Title: The Beauty of the Moment
Author: Tanaz Bhathena
About the book: It alternates between the perspectives of Susan Thomas and Malcolm Vakil who meet at school, fall for each other, drift apart, and reconnect again.
This post is part of a blog tour hosted by Penguin. I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
First impressions: I like the cover and title. Even though I don’t read a lot of romance, I found the premise intriguing.
Characters: I love the racial diversity. It was easy to like both Susan, the new girl, and Malcolm, the bad boy. The secondary characters complement the two main protagonists as well.
“Nothing that’s truly meant for you can be taken away.”
Writing: The language is simple and easy to follow. I loved that the story is set in Canada. Neither perspective overtakes the other. I enjoyed the short chapters and the alternating viewpoints.
Final thoughts: I’m a fan of how the plot played out. Relationships are messy and imperfect after all. The ending is my favourite part of the novel. Bhathena crafted a realistic story that will resonate with many readers regardless of age, race, etc.
I highly recommend The Beauty of the Moment, especially for lovers of contemporary romance.