LOVE APPTUALLY BY POOJA NAIR

Love-Apptually-SDL581189806-1-106ae.jpg I received the book Love Aptually by Pooja Nair as a review copy from the author and the publisher and would like to thank them for the same. The Blurb: Can real love ever blossom amidst a plethora of virtual chat apps and widgets? Can the mechanical swipes and eager clicks on the phone ever substitute the pleasures of a real-life chance encounter? For Aayushi, it all begins with an idle flickering message on her app’s inbox, from a guy named Ayaan. This leads to an affair where the two discover a deep attraction for each other. However, Aayushi ends the relationship rather abruptly. Three years later, Aayushi unexpectedly bumps into Ayaan in her Singapore office. His changed behaviour perplexes her and she tries to find out if Ayaan had ever loved her the way she imagined love to be. She ends up uncovering revelations galore, and is finally led to a simple truth. Will this change her romantic notions forever or reaffirm her faith in love? The story: Aayushi Menon was thirty years old, in a relationship, when she accidentally received a message from ‘wandering soul’ on a chatting app. And that was Ayaan Jaiswal. When they met, he professed his love to her and she also told him that she loved him, and then felt guilty and went away abruptly. Now, three years later, she is making a presentation when she sees him sitting with the boss and he is introduced as a team member. He seems more composed than her ad she is fidgety. They are sent over to Paris for some business deal and they discuss the past. But, once they are back, things go from bad to worse. Will they come back together?? Read on to find out. My take: The story and the language are simple. The author has created relatable characters, like people we meet in everyday life. She has written the story in first person from the point of view of Aayushi. The author seems to be a film buff herself as she has made reference to seventeen movies in the book. the chapters hev interesting names and the illustrations are a reflection of what comes in the chapter. A light read. Can be completed in three hours flat.

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Book Review : Love Apptually

Title: Love Apptually

Author:Pooja Nair
Publisher: Frog Books
Book Length: 248 pages
ISBN-13:978-935-2013913
Price: 195 INR
Introduction:
The book revolves around the life of a 30 something Aayushi Menon who is working as a Senior Sales Manager in an MNC. The protagonist is an independent and career oriented woman, who is taken aback when Ayaan Jaiswal happens to show up during the Sales meeting with one of their clients, Ayaan happens to be the love of her life with whom she broke up around 3 years ago.
Summary:
“Being romantic doesn’t mean you have to be hopelessly in love, it means finding happiness in mundane things and keeping your heart alive with passions”
Aayushi Menon is at the peak of her career as a Senior Sales Manager in an MNC in Singapore. Amidst everything going good she bumps into Ayaan, her ex-lover during one of her usual meetings. The story flashes back to the days when she met Ayaan when she started using a certain Social Networking App, just because her friends forced her into using one. She initially comes as a blunt when talking with Ayaan, but slowly she comes out as a soft hearted person who has a passion for writing poems and articles. Ayaan makes her bloom just like a beautiful flower, she is the herself when around him. Aayushi ends her relationship with Ayaan and tells him not to be in contact with her ever again.
Until the present day when he is a part of her team working for a certain project. Three years have passed out and she is still guilty for breaking up with the love of her life. Ayaan doesn’t show any affection as such to her and his mystified behavior makes her question their relationship and the love that he had for her. There are certain revelations that have to be uncovered, which will led her to the truth that she intends to know. Will she be able to handle the truth? And what about the faith that she has on the love and all the notions of love just as they show in romantic movies,will that ever be restored in her life when the truth unveils?
Review:
 The Author describes certain situations relating to Romance Flicks (Bollywood/Hollywood) and I am sure every one of us does that. Haven’t you ever had a thought that a particular sequence in our life would turn out just as in the movie? The book is a refreshing read if you love romance novels and romantic movies. The writing is simple and the book is a good read on gloomy day, it certainly will make you happy.
About the author 
Pooja Nair works as a learning specialist, a job that she is passionate about. Another thing that warms the cockles of her heart is writing. She has attempted different genres of writing, her favorite one being romance. One of her short stories was featured in a book titled “Inner Voices”. Additionally, three of her short stories were published in the “Chicken Soup for Indian Woman” series. Two other stories were published in compilations titles “Hope” and “Chaos”. She regularly writes for Indian weeklies and eZines. She secretly hopes that a habit fairy helps her take up reading and writing regularly.
(Note: This book was sent to me by the author for review and if you liked reading it, do leave a comment here or on my Instagram to let the author know your take on the book.)

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 Title : Love Apptually

Author : Pooja Nair loveaptually Blurb : Can real love ever blossom amidst a plethora of virtual chat apps and widgets? Can the mechanical swipes and eager clicks on the phone ever substitute the pleasures of a real-life chance encounter? For Aayushi, it all begins with an idle flickering message on her app’s inbox, from a guy named Ayaan. This leads to an affair where the two discover a deep attraction for each other. However, Aayushi ends the relationship rather abruptly. Three years later, Aayushi unexpectedly bumps into Ayaan in her Singapore office. His changed behaviour perplexes her and she tries to find out if Ayaan had ever loved her the way she imagined love to be. She ends up uncovering revelations galore, and is finally led to a simple truth. Will this change her romantic notions forever or reaffirm her faith in love? My View : The concept of the story can be easily grabbed from the art shown on the front jacket of the book-‘Online dating which results in connecting two souls‘.The flower of love once blossom,and then begins to wilt, history repeats itself, but this time ends in a favorable manner. Love Apptually,  is one such romantic tale that sails you on the soothing breeze of love, romance, jealousy, misunderstandings and reunion. As the concept of online dating is quite common, and there are many books written on the same concept, what makes this book different from other is the way she has presented her thoughts before readers. The situations protagonist’s life comprises of, are simple and relatable in nature, and they are so common that anyone can easily tune in to the same frequency while protagonist whirls around during different phases of her life.This very ingredient increases reader’s involvement in the story.Also, the happenings roam around typical Bollywood movies,a film-bluff would find it interesting to encounter the way story sways. What more qualities authoress’ possesses to make this book a good read, is her habit of not beating around the bush.Her words are so wisely chosen that one couldn’t find fillers roaming around the book.As she chooses to complete the journey in a clear-cut way, reader’s time devoted to this book is worth, as her words directed to insert into reader’s mind makes their way peacefully to their target. The picture displayed in the beginning of each chapter , hints you about what all you are going to encounter in the next chapter, and to some extent , the pictures help to predict the upcoming series of events on the basis of the last events.Although they might be taken as spoiler, but I enjoyed taking a glance at them, whenever I hopped to start a new chapter. Juxtaposing of events of her life to that of scenes from famous Hollywood and Bollywood movies, initially felt good and speaks of authoress’ love for romantic stories which drive her to pen one.The sudden appearance of the scenes extracted from movies doesn’t amuse me that much, as they were nothing more than a hitch to me in the smooth sailing of this journey. A light romantic read told in a precise manner! Source :- http://madhyapradesh.johntext.de/review-of-love-apptually/