Review of Mistakes Like Love and Sex by Madhuri Banerjee

mistakes like love and sex

The blurb: Kaveri thought she found her true love in her younger Spanish boyfriend, Ray and was all ready to get settled with him. But yet again she is left heartbroken again and needs a new start in her life. She returns back to her home in Mumbai and is ready to experience some new things in life. She is confused whether she should give up on love completely or should wait some time more.

However, getting involved with an older man, making out with the hottest star in Bollywood, teaching a hot, upcoming actress Hindi her goals seem nowhere in sight.

It’s then she is introduced to twitter by her new best friend Shy and here she finds a new romance, whether this romance will last or not that’s a question worth waiting for.

Kaveri has matured a lot since her thirtieth birthday; she is thirty five now and has experienced all sorts of things. All she needs now is a new direction in her life and she might have to give up a lot to find that.

Review: Cosmopolitan says that a new Carrie Bradshaw has arrived and this made me to look at the book with a new perspective. In the first book, Kaveri was a lot similar to Charlotte and Miranda; she believed in true love and was ready to wait for him and was well educated and very confident and could give men a tough competition.

After her break up with Arjun she became a lot like Samantha and had no qualms with having sex with men at all sorts of places.

But now in this book, she is hundred percent Carrie, she is super-bitchy, selfish, self-centered and judging her friends all the time and think only about herself.

I did not like this Kaveri at all. Though I myself suggested that we shouldn’t read the book if we are too judgmental, I couldn’t help myself from being judgmental this time. May be that’s the reason I did not enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed “Losing my Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas”.

The book is as well written as its prequel and explores the life of middle aged women who struggles to make their place in the male dominant society and live their lives on their own terms and no one else.

Author: Madhuri Banerjee

Publisher: Penguin metro reads

Genre: Fiction/ Drama

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