Review!! Every Time It Rains by Nikita Singh
**Thanks to Harpercollins for considering me worthy enough to send a physical review copy**
Light, funny and emotional read which leaves you with positive thoughts.
One quote that comes to my mind after reading this book is :
"we all are a little broken, some more than the others".
This quote defines this book so well.
This is the story of first love gone wrong and second chances. This is the story of hope and self healing. This is the story of friendship, love and trust.
The story revolves around Laila and JD. Laila had a tough past and is still living in it's aftermath. She is a no nonsense type of woman and does not take shit from others. She is independent and as happy as she can be. Time and experiences has made her hard, taking away all her faith in love.
Enters JD, with all cool dude attitude, charming boyish grins and carefree nature and suddenly laila's world is turned upside down. He touches those parts of Laila which she has deeply hidden. They are as opposites as they come but opposites have a way of finding each other. But the question is, will Laila move into the light or succumb into the darkness? Will she ever trust anyone? Will she ever find her happily ever after?
The book was quite good but the bond between the main characters .i.e. Laila and JD was missing. We weren't even introduced to JD till the half of the book. There was so much of detail about anything and everything but no detail about the character's relationship. I wanted to read more about the couple but what I got was more of Laila and her relationship with her friend Maahi and her employees which is quite ridiculous. We don't get enough scenes between Laila and JD. The author must focus on the main characters rather than the supporting characters. I wanted to know more about JD's past but the author didn't give away a single thing about him. Frankly speaking, the characters were very vague and not developed except Laila.
Nevertheless the novel had a good plot and writing style which forced me to read ahead. So all in all I enjoyed reading this book it was a fair read!!
OW Drama- 乂
OM Drama- 乂
JD- 3 Stars
Laila- 3 Stars
Supporting characters- 4 Stars
Plot- 4 Stars
Storytelling- 4 Stars
Character Development- 2.5 Stars
Plot Development- 3.5 Stars
Sexual tension- non existent
Story ending- 4 Stars