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The Nameless Relationship Book Review

Updated: Feb 14, 2021


The Nameless Relationship by Preeti Shenoy is the perfect end-of-month read. It’s got depth, love, lust, and thrill. So, sit back, relax, and let the bestselling author amaze you in just 15 minutes.

An impressive take on an extramarital affair, this book explores the possibilities of a happy ending. The book revolves around a 21st-century woman in her 50s and her lover in his 30s. Eleven pages, that's all it takes the author to grasp your attention and deliver a message in a thrilling manner. We all chant Love is Love, but deep down the reality is way too harsh. Every relationship comes with a tag, but there are some relationships that are not accepted by the majority in today's world.

The horror of being judged by society and the idea of change is stopping us from naming the nameless relationships. It is a short read that will take you away from everything going on around us at the moment. It is a reminder that the world still needs a change. Our mind needs to evolve. It has to be engineered in a way to accept and express more without over-thinking about it. This book is so well written, that you would want to read it again and again. The plot of the book is unpredictable and the characterization is at its best. It is also a gentle reminder that life is short. Make the most of it. You don't know when your last day is. Live the way you want to live.

Overall, The Nameless Relationship by Preeti Shenoy is a must-read! So, go ahead and buy this book from Amazon now!



Some of the best relationships that exist in this world are nameless ones. They crouch behind those sanctioned by society: the legitimate ones, the ones that you can define because they are approved, allowed, understood, and normal.

In this finely crafted short story, Preeti Shenoy examines one of these ‘nameless relationships’, peeling back the layers of complexities that underlie marriage, love, desire – and the many grey zones that lie between two people.


Preeti Shenoy is an Indian author. She has been consistently nominated for the Forbes List of the 100 most influential celebrities in India since 2013. Preeti received the Indian of the Year award by Brands Academy. She has also received a Business Excellence award instituted by New Delhi Management Institute.

India Today calls her 'the only woman in the highest-selling league,' alluding to the popularity of her books. Daily News and Analysis have described her as a "keenly observant mind", and The Times of India describes her writing as "excellent storytelling skills". Cosmopolitan has described her as "one of India's most popular authors", also she is the only woman in India's highest-selling league.

She was a keynote speaker at Birmingham Literature Festival, where the cover of A Hundred Little Flames was also released.




GENRE: Short Stories, Contemporary Romance


Love A Little Stronger

Life is a collection of moments, some memorable and some mundane. Often it is the tiniest things that bring the greatest joy, even though at that time, we have no idea that what we are witnessing may be magical, something that we will talk about and laugh over after many years.

Packed with her hilarious narratives, poignant observations, and a writing style loved by millions across the world, this book is certain to strike a chord with anybody who has children or who has been a child, themselves!

For those who have read 34 Bubblegums and Candies, this is a new version, with many additional stories. For others, it is a heart-warming, hilarious, and inspiring collection of true anecdotes from the author’s life, telling us to Love A Little Stronger, no matter what happens.

PUBLISHER: Srishti Publishers & Distributors

PAGES: 178


GENRE: Contemporary Romance, Fantasy

When Love Came Calling

Puja, 19, confused, energetic, fiery. Her philosophy - Life is complicated and only super-achievers have it figured out. Her strict mother sends her to a rural location in Kerala to spend her summer vacation doing volunteer work.

Arush, 20, studious, careful, shy. Born and raised in Britain, he is elated when he gets an opportunity to spend 12 weeks in India, a place his parents are from, and once he has never been to.

When Puja and Arush meet, their stark differences are obvious to each other. But with choppy internet and no other distractions, they start getting to know each other and slowly fall in love. But falling in love and staying in love is not the same thing.

When disaster strikes, Puja is forced to confront the harsh realities of life while Arush realizes that India is not always the picture-perfect postcard he presumed it was. Desperately fighting to

expose the truth and save themselves, what happens to their love? Is it strong enough to survive forces beyond their control? Is it deep enough to drown their own doubts?

Sometimes you have to travel far to find your true self.

A gripping novel from Preeti Shenoy, about young love and discovery.

PUBLISHER: Srishti Publishers & Distributors

PAGES: 218


GENRE: Contemporary Romance

The Obsession

How far would you go for an obsession? A short story that explores the dark side that anybody can slip into, when deeply in love.

‘Preeti Shenoy pens a riveting tale of crossed relationships.’

- Verve




GENRE: Short Stories

The Rule Breakers

There are two kinds of people in this world—those who follow the rules and those who do not think twice about breaking them.

It’s the mid-’90s. Studious, smart, and sincere, Veda harbors big dreams for the future. But her parents arrange a marriage for her, and the twenty-year-old discovers that she has no say in the matter.

Forced to leave behind an idyllic life in the hill town of Joshimath—filled with conversations and pleasurable times with her siblings, and her best friend, the handsome Suraj—she puts aside her ambitions and moves into a flat in Pune with an indifferent husband and a mother-in-law from hell.

Though brought up to be quiet and obedient, Veda chafes at the meaninglessness of her existence and struggles to cope with the unexpected loneliness she is engulfed in. Then, amidst the dark clouds of stagnation and despondency, Veda carves out the unlikeliest of silver linings.

How does she do this? By breaking the rules? Or by following them? In this emotional roller-coaster of a novel, Preeti Shenoy treads bold new ground yet again.


PAGES: 323


GENRE: Indian Writing, Contemporary Fiction

Wake Up, Life is Calling

What if your mind is your greatest enemy?

What if you were living your worst nightmare?

How would you cope?

Ankita has fought a mental disorder, been through hell, and survived two suicide attempts. Now in Mumbai, surrounded by her loving and supportive parents, everything seems idyllic. She is not on medication. She is in a college she loves, studying her dream subject: Creative Writing. She has made friends with the bubbly Parul and the glamourous Janki. At last leading a ‘normal life’, she immerses herself in every bit of it – the classes, her friends, her course, and all the carefree fun of college.

Underneath the surface, however, there is trouble brewing. A book she discovers in her college library draws her in, consumes her, and sends her into terrifying darkness that twists and tears her apart. To make matters worse, a past boyfriend resurfaces, throwing her into further turmoil.

Armed with only a pen and a journal, she desperately fights with every ounce of strength she has. But can she escape her thoughts? Will Ankita survive the ordeal a second time around? What does life have in store for her?

Preeti Shenoy's compelling sequel to the iconic bestseller Life is What You Make It chronicles the resilience of the human mind and the immense power of positive thinking. The gripping narrative demonstrates with gentle wisdom how by changing our thoughts, we can change our life itself.

PUBLISHER: Srishti Publishers & Distributors

PAGES: 196


GENRE: Contemporary Romance

Life is what you make it

What would you do if destiny twisted the road you took? What if it threw you to a place you did not want to go to? Would you fight, would you run or would you accept? Set across two cities in India in the early eighties, Life is What You Make it is a gripping account of a few significant years of Ankita’s life.

Ankita Sharma has the world at her feet. She is young, good-looking, smart, and tones of friends and boys swooning over her. She also manages to get into a premier management school for her MBA.

Six months later, she is a patient in a mental health hospital. Life has cruelly and coldly snatched that which meant the most to her and she must now fight to get it all back.

It is a deeply moving and inspiring account of growing up, of the power of faith and how determination and an indomitable spirit can overcome even what destiny throws at you.

A tale, at its core a love-story that makes us question our beliefs about ourselves and our concept of sanity, and forces us to believe that life is truly what one makes it.

PUBLISHER: Srishti Publishers & Distributors

PAGES: 224


GENRE: Contemporary Romance


How long does it take to heal a broken heart? Can you ever forget that one perfect relationship you had? Anjali knows who she wants—she wants Aman. Aman too knows who he wants—he wants Shruti. Shruti and Aman were once inseparable. Theirs was a love that would last forever and more. Then, out of the blue, Shruti left Aman. A devastated Aman moved abroad in the hope of forgetting Shruti and to heal. Shruti married Rishabh. Now Aman is back in India and looking for a fresh start. But he is still haunted by memories of his love. Can he ever break free from it? His head tells him to move on, to find love with Anjali, but his heart won’t listen. No matter what he does, Shruti’s shadow looms large. Can there be a ‘happily-ever-after’ for any of them? A straight-from-the-heart modern-day romance of unrequited love, of complicated relationships, and about moving on when you realize that there will always be the one you cannot have.


PAGES: 282


GENRE: Romance

A Hundred Little Flames

Sometimes, a journey back is a step forward.

When 26-year-old Ayan is sent to live with his grumpy old grandfather Gopal Shanker, in a tiny village, in Kerala, he is understandably devastated. What can a sleepy, idyllic village without even Internet connectivity offer a young man?

To make matters worse, Jairaj, Ayan’s domineering father has his own plans and is determined to have his way. Soon, Ayan has to come to terms with the hard realities of life and the blindness of greed as he and Gopal Shanker learn that life can sometimes unravel in unanticipated ways.

A young man, whose life lies ahead of him. An old man, whose life is all in the past. And a few months that change everything. A Hundred Little Flames is a charming account of a relationship across generations and also a meditative look at the issues of old people.

Preeti Shenoy’s foray into new fictional terrain is an absolute triumph!


PAGES: 361


GENRE: Contemporary Fiction


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