I received Jisha Rajesh’s latest book You are the one as a review copy from the author and am thankful to her for the same.
After losing his wife in a freak accident, the veteran cricketer Sagar Taneja found solace in nurturing new talents. During that dark phase of his life, a prodigious young cricketer Vihaan Arora walks into his life and Sagar instantly cuddles him under his wings. Sagar meets Vihaan’s mother Anika at a party and is dazed by a mysterious craving pain floating in her eyes. And then he encounters a blackmailer who threatens to reveal a secret to the world that will leave Vihaan’s life and career devastated. Sagar is caught in a whirlwind of mystery as trains of thoughts crisscross through his mind. What was the devastating secret? Does Anika know more than she has cared to say?
Anika Arora moved to London from Delhi, with her father, when she was a baby and returned to India two decades later when she her lost her father, her only living parent to an accident. 21 year old Anika was depressed and it took a lot of effort on her best friend, Esha and her boyfriend, Vikramjit’s part to bring her out of it. It was then that she met Sagar Ravikant Taneja, the lord of cricket and the skipper of the Indian team.
Twenty three years later, Anika, a business tycoon in London, manages Arora Group of Industries, her family business that her dad and uncle wanted her to join, but her roots are in Delhi. Life has not always been a bed of roses for her and she has suffered a major setback early in her life when she lost her husband Suraj, who was also her childhood best friend, before her son was born.
Her 21 year old son Vihaan, one of the youngest players in the history of Indian cricket, has made it to the national team and his skills have been applauded by Sagar Taneja, now a veteran cricketer, who is famous as the lord of cricket. Sagar had opted for a retirement from all forms of cricket 8 years ago when his wife, Anjana, had died in a freak accident, after having been the coach and commentator. Now he is a selector of the selection committee.
When Anika sees Sagar after 23 years, she is taken aback and memories come back. Then there is the blackmailer who is bothering her.
I liked the story of old flames meeting. The characters are well developed and the story moves fast. I loved the relationship that Anika shares with her son Vihaan. Though there are some predictable parts, but I liked the flow. The language is simple and easily understandable.
Not only cricket lovers, this book will be liked by all romance lovers.
Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy of the book from the author in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.