Bookish Witch

CAFE HOUSE. 21: where love meets destiny by Nivedita Vedurla

Blurb (as on Amazon)

Akriti’s love for a special coffee at Coffee house 21, lands her up at the café every Friday. But with each passing Friday, she is presented with mistrust, failure, and constant worries of life. However, like a perfect blend of coffee that churns itself with sugar and milk and lives upto the taste buds, Akriti has faced life with strong faith and resilience.

Does destiny have someone in store for her, who loves her for herself, or does it take away everything from Akriti in the name of family responsibilities?

Read this sensuous short story to find out more

Genre: Fiction/Romantic short story

Pages: 43

Format: Kindle eBook

Price: 49 INR/$0.99

My Ratings: 4/5

After a family mishap, Akriti decides to give up on a promising modeling career in order to be more helpful to her family. In the process, she also loses her boyfriend who she thought would understand her sacrifice. She moves on, being stuck in a job she doesn’t enjoy and taking care of her family who doesn’t appreciate her. Her only solace are her Friday hourly visits to her favorite hangout, Cafe House 21. She runs into an unexpected admirer here and life promises a positive change for her. Will Akriti accept these changes though?

Book cover taken from Amazon

What I liked about the book:
-> The story makes you feel positive about decisions that you might have once regretted taking.
-> Both the protagonists, Akriti and Raj, have a creative inlcination. Being a creative person myself, it felt good reading about them.
-> The way Raj takes care of all of Akriti’s problems in order to ensure that they can be together.
-> The intimacy scenes between Akriti and Raj leave you tiltiltated.
-> The book sends out a message that though we might feel unloved and unworthy, someone out there, admires us for who and how we are.

What I did not like about the book:
-> Akriti’s mute acceptance of her family’s behaviour towards her and her family taking her for granted, is kind of annoying.
-> Seasoned readers might be able to pick up on the upcoming revealations and climax quite easily.

Quotable quotes:
-> Some things are more important than money.
> It’s better to throw unwanted people and things out of your life.
->Many things can be forgotten by drinking the blend of bitter coffee, milk and sugar.
-> There is no point crying over something impossible to mend.
-> Sometimes life decides your career for you.
-> For once, forget about others and live for yourself. Live the moment and do as your heart urges you to.
-> Everyone is entitled to happiness.
-> There isn’t a problem in life which can’t be shared.
-> Thought at times our lives seem to be in turbulent waters if we live with dignity and intergrity, God is bound to bring a rainbow of colours and overshadow the grief in ways one can’t imagine.
-> Life is a combination of bitterness, sweetness and grace; same is the case with coffee. When we churn ourselves with this bitterness that life presents us with and add loads of love and patience to it, we get the finest experiences of life.

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