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Being educated doesn't make someone courageous or coward. I would again quote and underline that Innaya is someone who somewhere exists in this real world and the reader is her review has mentioned about her own experience. Kindly do give it a moment. In many parts of India and the world you would find the girls which are still timid, scared and reserved. And that's okay, because change takes time and personal experiences shapes ones personality. She went through trauma in her childhood which made her the person you see she is in the story. And it's about her journey. Men like Eshan are rare too but that doesn't mean that they also do not exist. If writing about emotional weak side off a girl and stressing on the emotional intimacy makes it narrow minded approach then perhaps we do not share the same opinion regarding the concept. Somewhere there is misunderstanding of the basic theme and point of the whole novel on your side. It was never completely about the romance rather the gradual changes in the FL and about her walking the path of happiness. Mental health awareness was the main point and that is why PTSD is stressed out throughout the novel. Being an Indian myself I do know how much awareness is there regarding such mental health issues and if focussing on that makes it boring or too much as a reader for you, you should have dropped it long ago and you would not have been disappointed. As a professional in this field you would know better about how it take ages for people to move on and make peace with their pasts. It's never easy and that is why past comes with lot of baggage which makes it harder for people to battle mental demons. And I have had people reaching out to me, telling how much they feel connected to Innaya and her sufferings because they have had their own battles and scars. ML has been unpredictable since the start. He never behaved the way usual ML would behave. He was never cold, ruthless or emotionless. Rather he showed his all sides to her. So the talks they had was his personality. Again I would say that romance and intimacy differs from person the person. I do respect your opinions but I do not agree with it. That's my perspective because as a writer of this novel I do know what I wrote and why.
I'm not sure about what kind of impression you hold regarding Indian girls and their thoughts, but I can assure you that I never considered one for writing Innaya's character. Because if I had, she would have been left alone at her in-laws place instead of spending six months with her husband. Regardless of Indian setting or names, the story would have been same with Western setting. If you could spare some minutes then please check the pinned review of a reader - Sharon and you can see that the story is not just a fiction but somewhere holds close ties with the reality. Regarding consummation of the leads about how horribly is done, then I'm sorry if your expectations were not met because I never wrote that scene. That was my personal choice to not include anything R-rated and keep the story for general audience. They never consummated. Webnovel do not allow to add other genres or else instead of romance this novel features "Chiklit and romance" genre. Romance is different for everyone, what I find romantic might be cliche for others. And lastly regarding narrow minded approach, all I can say is- if I had a narrow-minded approach, I wouldn't have chosen the mental health topic like PTSD to write my whole novel on. Thank you for taking your time to read the novel. :-)
noted😊 Thank you ❤️