Book Review: Soulmates: Love Without Ownership by Vinit K Bansal

This book is a perfect read for all the romantic hearts in this world!

The Blurb:

We all know that Love is the most beautiful feeling in this world. But what if it becomes an obsession?
It can be fatal.

This is a story of love, friendship, passion, obsession and sacrifice. A story that seeks to find out the real meaning of love. A story describing the purest form of love.


Neel is a simple small town middle class boy who comes to a new city for studies. On his very first night in the city, when he saves Ranadeep’s life, he realizes his life is about to change. But he had no idea that it would lead him to a path from where there would be no turning back. Neel and Ranadeep’s friendship cements beyond the conventional measures and they are inseparable and like a family. Neel eventually meets Aditi, his beautiful, simple and dainty new classmate and there is love at first site. Life for Neel, Aditi and Ranadeep is perfect till the day Ranadeep meets Ria and falls obsessively for her. While Ranadeep is frighteningly obsessive about Ria, the suave Ria has her heart set on Neel. Things begin to get complicated and then suddenly something drastic happens.

Neel is put behind bars on charges of Ria’s murder.
Will Neel be able to convince his innocence to Aditi and Ranadeep?
Will Ranadeep ever be able to forgive Neel for snatching away his love?
How far can Aditi go to save the life of her love from the grips of destiny?
Can there be a love without ownership?
Find out what happens when love has to pay its price.


That was the first time I saw her. And it was the most beautiful sight I had ever seen. For a moment, everything around me blurred. Time seemed to have come to a standstill. There was no music, just her and the roaring silence. Her beautiful, round face was flushed red with energy. Her pink luscious lips seemed to murmur something. She brought her hands to her ears and touched them. Then she raised her eyebrows, crinkled up her nose and made a little pout with her lips. She was gesturing a sorry. It was the cutest expression that I had ever seen. Something fluttered inside my stomach. She crinkled up her nose a little more. That moment, I wished I could just grab her and kiss her. Instead I just smiled. Satisfied that I had forgiven her, she smiled the prettiest smile in the world and there, at that moment, I realized I had lost my heart.

About the Author:

Vinit K. Bansal began his journey as a poet and soon, he graduated as prolific author and editor of national repute.

His first novel ‘I am Heartless’ created a sensation in the Indian writing industry and is widely considered as one of the top ten Indian romantic novels that redefined romance. His anthology series ‘Uff Ye Emotions’ has been the synonym of success in the segment since the past couple of years. Versatility remains the key factor in Vinit’s writing and has helped him create a niche for himself as a writer in both, Hindi and English language in fiction as well as in the non-fiction segment. Other than writing, he is a creative consultant and a motivational speaker as well, often conducting regular sessions on motivation and personality development in different academic institutes of India.

He can be contacted at: or follow him at

My Review:

Writers starts a book with the prologue, likewise, I wish to start with a disclaimer: I’m neither a book review expert nor an avid reader. I’m an ordinary person married to a sweetest person in the world, Sarav. His obsession towards reading and writing, pushed me to read the book, and write my thoughts on the same. I want to thank Vinit Sir for providing a grand platform to Sarav in the name of “Uff Ye Emotions 2”. 120 Minutes by Sarav is very close to my heart. Thanks again for making us happy.

Soulmates: Love without ownership, is the story of two friends – Neel and Randeep – blossoms on the first day of the college life, when Neel saves Randeep, almost from the deathbed. They are inseparable, like a family, almost. Then a beautiful love blooms between Neel and Aditi – the synonym of love – is the highlight of the book.

Everything between Randeep, Neel and Aditi is perfect till Ria – rich and tough, brought up in a foreign country – enters their life, falls for Neel, and steals Reandeep’s heart obsessively. A Love Triangle starts and becomes a rectangle. Things gets complicated, egos gets clashed, fate gets twisted and turned and everything else gets changed. In the end, the story makes the eyes moist, and portrays the real meaning of love, friendship, passion, obsession and sacrifice.

The positive points of the book are the narrative style of the author, the well-woven plot, the soulful love, the steamy romance, the unexpected murder, the twists and turns, and there are no negative points. It is a must read book. Vinit Sir deserves a five-star rating!

Blurb: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Excerpts: 5/5
Book Cover: 5/5
Overall Rating: 5/5

Book Details:
Title: Soulmates… Love Without Ownership
Author: Vinit K. Bansal
Genre: Fiction/Romance
Type: Paperback
Publisher: Red Ink Publishers
Language: English
Pages: 248
Year of Publication: 2014
Price: 175 Rs.

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Emotions packed in the form of words to make the eyes moist and understand the real meaning of love, friendship and sacrifice. This book, Soulmates: Love Without Ownership, is a romantic thriller with twist and turns that kept me hooked till the end. A ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Book, Highly Recommended for all the Romantic Lovers, No Second Thoughts!

This book was given to my hubby in exchange for an honest review. I am glad to read and review it. The opinions expressed in the review are my own, and remain unbiased and uninfluenced. I have given a five-star rating on Goodreads and FlipKart as I felt nothing less than that would be fair.

About the Reviewer: Vinayaka Vidhya is a 23-year-old fun-loving girl from India, married to Sarav: a techie, a romantic poet, an amateur photographer, and a sweetheart hubby, living in Germany. She is a food blogger at Vinayaka’s Kitchen. She loves cooking cusines from around the world, reading romantic novels, and decorating home magically. She can be contacted at

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  1. Accidentally I saw ur blog then this review even yours review style was too good…also like this ever seen before.. And then! Can I buy this book?????? I take this decision because I love romance books, Hope ur rating will help me in this…& also won't disappointed! Me ???

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