Friday, December 20, 2013

The One You Cannot Have... by Preeti Shenoy

Rating – 4/5

One line for the book: One more wonderful book with a strong message

The story: It is about how Aman and Shruthi, who were once in a thick relationship, battle through separation - how they try to forget each other and move on.  

What I loved about the book: The flow

What I did not like about the book:  Do men really feel that way when they see an attractive woman? I feel there’s a bit of exaggeration in portraying men’s feelings.

What I learned from the book: Never force anybody to plan for kids. I am going to stop asking newly-weds for “good news”. The book made me realize how a couple might be feeling when everybody talks only about kids and the couple is just not ready for it.

I have also realized that it’s impossible to forget the person who you love so much, no matter how much you force yourself to. Once they have made a place in your heart, they are going to stay there for a lifetime. Even the loveliest person on earth cannot replace the one you love. Well-meaning parents must understand this, and not mess up their child’s life.


  1. Hi ,
     My book got released only five days back and I was surfing for a good reviewer for it and came cross this wonderful site of yours that has some amazing reviews...will you be interesd to review mine?
    A Little about myself-
    I am a post graduate in English literature and Phd( English)  from Mumbai University .I have been writing since I can remember !  I am a journalist by profession. Worked with Times Of India  and  edited lifestyle magazines. Times West side carried  a feature  on me for their cover for their second anniversary  issue a few years back. I have hundreds of published work to my credit . I generally write on invitation  for leading publications. This is my first book as  a writer.

  2. Preeti Shenoy is kinda expert in writing about relationships and is best at expressing emotions. While reading her books you feel that something like this has happened to you at some point of your life. Well I don't know about you all but I do feel this way. Her last book "Life is what you make it" helped me to understand my friend's pain and agony and this book has helped me in a way to move on.
    Those of you who have ever fallen in love would definitely love this book. It gives you hope that no matter what happens you will find your soul mate or you will find a friend for lifetime.
    It tells you that no matter what it's best to tell your partner everything, try not to keep secrets because if you have got secrets in your past then they will be coming soon to haunt you in your future.
    Extra bonus of the book is the free relationship advises from Shenoy which actually help you. Trust ,me on that I have tried them and they actually works.
    But on the flip side some of you might get irritated while reading the book as Preeti Shenoy has written this book through three main characters- Anjali, Aman and Shruti. You are left hanging in between, sometimes there is no co-relation to the things happening. Something which is happening in Shruti's life now will be happening very late in Aman life. So in a way timeline do get disrupted.
    But if you leave that thing apart, its an amazing book.
    So all those of you who are with broken hearts or are in the bubble of love, go and get the book and read it. Who knows may be you know something new in love which might actually help you.

    1. Thank you, Santosh. Nice to see your view.