The first book I have read by this author, and it was just a perfect slice of story that lived up to the title of Cake. Lauren Dane has crafted a short story that doesn’t skimp on characters or action, and uses the build of sexual tension between the two lead characters to build steamy scenes that add to, not detract from the overall plotting.
Wren is strong, determined and no shrinking violet: a refreshing and solid portrayal of a young woman with self-reliance and self-esteem that is willing to take a chance to get what she wants. Not afraid of hard work or speaking her mind, Wren is an easy to like character with a sassy mouth and straightforward manner.
Gregori is a man using his persona to keep distractions and his own vulnerabilities at bay. Long used to the fame his art has provided, and the perks that come with fame, his determination to keep everyone at arm’s length only to see his superficial bad boy is his one goal. When Wren waltzes in and storms through the carefully contrived walls, the two find electricity and potential for more.
Short but not stinting on character development or emotion, this is a fun and quick summer read that will keep readers flipping pages to the end. As the introduction to Dane’s work, it certainly has me putting her titles on my to be read list!
Author: Lauren Dane
Published by: Harlequin
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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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...
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.