Zayd Abbas Rizvi, out on parole, wants to escape the suspicious eyes of the world and concentrate on rebuilding his future. He zeroes in on Kasauli, a small, quaint hill town.
Contrary to his expectations though, he is unable to find peace in the skirmish around the guest house, the antics of a three-year-old, and the deep, sad eyes of his mother. As he battles the demons of his past, falling in love is not in Zayd’s plan…
Ashima's life is a long, tiresome struggle, until a tall, tattoo flaunting stranger registers in her guest house. Hoping against hope for a ray of sunshine in her life, unbridled attraction to a stranger is not what Ashima bargains for…
Will Zayd and Ashima be able to forego their past and embrace their present, even when they know that if things went wrong, all they'll be left with is a broken heart and painful memories?
Congratulations Ruchi Singh on coming up with a fabulous romance set in the lovely hill station of Kasauli. It was bold and beautiful, superbly penned. Kudos! -- Sundari Venkatraman, bestselling romance author on Amazon KDP.
If you want to read a boy meets girl kind of straightforward romance, do not read this review any further. Ruchi Singh's latest book -- Jugnu -- is a romance that delves deeper. The book is as mesmeric as the firefly it is named after. -- Adite Banerjie, Harper Collins author of 'No Safe Zone' and 'Trouble Has A New Name'.
I loved her (author's) use of fireflies as a symbol throughout the novel (and the title, Jugnu). Perfect how in the beginning, the prologue uses the fireflies to capture impending doom and human fascination with the unknown, and how in the end, after the story has come full circle, she has the couple look up at the stars “twinkling like fireflies”. -- Devika Fernando, paranormal, romance author.