A Sticky Wicket in Bollywood

A handsome Bollywood actor must choose between his career and a rugged cricket player from his past, who he s fallen in love with again.Rajan Malik has the world of Bollywood in the palm of his hand a beautiful girlfriend, starring roles, adoring fans He should be happy, but behind the facade lies a man conflicted and exhausted by the pressure placed on him by his illA handsome Bollywood actor must choose between his career and a rugged cricket player from his past, who he s fallen in love with again.Rajan Malik has the world of Bollywood in the palm of his hand a beautiful girlfriend, starring roles, adoring fans He should be happy, but behind the facade lies a man conflicted and exhausted by the pressure placed on him by his ill mother, his agent and society His life is not his own, and all he wants to do is escape.Indian Premier League cricketer Ajay Singh can t believe how bad his university roommate Rajan looks when he spots his picture in the paper They had parted on bad terms Still, he s moved to offer Rajan his support by renewing their friendship.But friendship was not all they shared back then Though Ajay is out,Rajan isn t willing to give up his carefully cultivated Bollywood image to be with him publicly And with very little privacy, it won t take long for someone to find out they are than friends.Their renewed secret affair is fraught with difficulties as they deal with the death of Rajan s mother, the secret of Rajan s till now absent father, a jealous friend, intrusive social media, and threatening notes from someone who seems to know all about their private livesIt s a bit of a sticky wicket they find themselves in Will it be too late when both men finally realise that they ll need to compromise, or they stand to lose everything
A Sticky Wicket in Bollywood A handsome Bollywood actor must choose between his career and a rugged cricket player from his past who he s fallen in love with again Rajan Malik has the world of Bollywood in the palm of his hand a

  • Title: A Sticky Wicket in Bollywood
  • Author: T.A. Chase Devon Rhodes
  • ISBN: 9781781842997
  • Page: 199
  • Format: ebook
  • 1 thought on “A Sticky Wicket in Bollywood”

    1. OH my god, I don't think I've ever seen a character who's more pussy-whipped than Raj. It was painful to watch. Dude, grow a pair for chrissakes. This story just pissed me off almost from the very beginning of the book. I gave up at about 20%. I just couldn't take the whininess anymore.

    2. This is the story of "The handsome Bollywood actor and the rugged cricket superstar" and is the first of the International Men of Sports series. Because of the series name, I expected the main focus to be on the cricketer and the actions set within the cricket arena. However this was not exactly how the plot played out.Yes, Ajay is a cricketer but most of the focus seems to be on Raj, the actor. Actually the first line of the blurb seems to place more emphasis on Raj. "A handsome Bollywood actor [...]

    3. To be honest, I'm not sure it was even ok, but I didn't outright dislike it. I just kept wincing through the read at the gaffes. They're small and unnoticeable but when you know the country and the sport and what the sport means to people who live in the handful of countries that play it seriously, wellMinor quibble - yes chai is very popular but believe me coffee is not unknown. It's grown there! So yeah, people don't go to coffee shops and order chai. Chai is ordered in small roadside shops wh [...]

    4. 2 1/2 - 3 HeartsReview written for MM Good Book Reviewsmmgoodbookreviews.wordpress/Rajan is a Bollywood star living the life that his mother created for him, starring roles, beautiful girlfriend and fame. But the life is starting to tear him apart, having to suppress his natural desires to please all those around him. Getting a surprise phone call from his old concerned friend Rajan remembers a time when he was happy and in love. Ajay doesn’t know what Rajan’s reaction will be to his offer o [...]

    5. Rajan Malik is THE hottest actor in Bollywood and things are only looking up. He, along with his girlfriend and co-star, are the hottest couple both on and off screen, and he couldn't be more successful. But this isn't entirely the life he wanted--it's the life his mother wanted for him. When Ajay Singh, cricket star and Raj's ex-roommate from university, sees Raj in the paper and reaches out to him, glimpses of a life that could have been immediately wash over them both. Ajay is out and not ash [...]

    6. This was so-so for me. Not totally impressed with the story line but it was an okay read to begin with. The fillers in the story (view spoiler)[ coming out to the society, the stalker, death, movie production, gay parent(hide spoiler)] were easily resolved and acted upon. I was, at a point, annoyed at the MCs reacting over-the-top to problemsAnd when I saw that it was about a cricket player I assumed it was a coming out story or something. Something that revolved around his cricket career, but i [...]

    7. So glad I'm working through a back list of books I've owned and not read. And since this was for a challenge, I plowed ahead and finished. It was okay, but compared to the quality of work in this genre that author's are producing nowadays, this was too elementary. Sweet and silly, Bollywood (in India) actor gets back together with his long lost love, a famous "out and proud" cricket player.

    8. After that blurb there just isn’t much I can put as a spoiler, so.…I don’t know much about Bollywood, other than India has a thriving movie industry and that very often where a Western film would insert a love or sex scene, the actors break out into song and dance instead. So guarding the public image of the biggest stars in a way that made Rock Hudson’s marriage to Phyllis Gates look like a weak effort seemed right in character.The bulk of the story takes place in India and amongst the [...]

    9. For some reason I was having the predisposition to not be liking this book. Part of it was the title. I think also I am having some fear about Western authors writing about India. Not withstanding that I found the English language unnecessarily detailed and distracting, I found behind it a good and (fairly) realistic story with believable characters. In the end I am surprised by this book and I liked it. Also this is another book that has a positive image of Desi Gay men, however, as is typical [...]

    10. 2.5 StarsRajan Malik and Ajay Singh were college friends and lovers. They parted ways when Rajan's mother pulled him out of school and thrust him into the Bollywood limelight. Fast forward six years. Both Rajan and Ajay are superstars in their own right: Rajan in Bollywood, Ajay as a pro cricket player. Their worlds collide when they resume their friendship. But Rajan is still - to the rest of the world - het; and, Ajay is out. Despite their rekindled love, Rajan's career and familial expectatio [...]

    11. I confessed that I liked this story. It was dramaful in the way that only relationships full of abandonment issues and jealousy can be. Sex scenes are fun and their intentions and thoughts are relateable. I like the concept of a Bollywood actor/cricketer dynamic but those roles don't play a signficant roles in characterizing who they are. They are in high profile professions that reinforce stereotypical gender roles, but that's true without the connection to Bollywood.I spent the book wanting Ra [...]

    12. I liked it, but I didn't luv it.Raj let everyone run his life. He had a whole heard of people with keys to his place, and they just let themselves in. He allowed them to take over. He had no privacy. His managers, and mother ruled his world. I don't know how he let it get to that point. I could see trying to please his motherbut to let everyone under the sun just roam in and out of his private area? Why?Ajay is an athlete? Other than leaving town a couple times, and someone saying they won or lo [...]

    13. Ajay is out and proud cricket player. Raj comes from a very strict upbringing with a mom who demands exactly what she wants out of him. They are college roommates, but when his mom finds out they might be together, she pulls Raj out of school and aims him into the spotlight. Years later, Raj is a famous actor and Ajay sees him looking run down. After so many years, Ajay contacts him to offer him a place to escape and their friendship/attraction rekindles. The guys together were great. Ajay was s [...]

    14. I had trouble sticking with this one. I didn't feel any chemistry between the MC's at all! Ajay was ok but Rajanwimpy. It might have been cultural differences but Rajan could not make a decision for himself even when he wanted to!The stalker plot line was a joke. The whole story felt contrived. I'm actually surprised b/c I usually love T.A. Chase and Devon Rhodes. I'm not sure if I'm going to try any others in the series or not, at least they are complete stand alones.

    15. 3.5I actually read this second as opposed to first in the series. The book just kinda dragged a little :-/I liked that it was a totally different setting with Indian characters. That's so different than any other MM book I've seen. The plot itself was fairly predictable but not bad. The first half of the book just needed to be sped up just a tad in my opinion. These two authors working together will always produce a good Well written book.

    16. I really liked this book. Unique setting and authors really nailed Indian culture and Bollywood mystique. I'm looking forward to next book in series.

    17. 4.5 starsTotally loved this book!really great story nice characters hot loving and a nice background story looking forward to the restGlad to be finally reading this series!

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