Sunday, 13 January 2013 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

Te Amo... I LOVE YOU by Rohit Sharma!!!

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            Reading the title and seeing the cover page of the book, you would have understood that this space is going to turn monotonous for some weeks. Right? :-) I am not sorry because reading is a good habit and I am trying to build this into everyone coming across this space. At 4 AM in the morning, I am done reading Rohit Sharma's "Te Amo.. I LOVE YOU". The cover page also says," Join Isabella and Aryan in their journey of love". I have finally ended reading the whole journey of 310 pages. This book is by Mahaveer Publishers. They usually publish books of less than 200 pages but as they have surpassed their limit, they have also increased the price of this book from their usual 125 Rs to 175. Something that I won't appreciate but I have nothing in my hand except pleading them to not to do this again. The cover page of the book is excellently designed by Pinaki De. Cover page itself looks like a 50 Rs stuff- the amount that the publishers have increased. Haha! 

              Let's know the Author first. Rohit Sharma is born in Amritsar, and brought up in Faridabad, Rohit Sharma is a Senior Software Engineer by profession. Working with one of the world's top MNCs, Rohit has successfully represented his organization in USA and England. Apart from being a Gold-Medalist in Engineering (Honors), and earning the title of the Hall of Fame of his college, Rohit successfully represented his college at various dancing and sketching competitions. His debut intense romance fiction, Te Amo I Love You began in 2009, after an extensive research on the Spanish culture, which enchanted him completely. 

              Coming to his writing style, I would say I prefer reading someone who can form such sentences and use such words throughout the book. While reading any book, I concentrate over the language that the author has used. If I get to learn something, I appreciate it and hence, Kudos to you debutante. Writers always say that they are not English teacher, I agree. But you aren't even meant to write an English book which while reading seems to be written by a 3rd grade child. Hence, I would say that Rohit Sharma has worked hard upon his English and the book. His efforts are easily visible. But only a request, next time, please don't write a love story again nor a thriller. I want to see a totally new genre this time. I would love to explore your writing style in new genre now. 

                Te-Amo is a passionate love story of Aryan and Isabella. While Aryan is Indian, Isabella is Spanish. He meets her for the first time in London. Love at first sight happens. He tries to meet her again and fortunately, he finds her in her University. Then, they start meeting each other and finally end up in a committed relationship. Their world seems to be beautiful and perfect when Ethan enters. He is already been committed by Isabella's father that he'll get Ethan and Isabella married together. Ethan has no attachment with Isabella. He just wants to use her body for his lust. And once Isabella and Aryan are back to her hometown, the whole twists and turns in their love story begins. And from here, the story takes a totally new fold. To know what happens, get the book. :-)

              Coming to the good points first. It's good that author has divided the book appropriately whenever the regions are been changed by the couple. The first part when the protagonists meet for the first time is wonderfully written. Initial pages of romance is the best part of this book. If not for anything, I would ask everyone to read this book for its LONDON part. Romance is wonderfully crafted every time couple gets cozy and physical. Rather than the love for body, author has been successful in portraying the boy's love for girl rather than for her body even when he is physically involved with her. Very few Indian authors are able to do this. Then, the meeting of Aryan and Velan is another beautiful segment. The entry of Ethan isn't as scary as it should have been but later on, when he attacks Aryan and takes away Isabella, it is something that makes us visualize a Bollywood movie villain. 

              And then, I would say that every time Spanish is been used in the book, the part has automatically turned cute, cuter and cutest. Birth of a child in the book is also beautifully handled. And then, I would directly go to the 23rd chapter- Life Goes On. Angel and Aryan's chat and relationship is wonderfully portrayed. 

               Coming to the drawbacks now. I do understand that an author feels that the amount of creativity he can show while describing the nature tells how good a writer he/she is. But unfortunately, over description irritates sometimes. It happened often in the book. Then, physical intimacy for the first or second time in full description excites us to read more. But a physical intimacy in the second half of the book didn't attract me a bit. While the first half of the book is something for which I will rate the book very highly but the second half is too dragged and stretched. The book could have been short by 50-60 pages easily. It shouldn't have crossed 250-pages mark. Though the author tried to show how Aryan fights against Ethan for his love-Isabella, the fight is been dragged for a very long time. Then, the ending of the love after reading such a long story isn't something that I was expecting from the author. He tried to compensate the tragic part by the entrance of a new character in the end but still.. I am heart broken. 

            In all, I would say that the book is the mixture of all the Bollywood hit romantic movies. Every page will take you to some part of some Bollywood movie. The whole part of Ethan in the story made me remember Ek Tha Tiger where both the protagonists keeps on running throughout the movie. If you are a fan of Bollywood romantic movies of 1990s and even those that releases now, this book is surely meant for you. And as Valentine's day is coming near or at any point of time, you can easily gift this to your partner. He/she'll start caring for you more after reading this saga. :-) To the first part, I would give 4/5. And to the second, 2/5. Overall, it's 3/5 from my side. 
Thanks.

ABHILASH RUHELA - VEERU

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