Happily never After is written by Jane De Suza and published
by Harper Collins.
My first remark about the book – It is nicely written,
compact story, enough dose of humor and great emotional connect. I picked up
this book and thanks to Jane, called off few important meetings. I was unable
to keep it down, the story tend to grow around you. Jane has done an excellent
job in showcasing the frustration and boredom of marriage. I think this happens
with all of us, we all tend to enter marriage with rosy eyes, slowly
responsibilities tend to spoil the party. It is quiet easy to give up at this
point, but the brave ones who keep on hanging, definitely walk away with the
cake. Most of the young moms can easily relate with the story. None of the situations mentioned in the book,
looked crappy or out of place, infact one would love the humor, hidden in those
messed up situations.
Tina Raja entered marriage with all rosy dreams. But she
never thought, all that long drives, surprise gifts will be replaced with three
kids, dog , cat and an absent husband. All this put together give rise to many
funny situations. Tina decides to vent out her anger and frustration in a blog,
but all kind of lech and perverts start following her blog. I will not blame
the perverts, when the title of the blog-lustless lady seems so suggestive. In
the meantime she meets a dentist in virtual word. She feel a connect with the
dentist, who makes her feel all important. But hold on your horses, Tina is one
female who has her sensibilities in place. She is not a bed jumper. Amidst all
this chaos, the husband returns. The character
of Vik has been well crafted. Nowhere you will feel , hatred towards the guy.
Vik who up till now was in Singapore, returns back to India to save his marriage
Reading Happily Never After was like attending Christmas
Carnival. There is fun, positivity, honesty and many things more. Jane never
for once went into the preachy mode, where Tina’s or Vik’s actions are concerned.
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