Ever since my first book came out, the one question asked by every person (irrespective of whether they read my books or not) was, “When are you writing a novel?”
It would be an awkward question to answer because of two reasons:
- I didn’t have a worthy enough story idea.
- I lacked the courage, patience, and confidence to engage in long-form creative writing.
But every time I was hit by this question, I would kick my brains to hit me with an inspiring and worthy enough story idea to write my debut novel.
After many ideas were discarded (read ‘not-worked-upon’) I thought to myself, “Okay, Manali. You’re funny. So why not a humorous book?”. That’s when I knew it had to be a romcom. Reading romance books, has, and continues to be a guilty pleasure. So, I thought why not combine my ‘fun’ element into a romance story which will connect with most millennial readers.
Lo and behold, you have my debut novel Love (Try) Angle which came out on 8th March 2021.
Ayesha has just moved to the’ City of Dreams’ with her parents. She befriends the charming Viren, who helps her find her footing in Mumbai. Though she is slowly adjusting to her new life, what Ayesha is most excited about is pursuing B.A. (Hons.) Political Science from a reputed college. Things don’t go as smoothly as she had thought though. Because Abhi, her senior, seems hell-bent on making her life on the campus difficult from day one. Just when things seem settled, Viren joins the college as an Ad-Hoc lecturer. Is there more to Ayesha’s friendship with Viren, and her frenemity with Abhi? It seems there’s a love triangle blooming around the corner or will it be a Love (Try) Angle? Because Ayesha is not sure if it’s love at all.
Know the characters:
1. Ayesha Banerjee
She’s bold, she’s beautiful.
She’s ambitious, she’s studious.
She’s full of dreams and she’s just arrived in the City of Dreams.
2. Viren Joshi
He’s charming, he’s chivalrous.
He’s ambitious, he’s courteous.
He’s funny, he’s kind.
3. Abhi Agarwal
He’s chic, he’s got a cheeky sense of humor.
He’s good-looking, he’s smart.
He’s muscular, he’s popular.
He’s spectacular, he’s a bachelor. And he can dance too.😉
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