Book Review

Right Fit Wrong Shoe: Book Review

Title: Right Fit Wrong Shoe
Author: Varsha Dixit
Publisher: Rupa
ISBN: 9788129115232
Number of Pages: 248
Price [INR] : 195
Genre: Fiction/Romance

Right Fit Wrong Shoe, begins at a point where all love stories end. The tale weaves around Nandini and all that is important to her, with two contenders gunning for the top spot; Aditya Sarin and Sneha Verma.
Aditya Sarin, the man Nandini is madly in love with, yet compelled, for some unsolved reason to shun.  Aditya, on his part, in the past declared Nandini to be a ‘millennium bhehenji (conservative girl)’ and ‘lassi (yoghurt drink) in a wine glass’. Yet he fell for her  . . . hard! However, some mysterious episode caused the lovers to, acrimoniously, part.
Now, Aditya is back in Kanpur,  all his guns blazing (the real and the imagined), determined to devastate her life. Fortunately for the readers, and unfotunately for Aditya, Nandini is determined not to‘bite the dust’ oh so quietly. Wonder, in the battle royal, who wins or who loses it all?
Sneha Verma, the other contender, is Nandini’s BFF, that one friend who knows us better than we do. The one we trust more than Stayfree or Clearasil. Sneha maybe headstrong, hammer fisted and stern mouthed, but for Nandini, she will willingly stand in the path of imminent lightning bolt or a nasty tornado, even if it’s named Aditya Sarin. In standard X, Sneha took Nandini under her wing and that equation hasn’t changed much. Sneha, a recent wife and even more recent mom, appears to be fighting some unknown demons of her own.
Right Fit Wrong Shoe, observes and opinionates the society, affected and amused. It fleetingly touches on issues; fleeting as watching discourses (courtesy Astha Channel), is trendier and quicker, than reading them.
The book is an AAA (anytime, anywhere, anyone) read. It promises to make your day better, and a bad one not any worse.
The story revolves around Nandini who is the head of the Design Section in an ad agency and the spirited Aditya who takes over the company and swears to make Nandini’s life miserable. They go back a long way, were friends turned lovers and then enemies. What went wrong between them? Why is Aditya seeking revenge?
My husband had come down as a surprise to celebrate my birthday. He left the next day and I was undoubtedly in tears. I knew I had to take my mind off and took up this book which was long pending. I started reading by around 10 pm and completed by 1ish- that engaging it was.
I was impressed by the lil’ details that went into the book. Each chapter titled as Bollywood movie names or captions, it was different and pleasant. The chemistry between the characters are portrayed well- be it the romance between Nandini and Aditya or the deep friendship between Sneha and Nandini.
However, the story had its cliches. I wasn’t too impressed with the language or dialogue delivery as well. It was a too dramatic for my liking. There were many Hindi conversations, abbreviations and acronyms and I am not sure if the reader would prefer to turn pages to the end for reference each and every time.
Having read the book “Only Wheat Not White” by the author(It was AWESOME!), my expectations were a little too high. But of course, this is her debut novel.
Do I recommend?
A typical bollywood masala movie plot- the girl next door falling for the rich, handsome but rude guy- Chick-lit – Mills and Boons kinda novel,  I wish there was a little more oomph, some spunk to the story. Something is lacking somewhere! But it is a definite page turner, because you would undoubtedly want to know what happens next.
3.5 on 5
Disclaimer: I received a paperback from the author via The Book Club in return for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for the same. Thanks for the opportunity. 
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About The Author 


Varsha Dixit, the best selling author of four successful contemporary romance books. Her debut book, Right Fit Wrong Shoe was a national bestseller for the year 2010. Varsha was a part of the Indian Television Industry and worked as an assistant director and online editor. She considers herself a dreamer who thinks deep but writes light. Even though creativity is gender free, Varsha feels blessed and enriched to be a woman. Currently, with her family, Varsha resides in CA, USA.

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