𝐌𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐔𝐩! 𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐋𝐨𝐯𝐞
𝐁𝐲 𝐀𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫: 𝐒𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐭𝐢 𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫
𝐏𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤: 𝟏𝟓𝟕
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝: 𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟕
𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐞: 𝐑𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞
𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐖𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠
𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫: 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑

Neil and Gauri are a young couple living a comfortable life in the posh suburbs of Gurgaon. Neil is a senior executive at a prominent brand, while Gauri runs her own dental clinic. However, their peaceful existence is disrupted by Srinya, Neil's fitness consultant, who seems to be causing trouble. Meanwhile, Drishti, a journalist, and her husband Somesh, a police officer, are bored with their mundane lives until a chance encounter with Neil and his friends in Cuba changes everything. Tom, Jerry, James, Mehr, and Antriksha, a group of quirky and enigmatic friends, add to the mayhem in their lives.
The chaos intensifies when Drishti is kidnapped, and Neil is framed for the crime. Gauri discovers some unpleasant truths and leaves Neil. But what is the truth behind Drishti and Neil's first meeting? Was it an accident, or was it a setup? Who was behind it all, and how did Neil get into so much trouble?
As the facts begin to surface, the tangled web of relationships and events reveal just how Messed Up these lives have become - all for love.

Arvind Parashar, the author of this book, has used simple language to weave a story with a multitude of variations - from thrilling moments to the joys of friendship, the consequences of wrong choices, a touch of crime, and the ultimate power of love. The story itself is intriguing, but the narrative could use some improvement. The main story starts with "A hundred days ago," but it was difficult to keep track of the counting of past and present days. The first-person narrative gives the impression that the protagonist is omnipresent, with a deep insight into the thoughts and actions of other characters, even when he is not present. This approach was a bit unusual and seemed a little strange.
It was also uncomfortable when the protagonist, Neil, provided detailed descriptions of intimacy and intercourse while narrating the story to his boss Ganga. Additionally, it seemed unrealistic that a senior executive working for a top brand, Neil had so much free time to spend with friends and take back-to-back vacations abroad, without ever being in the office during those hundred days.
Overall, the story is engaging, but the narration could have been better executed. 

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