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Book Review: Vanilla Loves and Dusky Lives by Kritika G Soin

Love does not stay the way it begins. Love is a theme in our lives bigger than all hedonistic comforts. Love can change people for any cause; they may tread on good deeds or turn evil to satiate their inner anger. Despite all, love remains as complicated and intriguing as the evolution of human race.

Kritika Soin, in her new book, which is apparently based on dichotomy of love, explores the good and the bad temperament of love. The book is a collection of ten short stories bifurcated by the title: Vanilla Loves and Dusky Lives.

Vanilla Loves portrays non-conformist yet acceptable tales of love with characters that transcend beyond their ordinary reach to have eked out share of love for themselves. Well, you like it or not, it depends on your manifestation of love. On the contrary counter side are Dusky Lives stories, as the title suggests they take us in the realms of darkness, the darkness of hearts...people vulturing on women and young girls for carnal desires amidst their personal motives. It has got stories that often could be seen in movies where a lover has turned bad guy for being bereaved of true love by their partner.

Anyway, it sheds light on many contemporary ways of marriages, candour and acceptance of LGBT and same sex marriages that rope people in romantic fantasies to random lustful scuttling. The cone of love served bitter and sweet will leave readers mesmerizing for a longer time even after they close the book.

Overall, the hues portrayed in the book are not only entertaining but also nudge you to cogitate on the veracity of love. If you ever have to make decisions and caught in the whirlpool of morality while being accosted and pushed by overwhelming feelings of love, this book may take you on a journey that can help you mitigate your dilemma. At times intense and dark, yet the collection is a standout masterpiece in the genres of contemporary romance that takes pride in depicting plain love stories of hue and cry. Kritika has built a really strong scaffold of thrill and suspense with a mixed gamut of characters she picked up for her stories.

The book is available to buy from Amazon/Kindle


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