Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Finished Reading . . . #56: a Sticky Wicket in Bollywood (NSFW)

A Sticky Wicket in Bollywood
International Men of Sports
T. A. Chase
Devon Rhodes

April 2013
155 pages
Age range: 16+

Romance, male/male
source: Private Library

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 fa├žade lies a man conflicted and exhausted by the pressure placed on him by his terminally 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 more 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, the intrusive media and threatening notes from someone who seems to know all about their private lives…

It’s a bit of a sticky wicket they find themselves in. Will it be too late when they finally realise that they’ll both need to compromise, or they’ll stand to lose everything?

What's a man to do when the love of his life is not only in the closet but is being run ragged by a controlling mother, agent and co-star?

I really wanted to shake Rajan. He's exhausted, doesn't want to do another film right away but doesn't say anything when his agent announces it is a done deal. His house is not a hideaway, heck anyone can get in and usually do, tour bus regularly stop and stare. Add to this a stalker and Ajay's offer of a place to hide becomes a lifeline.

I must tell you that I ended up liking everyone, even the stalker.

Challenges this counts towards:
Let Me Count the Ways
m/m romance
Men in Uniform
Monthly Mix-up Mania
52 in 52
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