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Keynote: A sizzling contemporary love story that starts on an online scrabble game. Key Features Mass market appeal Light and humorous reading With Internet dating becoming more and more common these days, many young people will be able to relate to the story and the characters. About the Book: Its Your Move, Wordfreak! Wordfreak, the guy and Worddiva, the girl got instant ...more
Paperback, 282 pages
Published January 18th 2012 by Rupa Publications (first published January 2012)
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Falguni Kothari
Mar 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Yes, I'm thoroughly immodest. But I do love my book!
Mansi
Scrabble, the poor game, a mere pawn, regaled to the back as the backdrop of this book. Scrabble should complain. I would if i were Scrabble and if i was such a fun game and you sold books using me and my sterling credentials to promote it. Without Scrabble this is a sappy, romantic not for me kind of book.
S
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Delightful read! Perfect mix of romance and drama. Totally loved Alisha's self-assured, independent, mature and pragmatic character versus the charming, brooding, moody and self-doubting character of Aryan. All-in-all, a thoroughly enjoyable & engaging read!
Leslie Hammes
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I had no idea what this book was about when I picked it up - I liked the name and cover. Yes, I definitely judge a book by it's cover. I was very pleasantly surprised and rooted for the hero and heroine to resolve their issues and realize they could find a HEA together. Even though they came from different worlds they shared a passion for Scrabble. The heroine keeps telling us her actions are out of character; something about the hero causes her to be not her normal self. And yet, he fits into h ...more
Jillyn
Mar 31, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Priti
Jul 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Hats off to Falguni for writing such a sweet and loving book. I loved loved loved this book a lot. I especially loved the way Aryan calls Alisha Sunshine even at time when he is brooding. All the characters in the book are well-defined and you can easily visualize them.

After reading this book I am sure Falguni must be damn good at the game of Scrabble. I loved the way that she played around the words to give us a wonderful and extremely enjoyable book.

If given a choice between two books of Falgu
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Sarah
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!
I was thinking I'm jumping into a light read but this was far from it. It started off a little slow but picked up the pace soon after. I had really low expectations for this one but I'm glad it surprised me. The characters and the plot were interesting and I related so much to it. I loved how the setting was in Mumbai and had some references which I understood as I am an avid fan of Hindi movies. The "Page 3" thing was new, though. Kudos to the author. I loved the journey of reading t
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Brenda
Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Not in my usual genre, It's Your Move made me laugh, cry, held me captive, and inspired an urge to hug the author when finished. Good thing she lives over 1,000 miles from me!
Sia Dhimar
Jul 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
It's a normal love story. I wanted to get over nothing connected me much
Privy Trifles
Aug 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
For a first timer, this book is very well written. The storyline is remarkable as it seems to be relevant in today’s time where each one of us is independent and wants our own space. Gossiping with friends, romancing your partner, dealing with professional turmoil or sharing some quality time with your family – all these aspects of our everyday life have been beautifully articulated in this book. We humans have a tendency to complex things while they actually are pretty simple. This book is a p ...more
Carol
Apr 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012, asian-indian
For the first time, I am saying “Buy this book”. I looked and unfortunately, it is difficult to locate. Next I want to say to Falguni Kothari, “Please write more!”

I have not been so riveted to a book for such a long time. I took it with me everywhere I went.

“It’s Your Move, WorkFreak!” by Falguri Kothari, pulled me in at first because I love Scrabble. I haven’t played for years with any one for lack of a player. The first part of this book is a delightful back and forth chitchat between Alisha
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Sigrun
May 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who loves learning about different countries, customs, etc.
Recommended to Sigrun by: Goodreads giveaway
When I saw this title in the giveaway pages, I thought, "Wordfreak, that's what I am." So I entered the contest and was especially happy when I won a copy of this book. Thank you, Falguni.

One of the things that I liked most was that it gave me some more insight into what life in India is like. I recently read Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, and though I found the book compelling, I also found so many parts of it sad. This book was definitely and antidote to that. Despite some difficult t
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mandyfujita
Apr 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received the book "It's Your Move, Wordfreak!" by Falguni Kothari for free through Goodreads First Reads. I am glad that I entered the contest and won. I thoroughly enjoyed the dialogue between the main character Alisha Menon and her scrabble partner Aryan Chawla. They met from an online scrabble site and after much prompting from Wordfreak (Aryan), Worddiva (Alisha) meet face to face at a restuarant. They find out they are very much alike and even live in Mumbai (used to be Bombay, India). S ...more
Chicky Kadambari
Jun 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
May appeal to teenage girls or adults who've just started reading English fiction.

Here's the complete review of It's your move, Wordfreak! by Falguni Kothari .

Extremely mushy book with a totally predictable storyline and "standard formula" packaging -- your regular teenage romance "love-hate-love" kind of story. The characters do come across well. Falguni Kothari shows a plausible grasp of human behavior and the various dynamics of relationships. Writing style was smooth, easy and witty, thoug
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Jo-anne
Apr 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
I found this book a delightful read. I found the author's description of the countries and cities of which she wrote rich with detail. Her characters were multilayered, inviting and likeable. Except for Alisha's clients ex- husband. And this too was eye opening for me, to read about this character and how in this culture his actions towards his wife were tolerated, however slightly.
The love scenes were tastefully done, respectful yet sassy at the same time. Alisha and Aryan's love affair is com
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Mike McAdam
Apr 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
* I got this book free through a goodreads giveaway *

I loved this book! I hesitate to call it a romance novel though I guess technically that is what it is. Two very headstrong individuals go from online acquaintances to.... (I don't do spoilers). It is definitely worth reading. The characters are fun and the plot is interesting. I didn't lose interest even for a second. The pacing is good and the story is realistic. It is a testament to the characterization when you can think of people you know
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Sheetal
May 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I just reviewed this book on my blog..
all in all i really enjoyed this book..When i read it i desperately needed a good dose of romance and i sure got it :)
http://thoughtsunrestricted.wordpress...
April
Apr 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Its was so funny to read and it was just my kind of book to read on a Sunday. It take you to a places that you never want to leave.
Keanna Lewis
Apr 02, 2012 marked it as to-read
I realy love the consept of adding Scrabble and making it the centerfold of the story and the characters.
Badhri Narayanan K
May 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
A feel good book.. Excepted a different story, but got served something better.. Give it a try !!
Diamond
May 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I can't wait to read this book. Can't wait!!!!!!!
Akshatha Chakkodubail Rao
May 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Well written!! Good summer read!!
Linda
Apr 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. Didn't want to put it down. A very quick read.
Looking forward to more of Falguni's work!!

Jamiegirl
Feb 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I laughed and even cried. This book is ridiculously funny and for scrabble fanatics like me, the plot is long overdue.

Ms Kothari - When is the sequel coming out? :)
Krysten
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Falguni Kothari is the author of unconventional love stories and kick-ass fantasy tales. Her novels, most recently MY LAST LOVE STORY, are all flavored by her South Asian heritage and expat experiences, and delve into themes of marriage, love, friendship, family and parenthood. Her books have been reviewed and praised in a number of publications, including the New York Times Book Review which said ...more
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