Glitter And Gloss is a funny, heartening, fast-paced love story by Vibha Batra. I enjoy her writing and loved The Activist and the Capitalist. Her books are full of love and have such a strong feel good factor that they are hard to put down once started and this book was no exception.
This is the story of two lovers who are from opposites in life, family and places yet they just click. As is the case with love, it just feels and doesn’t bother with anything else. Misha is a makeup artist, sweet, silly and from a totally dysfunctional family. She meets Akshay during a fashion show and ends up saving him, not knowing he is the boss and not a model such a hunk he is.
She is totally smitten and he too falls for her quirky personality, sweet charm and cute looks. They meet up and everything just clicks. Their love that is but other things are falling apart. A rich handsome guy, a bunch of cool friends and loving parents yet Misha manages to mess this up. It is a reflection of our youth who are undecided about their choices and unsure, uninformed opinions. A few heavy topics sorted with the light touch making it a breeze to read.
The book is an unputdownable and totally zings with its youthful exuberance and issues. Misha is still trying to find her real self, much as she tries to doll up as the sister-in-law likes. Alienating friends and family, even Akshay is not spared.
An added twist that leaves everyone surprised adds to the storyline and that family matters. Glitter And Gloss is not just a love story but also a love that grows and learns. It is a sweet, funny, endearing book, perfect anytime read in the youthful, fresh trademark Vibha Batra style.
Glitter and Gloss
A romantic comedy that is funny, contemporary and sharp.
Misha is a makeup artist who, after a series of mishaps and twists and turns, falls madly in love with Akshay who reciprocates her love with ardour. The only hitch in this perfect romance is her prospective sister-in-law who thinks Misha is everything a Bahu shouldn’t be: garrulous, geeky, gawky, gainfully employed (especially the last bit). The questions is will Misha win Didi (and the Kha-Pee Panchayat) over with her Stepford Wife Act? Will she continue to be the poster child for the inherent evils of the Bahu Brigade? Or will she learn to ‘lau’ herself before the whole world and its wife can do the same?