Saturday, September 7, 2013

{Heather #Review} Contemporary Erotic: Cake by Lauren Dane

CAKE by Lauren Dane
Genre: Contemporary Erotic
Format: ebook via Netgalley
Length: 100 pages
Publisher: Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin (September 17, 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…

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Wren has been delivering packages to Gregori Ivanov for nearly a year, and each time she is in his magnificent apartment/studio she sneaks peeks at his latest artwork … and at his half-clad body. The flirting between them has been heating up and it doesn’t take Wren long to decide that if she wants a piece of the popular artist for herself, she’s going to have to take matters into her own hands. What follows is a fast-paced, sexy romp that leaves everyone satisfied at the end.

I really enjoyed this novella. Both main characters are complex and interesting, the story moves quickly but fluidly, and like all quality erotica the sex is graphic but never awkward or out of place. There is a lot of witty dialogue and sarcastic humor in this story as well and it’s delightful. Further, Wren knows her own mind and doesn’t harbor illusions or lie to herself; she wants Gregori but isn’t going to lose herself over him. I absolutely adored that about her. Gregori has a few larger hang ups, but the author does a good job of showing us their origins.

My only complaint about this book has to deal with the many small typographical and formatting errors. There were a few moments where I was confused at what was happening because there needed to be a double line break between scenes, etc. A good copy edit could clear those up. I recommend Cake for anyone who enjoys a fast, witty story with plenty of heat.

Favorite Quotes:
“A personal tour? I’m impressed.”
“I’m impressive, Wren. We’ve gone over this.”


He wrapped his arms around her, hauled her closer, and kissed her.
Kissed was a word she supposed. But it was more like he devastated. He took. He tasted and sipped and teased. He devoured her until she was breathless and her breath shaky.
All from Kisses.

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