Cake by Lauren Dane- a review

CAKE by Lauren Dane-a review

Cake / / Barnes and Noble /

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date September 15, 2013

She won’t be satisfied with just one bite….
Art student-slash-bike messenger Wren Davis pursues what she wants. And what she wants now is Gregori Ivanov, rock star of the Seattle art scene. With his tattoos, piercings and sensual sneer, Gregori is the ultimate bad boy. Wren’s gotten to know the man beneath the body art, too—and it only makes her crave him more.
But Gregori loves women like he loves cake and champagne—intensely, but only for the moment. And after Wren experiences just how scorching sex with Gregori is, she’s determined to show him that just one taste won’t be enough…


REVIEW: CAKE by Lauren Dane is her latest contemporary romance storyline. CAKE is a stand alone novella and is a welcome addition to your reading library.

Wren Davis has been attracted to Gregori Ivanov for a very long time and knows that Gregori feels something for her in return. Their relationship is friendly, flirty and never crosses the line from friendship to sex. But Wren wants something more from Gregori and she refuses to be pushed aside.

Gregori’s failed marriage and subsequent relationship disasters have all amounted to one night stands and drunken parties. As a world renowned artist he is in demand. But Wren Davis tugs at his heart and his soul. When he finally comes to the realization that Wren wants something more from Gregori than friendship, he treads into dangerous waters fearing his friendship with Wren will be lost for all time. Gregori begins to push the proverbial buttons hoping to push Wren from bed but not his heart.

CAKE is a fast paced, short story with a predictable HEA about two people perfectly suited for each other, who have danced around the elephant in the room for far too long. Their sexual relationship is hot, sensual and steamy. Because it is a novella, most of the storyline is character driven as we learn about Gregori’s background from conversations and reflections. There is also some established history and details which helps with the world building and character development.

If you like a quick read, with a dark, sexy and brooding hero who falls for the ‘little bird’ in his life, CAKE is the perfect read for a sunny or rainy afternoon.

Copy supplied by Netgalley.

Reviewed by Sandy


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