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The Guardian Angels is the epic and tumultuous story of two star-crossed lovers who weren’t just soul-mates but were also each other’s protectors. The fates of Adi Mehta and Radha Deodhar are deeply entwined when within days of their first rendezvous they save each other’s lives.Despite their vast sociopolitical differences, they are drawn to an uncertain future fraught wiThe Guardian Angels is the epic and tumultuous story of two star-crossed lovers who weren’t just soul-mates but were also each other’s protectors. The fates of Adi Mehta and Radha Deodhar are deeply entwined when within days of their first rendezvous they save each other’s lives.Despite their vast sociopolitical differences, they are drawn to an uncertain future fraught with contrasting ambitions, personas and ideologies.. . . he is the son of a billionaire, she is the daughter of a socialist.. . . he is quiet and unassuming, she is a firebrand and spirited.However, the unexplained phenomena ties them forever – whenever they are in peril, they are each other’s only saviors.Over the following two decades Adi and Radha live through hope and despair, joy and sadness, and try to decipher their relationship. As the truth of their bond is revealed, they must confront the true nature of love, and ultimately, their destinies. Rohit Gore's narrative is smooth and vivid- THE TIMES OF INDIA...

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  • Sharon
    2019-04-20 23:20

    Twelve year old, Aditya Mehta was being bullied on a daily basis by other kids at his school, but he didn't know how to stop it from happening. That was until, Radha Deodhar came to his rescue one day. It wasn't what Radha did to the bullies, but what she said that stopped them in their tracks. A few days later the bullies return, but this time they have, Radha in their sights and what happens next has, Radha fighting for her life. It is was from this day on that, Adi and Radha would start to form an unlikely friendship and always be there for each other.Adi and Radha come from totally different worlds. Adi is the son of a billionaire and Radha's parents are closer to middle class and her father works in a bank where he is transferred every couple of years. As the story unfolds we can clearly see that, Adi and Radha have strong feelings for one another and the bond between the pair becomes stronger. It seems the pair were destined to be together or were they? Adi's life dream is taken away from him and Radha has to deal with a serious family issue that could impact on her life in the future. This story goes back and forth as Radha keeps a journal and it's through this journal we get a better understanding as to what exactly happens in each of theirs lives.I throughly enjoyed reading this beautiful story. A very compelling and moving read about friendship, love and loss. Rohit Gore is a talented author and I look forward to reading more of his books in the future. Recommended.

  • ☼♄Jülie 
    2019-04-13 00:30

    Recommended by Goodreads friends. 4★s'If I had a flower for every time Ithought of you ... I could walkthrough my garden forever.'-Alfred Tennyson"Their fingers were tightly entwined, as if trying to touch something deeper in each other."DEEPLY AFFECTING.It is impossible for me to review this story from a technical or critical point of view because to my mind it transcends those realms.Its value is relative to the individual reader. I gave it a star rating, not out of a need to judge it, but rather, not to dismiss it.

  • Amrit Sinha
    2019-04-10 03:22

    As a book reviewer I am supposed to pen down the thoughts that emerge in my mind while reading a novel, whether it is deep or shallow. It’s my responsibility to throw light on the canvas that the authors have created and provide my opinions. However, when your mind goes numb, and words desert you, what can you say?The Guardian Angels by Rohit Gore is one such novel that doesn’t give me the luxury of constructing full grown sentences to voice my thoughts. It doesn’t allow me to vent out the emotions that have flown deep inside me while I turned the pages of this book. Rather, this book had me lost, lost in the magic of its plot, its story line, and tugged the heart that used to beat steadily before I picked up this book, but not anymore.And yes, I find myself lost in the bond between the protagonists, Adi and Radha. Perhaps, lost in love, and lost in respect, to the brilliant chemistry that they portray in this novel. Mr. Gore, I should thank you for sketching love in a pure, blissful way.When the market is flooded with love stories, this novel comes as a breath of fresh air. Now, this one is a love story too, but without the pretenses and any artificiality. Rather, this is simple, prosaic and flows deeply like a subtle poem.The Guardian Angels describe the story of Adi Mehta and Radha Deodhar, who cross paths several times in different phases of their lives, sometimes holding promises of a sweet togetherness, while at other times dropping tears of loneliness and separation; but they are together, always; for who can question destiny when it has already plotted the points that need to be traversed. Adi and Radha are different, in the way they have been brought up, in their ideologies, and in their principles, but at the end of it, they are united by a special bond – the bond of trust and friendship.And the bond of love.Though they try not to acknowledge this fact, there is no escaping the truth. They grow with it, and live with it, shying away from acceptance, but still nurturing dreams of togetherness. They are near, but far, and far, yet near. Their undefined relationship often drives them to the pure joy that’s felt when dreams are achieved. However, at the very next moment, they are enveloped by the realization that the dreams they nurture are absolutely futile.Rohit Gore uses his words well, and as such, this is a novel that should be read slowly, thoroughly. You need to do justice to the paintings that the words create, and like a faithful admirer, you are slowly, gradually drawn into this world of colors. The Guardian Angels manages to make you smile, and at times, you shed that single drop of tear, but then, The Guardian Angels wipes it as well.How I wish things could have been a bit smoother for Adi and Radha, but then, that wouldn't have been life. We live in hardships, suffer difficulties, and emerge out of it, only to understand the meaning of our existence better. Rohit Gore showcases life and love, in an uncharacteristically true and honest way. This is a book that must be read, re-read, and lived.

  • Jaideep Khanduja
    2019-04-05 05:16

    http://pebbleinthestillwaters.blogspo...Book Review: The Guardian Angels: A Must Read Love Story That Goes Beyond LoveRohit Gore is a brilliant writer with lots of clarity in his mind the way he takes care of all aspects of writing - story, conceptualization, characterization, streaming, and so on. The Guardian Angels is fourth book written by Rohit Gore. His earlier books have been well acclaimed with each book adding more fanfare and readers to the extent of manifold. His third book Circle of Three was a kind of blockbuster. All his books have been well acclaimed by critics and reviewers. Rohit seems to be an intense thinker and quick conceptualization capabilities but when he pens down his thoughts, it flows flawlessly. His writing style is seductive that engrosses reader to its core and keeps carrying along with the story by holding his hand and gripping his mind.It will not be possible to translate the satisfaction and good feelings that you get while and after reading this book, but if you like philosophical, fiction and love story books, this is for you. You get a calm and soothing touch while reading The Guardian Angels. The story starts in July 1993 when Adi, the lead male character was just 12 and was being beaten to the extent of worse by a gang of three buffoons of his school with no crime from his side. The first encounter of Adi and the lead female character Radha, who is also 12 and has joined Adi's school recently, happens during this encounter when Adi is being thrashed up badly and Radha saves her from those buffoons. And there starts a deep, angelic relationship between Adi and Radha. The story of The Guardian Angels, that starts when Adi and Radha are 12, goes till when they reach their early thirties (July 1993 - July 2012).There are so many ups and downs in the story of The Guardian Angels in the life of Adi and Radha. But everytime when either of them gets into trouble, another one comes as a savior. There is a deep, never dying bonding that occurs between Adi and Radha though both of them belonged to two different planets in all aspects except one - their faith, trust, love and care for each other. In this intense story, you get so engrossed that while reading, you feel the pain behind the smile of Adi, you get hurt when Radha gets hurt, you laugh when they both laugh, you become tense when either of them becomes tense, you will hit by severe circumstances when it happens to either of them. So don't bother if you find yourself smiling at times, or get the corners of your eyes wet; while reading this book.The Guardian Angels by Rohit Gore carries a touch of writing style of Maxim Gorky and philosophical writing style of Ayn Rand.

  • Vikalp Trivedi
    2019-04-04 05:06

    One and a half months ago I decided not to read thrillers for a while . Before this book I picked a book (a highly acclaimed award winning book) and ended up with a horrible experience , and to be very honest I was very skeptical about this book also . But later decided to read it . "The Guardian Angels" by Rohit Gore is completely a worthy read . The story of two persons and their interwoven lives even though belonging from different classes of society and even having stark contradicting ideologies . But more than these two persons the story is about a relation , a bond which can't be named just can be felt . The most beautiful thing about the book is that the author doesn't used any extraordinary situations to make the novel extravagant , the situations were realistic and thus relateable . The character building of both Radha and Aditya are excellent and apart from this the supporting characters mainly of Nicole and Vedant are well built and wisely used . The story spans over two decades but still the pace of novel was breakneck and there is no single chapter which was meaningless or stratched . The use of Radha's journal and the use of e-mail as the means of communication was great . Loved the ending . It was not like any another novel's "Togather Forever Ending" , rather it's a more beautiful "Protecting Each Other Forever" , which completely justifies the title . 4.5 Stars . Cutting .5 star because of predictiblity . Overall a book worth reading .

  • Katherine (Katerina K.)
    2019-04-22 06:24

    4 out of 5 angelic stars!!*Read After Author's kind request for an honest review!*To tell you the truth I could not understand from the very first moment how the title connected with the story. But after reading the book I realized that the title is indeed a very suitable one.The story basically follows Adi and Radha, when they were really young. After an incident when Radha saved Adi's life, the two youngsters became inseparable."But my heart knows it would be happiest when I would meet him, when I would touch him. It is when my soul and my body are in perfect unison."After that day they never stopped being apart from each other even when they were. But they always remained in each other's hearts."'Are you telling me someone else has kissed you?''what if I Am?''can I have his name and address maybe someone needs to die soon' "Adi is a romantic.Radha is a realist.They couldn't have been any more different but that didn't stop them from becoming each other's guardian angels.For some reason it was very difficult for them to express their appreciation and love for each other.A unique and sometimes unusual bond keeps them together."I keep thinking about what Adi means to me and keep wondering about what I mean to him. What should I call this relationship? And should it be called something?"Although sometimes it feels like they are together and at the same time they aren't. "Nicole said with a wistful smile. 'I have seen guys talking about a woman many times but nothing like the way you do about her. Your entire face, no, not just your face, but your entire being alters when you talk about her."But since the day they first met , they always protect and love each other no matter what, like they are exactly that... guardian angels.Even if it wasn't that expected from the very beginning they actually seemed to fight a lot and most of the time without a reason."I know there is no way we can be apart as there is something that binds us. "Overall, the story was very beautiful and heartbreaking at times and even if sometimes I could not understand why they made certain decision,why they were so very stubborn, I could still feel their heart ache, their true feelings and how they were meant to stay in each other's life.Strong Characters, beautiful story! "I like your everything" –AdiEnjoy!

  • Komal Mikaelson
    2019-04-01 06:17

    Okay, so first confession time: I don't like books by Indian authors. I hate Chetan Bhagat books with a fiery passion and I DNFed The Immortals of Meluha. All the authors seem capable of are cheesy lines, haywire stories, flat characters and all in all, lackluster stuff, which fails to impress big time. So, I was skeptical to start The Guardian Angels in the beginning, what with all of my past experiences with these books. I hadn't read any other books by the author previously and didn't know what to expect.So, safe to say, I gave it a fair chance.Now getting to the review.The Guardian Angels is love story. NOT a love story, people. Aditya Mehta, the heir of a billion-dollar conglomerate, Mehta Groups, first meets Radha Deodhar while he was being scorned and thrashed by school bullies at the age of 12. She outwits the bullies and saves Aditya and thus begins their story. The novel spans 30 years and delineates the interwoven threads of their lives.How their lives come together, coalesce into a resplendent relationship and subsequently moves apart. The story line was fairly engaging. Not keeps-you-to-the-edge-of-your-seat engaging, but neither wouldn't-pick-up-for-my-life dull. Just walks the fine line between the two.The prologue was a disappointment of sorts. And safe to say, I wasn't really impressed. But as the story progressed, it sure gets interesting and I found myself leaving other books to complete this one.The entire novel is written in POV of the two protagonists. And here lies a major problem. I couldn't distinguish between their monologues if it hadn't been clarified right from the beginning of the chapter. Both Adi and Radha have similar voices inspite of being polar opposites of each other.The author keeps the story simple and succinct. No copious amounts of teenage angst, no superfluous drama, no bitchy antagonists. I loved how Radha and Adi remain friends and don't jump headfirst into a relationship. Because, really, all relationship DON'T HAVE TO BE ABOUT LOVE. It was sweet, but not disgustingly saccharine.Aditya/Adi Mehta is a child starved for attention. The father and mother are too busy running their business to pay an iota of attention to their child. Consequently, he is closed-off and terribly shy. He finds a great friend in Radha, who supports him, encourages him and doesn't hesitate to call him on his bullshit.Adi's chracter was easy to understand and relate to, which is more than I can say about Radha.Radha is born and raised in a strictly urban middle class family. Her father is a socialist and safe to say, they reside in a sphere glaringly far from the Mehtas. I understand the fact that it is uncomfortable for her to live in Adi's glamorous world, but seriously, she went way overboard with the uncomfortable thing. She would rarely visit Adi's house and even if she did, she wouldn't wander far from his room in fear of god knows what. She comes off bitchy at times, when she incessantly scorns Adi for his father's wealth. Give the guy a break. It isn't his fault his family is filthy rich.The characterization was okay, I guess. Not really attention grabbing but not drab either. And now, the major letdown that resulted in slashing of 2 stars straight: the writing.*sigh*Whenever the going would be smooth and the story engrossing, BAM! A grammatical error here, a misspelled word there and all the magic would be leached away. It was like being woken up rudely to the reality. And I absolutely loathed it because the story had some true potential. The amateurish writing and awkward sentence construction made it really hard to get into the story. The sentences were choppy and just didn't go with the setting. All this and the terrible editing kept the story strictly at a superficial level and prevented from evoking any real feels, which in turn ensured that the book stays away from my favorite shelf.Conclusion: The Guardian Angel is a good novel much much better than Chetan Bhagat according to me. If you can condone the writing and are looking for a light, breezy read, the novel's just right for you.*The copy was received free of cost by the author in exchange of an honest review*

  • WordBite
    2019-04-11 03:32

    My View .Before moving further with my views, I want to reveal that I have read this novel twice.Moving on, I don’t usually read a novel based on a love story. If ever I want to read one, I always pick a Ruskin Bond because according to me he is the only author who can write love stories beautiful and filled with pure emotions. But I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Guardian Angels by Rohit Gore in the same way as I used to feel for Ruskin Bond’s books. The story has a depth and it continues throughout the book uncovering the pure layers of personality of the lead characters, slowly and steadily, in such a beautiful way that I fell in love with the characters. I must say that the ending is predictable for sure, but while flipping the pages you will indeed make a wish that it would not end the way you think and that much is the effect the book gives you. The maturity and commitment shown by the characters is worth applause. Some moments made me smile while some were filled with emotions. I always loved Rohit Sir’s work and I must say the way the characters converse with each other is brilliant and humorous. I liked the chapter where Adi and Radha communicate through e-mails. But the most important chapter I liked the most is the chapter named Radha’s Journey which is the core part of the story....READ THE COMPLETE REVIEW @

  • Meghant Parmar
    2019-03-23 00:10

    It's an epic love saga which can be remembered for a lifetime. The author has left no stone unturned in order to capture the best emotions and portray the love and sacrifice of two people who are in love but yet so far from each other. They experience each and every emotion and their journey is not easy as it seems to be from a distance. They'll love, they'll fight, they'll despise, they'll be back again to each other as a invisible bond works its way for both of them everytime they drift apart from each other. It's a must read and an excellent effort by the author. :)

  • Bindu Manoj
    2019-03-23 07:31

    When this sweet girl asked me whether I would like to review a book, my first reaction was, "why not? anything for a free book." To be honest, I did not expect much and the book blurb seemed like a typical boy meets girl, in true Bollywood style,.....he is the son of a billionaire,she is the daughter of a socialist.....he is quiet and unassuming,she is firebrand and spirited.After the first two chapters, it was as if my skepticism had been proven right. Aditya Mehta, son of multi billionaire industrialist Ketan Mehta, who lives in a twenty storied building in South Bombay. His mother , Naina Mehta is an equal partner in the business and is even suspected to be the real power. And if that was not enough, the wealth was amassed by his grandfather who started his life as an ordinary trader and rose to heights through apparently dubious means. Sounds very familiar, right?This is when we meet Radha, like the quintessential breath of fresh air. The story is told through a flash back. Adi and Radha meet as 12 year olds, there is an instant connect and the bond is strengthened when Adi saves Radha's life. The two share something special, it is as if however far they are physically, they seem to instantly know when one needs the other.Life's paths takes them through parallel roads, but the soul mates keep each other sane. Adi, who is shot back to crude reality after a dream that was shattered, joins his father's business and as expected, shines brilliantly. Radha, with her haunting family ghost, goes into 'activism' and her revered Sudha-ji is obviously sketched after Medha Patkar. There is the resort that is being built by a goonda don by displacing tribals, there is the 500 km padayatra, and even a mention of fast unto death.So what is so special about the book, isn't it like a typical Bollywood masala flick, you ask? That is where this book differs from the dime a dozen chick-lit type best sellers that are being churned out these days. I loved the way each character was etched, the strength and weakness of each relationship was brought out beautifully by the author. It is as if you really know them, and you want to know what happens to them after each twist in the plot. I also liked the realistic manner in which the story was brought to end, no miracles , just the stark truth and an acceptance of what cannot be changed.Whatever the story line maybe, even if you find it a little difficult to believe, if an author can make you reach back to the story after each time you put it down, that is when it becomes a success. You can clearly sense his passion for the protagonists and what they stand for. It is as if he know both of them personally and have lived their life with them. The differences in the parent -children connect at two levels of society was also brilliantly brought out without being preachy.I was truly surprised that I hadn't heard of Rohit Gore before this. My only wish after completing the book was if only he hadn't built his characters on some well known figures in society, the similarities are so blatant. That somehow made an otherwise lovey tale a bit hollow. As also, the very smooth way things seems to have been taken care of. There were some editing errors that could have been avoided. For instance, 'of course' being spelt as 'off course' in at least two pages.Verdict : Loved the characters, specially the firebrand Radha. A light, but gripping read, in spite of the somewhat artificial feeling plot, at least in places. But I loved the way his protagonists and their family relate to each other, that was realistic. Worth a read.

  • Kritika Narula
    2019-04-14 03:19

    My Review: When I began reading the novel, I was initially skeptical about it, just like I have this preconceived notion that Indian writers, in a dire attempt to receive agreement from a wide readership design plots that cater out to the archetypal Indian mentalities. But as I became more and more engrossed and a part of the novel, I realized soon that it IS addictive, because it deals with the intricacies of human relationships and other such fundamental issues, just as universal as life itself.I am grateful to the author and commend him for the same too, for creating an ending, which although made me lachrymose, credits its poignancy, made me revisit my perspectives upon several issues which it addresses without making it seem as if the text is burdened with irrelevant abundance of themes.For the most part of the novel, the author keeps the things simple: the protagonists Radha and Adi are classmates and each other's saviours, visibly so.And then it seems so true-to-life that you just don't want it to change. That is when something happens which forces the reader to ponder if the author took a cue from some bollywood movie! Nonetheless, the plot endears itself to the reader. But equally incontrovertible is the fact that if converted into a major motion film, and supported by direction and adaptation of highest order, it will qualify to the oscars. Reason? It not only touches the grim politics in Mumbai, the interpersonal aspect of relationships, but also leaves an imprint somewhere in the core of a reader's heart. However, it does not seem an indelible or ever-lasting imprint! When I read it, I felt it....but as soon as I closed the book and went on to carry on with my daily chores....I had apparently forgotten the pain. I am yet to figure out whether it's something about the story or with me!!It's a clear message out there: their lives (that of the protagonists) are thoroughly entwined, inextricable even, but life is a practical replica of the same. No intention of spoilers, but it does echo the agony of a hereditary disease acquired by Radha, who led the cause of socialism with much vigour, but to no avail. Then enters Nicole and that is the turning point..... somehow we know as readers that it is. It is like stating the obvious.One point of disapproval, something that really put me off, is that the author portrays both female lead characters raped in past or present, making it seem like a mainstream 90s movie, for which the plot finds my scorn.The aspect worth mentioning is that it is an open ended book, leaving much to the interpretation and perception of the reader.It is a great departure from the stories of contemporary novels, and leaves you touched to the core.Some things happen in life, some people enter our life and we are never the same. If you want to experience the truth behind this aforementioned statement, grab your copy now!!

  • Ritesh Agarwal
    2019-04-15 23:25

    Year 2053:I peer through my glasses and find my 68-year old eyes a lot less reliable than I had hoped for. But my grandchildren Rahel and Vaarish are there unmistakably, sitting uptight on the sofa and fiddling with a couple of gadgets. I call them to my side.“When was the last time you read a book, dear,” I asked.“We have thousands of books in our tablet, grandpa,” Rahel responded innocently.“But have you even read fifty out of them,” I smiled. “Let me tell you about a book which I had read when I was young,” I continued meditatively. “Titled as ‘The Guardian Angels’, it was penned by one Rohit Gore and is now no less than a classic.”My words piqued their interest and both the kids lent me their fullest attention.“It was one of the best novels I had read that year. Though the story itself was intelligently plotted, it was the brilliance of the author which got me impressed. The way he narrated it made the tale an arresting one. I also admired the usage of words and the impeccable vocabulary-““What’s the meaning of impeccable,” little Rahel interrupted.I chuckled. “You kids don’t read books these days. No wonder, your vocabulary is weak. Impeccable, my dear, means something which is perfect or flawless.”“Oh,” she made her eyes big.“So what was the story about, grandpa,” Vaarish quizzed me next.“Ah, some say it was a love story. Some say it was a tale of unbroken friendship. I find it hard to bracket it into a particular genre. It was about two people Aditya and Radha. They were friends, actually more than friends. Perhaps lovers, perhaps more than just lovers. They were poles apart in their lifestyle and thinking. But they were always there for each other, like a guardian angel.” I sighed with a faraway look in my eyes.“Did you buy that book grandpa,” Vaarish flicked a question I wasn’t expecting.“I didn’t buy the book, though I recommended it to most of my friends and fellow bloggers. It was published by Grapevine, which as you know, is one of the top publishing houses of India. At Rs 125, this book was a steal.”“So, did you steal that book, grandpa,” Rahel interrogated in her innocent way.I laughed aloud.“Haha, no dear, not in the literal sense.....To read the rest of the review, kindly visit my blog

  • Vivek
    2019-04-05 07:08

    I had a lot of expectations from the book. I am happy to report that they were fulfilled. This is a book with a heart. You get immersed in the story and share the joys, anxieties and the pain of the protagonists as you read on. Rohit Gore writes with the ease of a veteran and succeeds in holding your attention throughout the lengthy tale of two completely dissimilar persons tied through bonds of friendship, empathy, love and twists of destiny that lead to both repeatedly helping and protecting each other. The story begins when they meet as young kids and follows their lives as they grow up passing through tumultuous times. This tale of star-crossed lovers is well conceived, well narrated and written with amazing verve and spirit. The language is crisp and pithy and many lines are worth quoting.Though a fan of Indian writing in English, I often chaff at the superficiality of many books I come across. The Guardian Angels shows surprising depth and maturity and tends to stay in your mind long after finishing the book. As for the shortcomings, I could not find too many. For one, I did not like the cover. The last Grapevine book I read, Shades of Love had a far more attractive cover. (Incidentally, both I and Rohit Gore contributed a story each to that book) Secondly, a little more editing could have made the book crisper. (It tends to wander a bit occasionally)Overall, The Guardian Angels is a wonderful tale which will keep you involved, entertained and leave you with a nice warm feeling in your heart. I would rate it at 3.5/5 and recommend it as worth reading.

  • Neha
    2019-03-30 01:24

    In my past experiences, most Indian English fiction authors tend to go the Chetan Bhagat way. Pick up a trendy subject like IITs, Call Centers, Cricket and add the friendship and romance around it, making a good idea for a Bollywood script.This book has Cricket, friendship and romance but it also has socialist vs capitalist idealogies, a balanced treatment of friendship and love, but the most surprising part was the hold that author had on the story all through the book. There were many moments the story could have broken off into a lame usual boy meets girl, but Rohit continued to maintain my interest in this well written and paced story.Also Indian English fiction authors do not have such a good command over language and they fail to present the Indian sensibilities in an English medium book. Moreover editors don't do much job of it than what a local printer would. But Rohit shows a good command over a foreign language to represent Indian sensibilities, characters and plot. The book starts off well, with some interesting twists and tagedies spaced out over the plot, sensitive handling of emotional and ideological conflicts of the protagonists and a very unusual ending. Overall Rohit does a good job and will go a long way if he continues to write with his heart.Note: This is an author requested review, but in no way this has been influenced by the request. Its a total honest opinion of me as a reader.

  • Versha
    2019-03-29 05:25

    “The Guardian Angels” was truly a beautiful book by Rohit Gore. The story is about two star crossed lovers Adi and Radha, from the days of their childhood-the moment they met, to their teenage years-when they actually start to understand each other, to their adulthood -when they finally come to know what they really are for each other, was an interesting and emotional journey and worth the read for me. Apart from the story, the format which author has used to show both protagonist POV was very interesting where in one part Adi’s feelings and emotions were described and the another part was Radha’s diary entry. These two parts in each and every chapter unfolds what these characters were going thorough and which also connects the readers to them. Not even at any point of the story I felt it was unrealistic or dragged; whatever was said and written was very relevant to explain each other’s helpless situation and was engrossing too. The ending though was not a happy-ever-after (which I always prefer :P) but it was very a sensible one! On the whole if anyone wants to read a realistic romance with believable characters, they can easily go for it!my book journal(view spoiler)[P.S.Received a copy from the author for an honest review. (hide spoiler)]

  • ReadAlong With Sue
    2019-04-16 07:33

    Look at that cover, I love it. It entices you to open it and see what is inside.I loved the blurb too. This is the only secound book I have read by and Indian author. I had a struggle with the one I read before, but not so much this one.It was well written, I took a while to get into Rohit Gore's style of writing, I might be a translation thing or creed? not sure which, but I had a hard time following what was going on from POV as it wasn't clear in the book.I feel quite alone saying this as I have read all the other reviews praising this book.I KNOW this author is good, I can FEEL IT, but from a simple English gal, I just couldn't get into my stride with it. Its more my fault than the books.

  • Crestless Wave
    2019-04-07 01:10

    Once I said “It’s tough to leave something when you are at peak of it.”No one actually got what I meant, but it was what I did. I left book reviews at times when people started appreciating it. Sometimes life decides the priorities that we failed to. I still get a lot of book review requests, but all I can do is politely say ‘No’ and suggest some other book reviewers. It’s amazing how people remember you for things that made someone else hate yo.It’s been a long time when I last logged into the dashboard of my blog. So many things have been changed here. The most noticeable change is in the readership of it, which is falling by a huge margin. What else should be expected when you didn’t even try to write a single post in past four months? That’s life for you, raw and real.As I said, I left reviews, so the reason to write has to be really strong. And when I received Mr. Rohit Gore’s message regarding his fourth book; story of ‘Circle of Three’ flashed like a long-forgotten memory. When he asked me to review it, I agitatedly accepted to ‘Read’. Reason is clear, if you ask me to review a book which I didn’t absorbed the way I used to do a few months back; it will be an injustice to the hard work and wonderful imagination behind the creation of an author. Mr. Gore was fine with it. So it was on. Here I am, writing something that I used to like most once, A Book Review.Mr. Gore is author of three novels of national recognition, out of the three I’ve read and reviewed ‘Circle of three’. He loves to do things that can satisfy the creative daemon inside him. Currently, he is working with Fujitsu Consulting and lives in IT professional’s hub, Pune with his wife. Mr. Gore’s latest offering is ‘The Guardian Angels’-with no tagline, but unnecessary comment ‘Brilliant and Addictive’ from Mr. Durjoy Dutta, owner of Grapevine. I preferred finding the truth behind the eye luring cover, so I started reading. The cover image is designed by Saurav Das, and is really classy design, in my humble opinion. The image used in the cover goes well with the back blurb and the story. Cover quality is becoming a major plus point for Grapevine. However, at the same time I found that it’s unsuitable for readers like me, who reads a book more than once. Only after first read, lamination was ready to peel off. Nevertheless, I must say this time page quality is improved greatly. Unlike ‘Shades of Love’, page quality is really good. (Mind you, it’s a Three-Twenty-Eight page novel, and price is still 125, beat that!). The back blurb is precise and gave an impression that I’m going to read a Bollywood’ish love story. It also told me that I’m going to read something that I know very closely, i.e. Destiny and its play. But for that I needed to start reading, so I resumed.‘The Guardian Angels’ is a tale of two individuals, Aditya and Radha, who were destined to meet. Their lives had a separate path, but they were on a parallel track all the time. It’s quite like they were reading the same book, and were on the same page, but had different interpretations of it. Based upon the age of protagonists, the story is divided into four parts, their teen-age, late teen-age, twenties, and their thirties. And off course the present day as well. I really liked this concept, because it gave me time to absorb one part before starting the other. It’s always good to stop for a while and recollect everything you read.Mr. Gore has a gift. Something that not-so-many people have. It’s really amazing how he reads people and writes them exactly in a way they would be in real. Mr. Gore’s imagination is not bound to scattered thoughts, he wrote the novel in a well defined manner. In first part, they way Radha’s part is written, one can actually relate it with any teen-age girl (they use a lot of exclamation marks!), and the way Adi’s part is written, one can remember any of their classmates who used to be silent, and were dominated by others. Similarly, I found the maturity of language to grow as the story proceeds. He actually wrote every page with a lot of research and hard work. There is not one page where language lost its grip or flow. Always in sync with the age of the characters, and the perspective. The narration made me visualize the events, and it was like I’m watching a TV series (not a bollywood movie), while sipping my coffee. Spell and Grammar is one more thing that I look for, and I’m highly disappointed because there are barely any mistakes of that nature. Mr. Gore and Grapevine has taken immense care while publishing this novel.However, there is a little mistake related to context. On page 73, Radha said she saw Adi’s mother rushing inside the hospital with minutes after an incident, but on page 76, she simply forgot it and said she came back from Europe. Well, you know what happens when I read. JTo conclude my review, I would say that Mr. Gore has succeeded in writing a flawless and highly addictive novel (Mr. Dutta’s comment made some sense now), and he is one of the few Indian Authors who has a wonderful language. He wrote a novel that is ‘Clean’ and recommendable to anyone. Simplicity of language makes it a light read, but complexity of the story requires a bit of maturity. So if you are looking for a regular love story, it might disappoint you. Point of recommendation, if you ask me, is everything. The whole novel is well crafted to suit one’s reading needs. If Mr. Gore is planning for another book, I wish him best of luck.PS: To Mr. Gore: Thanks for providing the ARC, and the climax is something what I like to write. I must say, when I read, (and while I am writing this line) I had Goosebumps. It sent a shiver through my spine and touched the core of my heart. Thanks for writing this novel. Happy Reading :)

  • Faith Dominguez
    2019-03-24 02:29

    The Guardian Angels by Rohit Gore Book review 10/3/2014***** 5 starsI first would love to give Rohit Gore around of applause. This book is truly amazing. And I am so honored and truly grateful that Rohit Gore had asked me to read his breath taking book.I know I toke long to read this book, but now that I have finished this book I am greatly sadden that I have finished it LBut I truly truly love this book it is now one of my favorite books ever that I can reread over and over . This is a must have book in your kindle and your bookshelf at home.I didn’t realized how much this book would make such an impact on how I see life and love and people. This book has such a power story about life and how we can be something very special to someone, something so special that we can even be their “Guardian angels“. When we want to care about other people I truly believe that we can be someone Guardian Angel for them. Even if people don’t believe Angels existing. If you are a fan of breath taking and heart warming books such like Nicholas Sparks books. Then I truly believe that you all will fall in love with this book.I believe that Rohit Gore is greatly talented. Just as Nicholas Sparks is able to make us remember the good in this word. I believe that Rohit Gore has also been able to do that for us but from India, I have grown to love India and Rohit Gore is also able to bring his readers to remember that there is so much in this world to be grateful for and was able to touch the heart of so many reader’s along with the journey t another worlds. I love that Rohit was able to put some much feeling into his character’s and that us reader’s are able to feel that as well. This amazing book will make you both cry and make you laugh and feel so much that us readers love. As much as I try not to read anything to heavy some books are a must to remember just how special life really is. And how anything can happen to make that change.Among this powerful story there is a disease that a lot of people have but seeing this disease in this book made me open my eyes to how powerful remembering anything really is. Huntington disease is truly a scary things to have to slowly lose yourself to not remember who is who to not even remember those you love. Us readers learn how other people live and how other people feel what they be going through. Among one of the character’s rally touch your heart which would be Radha you feel her pain when you find out how that disease came among her and her family.Along the way you are able to see the life of both Radha and Adi when they where kids to when they grow up and that is truly amazing journey for us reader’s.Us readers fall in love with character’s that are in way inspirational to us, to someone that we can look to. Or perhaps that is just me. I have fallin in love with all the character’s but most of all with Radha. I wont lie I do look up to her, in how strong she was and how caring and strong she was for others, and how matter what happened she always wanted the best for other’s but mostly for Adi. How no matter what she always knew him, and him her. I thought I understood the relationship that Radha and Adi had, but it toke a while for me to understand that is relationship was so much more stronger and deeper for each other then I ever saw among anybody. It’s a love of her and his guardian Angels, the beautiful thing about this was that they both wanted the best for each other and knew what was best for the both of them. They would help each other to get to there dream in life. In life we all forget that there is a deeper relationship that’s out there, deeper then lovers and friendships. And that’s what I love about Rohit Gore book it show’s that. Along the book you can’t help but understand and put your own opinion along with the book as you read it. What I love most about this book is that it helps us reader understand people, ”Sometimes what we do for others seem to be little yet we forget little things to us will seem larger for other’s”We are able to relate so much to Radha and Adi and I believe that is truly amazing cause I am sure that a lot of us readers feel like “Days that are fused into one day long with month even years” All the character’s where greatly written and that’s what I love us as reader’s are able to fall in love with so many. As I have grown to like Nicole and that she respected the relationship that Radha and Adi had that what made me so happy. And along the way they made your own connection along the way which was a pretty cool.As much as I have trouble putting this amazing book into the right words. All I can think of at this moment is brilliant. It will truly touch your heart as it has done mine and I am grateful that I have gotten the change to read this book and doRecommend this to all age’s and know that you will fall in love with it as I have.I will also be reading more books by Rohit Gore Till then Your friend Violet God Bless

  • VaultOfBooks
    2019-04-12 05:33

    By Rohit Gore. Grade: AThe day I came to know that Rohit Gore, the amazing author of the amazing book Circle of Three, is coming out with another book in July, I was more than excited. Circle of Three was one of those rare gems in Indian market that deserved all the praise and applause it was getting. I was sure The Guardian Angels would be awesome. I was right.Our protagonists, Aditya and Radha are the opposite of each other. Aditya Mehta is the son of one of the country’s richest man, and Radha is a small town girl- the child of a man who has always fought for the rights of the mango people.Radha’s wit and dare devilry is to die for. Aditya’s timidity is pathetic. The first time they meet is in the Bullyzone when Adi could see his death racing towards him at a torrential pace, in a puddle of muddy water. Radha, whom he has never seen before, comes as his saviour. His Guardian Angel! And the rest, as they say, is history.The cover of the book is something that I cannot shut up about. The craftiness, the subtlety, the elegance – all these adjectives are in sync with the writing.Another strong point is the character formation which is outstanding as well. You have Radha and Aditya with whom you can completely relate to. There is nothing about them that is unrealistic. In the little Aditya, I many a times saw traces of Aryan Khosla, one of our characters from Circle of Three. And I loved him. Another thing in TGA which is reminiscent of COT are the journals. Most of Radha’s story is epistolary in the form of her journal. And it isn’t the boring journal that you’d be tired of reading and would be skipping lines of. It, as Radha says, reads more like a novel. With all of those wonderful dialogues and descriptions. The interesting thing about it is that you don’t feel like jumping in and out of terrains when you separately read of Radha’s POV, Aditya’s POV or Vedant’s POV. The glide has been managed wonderfully by the author and it is worth an applause.From the blurb, you might think it is just another boy-meets-girl-and-saves-her story. That’s not true. The plot has so many more facets to it. The essence isn’t easy to catch; it isn’t something you can just queue in the long, unending list of contemporary romances. It needs a mature head to capture the real beauty. The thoughts were wonderful. No, not the quotes at the start of different parts, but within the text. So many times I wished to put up a Facebook status with a quote from The Guardian Angels and write Rohit Gore next to it.The only thing that bugged me a little was the Sudha Bapat thing. I think it was taken a bit too far. If the story dragged, it was just because of that aspect.The books from Rohit Gore are a feather in the cap of Grapevine, even if they sell a million copies written by their other big-shot authors. The jewel of their crown has to be Rohit Gore. He’s proved to us that what helps a book sell isn’t always sex and money. It is good and solid writing that sells and is liked by the people.If it’s still not clear, I wish to emphasize how much I loved this book, and how much you WILL love this book. Buy it today.Originally reviewed at, a close-knit community of fanatical readers. We are looking for perceptive readers who can write well, and we are eager to provide lots of free books in exchange for reviews. Shoot us a mail at [email protected]

  • Abhinand
    2019-04-17 00:07

    I should admit that Mr. Rohit Gore has done magic with the back blurb and cover design of this book. The blurb is amazingly written which gives you enough hints for a yet another different love story. The title and the cover design go hand in hand which caught my eyes at the very first sight. The paper quality of Grapevine India has not been very convincing in recent times but this book has got a better paper quality and the best of all is its price, a 328 pages novel for just Rs.125/- It’s time to talk something about the novel. The story revolves around Adi and Radha and their journey of life which the author has clearly divided into four age groups. The narration changes along the characters perspective and the flow of the story throughout is spectacular without any flaw. Adi and Radha are destined to meet during their childhood days and a special bond brings them close as day’s passes. Their first meet remains unforgettable for both and they never forget to cherish the anniversary of that day every year. Adi comes from a rich background where as radha from a middle class family whose father had unseen dreams. They live in parallel universe with different thought process. Radha being inspired by her father finds herself very interested in socialism. Adi sees himself in the future of Indian cricket until that tragic incident. After that incident his life changes once forever. Radha who believes in density involves in socialist acts which Adi finds useless. The relation they both share is so real and is addressed so well. Both the characters contribute and stand for each other in every phases of life. With so many unexpected twist and turns, the author has made the book very interesting. The climax is what still I am thinking about and stands next to my heart. This is not a story which travels on a single plot. It has many dimensions and colors. I liked the concept of Radha’s diary and the secret relation that she shares with it. The other few characters in the story move well along with the story. The socialistic activity for which Radha fights for is new and thought provoking. The depth of the story which the author has reached is appreciable. I was able to visualize each scene so well. The maturity of Adi and Radha in each phase was well realized by the writing. To conclude my review, I would say that Mr. Rohit Gore has given a new dimension for a beautiful relation and has succeeded in giving life to the book. The language he has used is simple and neat which make it easier to live the character. It is surely an unusual love story of two different individuals which I strongly recommend to read. This book is clean throughout hence people in any age group can read. I would give 4.5/5 for this book and it will surely be one among a few novels which I consider to be the best. All the best Mr. Rohit and I wish to read your next novel soon.

  • Prasanna
    2019-03-30 01:18

    About the story: When 12 year old Aditya Mehta’s life is in danger due to a scuffle with three bullies from his school, it is the fearless Radha Deodhar, the new girl in school, who comes to save his life. Few days later when the same bullies target Radha and almost kills her in a bid to have their revenge, it is Adi who comes to rescue her. That one moment binds Adi’s and Radha’s fates everlastingly. It takes them more than 2 decades to decipher their relationship, for they are definitely more than friends but not exactly lovers. It takes a third person to make them realize that they are each other’s guardian angels. Whenever one is in trouble, the other person has a premonition and comes to rescue.Although Adi and Radha can read each other’s thoughts even without speaking, they live in a parallel universe that can never converge. While Adi is heir to the multi-billion Mehta Group of Companies that has a dubious history, Radha is the daughter of a social activist and she imbibes these qualities from her father. She joins a popular activist, Sudha Bapat’s, group much against Adi’s wishes. This is not the only thing that Radha inherits from her father. Her beautiful relationship with Adi is ordained the day she comes to know that her family has had a long and tumultuous history with Huntington’s disease and her father is also diagnosed with this dreaded disease that erodes the mind slowly.My Review: The story revolves around two people with distinct personalities, who are always there to rescue when the other falls in some danger, but cannot be together due to their differences in opinion and principles. What makes the story practical and realistic is the compelling narration by the author in portraying the characters. The author’s words have a strong conviction and it made me want to finish the book without putting it down.Some of the scenes stand out in my mind long after reading the book. Like the scene where Radha falls into danger due to her protests against a ruthless politician and Adi saves her in the nick of time, but finds her in a state that shakes him emotionally and makes him realize how precious Radha is in his life.And then there are some scenes which will bring tears to your eyes, especially the climax. I liked the narrative modes used in each chapter. One chapter uses email conversations between the two protagonists while the remaining ones use Radha’s POV as she writes a journal in her diary.There are other characters that help in moving the plot forward and I liked Vedant, who blindly follows Radha in her journey as an activist. I found myself wishing that his character had been better developed. Verdict: A strong narrative, compelling plot-line, intense and poignant characters make the book an awesome read.

  • Ashwina
    2019-04-16 04:34

    One look at the book and you realize that the book at 328 pages is a steal at 125/- Kudos to Grapevine for providing such a reasonably priced book.The book is divided into four parts and traces the lives of the two protagonists, Aditya Mehta and Radha Deodhar, during their childhood, their teens, their twenties and their thirties. The title describes their relationship well. Even when they sometimes lose touch with each other in their friendship that spans several years due to their various commitments and divergent views, they still manage to help each other when they are in trouble. Even distance and extreme circumstances don't seem to deter these two in their efforts to be there for each other, which is rather touching in this world of short-term relationships.On the reading the first few chapters, mostly the part of their childhood, I was a bit nervous because it felt like I was reading a typical rich boy-poor girl love story with the typical school yard bullying and friendships. Even Adi's family background sounded a lot like the Ambani's. My fears were unfounded. As the book progressed, the story picked up pace and it was apparent that there was nothing ordinary about the book. As you go deeper into it, you get more and more enraptured by the characters and their families.There are no villains in the book except for one or two minor characters, which is refreshing. There are just different characters with their own perspectives and shades of grey. The book also shows both sides of the rich...the greedy ones that just want to get richer on the misery of others and the others who want be a part of progress and philanthropy.The book is full of wonderful insights and quotes and the writing was remarkably free of grammatical errors. The narration style is lovely and the writer has beautifully brought out the chemistry between the two main characters with humour, feeling and surprisingly, no intimate scenes.The only negatives I noticed, and I'm being extremely picky here, is that the character of Heena, Aditya's sister, seems to fizzle out after they all turned adults. Also, the character of Adi seems too perfect sometimes. He doesn't even drink during a backpacking trip although all his mates seem to be nursing hangovers all the time. A little more grey would have made him believable.All in all a great book and if you haven't read it already, please do.

  • Indu Muralidharan
    2019-04-16 02:11

    The blurb of The Guardian Angels by Rohit Gore hints at a paranormal theme of soulmates who are destined to protect each other. Though the psychic nature of the connection between the two main protagonists is never openly described, it comes through as part of the story, through each of the four parts of the book. The Guardian Angels is the story of Aditya Mehta and Radha Deodhar, and narrates the events that bind their lives together from their teenage years to their thirties. In what seems to be a tribute to the classic bestseller Love Story, Adi and Radha are portrayed as opposite poles, the shy rich boy and the spunky middle class girl, two distinct individuals who could not be different from each other in their backgrounds, temperament and aspirations. Yet the bonds connecting them are beyond their close and often volatile friendship, mutual attraction and even love. Though they choose to stay apart from each other, the fateful nature of their relationship causes them to save the other, which they do several times in the course of the book - going beyond the protocols of friendship and romantic love to save the other literally, or by supporting the other emotionally.The side characters are well sketched out and more than mere props in the background, and as the story develops, they help to accentuate the strange nature of the lead pair's involvement with each other. Adi's attachment to his classmate Nicole which is more than a casual attraction and Radha's devoted involvement with the activist group led by her hero Sudha Bapat have been portrayed well, showing how the two lovers are comfortable existing as they say 'in parallel universes' even when they yearn for each other, much like the celebrated lovers Amit and Labanya in Tagore's Shesher Kabita. I especially liked how the character of Sudha Bapat has been portrayed, how she metamorphoses from a staunch idealist to a vacuous celebrity activist and the honesty with which she describes the need and the reason behind her change.At its core, The Guardian Angels is an earnest love story with the theme of lovers as mutual saviours giving it a unique twist. The way the narration pans a cinematic eye through the lives of Adi and Radha, it is easy to imagine that the action packed scenes, the variety of the background settings and the emotional dialogue would make it a good movie.

  • Sundeep Supertramp
    2019-04-23 06:16

    Foreword:I have come across many reviews rating this book a perfect-ten. I thought it was just another over-rated book. If some reviews rated it ten outta ten, it might be over-rated. If all the reviews rated it ten? Well, there is little chance it is over-rated. So I read a couple of reviews of this book (which is quite rare of me), reviewed by some of my most-trusted reviewers and settled upon that it was indeed a great book.When I noticed this book up for a giveaway on, I applied for it right away. It came as a shocker when I received a mail from TTP stating that I have won the giveaway and am expected to review it in 7 seven days. Well, I was greatly excited. Until I received the book...I have an idea of Rohit Gore. His other book, Circle of Three, came across as a sensible book with a sensible story- a very rare at such low price. Never read it, though.After reading this, I am dead-decided to read Circle of Three, soon.Plot (from the jacket):The Guardian Angels is the epic and tumultuous story of two star-crossed lovers who weren’t just soul-mates but were also each other’s protectors.The fates of Adi Mehta and Radha Deodhar are deeply entwined when within days of their first rendezvous they save each other’s lives.Despite their vast sociopolitical differences, they are drawn to an uncertain future fraught with contrasting ambitions, personas and ideologies.. . . he is the son of a billionaire, she is the daughter of a socialist.. . . he is quiet and unassuming, she is a firebrand and spirited.However, the unexplained phenomena ties them forever – whenever they are in peril, they are each other’s only saviors.Over the following two decades Adi and Radha live through hope and despair, joy and sadness, and try to decipher their relationship. As the truth of their bond is revealed, they must confront the true nature of love, and ultimately, their destinies.Our review:Well, I have mentioned earlier, after I came to know that I have been selected for reviewing this book, I was exciting, but only until I received the book because, I was pretty disappointed.....................................To read the whole review, click here...

  • Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws
    2019-03-27 00:29

    The Guardian Angels narrates the story of the bond between Aditya Mehta and Radha Deodhar. They met as teenagers and continued to strengthen their bond over the next two decades. Love and friendship binds their fate together in such a way that over the years, instead of drifting apart, they only grow closer and closer. Their backgrounds are pole opposites just like them – yet it was their unspoken bond that saw them through each ups and downs of their lives.In one sentence, this book tells the love story of the two protagonists – son of a billionaire and the daughter of a socialist. The first reaction may be – what’s new to that? There are millions of copies of love stories being sold all over the world and recently more so in the Indian market. Plus the rich guy and poor girl formula has been way overused in Bollywood. So what’s new, you may ask…For starters, the protagonists – Adi and Radha. They are strong and loveable. They are ordinary and just two random faces in the crowd and that my friend actually makes them stand apart. While the protagonists of other stories are reaching out to the stars, seeing ghosts of their loved ones, finding love a second or third time and justifying their bond through sex on pages… Adi and Radha are one of us regular people with a bond that seems to be lost in this century. And I love that! In this commercial times where kissing and messing around have become the face of love and romance, they share a bond so pure and emotional that it cannot fail to touch your heart. The author’s writing style is refreshing too. He brings class to simple language that is easy to get into. He narrates the story so well, that by the time you turn the last page you are left wanting to know more about these two people who suddenly feel like they have been a part of your life for ages.So really, well developed characters and excellent narration of an emotionally charged, well developed characters make this story a wonderful experience!

  • Janhvi
    2019-04-06 04:14

    I was super excited to read The Guardian Angels since the first moment I saw the cover and read the summary of the book. Starcrossed lovers? Count me in! I love forbidden romances of any and all kinds and Aditya and Radha's story seemed to fit in perfectly. I really enjoyed reading The Guardian Angels but I cannot say that it left me satisfied at the end.Adi Mehta is the son of a billionaire. He has always been an outcast because of his social status. Adding to that is his shy nature which makes him seem always out of reach to the others. Except to Radha, of course. I really liked Adi. He was a genuinely nice guy but he failed to understand Radha completely. But I guess that was a part of the pull which binds them together.Then there's Radha. She is fiery and passionate about life and her beliefs. Willing to fight where she think injustice has been rendered. She wants to bring about a change in the country. Radha was not a typical heroine. She was no damsel in distress and that's what I loved about her.We get to see the lives of Adi and Radha through two decades. It is easy to see how they always gravitate towards each other in their thoughts. What starts as friendship in their childhood soon becomes something more which neither of them are ready to put a name to. I loved the banter between Adi and Radha. There was this passion in their exchange. There was no Adi without Radha and vice versa.Rohit Gore's writing style is easy and engaging. It was very easy to fly through the pages. The only thing which bothers me is that I wanted Adi and Radha to fight harder for each other. They gave up too easily but I guess you cannot avoid the inevitable. Still, I think it would have been worth it. And so very cryptically, I'm going to end my review here. Overall, The Guardian Angels was a very good read.*Note:The book was received as part of Reviewers Programme on The Tales Pensieve.

  • Paromita Bardoloi
    2019-04-13 00:25

    If you are a lover of a dramatic love story, here you go. Rohit Gore brings to you the story of Aditya Mehta and Radhika Deodhar. Adi or Aditya is the poor child of a rich man and Radhika the daughter of a union leader. The story spins through two decades. Gore credibly takes the reader through some predictable and some unpredictable plots, but not through one dull moment.Adi is the silent and somber one and Radika the outspoken firebrand idealist. You can very well smell the chemistry between them from the word go, but like most of us they do get confused and move towards different directions. Adi is almost the Hindi film hero born to wealth and a cricketer too who moves abroad to pursue higher education. Radhika is a middle class girl staying in the country committed to the causes she believes in. However they are each other’s guardian angel, being there for each other in moments of crisis. That is also from where the book derives its name.Gore has carefully weaved a great chemistry between the two protagonists. The fiery banter, the unspoken jealousy and hidden tenderness will not only engross you but make you smile thinking of someone you once knew or know. However hell breaks loose when it is discovered that Radhika is suffering from a fatal illness which also claimed her father. You have to read the book to find the rest.Go for this, if you want to read a romantic tale. Gore definitely has great sparks in his writing but somehow I feel he pursued the safe way of telling the story, I was expecting a little more from the writer. Gore knows his job well, he does write well and I am sure in his next book there would be something more, that I can take back home.

  • Sheila
    2019-04-19 23:26

    In a novel that questions the nature of love, author Rohit Gore transports readers to the modern-day India where our friends and neighbors might have grown up. Rich kid Adi and poor girl Radha meet, and find their lives unexpectedly intertwining around those broken dreams of childhood. But children grow, together and apart, and love is an unintended, unexpected thing in this surprisingly absorbing tale.The novel is told through Adi’s quietly analytical eyes, with the benefit of Radha’s journal to fill in its heart. The author maintains a clear-cut distance between the reader and the tale, appropriate to characters who don’t know themselves well enough to reveal their souls. Radha and Adi’s journeys through life diverge as soon as school is over, and there’s a “constant sense of urgency” to their relationship, just as there is to the streets of Bombay where they meet. Well-chosen quotes start each section of their lives. Well-drawn locations, from India to Scotland and Wales and beyond, reflect their struggles in wonderful scenery. “Chepstow Castle where J K Rowling spent a large part of her childhood” is a gentle footnote, anchoring lives in the present. And some odd phrases, typos, or strange word choices are easily forgiven as errors in translation perhaps.Romantic, familial, and mystical love blend together in this tale of guardians and dreams. In between are social activism, politics, power, and hope, all bringing to life both characters and place in a story that will haunt you when the telling’s done.Disclosure: I was told about this book when it was free and was delighted to get an ecopy for which I offer my honest review.

  • Jairam Mohan
    2019-04-07 23:15

    The book begins with how Adi and Radha become friends when they were twelve years old due to a bullying incident which changes their lives forever. Right from the get go, both of them feel a unique connection with each other and even at that young age realize that this was just not friendship. As time goes by and as they get to know each others’ lives better, they clearly see that they populate entirely different universes. But fate and coincidences manage to conspire in a manner in which their parallel universes intersect each other. And on more than one occasion both of them end up saving each others’ lives (at times literally).Shuttling between Mumbai and Michigan, the story takes us through Adi’s and Radha’s lives from when they are twelve years old till they are thirty years old, almost two decades. The author has managed to subtly weave multiple events from the social milieu of the time period in which this story is set in. The beauty of his craft is that he manages to weave these events happening in India very subtly but very strongly into the narrative.And another thing which speaks volumes for the craft of the author is the fact that he shifts the narrative between Adi and Radha quite equally. Almost half the story is told in first person where Radha maintains a journal/diary where she records her feelings. And given that she talks to the diary in first person means that these parts of the story unfold from her viewpoint.

  • Pratikshya Mishra
    2019-04-04 03:29

    This is a very emotional story of two characters, Aditya Mehta and Radha Deodhar, their lives both together and apart from each other, starting from their first meeting in school, in the seventh grade, to the early thirties. It is a journey through their days, their years, their dreams and aspirations, their successes and big losses. From their preteen days their fates are entwined together, making them almost inseparable, and the numerous tragedies have drawn them nearer to each other. Their bond is their only solace, and their love is the only thing that they draw inspiration and optimism from.Adi has to save his sister Heena who’s drowned in drug addiction; deal with his own broken dreams; and come to terms with his parents’ relationship. Radha’s laughing and happy family is becoming quieter day by day as she sees her father slowly succumb to a mysterious genetic disease that runs in her family. She knows, however shattered her world would be, Adi, her guardian angel will be there to protect her. And Adi knows the same of Radha. But with time they understand that their destinies are separate. Amidst clashing ideologies, conflicting viewpoints, different family backgrounds and ambitions that are poles apart, their care for each other is the only thing that they share.Read the complete review here:http://pratikshya-magicmoments.blogsp...