After having read Preeti Shenoy’s “Life is What You Make It“, “Tea for Two and a Piece of Cake“, “The Secret Wishlist“, and now The One You Cannot Have, I feel that relationships have become very complex. Free will and the right to exercise it enables people to make decisions, which lead to several entangled relationships. The reason for my thoughts moving along this direction is due to the plot of the story.
Aman and Shruti were once madly in love. As Shruti’s parents did not approve of the match because Aman is north Indian and Shruti is South Indian (rolling on the floor laughing), and Shruti’s mom was detected to have breast cancer, Shruti decides to break with Aman. She marries Rishab, the IIM boy of her parents’ choice.
The dejected Aman, who is not able to get over it, goes to Norwich for two years and then returns to Bangalore. Aman’s mentor Vikram, his wife Dipika and their children give him a warm welcome. Dipika’s cousin Anjali, who has met Aman once before, is attracted to Aman. Aman is not able to commit to Anjali, because he has not yet fully moved on.
When Rishab gets to know about the relationship between Shruti and Aman, he turns cold towards Shruti. Shruti wants to break free and have a second chance with Aman.
When Shruti lands at Aman’s door on a fine morning, just when Aman finds himself ready to commit to Anjali, Aman is in a fix. What does he do? Anjali or Shruti? Go check out!
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- I have always liked the pace at which Preeti’s books move, and so is the case with this book. Easy to read and just a breeze.
- Anjali, the journo’s articles.
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- So many unconvincing details in the plot. Shruti’s parents could have had a better reason to oppose her relationship with Aman. Shruti could have had a better reason to break up with Aman. The oh-so-modern girl, who doesn’t bother to please her in-laws an inch, goes out of the way to end her divine love! It is really surprising how Anjali waits for Aman’s return just based on a single meeting one full year back. Dipika’s pass at Aman is another detail which does not follow her earlier characterization. The plot seems to have been patched up with events. Disappointed totally.