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Book Review: Bathinda to Bangkok by Vibha Batra


About the Book
Is it going to be Mahi Way, or the Highway for Mahi? 
Mahi's back in the pavilion, but, ji, her dreams got mixed with mud. Hopes got crushum-crushed. Heart became pieces-pieces. As if life isn't tatti enough, one after another new-new siyapas are starting.
 Mahi's hungry to grow Ludhiana to London, her party-planning company, to international height. Lavith, her international returned ex-love, is thirsty for her blood. Leave work-life balance, she's toh losing mental balance.
 Her BFF (Bechari Frustoo Friend) Dingy's to-be-in-laws are refusing first night in Bangkok. Her other BFF, Dumpy's refusing to go anywhere without his Combo Pack -- his Sweet Knife GF Simran and her paindu brother Raj. Her brother Niku's business problem is not saying bye-bye. And her stepmom Bhooto (short for Bhootni) is – hai-hai – don't ask.
 But the question bothering her the most is: Will her ex come back to her? Will it be Lav-ith or Leave-it for Mahi? 

         My Take on the Book
Bathinda to Bangkok by author Vibha Batra is the 2nd book I read from the same author, the first being Glitter and Gloss which you can read the review here. 
The book is about Mahi the protagonist of the novel who is a desi heroine. She has her ways of getting things done and people who are close to Mahi knows her from the ways she can turn everything according to her way/will. The story begin with Mahi, an event organizer planning an extravagant wedding for her best friend Dingy in Bangkok. Things do not go Mahi’s way when her ex-boyfriend turns up at the wedding, followed by some old unwelcomed friends turning the venue into some sort of chaos. To know further on what happens after that, you will have to pick a copy to find out. In the meantime, you can read my take on it.
The author has crafted Mahi into an interesting character. The story is refreshing, quirky, fun, sweet, and gives out a filmy vibe. It is filled with humor in addition to quirky scenes, with a touch of typical Bollywood rom-com vibe. The language of the book is written in a colloquial Hinglish language with a hint of rusty Punjabi phrases, which is rather appealing.
From a girl whose hunger to grow Ludhiana to London, her party-planning company, to international height. Lavith, her international returned ex-love, who is thirsty for her blood, the story takes us on a journey from Ludhiana to Bathinda to Bangkok. The book is a thrill of an emotional rollercoaster that will leave you laughing out loud.
Bathinda to Bangkok is a fast-paced romance read, and I fell in love with Mahi’s character as she is shown as a chirpy, strong, independent woman who wants things to go her ways or the highways. She is not afraid to stand up for herself, she is described as someone who is brave and full of life and dearly love the people in her life. The author has struck a balance in giving the book a mix of everything, humor, love, emotional, feel-good, all in a single story. Is it going to be Mahi Way, or the Highway for Mahi? Find out!
 Book Details         
Title: Bathinda to Bangkok
Author: Vibha Bhatra 
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 305 KB
Print Length: 153 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury India; 1 edition (10 July 2019)
Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
Language: English
My Rating: 4/5




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