A book review – Zoya Factor

Zoya Singh Solanki is a junior level executive at one of India’s largest advertising firm.  She is sent to Dhaka on an assignment for a major client Zing! Cola with the Indian Cricket Team, much to her displeasure since she has an aversion to cricket. However she reluctantly agrees  to shoot with the Indian cricket team who are on a losing spree.

Zoya hopes to get done with the shoot as soon as possible but as luck would have it,  Zoya’s trip is extended by a few more days  since the dashing young skipper-with-a-cute-butt Nikhil Khoda drags his boys out of the shoot citing practice with 45 minutes of the shoot still pending.

Zoya then spends next few days trying to convince the players and their agents to complete the Cola shoot. The players soon discover that Zoya is their lucky charm and they win matches on days they have breakfast with her. Her luckiness is  attributed to the fact that she was born the very moment Kapil Dev and his men lifted the World Cup in 1983. However the skipper does not buy this theory since he does not believe in luck.

Zoya leaves Dhaka after the shoot and a fall out with the skipper Khoda. The cricket team ends its challenge in the series after they lose to Bermuda in Zoya’s absence. Zoya’s luckiness soon grabs  the attention of the big bosses in the Indian Cricket Board.  The chairman of the board proposes to sponsor Zoya  a fully paid to Australia to accompany the India Cricket team during the World Cup.

What happens next is a roller coaster ride. Will the Zoya factor accompany the Indian Cricket team and help them win the World Cup?  Will Zoya attain the status of a celebrity?

To find out go grab the book 🙂

Verdict  Time :

This is a chick lit. If you aren’t into Chick Lits, don’t bother reading this. For the rest of you guys, it is a fun read written in Hinglish.  It is fast paced has its moments 🙂

Anuja Chauhan does a good job at sketching the advertising agency, its  clients, and the celebrities endorsing the products. Perhaps her experience in the ad world came in handy. I liked the way the Zoya’s character is written. And I am already in love with Nikhil Khoda.

Highly recommended on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Rating : 3.5/5

Now off I go hoping to run into Virat Kohli since Dhoni is already taken.

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11 thoughts on “A book review – Zoya Factor

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