Blurb: Jangsher Singh, a top junior tennis player, meets with the sweetheart of his youth on one foggy afternoon outside his ancestral village in India. When he is caught in the midst of an intimate moment by her “very old-minded” brothers, the situation turns bloody; he will never again be the same. Several years later, a scarred Jangsher emerges in Melbourne at a Grand Slam, a rookie wildcard at the top of his game. His tournament record will determine the fate of two bumbling pseudo-geeks from Sydney—Yug and his tobacco-chewing cousin, Aman—who can’t seem to catch a break. The car they borrowed for their weekend getaway, an Audi R8 called Flame, has fallen into the hands of a brutish thief, and now they must do whatever they can to get it back. Come Monday morning, will Yug be able to return Flame to its owner in Sydney? Will Jangsher be able to withstand the fierce gamesmanship of Hierro, the greatest southpaw ever to have played tennis? Might Aman be able to establish an official website for the Indian rookie in time to save himself from financial ruin? Can Jangsher be victorious against Hierro? Will he end up facing the great and widely beloved Temujic—what chance might he possibly have of keeping up with the reigning champion? It will take guts of steel. No quarter shall be asked, and none given.
About the Author: Vishal Bhatia lives and writes in Mumbai, India, where he manages a small portfolio of funds and is running a start-up focused on men’s lifestyle products. In his previous life, he was an IT consultant at banks in San Francisco and Sydney. JANGSHERSINGH.COM is his first novel. He is working on his second—A memoir—about his journey from heart failure to supreme fitness.
Review: The copy of Jangshersingh.com was sent by the author Vishal Bhatia. Thank you Vishal. To begin with, I felt the story was very entertaining, written in a witty way which successfully was engaging and insightful. For me it was a bit difficult to put down. It is a book that can be read by everyone. Most of the romantic genre books I have read have the same boring storyline, but this book was different. The story being sports fiction which caught my interest at the very day I knew about this book. One and the same amount of escapade, excitement and pleasure made it a sure shot winner and best part of was that the emotional quotient was not overly written. I liked all the characters. Climax was not wholly erratic had a little bombshell element too. The story begins with youngster Jangsher romancing Reet in Punjab. Love only harms him. Reet’s brothers beat him and take her away. Post this past of a failure, we get to read about a champion on a tennis court claiming the victory. Jangsher Singh, pride of his grandfather, his mother’s asset and the love Sally; is the surprise card from India into the Grand Slam at Australia. Parallel, 2 Indian cousins Yug and Aman, get on a weekend getaway to watch the Grand Slam in a borrowed Audi R8, but their greater adventure collapses as they lose the car to a goon on the way. Being from a country where emergency drives innovation they make a plan to come out of this. The merger of the language in Aman-Yug -Gangster story with Jangsher creates a brew that makes you think what is going to happen in the next chapter. Over all the book was very impressive to me and I definitely recommend it to other readers too. Good Luck Vishal for your next book.
I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.
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