Author: Sowmya Aji
Number of Pages: 216
Price: 299 [INR] Publisher: Harper Collins
Honestly, I began the book with no expectations- good or bad. Usually, I read reviews of any book before I buy. But I should say that this approach worked for me. I started off with the first chapter of the book and thought it is going to be just another cheesy romance (not that I don’t like them). But Lo Behold! I was in for a surprise! and it continued till the end of the story. The book is a bag full of interesting surprises. One would fall in love with Anjana, a head-strong, career-oriented, independent woman. The author has beautifully portrayed her character and her nature of job.
What I loved the most of this book is that the author could have portrayed Anjana and Avinash having an extra-marital affair or a sleazy romance. But she has depicted the characters with grace and class. Having said that, the book is an action packed complete entertainer with equal mix of a steamy affair, the drug and steroid addiction, Indian cricket, the BCCI and a climax that is open to all to draw to a close.
Maybe a little more depth to the characters, Naren and Avinash’s fiancee?
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