BLOG TOUR ~ CAKE by Carmen Jenner


Cake, an all-new romantic and hilarious standalone from USA Today
bestselling author Carmen Jenner is available NOW!

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Poppy Porter’s ex is getting married … to her ex-best friend. To land her dream job of partner in the most prestigious firm on the Upper East Side, Poppy must now pull double shifts as their wedding planner and maid of honor. And the icing on a truly craptastic cake? Leo Nass. Handsome, infuriating, womanizer, and … the best man. Despite their longstanding loathing, Poppy doesn’t see Leo coming. Literally.

One ruined cake.

One archnemesis.

One hour to save the wedding.

Can they put their hatred aside long enough to save Poppy’s job and Bridezilla’s head from exploding?

Piece of cake, right?


I sneak closer to the bed, my heart pounding as I throw the pillow at him. The guy shifts in his sleep, and his breathing slows, but a beat later the snoring starts again and I have to resist the urge to scream. Instead, I raise my poker and jab the sheet covered body. It’s not hard, just a quick jab or two, but he still doesn’t stir.

“Hey, asshole!” I shout, and whack him hard in the butt with my poker.

The giant freak jumps up and seizes my hand. His grip forces me to drop my weapon. He yanks me toward him—on top of him—and this is how I find myself eye to eye with the beast. He breathes his heavy, stinking breath on my face, and I wince and wrinkle my nose.

Leo’s eyes crinkle in the corners as he laughs. “Morning, Pop Tart.”

“Get the hell out of my bed. And brush your goddamn teeth. What are you doing in my house, Nass?”

“Ah, still feisty, huh? Is this like an all-day thing with you, or do you eventually turn from an angry sea witch into a person? Would coffee help?”

“Fuck you, Leo.”

“Darlin’, you wish.”

“You’re disgusting. I wouldn’t touch you if—”

“Yeah, yeah, if I were the last man on Earth. I’ve heard it all before, sweet cheeks, and I don’t buy it for a second.” He flips us so suddenly my head spins. I’m beneath him, my wrists pinioned to the bed above my head by just one of his strong hands. The other glides up my side. My sheets have twisted up around us, but from this angle it looks as if Leo Nass is very much naked in my bed.

“Goddamn it,” I complain once I find my voice. “I’m going to need to burn these sheets after you leave.”

His eyebrow quirks, and the grin he gives me is all-out salacious. He shifts his weight between my legs, then he drops his hips and grinds his erection against me. I’m stunned, speechless. I have no words. They’ve all left me because my brain has turned to mush and my vagina is the only one thinking, and I’m really not okay leaving her in charge. “Why burn them when we’re not done messing them up?”


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This was a really fun, entertaining read.

I like how Carmen Jenner writes romance and this was another well done story.

Cake features Poppy and Leo who have known each other most of their lives. Poppy is still coming to terms with the breakup of her engagement while being the bridesmaid to her best friend (ex-best friend!?) who is marrying her shit of an ex. Why she put herself in that position is beyond me, but then again, there’d be no story otherwise I suppose!!

Leo was a total man-whore. Totally against marriage, commitment and a happy ever after, he’s everything that Poppy never wanted so why does she suddenly feel herself drawn to him?!

This pair could barely go a conversation without the snark and sarcasm appearing, they each gave as good as they got and their back and forth was laugh out funny at times. They had a love/hate/love-to-hate deal going on but the sexual tension and attraction between them was off the scale, you could only imagine how smoking the make-up sex would be!!

Madness, mayhem and much more ensues when this pair get together – he’s the best man and she’s the maid of honour at a wedding neither of them really want to be at – and the added angst that follows, while a little tear inducing, added to the story and let you see exactly how they felt about each other.

There were a couple of the supporting cast who I could have happily gutted with a cake slice and one that I’d like to see knocked on his butt – in a good way!!

I don’t think I’ll look at a vanilla frosting with sprinkles cake in the same way ever again, just sayin’!!! 😉

A definite recommended read and a 4* rating

About Carmen:


Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA Today and international bestselling author.

Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU, 2015.

A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore makeup addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.

A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?

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