Louisiana Catch by Sweta Srivastava Vikram
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
“Life is so unpredictable, beta. I don’t want to have any regrets.”
Louisiana Catch is the compelling story of Ahana Chopra, a female advocate for violence against woman, must face against the social issues and cultural boundaries placed against woman. Sweta Srivastava Vikram tackles the challenging times of grief and vulnerability as she explores the online world as a coping mechanism and finds more than what she bargained for. With the dangers that lie ahead, Ahana must fight her ongoing battle to determine who to trust as she, Rohan, and Jay shed layers of their identities.
Real and raw. I loved the connectivity you felt between Ahana and the reader as you can identify with the social issues and coping mechanisms. I loved the strong protagonist role as Ahana is a female icon as she fights for what she believes in and gives woman a strong role model to dive into. Finding her voice and learning to use it is such a powerful message for this beautiful story.
The moving story was truly empowering and Ahana is the advocate the real world needs. The moving reality of how powerful social media can change someone’s outlook on love and hopeful connections.I found this story inspiring to read as I was taken on a journey alongside Ahana and didn’t just watch her life unfold.
“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”
I loved the romance aspect as it was incredibly different than the typical way people fall for eachother. The ‘catfishing’ technique goes way back and I loved this aspect of the book as it really gave the storyline a twist and this twist is extremely important as the book progresses. The way the heroine is recovering from marital rape is written beautifully in a way that the reader can feel the pain and shame that is felt through the characters words. The way the emotional and psychological battles that woman face was described in a compelling way and became very educational.
I would recommend this book to anyone who needs a real and raw, compelling story to read. The protagonist will be one you will always remember and this book will constantly be on your mind-yes, it is THAT good. This book is great for readers who are interested in human relationships, social issues, identity, strong woman, the role of fried and healing in shaping our lives and the impact of social media networking.