Author : Smita Shetty
“Untruly Yours” is a simple story of modern era’s female’s life and how relationships take their turn in a twisted way, leaving one unable to put throw any decision. A simpatico tale which can take you on a short ride of evaluating the importance of relationship.
As the back cover says “To some Natasha Iyer has it all- Living the life of an affluent NRI, wife of a prominent psychologist and mother to a cheeky 11 year old.However,behind closed doors,cracks are beginning to appear in her seemingly comfortable relationship with her professionally consumed husband, Rakesh.”
Although Rakesh seems content with his alpha neatness-fetish,melodramatic wife and bright son; 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 with her devastatingly handsome work colleague,Steve.She uncovers in some aspects urban India has changed considerably but equally, deep- rooted social issues still prevail in the so called modern,educated,changing society. A chance encounter with her ‘blast from the past’ – Veer, adds to the emotional rollercoaster ride.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 and Veer.
As she attempts to master the finer points of courtship,flirtation and seduction; her life spirals out of control.Natasha is compelled to make tough decisions about her love, friendship, marriage and parenthood.”
The cover design is nice,the one who loves to read love story could easily pick up the book seeing it’s cover.On the other hand, I found title well suited for the story and it also gives slight idea about the theme.Also,the synopsis gives the complete reflection of what the story holds.
Story is portrayed in a facile way ,albeit I couldn’t call it a light read,but it maintains it’s aura with the power of emotions it displays.Nothing so new and out of the box added in the plot,but is served in a different order.Several ups and downs are a part of the story.First half is dull and next half gives a meaning to the plot and is fairly able to conclude the story.I really liked the way story ends.It very clearly gives a message to the readers about understanding relationships and it’s totally upto oneself how he/she wants to handle it.
I felt that story is bit stretched at some places and unnecessary description has been given which seemed like story has been drifted from its path many a times,which could be the reason for reader’s lacking interest in the book.Once it sway high in the air,and the next moment all the interest vanishes when lewd description took a part.Also, I wish the page quality to be a bit better,it would become pleasant to eyes.
All in all, a short read and a good book for those who like melodramas and some witty strands hovering around in a relationship based story which could be read while travelling or on weekends.
Rating : 3/5
Reviewer : Shweta Kesari