- File Size: 1834 KB
- Print Length: 158 pages
- Publication Date: March 1, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07B2LC3W1
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,041 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Cake Kindle Edition
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Carmen is a new to me author. Once I saw the Cake cover I was completely enamored with it. It's not your typical romance cover so it stands out and I absolutely love it. The synopsis sounded like the kind of afternoon read you grab a pint and a spoon with, curl up somewhere cozy and have a good laugh with. It didn't disappoint. Cake was a fun, quick, laugh out loud RomCom with a dash of angst and a whole lot of sass.
Poppy was engaged to Chase. Chase is engaged to Poppy's ex-best friend Claire. Leo, Leo is Chase's best friend, the person Poppy loathes above all else and her long time childhood frenemy. He is the gum she can't get off her shoe or out of her hair. But when she finds her self helping plan her ex-fiance and ex-best friend's wedding to save her wedding planner career, she may soon find an ally in Leo.
I had so much fun with Cake. Poppy aka PopTart and Leo aka Nass the Ass were perfection together. Whether they were fighting or sharing a more tender moment, they kept you laughing and wondering how they never hooked up before. They are those friends you watch and the passion is so intense you can't fathom how they don't see what every one else does. They are so busy hating and antagonizing each other they are blind to what's right in front of them. But while they figure it out its definitely a fun spectator sport to watch the fireworks.
There were a couple times hearing Poppy tell Leo she hated him got a little old. There wasn't anything surprising or unpredictable about the story its self. Pretty typical Enemies to Lovers. But all the chaos that surrounds Poppy and Leo finally figuring it out makes it well worth it. That and all the snort laughing you'll do from the snark that gets thrown between these two. If you enjoy a good RomCom and are looking for a quick read to get lost in for a couple hours, grab Cake. You will love Poppy and Leo's story.
Don’t get me wrong, the ‘hateful’ banter between Poppy and Leo is full of sexual tension, and it’s clear there’s something brewing underneath all the hostility, but I just couldn’t understand Leo’s hasty choices or the real reasons behind their respective loathing that seems to have stemmed from the way Leo tormented Poppy when they were kids, even though that was quite a long time ago.
Despite my issues with Leo, Cake is a hilarious romantic comedy - one that finds the Poppy in quite the predicament when it comes to her wanting a promotion versus the hell she has to go through in planning what would have been HER dream wedding for her ex and her best friend. I seriously don’t know how Poppy managed to keep her wits about her without wanting to tear the bride-to-be’s hair out and/or knee the groom-to-be in the junk…I mean, in my opinion, she had ever right to cause a scene, throw a fit, or even ruin their wedding, but there was too much to lose when it came to her career, so she did the only thing she could, which proves just how classy and quite a bit sassy she is.
Overall, I enjoyed Poppy and Leo’s story, and even though, I’m used to Carmen Jenner’s darker and grittier reads, she definitely understands the components that are needed in a romantic comedy and she infuses those characteristics into the storyline of Cake.
3.5/4 Poison Apples
I freaking LOVED Poppy. She was hilarious and totally my kindof girl. Ms. Jenner had me rooting for Poppy's happily ever after from the first chapter. And I will be honest, I REALLY wanted there to be a bigger falling out with Chase and Claire, they both totally deserved worse (but then, I might just be that vengeful)... Anyway... back to Poppy, man, what a confident woman and she totally owned who she was, and I LOVED how quick witted she was. She totally handled her own with Leo.
Leo, I actually really came to love his character. I think he was just this big loveable teddy bear and didn't know what to do with himself when he found himself in love. I will say, that there was a part in this book that I had a bit of an issue with, but it was TOTALLY a gray area there and honestly, they weren't together and NO feelings were discussed so... I was totally able to get over that, plus once he figured out that he had feelings for "Poptart" he didn't stray so, I was able to move to love his character :)
This book was Hilarious. The banter and the antics with these two characters were a riot and man there was a total wrench thrown in their happily ever after I totally did NOT see coming, and for that I cursed the author, but I had to give her props, because she had me so into this book I had forgotten the little detail (you will need to just read this book to find out what I am talking about). Then everything was wrapped up in a happily ever after... and gives me a new appreciation for cake :)
Looking forward to more from author Carmen Jenner
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