I really don’t know where I should begin with this book. Make it 2 is very close to my heart. I met Sharada Subramanian in Chennai Bloggers Club. She writes beautiful articles in her blogs. But when she started a series “Return of the Madarasi” we started interacting more. Then I understood she was more than her blogs. An amazingly talented person and very humble being, she was hopelessly romantic. Since I started talking to her I knew that how ROTM was going to turn out.
Soon our chats turned into story discussion. She had amazing ideas and she penned them well as well. I was very happy when she decided to make the super successful series as a book. Thus Make it 2 was born.
Make it 2 stands out in the indi publishing surge we are witnessing now because of its strong characters. It is almost impossible to write relatable characters and giving them strong characterizaition. Sharadha did that effortlessly in her book. If you are from Chennai or Tamilnadu you will enjoy this book immensely. I am not saying that there are no pitfalls. Yes there are but it is almost forgivable given the pacing of the book. When you read the book, you will not be able to notice any of such flaws.
Also I liked how the female characters in the book made to look like. They are strong, fun loving and take initiatives on their own. I have read lot of novels where the female characters just follow the male lead as if they don’t have brain of their own. But Sharadha had had the problems which more Male authors find difficult to handle. I felt the male lead had given a little space and was confused in the whole book. There could have been a great character arc for that character but somehow I felt that she had not done a complete justice.
Below is the blurb of the book:
Karthik is your typical U.S return desi guy. He returns to Chennai after eight long years of finishing a project in the U.S. One of his goals as he lands in India is to find an Indian woman to get married to. But, little did he know that he would meet someone the very next day after his arrival. Karthik meets Sujitha at the weirdest of circumstances. Her car breaks down at 11 pm and she struggles to find help and our hero Karthik stops by seeing her by the road side. She instantly gets attracted by his charm but her feminism hides that away.
Karthik gets a hard on in his heart by the sight of her. She reminded him of someone he was in love with before he left to the U.S which was eight years back. Karthik and Sujitha get along well as friends and eventually fell for one another. He wants to take it forward but then Priya, his long lost love keeps popping in his head. Karthik is torn between these two women. Priya was the reason he didn’t return to Chennai for eight years because of what happened between them.
Just when Karthik decides to go ahead with Sujitha and build a future with her, he meets Priya in the strangest of the situations. He meets her after eight long years without any sort of communication between them during this time. What happens next?
Link to buy the book – http://www.amazon.in/Make-2-Sharada-Subramanian/dp/9352063554/