Book Review: I Too Had a Love Story, by Ravinder Singh

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“ Not everyone in this world has the fate to cherish the fullest form of love. Some are born just to experience the abbreviation of it.”

‘ I Too Had a Love Story ’ is an autobiographical tale of love written by Ravinder Singh, a software engineer turned author, who rose to fame with this book becoming a national bestseller.


Book Name: I Too Had a Love Story

Author Name: Ravinder Singh

Genre: Romance

Language: English

The book, they say, is a true love tale, written by Ravinder Singh out of the despair of losing his girlfriend. It is his debut novel. Unfortunately, it is a true story and that is maybe why the author uses his name for the protagonist of the story. I Too Had a Love Story remained a bestseller even after six years of publication.

About the Author:

Ravinder Singh born (4 February 1982) is an Indian software engineer and author of nine novels. He started his career as an IT was professional in Infosys. His girlfriend died in 2007 before they got formally engaged. He adapted his own story into his first novel.

I Too Had a Love Story which was published in 2008. Writing the book helped him cope with the tragedy in his life. This novel was reviewed by N R Narayana Murthy, Chairman Emeritus of Infosys Technologies, who called it “ simple, honest, and touching”.

About the Book:

Ravinder is the male lead or the protagonist of the story. He is working in an IT software company. The story starts with Ravin meeting his three college friends Happy, Manpreet, and Amardeep after a long time in Kolkata. They talk about love, marriage, and settling down in life.

Happy suggests signing up on a matrimonial website and finding a suitable girl through that. Although Ravin never showed much interest while he heard it, he was the first one to sign up on an online matrimonial website, once he returned to Bhubaneswar. He finds Khushi from

Khushi is the female lead of the story. She is a very simple yet beautiful girl. Khushi values her relations a lot and is a very good person. Khushi tends to find joy in the simplest things. She lives in Delhi with her family. Khushi and Ravin start to talk and they find a lot of similarities in them. They are as alike as two peas in a pod. They eventually fall in love even before seeing each other. As time passes by they grow very close.

Ravin gets an offer to go abroad for an office project. He comes to Delhi to take an international flight to the United States. Ravin plans to stay in Delhi for a day to meet Khushi for the very first time and to spend time with her. He meets Khushi’s family too. 

Despite the distance and the time difference, Ravin and Khushi’s bond stayed strong. When he returns to Delhi, both the families meet at Ravin’s place and fix their engagement date.

Khushi gets very hyped up and enthusiastic before their engagement, but a few hours before the engagement a huge tragedy falls upon Khushi. Ravin prays to god with his whole heart. All their dreams shattered, without Khushi, Ravin’s life becomes meaningless. Will Ravin ever get Khushi back?

“ She died. I survived

Because I survived, I die every day”

I Too Had a Love Story has a predictable plot and we can learn from the Blurb behind the book that Khushi dies at the end, but this novel is not about the plot but the feeling you get when you know it.

Best Quote from I Too Had A Love Story

These lines before the book started...

Days pass by somehow

But nights now are a wagon of pain

Injuries may heal with time

But marks will always remain

Restless on my comfortable bed

I toss and turn and try to sleep

But thoughts are bulking my head

And have formed a huge heap

The past is flashing

It's scorching light- beams

Tearing me apart,

Breaking me at the seams

The darkness of my life,

Is more visible in the dark

And now I am trying to give it a voice

Trying to speak my heart.

My view:

I Too Had A Love Story that got me very sad as it was a true story. I realized that a person can mean so much suddenly and in their absence we tend to forget how to live life as we did before. Their love story was a very cute one and it was depressing to have such a tragic ending. Life can be cruel at times and one such example was Ravinder’s love story.

I Too Had A Love Story is an easy-to-read book, you can read it on a lazy Sunday afternoon in a single sitting. It might make you cry if you are a very emotional person. It is certain to leave a hole in your heart because of Khushi. Khushi never deserved it. Ravin never deserved it.

I would have enjoyed the book more if the quality of English written in was better. They were more or like movie dialogues. Words were repetitive. Sometimes I had to skip lines to get going ahead. It was a good story with average writing skills. It was also hard to believe the Indian parents easily accepted their love without any problem. She is a Punjabi unlike them would have created issues in the sad reality.

Hope you liked my style of review.

My rating for the book is 5/5
You can buy this book easily from Amazon: I too had a love story

Written By – Prachi Mann
Edited By - Anamika Malik

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