Book Review – Tamanna ( A Story Of Forbidden Love) by Tejeshwar Singh

Title : Tamanna
Author : Tejeshwar Singh
Pages : 247
Publisher : Fingerprint Publication

Blurb of the book:

True love is like a permanent state of madness, one that makes us end up doing things we always thought ourselves incapable of.

The same happened with Delhi-based Arjun Singh. As a teenager, he made fun of romantic movies and love songs. Even when he got married, he only gradually fell in love with his wife—their love was mature and pure and had none of the madness that love stories are made of.

But his story only begins here . . .

One day at a party, he meets Tamanna, who looks breathtaking beside her overweight and pompous husband. Her arrival turns Arjun’s life around. He does everything love-struck teenagers are known to do—from writing poetry and letters to checking his phone every few minutes. He pines, he sings, he cries, he obsesses, he hyperventilates, he regrets, he scolds himself, he broods, he dreams, and he loves—truly and helplessly.

And as time passes, the gradual revelation of Tamanna’s maturity, her thoughtfulness, and her witty personality leave Arjun completely awestruck. But his is not a usual love story, for he is married, and so is she.

Heartbreaking and inspired by the author’s life story, Tamanna is a journey through a man’s heart, exploring, as it does, how it is possible to love more than one person at the same time, and how love heeds no reason and no boundaries.

Characters of the book:

Arjun Singh, Sangini, Baabu, Tamanna, Sanjay, etc.

My review:
First impression of this book was WOW! The cover of the book is undoubtedly captivating. The blurb of the book is satisfactory as it unfolds many secrets.

Ever heard or experienced the phrase which says, there’s nothing wrong and right when you’re in love? Well, This tale explains the same. Tamanna is a real life story of author himself, which talks about extra marital affair. Author has tried to define one side love here in the story in a mature way.

When I read the blurb, I expected love making scenes and other such description in the book but nothing such is found in the book. Honestly, I expected this book to be nothing more than a regular one sided love story in which a guy falls for a girl after marriage and he has to go through the complexities of life but this tale surprised me as it is not an ordinary tale. It’s all about Obsession, Pious feelings, gloom, regret, self condemnation etc.

Positive Points of the book are:

  1. Intriguing tale! You will not feel like picking up next book till you complete this one.
  2. Subject line! Very much sensible and thoughtful story line.
  3. The writing style is gripping and you will keep turning pages.
  4. As author has experienced all these emotions himself, narration seems realistic.
  5. I loved the character the Baabu ( Protagonist’s Friend). This character is my favourite in the book.

Negative point of the book are:

The pace of the book could have been a bit faster. I felt some details in the story were unnecessary and could have been avoided. One of them was defining Tamanna. Her part for was excessively narrated.


A thought provoking book! Tamanna is a story which will be loved by the masses for the subject that it has. Theme of the story is very much practical hence this book will be appreciated by many.

The writing style is simple and this book can be read by anyone and everyone, which is a definitely a positive thing. Towards the end, the story becomes exciting and it leaves you with wanting for a bit more.

If you are looking for a quick weekend read, Tamanna ( A Story Of Forbidden Love) by Tejeshwar Singh is worth trying.

Rating: 3 out of 5 

About the Author:

Inherently curious about relationships and mysteries surrounding human emotions, Tejeshwar Singh runs a software consultancy firm in Delhi. He was a little late in realizing his passion towards creative writing, but doesn’t regret it. This is his second book and almost auto -writing – it emerged from the deepest confines of his sub conscience. His first book, I’ve had Enough… God!!! was published by Rupa in 2009.


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