Done With Men- A non-A to Z Book review.


Done With Men by Shuchi Singh Kalra

This book comes as a part of the blog tour by The Book Club. As much as I enjoy the heavy tomes of books, I equally adore chick-lits. They don’t ask you to solve any of the universe’s mysteries, but rather focus on the daily problems. That was the promise this book delivered.

Travel journo, Kairavi Krishna (Kay) has had it with men. After a series of disasters (losers, philanderers, leeches, mama’s boys and possessive psychos), she is all too tempted to walk out on the prospect of ever finding love. Accompanied by her best friend and flat-mate Baani, she sets off for Goa, hoping to get away from her miserable love life and vowing to stay clear of the male species. 
Goa however, has a host of surprises in store for her. Ricky, her pesky ex-boyfriend, is busy painting the town red with his hot new girlfriend. Now what is poor Kay to do other than overdose on vodka, smoke pot, get an outrageous tattoo and fall off the hotel balcony? She wakes up in the hospital to the tender ministrations of Dr.Vivian D’Mello–young, suave and handsome as hell. Will Kay stick to her guns or will she fall for his ridiculously sexy charms? And what’s up with the mixed signals he’s giving out?
The book is a usual story of Kay finding Dr. Vivian when the life had reached an absolute low. The story moves on to show how she moves on from hating all men to trusting one of them.

What I Liked

1)   Easygoing and humorous story– From start to end, you will find this story simple and hilarious. Although there are smile till your mouth hurts scenes. They kept me engaged and gave me some wonderful time.

2)  Boring hero- Most of such books have heroes who are tattooed or are rock-banders. This hero is uncomfortable in clubs and don’t know how to dance. He is shown as being so embarrassed that I overlooked that he was rich. 😉

What Irked me

1)  Painless fracture– This was the only incredible point with me. The heroine gets a collarbone fracture and has to wear eight type bandage for few weeks. Yet, she is seen dancing away in the club.  I have had hairline fractures(toe and finger). Although not immobile, I couldn’t have danced when there was fracture. They do cause some pain. But I couldn’t see any pain in Kay’s case. Also with the bandage, shouldn’t it be difficult to wear the clothes, not much, but just a twinge of difficulty? That’s also not there. Since I have neither been a victim, nor a medical practitioner to have any idea about it, I am going to trust the author, but I still dislike the idea of painless fractures. Makes me feel that I suffered without any reason during those fractures.

Overall Opinion

It’s an interesting book, one you can finish in one reading. Don’t expect your life to be changed after reading the book, but you can surely expect enjoyment and fun.

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Shuchi Singh Kalra is a writer, editor and blogger based in India. She has been writing since 2005, and has freelanced with popular magazines such as, Good Housekeeping, Home Review, Parent & Child, Vista, Investors India, Dogs & Pups, Women’s Era and Time ‘N’ Style among many others. her short stories have found a place in anthologies such as Love Across Borders and New Asian Writing’s upcoming collection (to be published in 2014).
Shuchi is also the owner of Pixie Dust Writing Studio, a writing and editing firm that services a global clientele, and the Indian Freelance Writers Blog. She currently lives a nomadic life with a fauji husband and a livewire toddler. 
Done With Men is her first book.
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Top Ten Uses of an Unworn Prom Dress

Top Ten Uses of an Unworn Prom Dress

Author’s Name: Tina Ferraro

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I selected this book because I was wanted something light to read, and its name suggested the chick-lit feature that I’d like. I was not wrong in judging it as it did left me with a smile. 


Nicolette Antonovich, or Nic, has many problems in life. Her parents are divorced, she still has a crush on the boy who left her alone on junior prom night, her father loves her step-sister more, there are rumors floating about her in the school; but most of all she’s an unused prom dress which she’s obsessed with. 

As the story progresses, she starts falling for her friend’s brother and try not to make a bigger mess of her life.

What I liked

Fluffiness–  This book has a light fluffiness of teenage romance. It’s a YA chicklit, and as I said it managed to make me a bit happy. 😀

Nic- Nic is an interesting and adorable character. Her high schoolish insecurities and her struggle for the problems greater than life was something I loved.

What irked me

Strange Friendship–  I didn’t like Allison at all. The friendship between Allison and Nic didn’t give me BFFs and high-five vibes. 

Jared, the hero–  I know that showing a hero in a first person girl’s POV is quite difficult, but it can be done. Jared, although sweet, was underutilized as a character. 

Overall Opinion

I have read many YAs and many chick-lits, but this was the cleanest YA chick-lit I came across. I finished it in one day, and it made that bad day a bit better. So it’s definitely worth reading. Just don’t go with the expectation of fireworks.

Three Stars