Racy, realistic and fast paced, Double or Quits traces Jyotsna Singh’s story against the backdrop of the treacherous stock markets. Losing her father at the age of 12 and brought up under frugal circumstances, Jyotsna grows up too soon. Nervy and edgy by nature, she morphs into a confident and charming young woman with a successful career in Investment Banking. Enter Aryan Sahani, rising corporate star and billionaire who wraps Jyotsna in his charms, but has plans of his own. Driven by her loyalty to the firm, a desire to break out of her lower middle class moorings and misplaced love, Jyotsna overreaches. She is soon faced with the dark side of the stock markets – a world where ambition, greed and fear rule and reputations are lost a lot faster than they are built. Will Jyotsna be able to resurrect her life? Will she find the true love she has been craving? Double or Quits is a tale of love, betrayal and courage. It is a tale about falling down, but not staying down.

Shilpa Gupta is a graduate of IIT Roorkee and IIM Ahmedabad. After 13 successful years in Investment Banking, she now pursues her passion for writing, painting and travelling. Double or Quits is Shilpa’s second novel.

“Double Or Quits” by Shilpa Gupta is one of those books which will be loved by every people no matter which age group they belong to. Reading the blurb gave me slight hint that the book holds story of betrayal and be an emotional read. The cover of the book was designed well according to the theme and plot. The title of the book was captivating too. 

The story all over revolves around the life of a girl Jyotsna. From her student life to her professional life. The book contains stories of IIM journey too. The story begins with Jyotsna meeting with Mr. Aryan Sahani who was promoter of Sahani hospitals. Jyotsna along with Nitin Mehta was assigned for this project. Nitin Mehta was batch mate of Jyotsna at IIM and now both of them joined Clifford and Morrison company. This was the start of Jyotsna and Aryan meeting.The official meeting turned into friendship and then love blossomed. Jyotsna’s had a small family consisting of her mother and grand mother only. They both lived in Delhi whereas Jyotsna lived in Mumbai. Jyotsna had two best friends Sanchita and Richa who were with her since college days. While reading the first page, honestly I could not understand what is IPO? But in the later chapters while Jyotsna was explaining her mother about IPO, even I understood it. I personally loved every character in the book except few.(Let those few names be the secret). Jyotsna had to struggle a lot in her life. She has to face the worst side of life. She had gone through those days when other person would have decided to end up her life  but Jyotsna was a strong girl who did not give up. All the good people around Jyotsna were extremely good. I feel Jyotsna would feel blessed when she had full support of those few people in her life even during the mess. Jyotsna life was full of up’s and downs. But once she decided to start something and she surely did along with her friends. Overall,the author has done a brilliant job. The author had very well maintained the suspense and being a reader one cannot guess. Even the book hold parts of stock market and some technical words, the book doesn’t bore you at all. It was easy to understand.  I even loved the writing style of the author. The book had various emotions in it and was an emotional and enjoyable read. I would love to read other books of the author. 

RATING :4.5/5



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