Just Missed – Himanshu Bhatia

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“π‘»π’‰π’‚π’π’Œπ’” 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒓 𝒇𝒐𝒓 π’‘π’“π’π’—π’Šπ’…π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒂 π’“π’†π’—π’Šπ’†π’˜ π’„π’π’‘π’š π’Šπ’ π’†π’™π’„π’‰π’‚π’π’ˆπ’† 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒏 𝒉𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒕 π’“π’†π’—π’Šπ’†π’˜.”

Just Missed is a beautiful love story of a Punjabi girl – Shreya who has two men in her life. One is Siddharth who is Mr. Perfectionist. He is practically married to his job and spares no time for any other thing that life has to offer. For him, his first priority is his job and his ambitions. On the other hand, there is Shivam, a relentless flirt and the kind of guy Shreya abhors. However, as the time passes, Shreya finds that there is more to Shivam than what meets the eye. Slowly, she finds herself hating Shivam less and less.Β 

But, as a classic love story goes, there is no fun without a twist. Shreya and Siddharth’s parents have arranged their wedding dates. But what if Shreya is not ready to marry Siddharth. Why? Because she has fallen in love with Shivam.

Just Missed is a compelling Romancee Fiction novel which skillfully tackles the various aspects of love & arranged marriages. The novel is more than just a cliche love story. It’s also about family, friends, justice and strong bonds. The language of the novel is reader friendly and the author has done a commendable job on this debut novel. The small poems that he added were the cherry on the top.

The plot gradually builds throughout the course of the story and my anticipation kept me turning pages. Once I started reading the novel, it was very difficult for me to put it down. The book had some swoon worthy romance scenes that were the reason for a very big and wide CheshireΒ grin on my face.Β 

However, I had little trouble with how the author brought together the entire storyline. The story was beautiful. But, I believe that Siddharth was sort of a side character in this book and penning the story from his point of view was a little off putting for me. It reduced the reliability of the narration.

Coming to the characters, I think I need to admit that every single character was descriptively penned. Each character had their flaws and that is what made them real. The character of Shreya was thoroughly infuriating at first. I absolutely adorned the character of Shivam and the things he did for Shreya made him the β€˜perfect guy’ in my eyes.

Finally, I would recommend this book to everyone looking for a cozy Romance read! Whether they are a teen or an adult, this book is for everyone.Β 

Until the next time! Adios Amigos!</i

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