When I saw the cover of this book, I wondered why the word
married has been cut and followed by the word- ‘Missed’. It certainly made me want to read it as soon as possible. Was this Curiousity worth it? Check out the below review to know.
While we try to arrange marriages by matching horoscopes and compatibilities, we forget at times that “marriages are made in heaven”. We all love to say that The Cover of the book is decent and goes well with the overall theme of the book. I liked how the title gives a subtle hint at the story by cutting the word married.\nThe plot of the book is very much like a Bollywood movie with a very enjoyable love story. It has emotions, it has a good plot and a well-written narration.Bollywood romantic movies are silly, and that they go overboard in their depiction of love, we actually secretly fantasize to be characters in them. Siddharth Gupta (lovingly called Sid) is an ISB alumnus, who is an ambitious perfectionist. He wants to go up the corporate ladder at a faster pace than his age, and is doing pretty well. In his matrimonial search, Sid meets Shreya Malhotra, who herself is an IIM graduate and very career oriented. He finds Shreya the epitome of the “Beauty with Brains” tag and develops a crush on her almost instantly. Shreya and Sid are going steady towards what looks like a ‘soon to be married’ state, but when has life been that simple! On her way to Bangkok for her friend’s bachelorette party, Shreya meets Shivam Malhotra, an IITian, with a living flirting tiger inside him. While Shivam’s cheesy lines ignite hatred in Shreya, it’s only the beginning of a story that doesn’t end in Thailand. “Just Married Missed!” is the journey of a practical arranged crush, chased by crazy filmy love.
The LazyScoop Review:
The Cover of the book is decent and goes well with the overall theme of the book. I liked how the title gives a subtle hint at the story by cutting the word married.
The plot of the book is very much like a Bollywood movie with a very enjoyable love story. It has emotions, it has a good plot and a well-written narration.
Siddharth Gupta aka Sid, an ambitious man who is extremely focused on his goals. His only ambition is to fulfill his dreams. Being so focused in his life, he never feels any emotional connect for any girl before until he meets Shreya Malhotra through a matrimonial site. Shreya Malhotra changes his life, his thoughts and he finds himself to be liking her.
Their chemistry is explored well in the book. When their bond is blossoming, Shivam enters the plot. Shreya initially finds him a flirt but sooner gets attracted towards him. What happens in the end of this triangular love story is for the readers to discover.
The writer has narrated the emotions well, at places where it was needed. There’s no over dramatisation, feelings are described where it is necessary. The plot also explores how Indian parents hunt the spouse for their children.
Characterization is good as these characters are different from one another and they carry the plot well. I felt immediately connected with them after few chapters.
The language is lucid and flows perfectly. The funny liners in some chapters definitely makes you chuckle.
The LazyScoop Verdict:
Overall, I would say- Just Missed by Himanshu Bhatia is a fun-to-read love story. Love triangles are always enjoyable because they create a puzzle where readers are offered an unpredictable climax, and Himanshu Bhatia’s debut book does the same. Read it if you like Love stories with good narration.
Cover: 4/ 5 Stars
Narration: 4/ 5 Stars
Plot: 3.5 / 5 Stars
Characterization: 4/5 Stars
Entertainment: 4/ 5 Stars
The LazyScoop Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐