Deep within each of us is a die-hard romantic who is looking for a story with a fairy-tale ending. Many of us have coloured vision due to past negative experiences. It makes us reject anything that is remotely unbelievable. This is something Ritu Kakar seems to have realised. That is why though Love Unexpected is a romance novel, it has been written with believable characters interacting with each other through a gripping & realistic narrative. Readers will enjoy the simplicity, the chemistry and most importantly the different facets of romance the novel explores.
Anyone who speaks to Ritu Kakar over the phone or interacts with her over messenger or chat will mistake her for a 16-18-year-old youngster who is bubbling with vivacity & passion. The positive attitude of this die-hard romantic belies her age. It probably has a lot to do with the environment at home. You know her as Ritu Kakar, the Contemporary Romance Author. I know her as a doting mother, loving wife, dutiful daughter-in-law, darling daughter, cute sibling and an amazing 3-am-friend. One chilly winter morning, I visited Ritu Kakar for a steaming hot cup of chai with Parle G biscuits & some gup shup. Rarely does one come across an individual who speaks with so much honesty, passion and innocence. I have had the honour of editing Love Unexpected for Ritu Kakar & it has been one of the sweetest romance stories I have ever read.