Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Book Review - Make You Feel My Love

Today's guest book review was written by a customer of Smashwords.com

Book: Make You Feel My Love
Author: Neha Yazmin
Reviewer: Smashwords customer

"Love isn't simple, and definitely not easy.  Life is very powerful and destructive.  And the Universe has its plans for all of us, some we would never imagine in a million years." 

After a tumultuous year, star-crossed lovers Mukti and Jamie have finally resolved their personal issues and are starting a new life together in New York City. Mukti has found her calling in life and Jamie’s music career is taking off.

But as all this brings new obligations and responsibilities, their love is once again put to the test.  The sequel to Chasing Pavements unravels even more secrets and lies which threaten to split them apart forever.

You didn’t think it finished there did you?  How wrong you were - that was merely book 1!  The Soulmate Saga continues! 

When I first read ‘Chasing Pavements’ (the first book of ‘The Soulmates Saga’), I remember thinking that it seemed to have the perfect ending; how could the story possibly continue?  But as I started to turn the pages of ‘Make You Feel My Love’ (the sequel), suddenly it felt like just the opposite.  How could I have thought that the story was over, when in fact the story had just begun!

Starting a new life together in New York, Mukti feels very much in love with Jamie.  But how long will this happiness last?  And what happens when others become entangled in Mukti’s life?

The plot of ‘Make You Feel My Love’ is a refreshing change to the typical narratives of romantic fiction.  True to real life, what might seem like ‘happily ever after’ can change in an instant.  Sometimes love can evolve over time, changing for the better or for the worse.  And sometimes you might think that love is forgotten, to later find that it never really left you at all… 

I enjoyed the various plot twists and the way the narrative flits between the points of view of the different characters involved.  But most of all, I loved the characters themselves.  Neha has a unique way of writing where you really empathise with the characters.  You might not always agree with the choices they make (!), but you are able to understand their points of view and you care about them all the same.  

At times, I found myself laughing out loud at their humorous conversations.  At other times, I found myself crying over their heart-wrenching sadness (yes I admit it, it made me cry!).  This story really does take you through a whole rollercoaster of emotions.

And, like the first book, ‘Make you Feel My Love’ also has its own soundtrack that you can enjoy - plus a Q&A from the author herself.  Again this helps to add an extra dimension to the novel, as you are able to gain an insight into Neha’s inspiration and how the novel came about.  Check out Neha’s blog for more info: http://nehayazmin.blogspot.co.uk/ 

All in all, I would thoroughly recommend this book!  Now to wait for the third part of ‘The Soulmates Saga’ (hurry up Neha!).

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