Bookish Witch

The Undeserving Boss by Hasina Saiyeda

Book Blurb:

Headstrong and confident Ella joins her father’s company, leaving a well-paying job and potentially sacrificing her dream of studying in a foreign university. Things took a twist when she discovers a scam so profoundly integrated into the company’s system that if neglected, could bring her father’s reputed business down to its knees.

Genre: Fiction/ Suspense

Pages: 158

Format: Kindle/Paperback


  • Kindle: 49 INR/ $0.99
  • Paperback: 191 INR/ $10.99

My Ratings: 3.8/5

A feminist & fun read.
Ella is such a fiercely independent yet vulnerable protagonist that we immediately like her and are drawn to read her story. Read this one for its slice of life element and light humour.

What I liked about the book:

—> Ella’s bond with her guy best friend , Haris.
—> The family bonding and relationships, even between Aarush and his mother, though they’re not the main family in focus.
—> The way the whole smuggling mystery unfolds and how the culprit turns out to be so unpredictable.
—> The dialogues, which highlight and bring home the point that running a business isn’t and should not be a gender based thing. Love how progressive Ela’s whole family is shown in this particular ideology.

Quotable and chuckle worthy quotes:
—> You can’t just stand idle here – everyone moves fast. You should keep moving, no matter what. Because if you don’t move, you will be left alone in the middle of the odds and unknowns. ( lines about Kolkata but resonates which every Indian urban city)
—> Try to know your clients properly, even if they are annoying.A good businessman always knows his clients well.
—> Tea and I have a perfect relationship that starts with the heart and ends up on the lips.
—> Joining My father’s busies was a sudden decision. It was as accidental as Dr. Manmohan Singh becoming the Prime Minister of India.
—> I kept quiet. Actually, I lacked vocabulary.
—> Buying books online is like eating biryani without that soft potato.
—> Girls not only need protection from their father, they also need to give protection to their father’s empire.
—> When you are too busy enjoying the present, you forget the past and don’t get time to think about the future.
—> Sometimes, you achieve more by going against your aim.
—> Gender doesn’t matter in business, Ella. It’s your brain that works there. Keep your brain clean and work hard.

Buying Details:

  • Amazon India

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