In the earlier part of the review I have written that it depicts the worst of Indian culture and I have reasons to say so. This novel on many times described pre-marital sex which is against the Indian culture and values and an adoption of western culture. It has also depicted woman as over ambitious, leaving their native places and freaking out. Woman with high ambitions are good for the society and country but the rebellious manner in which has been depicted is highly objectionable. It also depicts woman as drinkers and smokers.
Now, coming to the main story. The character of Parvati (Paro) has a pre-marital affair with a man named Karan. Paro gets pregnant and she has to undergo abortion. Her boyfriend Karan ditches her. Taking advantage of the situation her boss at an Ad agency tries to exploit her but in vain. All these incidents make her loose all respect and trust for man. In the course of time a struggling actor Rahul Kapoor enter her life. This Rahul guy falls in love with Paro but she wouldn't trust him because of her previous experiences. Honestly, the character of Rahul is very unmanly. Everything that Paro does is acceptable to him. On many occasions Paro insults him but still he is after Paro.(Even a dog which is known for its faithfulness will run away after receiving so much of whacking....just joking !! ) And at the last Paro agrees to marry him and that is the only positive thing in the entire book. And that's it !!
A very ordinary story with no real twists and turns and thrill. Not a completely romantic novel as well. Thumbs down from my side !!
Title: Trust Me
Publisher: Rupa Publications
My Rating: 1.5/5