Love Bi The Way is a story of two beautiful, successful and troubled, tortured girls – Rihana & Zara, both come from dysfunctional homes and with traumatized pasts. The premise of the book is the friendship between the two and how it grows in to love. It could have been a regular story of friends becoming lovers but it involves two girls and hence the ‘Bi’ in the title.
The cover is quite descriptive as it easily tells the reader what the story is about and even though you might not read it in public but it is a big lure for the reader to pick the book. I think even though it expresses the crux of the story yet it leaves it at a basic level since the book explores their personal demons, how their past is affecting the present.
I have read The Deliberate Sinner by the author and I feel this book is much mature and the controversial topic that she chose adds to the story. The men in the book represent the many lying, deceitful kind we often find. I would have liked at least one who did the right thing. Sad, but the men drive the women to each others arms where they find a safe haven. Saif, the spineless one – who was willing to cheat on his wife since she already doubts him! Harish, a bully and a paedophile. He turned on his family & benefactors. Shaurya, the poor little rich guy looking for a little love on the side with no strings attached. Even the fathers Rihana and Zara have left so much to be desired.
Love Bi The Way is not just a fluff read or titillation about the physical relation of these two girls. The author has explored many serious topics of physical abuse, child abuse, mental trauma, cheating and deceit in marriage and love. Bhaavna has blended the trauma and abuse the girls faced in the past with their life as it progressed. The past has to be embraced so it can set us free and this message comes across so strongly in this story.
The flirting and the royal romance thrown in bring freshness to a story that could have been a heavy read. The girls are beautiful, successful, confident and kind. Helpful and supportive, few men are strong enough to love a woman as an equal and this book reflects it.
The events unfold in a dramatic fashion and kept me turning the pages. I recommend this book as it talks about topics usually left buried, ignored and taboo. Bhaavna takes a bold path as she shares the angst of women and many shades of which we will find around us.
© Inderpreet Kaur Uppal
Rihana is a painter who is trying to find inspiration in love. Zara is a businesswoman trying to make a niche for her company in a male-dominated world. Rihana is fire, Zara is ice; Rihana is openly sensual, while Zara is more cautious with her heart—they are opposites that attract. They are different people bound together by their house—‘Cupid’—and their pet golden retriever, Tiger.
As both of them navigate their fulfilling careers and try to leave behind troubled pasts, they find solace in each other. But Tiger’s not the only male in their lives. Rihana finds herself a string of sexy men, while Zara emerges out of her shell and meets an actual prince who sweeps her off her feet. But can these relationships last? And what road will they take when love happens bi the way?