Book Review: ‘My Imperfect Love’ by Niharika Jindal

Sweet, introspective, and warming story.


My Imperfect Love by Niharika Jindal Book Cover

Book Title: My Imperfect Love
Author: Niharika Jindal
Publisher: Rupa Publications
Number of Pages: 242
ISBN: 978-9357020770
Publication Date: Feb. 5, 2023
Price: INR 231

Book Review

Romance novels have been popular for centuries because they tap into a fundamental aspect of human nature – the desire for connection, companionship, and intimacy. These stories allow readers to explore the complexities of relationships, the ups and downs of love, and the universal emotions of falling in love.

Moreover, love stories are often seen as a reflection of society’s norms, values, and beliefs about relationships. They can offer insights into how we view love, gender roles, and expectations of romance. Reading these stories allows readers to gain new perspectives on relationships, learn from the character’s experiences, and perhaps even find inspiration for their relationships.

“My Imperfect Love” by Niharika Jindal is a heart-warming tale of love that blooms between two individuals from opposite worlds. The story revolves around Rhea, an ambitious and hardworking student, and Saahil, a cynical and lost soul whose parents’ divorce has left him emotionally scarred. The two characters could not be more different from each other.

Rhea dreams of pursuing her passion for fashion in London, while Saahil is lost and unsure about his future, leading a carefree life of partying and casual hookups. However, fate has other plans for them, and their worlds collide unexpectedly. At first, their differences seem insurmountable, but love blossoms as they get to know each other.

The story is filled with emotional turmoil as they navigate their differences and struggles. In addition to the two main characters, the author has created a cast of relatable and endearing characters. Rhea’s mother, Simran, stands out as the ideal parent, starkly contrasting Saahil’s selfish and stubborn parents.

The author’s writing style is engaging, and she skillfully creates a spectrum of feelings in the readers. The novel deals with themes of love, family, heartbreak, and self-discovery, making it a well-rounded and entertaining read.

The love and longing between the characters complicate their already convoluted lives, leaving readers guessing about the conclusion of the countless permutations and combinations that may occur.

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The book’s chapters are beautifully paraphrased to convey the underlying theme. The writing style is straightforward and uncomplicated, yet compelling and interesting. This isn’t simply another clichéd love tale; it dives into the harsh facts of life, painting a picture that allows readers to decipher its actual nature.

Can their love triumph over Saahil’s inner demons and toxic family dynamics? “My Imperfect Love” is a sweet and touching story that will tug at your heartstrings.

It strikes a perfect balance between romance, drama, and self-realization, making it recommended for anyone looking for a fast-paced and engaging romantic novel.