” As long as we stare at the shadow of the past, our eyes find only darkness. But the world of future is a portal of possibilities, and the path to it is paved by the choices we ourselves make”
Lemon girl has a romantic storyline with an unexpected twist. It is author’s second book, but it seems to have been infused with heartfelt emotions. The characters have been developed very well. One can easily relate to them.
The book devotees alternates chapters to the main protagonists Nirvi and Arsh’s narrative. This does justice to both sides of the story, as it is not a plain love story, but different emotions entwined together.
Arsh is a easy going young man, who falls in love with Nirvi at first sight. Fate gets their lives entangled with one another. On the other hand, Nirvi, who is in a live-in relationship with Sam, carries a baggage of bitter memories, and lives in pain each day. Circumstances and dark incidents change a bubbling spirited girl into a guilt ridden sadist with hints of suicidal tendencies.
Sam is a self-obsessed well to do computer geek, who loves to see the world in his own way. With a tinge of control freak, he is an extremely demanding and possessive partner.
The character of Tiya stole my heart. A true friend, with a larger than life attitude, but a very soft heart.
The book is worded in a way where there is no page where an unexpected doesn’t happen. Every chapter thew in surprises. This holds true, as the protagonist chooses a path to build herself back and regain her lost identity, as against suffering a pointless and painful end.
I would give the book 3.5 stars and strong recommendation to all my readers.
Meet the Author
Jyoti’s first novel, Dream’s Sake, was published in 2011 by V&S Publishers. It received great reviews and much appreciation from readers.