has mainly two narratives i.e. Shruti and Simran. These women are the lead characters in more than one way. As the story kicks off, we see Shruti and a few more friends try finding Simran, their long lost friend from the college time.

Shruti one day gets a manuscript from Simran. It meant that she is searchable. Shruti is an intriguing yet clever character. For money needs, she lives with Raghav, a spoilt son of a builder. As the story chugs ahead, it comes out that Shruti and Simran were best buddies in the college but something happens and they part ways. What was that?  That’s another story.

From the male front, Ayush and Samar lead the story. When Shruti and others were travelling to Mussoorie from Mumbai, they stumble upon Ayush, who also helps them. Things take off quite fast for Shruti and Ayush. They gel well together. From time and again, there is lot of sizzling romance in the story.

Love doesn’t stay the way it begins. This novel seeks the dynamism of love and its allied essence. It also says that love can happen anywhere and with anyone, even with a best friend’s boy friend. The novel is lengthy and interesting with its subplots and hidden climaxes. For a romance reader, it’s a good novel. Here you will find love as an interconnected thing…yes there are overlapping love affairs…but all is fair in love and war.

The novel is highly contemporary and probably indicates the symptoms of love that exist in our society. The novel explores a feeling called ‘love’, it has nothing to do with true love. The overall plot and storyline is lovely and unpredictable. It brims with romance, melodrama, and tragic separations…but you should know that love is also hope. Pratichi managed to find love that is common today but rarely expressed in the Indian literature. Among all points, the novel is highly readable and never dips with entertainment. Pick up the book and enjoy its vastness and intriguing nature of love. Writing is simple, well-edited, the novel has substance but in a subtle way. It is a modern story and deserves a great amount of reader base.

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