He asks her out for coffee. She agrees.
Another coffee follows. So do movies, drives, moonlight walks, study dates, sneakouts, make out sessions.
Shadab and Arnika.
Both eighteen. Committed. In a relationship.
It’s a perfectly clichéd bubblegum love story...or is it?
... For love today, comes with a ‘conditions apply’.
Career. Ambition. Practicality.
Different colleges. Different countries. Different aspirations.
A long-distance relationship.
They decide to give it a shot. Skype video calling. BBM. Lists of do’s and don’ts. Fidelity checks. Promises.
They’ve planned it all out.
But can love be planned?
Is chocolate a safer proposition for the heart?
Is cheating on your partner an offence only if your partner comes to know about it?
What happens when you’re in something which is A lot like love…a li’l like chocolate???
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Hardly an author, as he proclaims. Sumrit Shahi, at 18, is as confused as before, but just more sophisticated about it.
His debut novel at the age of 17, Just Friends, is a national bestseller and sold over 25,000 copies.
With a killer ability to play with words, which he isn’t remotely humble about, writing for him is a passion which pays surprisingly well. A resident of Chandigarh, alumnus of St. John’s High School and Bhavan Vidyalaya, he is currently pursuing his first year at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, Pune.