Her Last Wish: Ajay K Pandey is back with another romantic tragedy after his blockbuster debut “You are the Best Wife”, and he does not disappoint with his second book. This book, although only a few leagues close to his debut masterpiece, still does its job of grabbing the reader by their hearts and taking them into the protagonist and narrator, Vijay’s life as he comes to know of his wife’s illness and shall do everything in and way out of his capabilities to ensure she is admitted to the best facilities where her illness is treated.
Vijay is what outsiders, well let’s say people of our society, would call, a “super failure”. He has given tens of entrance exams and barely made through only one of them. His mother, being a part of the field of journalism has contacts, hence she makes a few calls and gets her son the job of an assistant professor in a college.
Then, comes another test in Vijay’s life: finding his bride. His profile is created on a matrimonial site with exaggerated details. And no prizes for guessing, but every woman he is sent to meet or comes to meet him ends up rejecting him.
Then, comes Astha, a woman full of life and poles apart in everything from Vijay. But shocker, she agrees to this match-making. Gradually Vijay falls in love with his wife and just when he is finally happy with his life, it decides to makes him feel like a loser again by making Astha test positive with HIV.
What forms the crux of the novel is the stretch to which Vijay can go to make sure Astha lives, and his journey, other members, like his family, and Astha’s ex-boyfriend play vital parts.
Be My Perfect Ending: This Love story is full of emotions, funs also with buried truths, teaser and shocking twists… specially the last one I had tears in my eyes and of Sandy which was shock I never thought of while reading.
You Are The Best Wife: The story starts with the author joining the engineering college, how he falls in love with the heroine, how they get together, how they fight with the world to be with each other and how they fight life and eventually lose.
Another important thing about the book that appeals me is the people around Ajay and Bhavna. Everyone does their best to keep Bhavna. Like the author said, “Life is beautiful…indeed.” I certainly cried a few times and the last few pages where hard to keep up with but I had to go on. What breaks my heart is that this is not a fiction and this has actually happened. When a person leave you he or she takes a part of yourself with them and leaves you incomplete for the rest of your life.