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Tea for Two and a Piece of Cake

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What if life threw you a magnificent opportunity, only to knock you down later and laugh at you? Would you fight back or let it pass?

Nisha’s life is far from perfect. At twenty-six, she is plump, plain-looking, and without a boyfriend. A chance date and a bizarre twist of events lead her to the altar with suave Samir Sharma, o
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Paperback, 280 pages
Published February 14th 2012 by Random House India
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Vikas Singh
May 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned-book
It is a typical love story-Mills and Boon type. There is hardly any plot and you are pretty much sure where the story line heads. The title has little to do with the plot. Average, time pass read
Nidhi
Jun 08, 2012 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: no one
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Sreesha Divakaran
Jul 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
Not good! Not good! Not good! How this got voted as a bestseller is beyond me.

The story: All there on the back cover. Nothing more, nothing less. The front cover was kinda pretty, though
The characters: Seem terribly superficial and shallow. In fact, all descriptions of the characters seem to be about appearances and nothing else. The main female character is quite down in the dumps cos of her weight issues, but she flashes a bit of cleavage in the beginning, and seems to win the heart of the gu
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Avanthika
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book portrays matured love between Nisha & Akash, the love that's beyond lust, the love that seeks only the inner soul & respect. Kudos Preeti. \m/

Nisha, the lady-lead, plumpy young solitary girl with no-boyfrnd(s) and no-dating histories faces a magnificent change in her life with that one invitation given by her boss at the place she works. Naive Nisha meets Samir Sharma, one pointable personality in the field that she's in (Tourism and Hospitality management) and dates him for his handso
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Shyam Sundar
Jan 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: preethi-shenoy
here’s another cheezy - breezy read from the talented author. Tea for two and a piece of cake takes us through the journey of Nisha, from her falling in love and getting married to her ultimate stance as a strong, independent woman.

A plump, ordinary girl gets the attention and interest of a handsome rich business tycoon who is so loving, considerate and perfect. They have a fairytale wedding, perfect dream home and romance. They have two lovely kids.And one fine day, the perfect husband calls h
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Ankur Chaudhary
Mar 16, 2020 rated it liked it
It is the story of Samir and Nisha - they meet accidentally in a party, fell in love and then married. After 8 years of marriage, one fine day, Samir decides to divorce her and Nisha tries to find how and where the love disappeared in this years.
It is then Akash enters her life, her old colleague who loved her. Will she fall in love again?, will she get over Samir? Will she find love for second time?

The story is very plain with no high or low points, no suspense and nothing to look forward chap
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Pooja Jeevagan
Jan 25, 2013 rated it liked it
It's not really a three...I was juggling between a two and three, and then I was reminded that she is an Indian author...and hence, she deserves a three...

I liked her earlier novel 'Life is what you make it' way better...this one is just a plain Jane novel going around...probably an Indian version of Mills and Boons...just that unlike M&B, the lady doesn't get a happily ever after again with her husband...but well, she gets a happily ever after (in a rather unconventional way by Indian standards
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Liz
Feb 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wow!!! I can't recall another book that I finished within a day...Though the book start with a M & B touch, Preeti Shenoy did get me hooked on this story...It was a story about Nisha and the way she survived her broken marriage.

The first half of the book was almost an Indian version of a Mills & Boons story, but the story picked up some character in the second half. The writing is pretty good and there is an easy flow in the writing which is rare in Indian writing :)

I liked the way she was deali
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Shruti Kapoor
May 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
An average book that looks like a real life incident. I picked this because i follow Preeti's blog but cant rave that it was superb :(
Namitha Varma
A very breezy read. A no-brainer, so as to say – we need just flow emotionally with the story. My main problem with the book was the amount of ‘Indianised’ language that I encountered, and as a sub-editor myself, I think the editor of the book has done a shoddy job, not alerting the writer to the potential pitfalls of the syntax being used.
As a woman, I could completely relate to the book and its situations – my mother was a single parent too, and I know how difficult it would be to manage two
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Jayasmita
Dec 22, 2012 rated it did not like it
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Shinde
Nov 17, 2016 rated it did not like it
Why is there no 'chic lit' warning sign to flag away unsuspecting readers?
Flipping through the first half introduced me to a dozen ditzy characters headed by a protagonist who 'feels desirable' only when her self-loathing, self-bodyshaming, inferiority complex ridden, plump self is shoved inside a slutty dress, who indulges in drunken sex (the worst kind , IMHO, since it shrugs off the onus of 'choice') - and she does it with 'a man way beyond her dreams' who leaves her 'feeling complete for th
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Jaasindah Mir
Mar 31, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: review-copies
Tea for Two and a Piece Of Cake
Preeti Shenoy
Grade B+
The book Tea for Two and a Piece of Cake, with its unusually beautiful name, is a story about finding love unexpectedly, losing it unpredictably and learning to love again miraculously.
What if life threw you a magnificent opportunity, only to knock you down and later laugh at you? Would you fight back or let it pass?
Nisha’s life is far from perfect. At twenty-six, she is plump, plain-looking and without a boyfriend. A chance date and a bizarre
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Kirti
Oct 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Protagonists: Nisha, the plump-plain-Jane in her own words; Samir, the sauvé high-flying business executive; Akash, the ever-so sweet younger guy.
Sometimes never judge a book by its cover doesn’t really work and Preeti Shenoy’s book Tea for two and piece of cake falls under that category. The story revolves around Nisha, an ordinary nobody who has a chance encounter with a tall handsome rich man at a party that changes the course of her life. What starts as a whorl-wind romance results in a bitt
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Sundeep Supertramp
Jul 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Preeti Shenoy is, officially, the first author I ever read and I was swept off my feet. Her second novel, Life is what you make it, was really a read, which I will never forget in my life. In fact, that book is the reason now I am addicted to reading...

This piece of work is a masterpiece. It is so well written. Every page hooks you to it. It could be a one-go, if you a good reader, unlike me. I enjoyed each every page of the story. It takes, for you, to only read the prologue to get you hooked.
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Vaidehi Sharma
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
'Tea for two and a piece of cake' by Preeti Shenoy Ma'am. No need to mention it is another story of a brave female character named Nisha who walks out of her husband's house after a seperation, with her two kids! The story is a small outlook of how her life changes with the introduction of few more characters. Story is soul stirring and it filled me with hope, as it made me believe that things fall in place even after the worst disasters.
I think I have read this book really late as I expect byn
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Privy Trifles
Mar 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
"At the end of it all, only love wins......." These words ring in my mind long after I have finished reading author Preeti Shenoy's third book " Tea for two and a piece of cake" published by Random House India.

This book comes across as a rare love story, very much relevant in today's times. With the success of her last two books, the expectations were very high this time. Preeti had a huge responsibility on her shoulders and she does not disappoint us. You may be tempted to ask 'How do you outp
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Udits11
Jul 25, 2013 rated it did not like it
Booring. Booring. Booring.

I could go on, but I think you get the point. This book has nothing new to offer- stale dialogues, predictable situations and shallow characters. It tries to push the envelope in some ways, but the general impressions is very trite and contrived. I think Preeti Shenoy was just trying too hard, and that's evident in the end product.

Skip, but only read on a plane (that too one which doesn't offer movies)if you must.
Sreeramprasath R K
Oct 12, 2015 rated it liked it
As usual Preeti Shenoy nailed it. Life is not what you expect. It won't be perfect as you planned nor the worst scenario you would not be expecting. What ever happens, it just a speed break on a highway. The way you handle it matters, you can bump onto it without brakes or slow down steady your vehicle and drive.
Just my review in a different way without exposing the story.
Jignasha
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
What could have been a compelling plot is handled in a callous manner, with superficial characters and below average prose. Can easily be given a miss. Or, if you read it with zero expectations, on a day you don't have anything else to read, you might just like it. I skimmed through it for the most part, having finished it in less than an hour.
Vishwasini
Feb 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
A perfect example of a happy Bollywood story..! This book is completely bland n u can easily expect or predict what’s going to happen next! I would definitely not recommend this book to anyone! I have to complete this book only because I do not like to leave any book unfinished once I have started reading..!
Shrinidhi Venkat
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Who said marriage is the only reason for long lasting relationships ? It is the love behind ! :)
Sharon Shre
Dec 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Tea For Two And A Piece Of Cake was my first read of Preeti Shenoy’s book. A light, quick, and easy read. Preeti Shenoy is among the great authors on the Forbes list of the most influential celebrities in India. She has been awarded the “Indian of the Year” award by Brand Academy for her contribution to Literature.
Preeti Shenoy has beautifully portrayed how a woman can climb up the ladder with her determination and will power, even after she is left with nothing to expect from life.
Nisha, a plu
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Sia
Dec 05, 2017 rated it liked it
I must say that the writing is as interesting as the name of the book. And it was a smooth read which I did enjoy. I like it the way writer has left her style in her writing. The way she hits about story. Also I like it instead of numbering the chapter she has actually named chapter after songs which is thoughtful and interesting. Something that I have come across for the 1st time. About the story well I like the way she has changed the tense like present and then she is taking it to past and ex ...more
Sandip Jha
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story has a great platform. It tells that not all marital relationship is cherry on top the cake. Its all about how how you treat a person and how compatible you are. This story matches alot to indians taste in books and i can say most will like it.. love hate romance flirt drama it contains all.
The book is written in simple language and is one of the rare books with very few characters in the story. There are just two to three characters surrounding the female protagonist. The reader is ne
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Jayeshrama
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am really interest about the stories too know your books and read more values and passionate reading articles on these topics I will be very interested about Indian view and being pure Indian leave on USA continental of Florida States, Lake City. My name in full is JAYESH RAMA and Emai power07@gmail.com ok need too know religion way deeply with great abbreviate way as a author or writer ok will u be my Indian origin but family and my wish too become relation in lots of way as above and be a re ...more
Tejaswi Vajinepalli
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
As usual, Preeti Shenoy Ji stole the show, with her amazing narration of impact of true love and the support we get from friendship when all the options lead to dead ends, the title itself is peculiar, creating some sense of suspicion, and when I came to the context where the meaning of title was known, I burst into laughter delightfully, thought for a while and then it made more sense, the book has such a casual narration, giving the reader complete fun. And once again, there is a description o ...more
Aparajita Shorey
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tea for two and a piece of cake is the story of plain jane Nisha who had her happily ever after when she met and married Samir, a handsome and wealthy guy. For Nisha, her life was perfect, she had a whirlwind romance, got married, had two kids but this perfect world comes crashing down when Samir abruptly ends their 8 year marriage . Unlike most chick -lits which end at the happily ever
after…this book begins there.

The thing that I loved most about this book is that it though the story feels.....
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Ramaswamy Raman
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
**Warning: this text may contain spoilers** The story of a simple girl who falls in love and gets married to him forms the first part of the plot. Then how the marriage breaks and she is told that all is over between them by her husband after eight years of marriage and 2 kids forms the 2 nd part.
The finale is how she regroups herself with the help of an ex colleague, younger to her and build her life again.
Writing is simple, and breezy reading. Inspirational even though we have heard many such
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Himani Lalwani
I was never into novel reading.I was more into self help or motivational books. By now I have read your two books - 'Tea for Two and a Piece of Cake' and 'Life is what you make out of it "eager to read more. I just love your work. You somewhere touch the soul and we can relate to your stories. Keep doing good work. Was going to order another book but then thought to appreciate you first...
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