"The Promises We Made" | Lamenting the vagaries of fate
'The Promises We Made' is a roller coaster ride of emotions, from anticipation to fear to love and finally to despair
'The Promises We Made' is a romantic novel written by Rohan Jain, an IIT Kanpur (2011-15) and IIM Ahmedabad (2015-2017) alumnus who is also an ardent blogger with more than 1,00,000 followers and 30 Million views on Quora.
Raj, a computer science student at IIT Kanpur, can’t believe his luck when he gets selected for a summer internship in Switzerland. He had always dreamed of travelling, and this was his chance to explore the world. During this internship, he crosses paths with Sofia, a German student studying in Switzerland. Little did he know that this chance encounter will alter the course of his life forever.
Raj is completely smitten by Sofia. As Raj and Sofia spend more time together, hiking through the Alps and travelling across Europe, Raj slowly finds himself falling in love with Sofia. But as their time together in Switzerland nears an end, Raj finds himself torn between the desire to confess his feelings to Sofia and the fear of losing her.
Will Raj be able to confess his feelings to Sofia? And will Raj and Sofia be able to sustain their love spanning across cultural and geographical boundaries?
'The Promises We Made' takes the readers through the journey of two people falling in love in the most unexpected of circumstances. And just when it feels that everything is going well, things start backfiring in the most unpredicted ways. Destiny had something else in store — a dark twist of events that leaves the readers lamenting the vagaries of fate.
The writing is fresh, and the story keeps the readers engaged till the end. 'The Promises We Made' is a roller coaster ride of emotions, from anticipation to fear to love and finally to despair. The novel is different from the other romance novels in this genre because it feels so real and relatable. The readers get transported to Europe as they go through the pages, living the life of Raj and Sofia. The vivid descriptions of the places, events and the characters make the readers wonder how much of the story is inspired by real-life events, and how much of it is fiction.