The USP of the novel is a mushy romance in the core of it.
Next in the series to ‘I Too Had a Love Story‘, Can Love Happen Twice by Ravinder Singh is Ravinder Singh’s (a fictional account though) second attempt at love with an Indian girl in Belgium.
While the first book was loved for its honesty and innocence, the second one appears to be deliberate and way too dramatic. However, the author deserves some accolades for creating some good romantic sequences between the lead pair. The storyline, otherwise is ordinary. Once again, Ravinder relies on simple language and small sentences to tell a simple, somewhat sweet somewhat sour story to his fans.
The story begins (go ahead no spoilers) with Ravin’s friends meeting at Red FM’s office in Chandigarh. They are meeting there to narrate the second book of Ravin who, currently, is being treated for depression in a mental health facility, thanks to the second heartbreak after Khushi’s. Don’t worry the girl is alive this time (chuckles).
Can Love Happen Twice by Ravinder Singh runs like a quintessential potboiler , purposely written to capitalize and encash the sympathy and popularity he has garned with his first book, I too had a Love story.
During the descriptions inside the Red FM office, Ravin has been painted as a larger than life character which appears unnecessary and unbelievable. The USP of the novel would remain mushy romance in the core of it, which would appeal to teenagers. Ravin has been portrayed as a lover who loses mental balance after losing his love but is not ready to compromise on his duties and responsibilties towards his parents.
Book has nothing new to offer but college students, new lovers would love it as they would be able to associate them with the nayak. Go read it for Ravin. Voracious readers who like well-researched, mature reads can/should give it a miss.
Read the review of his another novel, Like it Happened Yesterday, here.