Final View: I read this book from cover to cover and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you feel you need a break from regular romances, then pick this forbidden affair so you know the ramifications of threading the most disapproved path.
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There is still hope for Indian best-selling authors! After the likes of Ravinder Pal Singh and Preeti Shenoy, Anuja Chauhan is a breath of fresh air. The writing is simple, uncomplicated, but airy and light at the same time. Her use of humor is spot-on – haven’t had so many laugh-out-loud moments in a long time. Zoya Solanki is a low level account executive in a big advertising company, working on a big campaign that involves cricketers – when she discovers her magical powers. Whenever she has breakfast with them, the Indian team wins. How this turns her life topsy-turvy in a cricket-crazy nation that gives her the status of a goddess. This story intertwines with her now-on, now-off relationship with the Indian captain. The premise itself is interesting and the writing is superb – even the Hinglish doesn’t sound cliché and works well. The dialogues and the writing are very organic and flow beautifully. The book has its flaws – the romance between Zoya and Nikhil goes through a misunderstanding routine that is a bit boring and the cricket gets to be a bit much towards the end (even for me). But overall, an enjoyable book indeed.