Author : Smita Shetty
Publisher : Frog Books
ISBN : 978-93-81836-29-3
Number of Pages : 146
Price [INR] : 125
Synopsis : To some Natasha has it all – living the life of an affluent NRI, wife of a psychologist and mother to a cheeky 11 year old. However, behind closed doors, cracks are beginning to appear.
Although, her husband seems content with their life, Natasha yearns for romance, passion and excitement. Ironically, the psychologist husband fails to read between the lines and Natasha is left to her own devices to deal with her unresolved emotions.
An unexpected call from India takes her through a journey of self-discovery. Her one-man-woman status of many years has failed to equip her with vital tools to deal with the unanticipated surge of attention from Steve, her work colleague and Veer, her ‘blast from the past’.
How Natasha masters the finer points of courtship, flirtation and seduction and makes decisions about her life ahead, is the crux of Untruly Yours.
Review : I picked this book yesterday and finished reading it at one go. That’s simply because it is racy and pacy and absolutely hilarious. Also that it is a short story with 146 pages, helps to finish it fast as well.
I loved the humor in the book which gave me a lot of laugh out loud moments.
The book is about contemporary Indian society, so it talks about…
Facebook and it being full of narcissistic losers uploading flattering holiday and social pictures of themselves.
For the young urban city mothers, elaborate saris or salwar kameez and even more elaborate dotted foreheads have been replaced with tight jeans and tighter T-shirts.
Kitty parties : These all women group parties have upped their game in certain aspects, but the content and dress codes have remained the same.
Live in relationships is a progressive concept for Indian couples to discover the degree of their compatibility and experiment with fun and adventure before they settle down to a more domesticated arrangement.
… which is all very believable and one can relate to it.
The story progresses at a smooth pace for the first 100 odd pages with loads of funny and fun incidents. But when it’s climax time, the story is quickly wrapped up. Wish a bit more was shared about…
…her decision making process of choosing between the 2 options
…her emotional turmoil and the clarity later
…the re-union get-together which was planned but there’s no mention about whether it happened or not!
…the partnership of Rakesh and Tina…
But despite all this the book holds your interest till the very end and it sure is a delightful read.
Pick it up and to enjoy some many hilarious, romantic moments shared in Untruly Yours.
Rating : 4/5