If It’s Not Forever. It’s Not Love. by Durjoy Dutta

Book –  If It’s Not Forever. It’s Not Love.

Author –Durjoy Datta

Genre – Fiction, Romance

My Review: ★★

Dear Durjoy,

After much waiting I got a copy of your new release If It’s Not Forever. It’s Not Love., and I am not much thrilled. Least to say is disappointed. Probably, because I held such high expectations which fell flat on the ground with this one. Or maybe it is just that I did not really like this book as much as Of Course I Love You…! Till I Find Someone Better...or  She Broke Up, I Didn’t! …. I just kissed someone else! or  You Were My Crush!…till you said you love me!
The simple reason being the plot was thoroughly predictable and resounded a lot like Nicholas Sparks‘ ‘A Walk to Remember‘(my all-time favorite book in the universe) toward the end and Ravinder Singh’sCan Love Happen Twice?‘ through the middle few pages. But again that’s my perception of the book.

All through the book you seemed more than eager to glue Shrey & Tiya together with the not so easily found true love thing. It would take a lot more than just a road trip for someone like Shrey to fall in love with a girl. Again, what surprised me is the fact that you did not really elaborate Tiya’s character nor did you pay hints to why exactly she fell in love with Shrey finally. It is just not my thing.

Your book ,  She Broke Up, I Didn’t! …. I just kissed someone else! which I so loved and adored that I made almost all my friends read it and now with this one I don’t know if I want to recommend it to anyone at all.

For one, I love your books as they are rich with emotions which were damn missing in this book and I could relate myself to Deb too who’s turned out to be one of my favorite characters for the past five years of his life that he is sharing with us. For second, Shrey seems so disorganized all the time and just toe-following. I wanted to yell in his ears – Boy, grow up!

I guess you got the idea!

Although I loved Deb’s innocent intention of letting Ragini know of Ritam’s undying love for her,
Although I loved Deb’s new found aim to keep confessing his love for Avantika at all possible times,
Although I loved Deb’s empathy for Ritam earlier and later for Ragini,
I still couldn’t really bring myself to fall in love with this book unlike your other books as I listed above.

I am now skeptical about reading your other recent release,

Till The Last Breath . . .

But like I’ve heard ‘Not all the grape balls are sour on a stem‘, I might just give it a try hoping it doesn’t follow suit with If It’s Not Forever. It’s Not Love.

– Yours sincerely,
A Rather Disappointed Reader!



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