Thursday, January 16, 2014

Blog Tour #Review and #Giveaway: Cake by @Nicole1Reed


Cake by Nicole Reed


Would you be willing to make a mess of your life to get exactly what you want?

Kylie Lord has known Trent Moss and Dray Savage since college. Trent, the smart and kind-hearted humanitarian has had her heart from the moment they met, but someone else always has his. Dray is an arrogant professional football player who happens to be Trent’s best friend and Kylie’s nemesis “with benefits.”

Five years after graduation, Kylie is commanding the world with a new image and a successful business; however, she lacks the one thing she wants and the one thing she can never have. That is, until one fateful night when Kylie decides to go after all of her forbidden fantasies and risk everything. 

Two men, completely different and poles apart, but together they are her idea of perfection. One can only offer her tonight and the other forever, but can Kylie settle for just one man, or can she have her cake and eat it too?



My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yes. Yes. A million times yes. Kylie Lord may know how to get herself into a sticky situation, but I sure enjoyed her recipe for disaster.

Kylie Lord has been in love with her best friend, Trent, since college. A do-gooder and humanitarian, Trent is out rescuing the world and not very likely to settle down any time soon. His best friend and foster brother, Dray, has been the bane of Kylie’s existence for as long as she’s known Trent, but she puts up with him for Trent’s sake. He is, after all, the only family Trent has. So when Dray sustains a dangerous football injury and Trent can’t leave Africa to be by his side, he calls Kylie to take care of Dray in his absence. Only, the concussion seems to have affected Dray’s brain because suddenly he’s stopped the dirty innuendos and crude requests and exchanged them for a sweet, sensitive, and lovable guy that Kylie finds herself lusting after despite her best efforts to ignore her feelings.

As Kylie takes care of Dray for the two weeks he’s on bed rest, they develop a camaraderie and friendship, not to mention an extremely intense physical attraction. When Kylie tries to leave after Dray is cleared for activities, he swoops in and they begin an incredibly hot and sexy friends-with-benefits affair.

I loved how possessive and alpha male Dray could be. I also loved how much he truly cared for Kylie, despite what he would say to indicate he was only in it for the sex. But of course, you can’t have a love triangle without a third person so Trent returns and everything hit the fan. I could completely empathize with Kylie’s decisions and her confusion. While as a reader I was 100% Team Dray, in real life I know what it’s like to have a chance at your long time crush and how hard it is to let those dreams go. So while I felt like I was watching a horror film where I was screaming, “No, stop, turn around! Don’t go through that door! Don’t you know what will happen?!?”, I still understood why she had to try it. The only thing I would have liked a little different was the ending. I wish instead of an epilogue, we’d gotten to experience the ending in real time. I think it could have been epic. But I’m not complaining too much, because I loved every second of Kylie’s story and especially all the steamy Kylie and Dray sex during the book.

Nicole Reed delivered a phenomenal story in CAKE and I’m hoping there might be a Madison story in my future!

**Copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.

**Reviewed by preppea on I ♥ Bookie Nookie Reviews.

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About the Author:
Nicole ReedI love angst….I thrive on it, but only the fictional kind. I adore a story that grips the reader from the beginning and doesn’t let go…EVER. I’m an avid reader who just recently discovered my love of writing. My favorite things in life include my three wild & crazy kids, Reese’s Pieces, and every genre of music. I reside in the Deep South.

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