Book Review: Messed Up! But All for Love by Arvind Parashar

— Messed up and definitely no love.

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How are you’ll doing? I have been trying so bad to be regular 😉

Messed Up! But all for Love

Genre: Fiction, Romance

Publisher: Shristi Publishers

Blurb (as on 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
When facts finally surface, we will know how much these lives are
Messed Up! But All for Love.

My Take:

Neil and Gauri are the perfect couple. They are madly in love and they also have a bunch of extremely interesting friends. They have get-togethers and go on trips abroad. There is always someone who tries to spoil their relationship and in this case its Srinya, Neil’s fitness expert. There’s love and fun and madness around until everything goes wrong.

EVERYTHING! Misunderstandings start due to lack of communication, fights happen among them, extra-marital affairs and there’s also a planned abduction. Neil tries to describe all of it to his boss Gauri and thus the story unfolds. This book is a Bollywood movie gone wrong!

First of all, I disliked the way the plot has been described. It’s mostly random and there have been innumerable times when I lost track of who is talking about/to whom! Slangs have been deliberately used to make statements sound cool (something which I find extremely uncomfortable).

Next, the chain of events in Neil’s life- It’s like the God of Bad Omens has personally blessed him! I liked the fact that except certain parts, the story line was relatively honest about the lifestyle of an Indian middle-class family.

This book has done a great job at maintaining suspense at all points. What starts as a happy story goes through a roller-coaster ride and ends up happy again. The book is fast-paced and can be finished in no time. This book is for the readers who want a short and cute tale about love, struggles and happy endings.


Goodreads rating: 3.8/5.0

My rating: 2.8/5.0

Buy the book here 🙂

Until next time


**’I received a copy from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.’** 




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