It’s All in the Planets is the latest book by Preeti Shenoy who I heard describes relationships beautifully. This is the first book I read by Preeti and I totally loved it. I pre-ordered the book and was pleasantly surprised to receive a signed copy.
Meet Aniket. Twenty-seven, techie, Mr. Average. His best friend is Subbu, a nerd who breathes, thinks and lives code. Aniket cannot believe his luck when he starts dating Trish – a stunning, sexy model, who is totally out of his league. But Trish has a list of things she wants him to work on, beginning with his pot belly and his geekiness.
Then there’s Nidhi, thirty-two, who has quit her corporate job to follow her passion. She is engaged to Manoj, Mr. Perfect – except for one aspect.
Aniket and Nidhi meet on a train, a chance encounter and she agrees to become his ‘relationship coach’. It’s a decision that sets into motion a chain of events that will have a profound impact on the lives of all involved.
One man, two women and the trap called Destiny.
Some things, they say, are all in the planets.
The book starts with describing two star signs, Leo and Sagittarius.
The story has 2 main characters; Aniket and Nidhi. There are a few other characters who tie in seamlessly in the story.
Aniket is an average techie guy who is in love with a girl ‘Trisha’ who is a model and is completely out of his league.
Nidhi is a girl who moved from her corporate job to follow her passion of pottery. She conducts pottery classes and has a successful blog.
Preeti has done a great job in describing the character. Both the characters are very real and relatable.
Aniket and Nidhi meet on a train and are able to connect. Aniket who loves Trisha dearly is trying really hard to impress her and work on the list she sent to him to make the relationship work.
Circumstances lead the two to meet again and eventually Nidhi starts to coach Aniket to be healthier and lose weight and also she becomes his relationship coach.
The story talks about modern relationships. It talks about compromise and all the things that needs to be done to keep the relationship going. It also how at times couples just keep going even though they might have fallen out of love.
One other thing that I found interesting is how parents can react to relationship situations of their kids. In this book both Aniket’s and Nidhi’s parents have completely opposite ideology about marriage and relationships.
It’s a great quick and simple read. I loved the character of Nidhi and also Subbu who is Aniket’s best friend. He is by Aniket’s side no matter what, also he is really funny.
You can easily finish the book in one go if you have enough time at hand. Overall, I like the book and I’m going to read more of Preeti’s work!
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