Sameer is a Steve Jobs fan, a consultant at an investment bank, and a confused soul looking for love. As he moves cities to study and work, he falls in and out of love,but fails to find the one person who belongs with him. In comes Shagun, whom he marries. But he leaves the very next day for Switzerland…to start a dream Job. In the meantime, Shagun starts reading his diary! What does she find in there?
Will this spell the end of their marriage? With Sameer not around to defend himself,what is the future of their relationship?
Title: Just The Way You Are
Author: Sanjeev Ranjan
Publisher: Random House India
Genre: Young-Adult, Contemporary Romance
**Thanks to the author and publisher for sending me the physical review copy**
Just The Way You are can be best described as a charming, beautiful, witty yet a heart-wrenching tale of love.
First of all, I wholeheartedly admit that I was drawn to this novel by its cover and not its blurb. The cover is so cute and charming that you really can't stop yourself from reading this book.
Just the way you are is my first novel from author "Sanjeev Ranjan" and it wasn't a bad read it at all, infact I really enjoyed it. While the book may not be very heart touching or amazing but it contains a very important message that is to 'Just Be Yourself' which is the most important thing in today's world.
The story revolves around Sameer who is supposed to leave for his dream job just after 24 hours of his wedding. Can you imagine? Sameer has finally found the love of his life that is Shagun and now is supposed to leave her on the first day of their wedding for his dream job. Tough choice, Man!
But Shagun being the understanding and loving life supports him and tells him to follow his dreams. But while packing Sameer's belongings, she finds his diary which she keeps to herself and now is from where the actual story starts.
It's all about a diary!!
The diary really helps the readers to understand Sameer's character. As per the diary, Sameer is depicted as a really hardworking guy who gets influenced easily but has best intentions at heart . Like everyone else, Sameer wanted love and after facing so many disappoints and love failures he meets Shagun with whom he finally falls in love.
So all in all, this is Sameer's story of finding love at the most unexpected time and accepting himself just the way he is.
While the story was really sweet and cute yet that wow factor or uniqueness was missing. I wanted to read more about Sameer's and Shagun's relationship, their first meeting and their courtship but it was missing. I loved how mature Sameer had become in so little time. He was like a complete different person in the diary and then in the real life.
Apart from all the imperfections, it was still a quick and enjoyable read. For everyone who likes a quick and romantic read, this book is perfect for you.