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To be honest, I am not much of a Chef…. i am just not a chef but i came across this cake and made it at home

Crumb Cake Recipe

Crumb cake is actually a German dish and is called Streuselkuchen in Germany. It is made of yeast dough covered with a sweet crumb topping referred to as streusel. Sugar, butter and flour are the main ingredients that are mixed at a 1:1:2 ratios. The people in Germany usually make the delicious cake on a baking tray and divide it into oblong pieces. German Streuselkuchen should be very flat, about 1 inch, so that the crumbs make about half of its height. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st and 2nd February

As I have already told you guys before, I am not going to blog daily. I could but I want to write important contents, reviews and favourites (topics).

So what is it today?

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Source - goodreads

Books that I don’t like —

       

I don’t hate them nor the authors ( how could someone hate authors), I expected a lot and received way less.

Top five –

Some books here are actually liked by many people. Readers have different likes and dislikes so I am not asking or persuading you to not read them or buy them. Please do what your heart says. There are just some books which I anticipated a lot from.

5 -HIS EYES – RENEE CARTER

Blurb – Amy Turner’s about to graduate from high school and all she wants is a job. Actually, all she wants is to find a way to pay for college. Amy certainly isn’t looking for love when she answers an ad to baby-sit a boy-she just needs the cash. But the job has a catch: The boy is blind…and he’s her age. 

Tristan Edmund may be hot, but he doesn’t want Amy’s help. Or so he thinks. After being blinded in a horse show-jumping competition, Tristan spends his days in the dark, refusing to accept his disability. Much to his annoyance, Amy bursts into his life and drags him into the light. But just as the two begin to see something in each other, Tristan’s beautiful ex-girlfriend shows up. Will the temptation be too much, or will Tristan choose the girl who really sees him? 

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My review – 

Nishtha‘s review 

bookshelves: 2-5-starsconfused-heroinedisability,renee-carter 

Read on September 15, 2015

I read so many positive reviews on this book then read it before any other book of this week and the result was “Seriously??” 

Firstly, the heroine isn’t a doormat, no, she is a very self centred, insanely jealous of nothing and a jester of the hero (who is blind) kinda girl. How could I love the book after that? Honestly, If I was blind and the hero, I would have murdered (exaggerating) her the first time she lied to me. 

Secondly, it was too fast, how they started becoming friends and then more than friends ….wow can you get any more fast?

I understand people have different tastes, so if some are liking this book then ‘Great’. 

2.5 stars

4 – When Fangirls Lie (How (Not) to be Seduced by Rockstars #1) — MARIAN TEE

Blurb – Sapphire “Saffi” March used to be known as an eccentric genius, the girl who had made a laughingstock of her illustrious family. But she’s reinvented herself since then. Now a post-graduate honor student, Saffi is determined to be a dutiful daughter, with no one in her world ever supposed to know she’s also the most diehard fangirl of Sweden’s #1 Sex God.

It’s her greatest secret, and the times she watches the sex god sing and dance are the only times she could just breathe…and be herself.

Handsome like a classical statue but earthy and sexy like a pagan god, Staffan Aehrenthal is the most wildly successful rockstar that ever came on stage. He should be celebrating being on top of his world, but a woman’s betrayal had Staffan forging a path to self-destruction instead.

Life no longer meant anything – until serendipity introduced him to a beautiful and funny girl with an adorably unique fascination with fishes.

When their worlds collide on one fateful weekend, Saffi is disguised as a gum-chewing hardcore groupie while Staffan pretends he hasn’t been trailing after her all over the Internet. It’s a recipe for the most hilarious and heartbreaking of disasters because when fangirls lie, the craziest things can happen – like a rockstar falling in love. 

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MY REVIEW – This book started with so many promises, a good little girl in love with a Rockstar.

I have read some books by the same author, she writes quite nicely but this book wasn’t my cup of tea. 

Story without spoiler – So, there is this girl who is the daughter of the Senator and sister to really popular people. She is also a huge fan of a rock star, Staffan. Sapphire or Saffi wants to be a dutiful daughter, thus she goes to his show changing her entire self. She dresses in the shortest clothes and acts like a Groupie. 

What I didn’t understand? 

Didn’t she have any self respect? Its completely okay to dress in whatever you like, say whatever you want but actually ready to be sexually …..what’s the word… It can’t be molested because she was all set for it….but well the guy literally did sexual things to her on the stage in front of thousands of people and the good girl had no problem. The book is just sex sex sex after that, no story. Well, some of us readers WANT A STORY. It was just too much for me. I don’t have problem with story that contain adult stuff… I am like, okay if I don’t like it, I will skip it. But this story…well how could the person be portrayed as a innocent good little dutiful girl if she does that…again and again. There was also this one scene… 

The rock star asks her and some other girls to kiss wherever they want, so where do you think she kisses him?

Oh no …

No

Nah

Its the forehead.
Sisterly much?

Like way wrong, even I will not do that.. I will be like

“Can we take a selfie for my instagram? Also will you please follow me?

3 – UNFORGIVABLE — JOANNA CHAMBERS

BLURB – A notorious rake is about to make the ultimate faux pas—fall in love with his own wife.

Gil Truman has eyes only for the beautiful Tilly—until he is forced to marry plain, sickly Rose Davenport to reclaim the lands his father foolishly gambled away. After a disastrous wedding night tainted with his bitterness, he deposits Rose at his remote Northumbrian estate, soothing his guilt with the thought that she need never lay eyes on him again.

Five years after the mortifying wedding night that destroyed all her romantic fantasies, Rose is fed up with hearing second- and third-hand reports of Gil’s philandering ways. She is no longer the shy, homely girl he left behind, but a strong, confident woman who knows how to run an estate. And knows what she wants—her husband, back in their marriage bed.

Gil doesn’t recognize the bold, flirtatious woman he meets at a ball, with or without her mask. Yet he is bewitched and besotted, and their night together is the most passionate he has ever known.

But when he confesses his sins to the beautiful stranger, the truth rips open the old wounds of their blighted history. Threatening any hope of a future together. 

Product Warnings: Contains a flawed hero who can be redeemed with the right woman—the one who’s been under his nose the whole time. Ain’t that just like a man?

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MY REVIEW –

 I want to be very honest about how this book made me feel, I loved the start, really thought that this hero, Gilbert would be utterly charming and a gentleman but only after a few pages of the book, I was chagrined, deeply so. I think that Gilbert was a philanderer and a bastard, also I have no compassion for the heroine because she was a doormat. Hero could come and make a mockery of her, belittle her and she would just stand there, thinking, “It was my fault, my Dad’s fault.” blah blah blah. I don’t want to touch this book every again, once was enough.

uh huh, I am angry but there is a reason, I seriously fail to understand where was the heroine wrong, how was it her fault, how could…….that’s a spoiler. 

To the writing style, I have read the best books but some of them would be inferior to this one in the narration, maybe too fast, perhaps very slow but this novel was in its best pace. All in all, It was an okay book which I wouldn’t recommend for entertainment.

2 –  TIGHT by Alexandra Torre – One of my favourite authors of 2015 is the writer of this novel.

Blurb – Tight

by Alessandra Torre (Goodreads Author)

 4.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  7,135 Ratings  ·  1,128Reviews

I was happy in my small town. In my life as a single, thirty-two year old woman. I had a good job, wonderful friends, my independence.

I also hadn’t got laid in three years. Hadn’t been on a date in two. Had stopped counting calories and wearing makeup… a while ago.

Then Brett Jacobs waltzed in. Caressed my thigh, dug rough fingers into my hair, lowered his soft mouth to my skin, took sexual control of my mind and stirred it all around with what he packed in his pants. He flipped my quiet life upside down and crawled into a place in my heart I thought was dead.

The issue is his secret.
The issue is her.
The issue is that I don’t even know she exists, and he thinks she’s dead.
The issue is that shit is about to hit the fan and I can’t hold on to him tight enough.

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My review — Oh…My BAD LUCK! 

THIS IS NOT A NOVEL I WANT TO RECOMMEND OR REREAD AGAIN. 
What I fail to understand is how I can love a work by the same author and equally dislike (yeah I hate the damn story) the other novel. 
Where ‘Hollywood Dirt’ and ‘The Dumont Diaries’ made me expect more and more, this book stuck a dagger through all my hopes!

.5 stars, just because I like Alessandra Torre’s writing!

I was angry. I love Torre’s writing, I still can’t believe she had written this but well, many people did like this.

Dishonourable mentions –

•••• The Coming Home Place – Mary Spencer

•••• Grey – E.L.James

And here is it, the Dad of all

1 – Captive in the dark – C.J.ROBERTS

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BLURB – I’m writing this because you begged. (Why did she?)

You know how I love the begging.(You are kinda disgusting like that)

In fact, you probably know too many things and know them far too well.(Oh yes, we do. Something’s which we don’t even want to)

 Who am I? Well, that’s what I’m trying to figure out. I was a whore in my youth, a killer since my adolescence, and a monster as a man. I am the man who kidnapped Livvie. I am the man who held her in a dark room for weeks. But, most importantly, I am the man she loves. (You have it all right)

She loves me. It’s quite sick, isn’t it? (It is)

Of course, there’s more to our story than can be surmised in a few short sentences, but I’m at a loss for justifying my behavior back then. I assume if you’re reading this, I don’t need to make those justifications. You’ve already made your own. You’re reading this because you want to know about the rest of the story. You want to know what happened that warm summer night in September of 2010, the night I met Livvie at The Paseo. It was the night my life changed all over again. It didn’t happen exactly as Livvie said. She’s been very kind to me in the retelling of our story. The truth is far more…complicated. 

MY REVIEW

Oct 16, 2015

This is the first series in history that I didn’t like AT ALL.

Completely disappointed and repulsed.

Marybeth Uh-oh…. it has to be somewhat worse than FSOG if you don’t like it, bestie!!! lol!!! 
Oct 18, 2015 08:26AM · 

Nishtha Actually its nothing like FSOG, its very dark and twisted. There is no hero, Caleb is sin. 

And those were my top non-favourite reads of 2015.

Comment yours if you have any.

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I tried to like them, I did.

Nishtha Singh