Messed up! But all for love by Arvind Parashar
Publication Date : May 1st 2017
Blurb from Goodreads: Neil is a senior executive working with a leading brand name and his
wife Gauri is a dentist running her own clinic. They are a loving and
doting young married couple, living a life of comfort in posh suburban
Gurgaon. Neil’s fitness consultant Srinya seems to be stirring some
trouble in their lives, though.
Drishti is a TV news anchor and journalist and her husband Somesh, a
top cop. They are bored of their mundane busy lives, until a chance
meeting with Neil and his friends in Cuba that changes everything.
To add sanity and madness to their lives are the funny and mysterious
set of friends – Tom, Jerry, James, Mehr and Antriksha.
The havoc ensues when Drishti gets abducted and Neil is framed for it.
Gauri finds out some bitter truths and leaves Neil. But what really is the
truth? When facts finally surface, we will know how much these lives are
Messed Up! But All for Love.
Cover Page: It shows the three main characters of the book. Well, I don’t have much to say about it.
Plot: Well, the plot was interesting but it’s format wasn’t. The plot did have mystery, love, betrayal, passion, and a little bit of thrill. But that’s it, it had everything but not a good way of interpretation.
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”
Overall: This book was so filmy with Hinglish which I loved at first but then it became just annoying. The book starts with Neil getting out of jail and he there only told like half of the story.
It’s written from Neil’s POV in which he narrates his whole story to his boss. It would’ve been a good start if only the author haven’t revealed like more than half of the story beforehand. Only thing that was not revealed was how Neil was framed for the crime he never did.
Characters were not truly communicable. I was not able to connect with them in any way. Each character was kinda selfish. It was hard to go on with these kind of characters.
Now, after knowing half of the story beforehand, I was solely depending on author’s writing but that gave in too. Format was not good too. The book is divided into parts and just reading how the first part ended like ‘ Time for interval, we’ll move on after it.’ something like that which was enough for me to drop the book if not for a review copy I received.
Read only if you’re a big fan of filmy and Hinglish fan.
**Received a copy of this book from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.**