Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Cake - Review (V)

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?
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Review—Cake by Nicole Reed

“You need a good ole freaky sexing.  Someone who doesn’t care to bend you over, lick it wet, and whisper dirty nothings in your ear.”
“Mads is probably one of the most intelligent women I know.  We met freshman year in college as roommates.  Two people couldn’t have been more apart, but you know what they say about opposites.”

Madison Reid and Kylie Lord have been friends since forever.  These girls couldn’t be more opposite if they tried.  Aside from the striking light green eyes, they are on completely different ends of the spectrum…but they share one common dislike for a certain D-bag; one that always has something rude or completely inappropriate to say. Dray Savage.  Too bad he’s connected to the one person Kylie has harbored a long-time love for, his foster brother (and complete opposite too), Trent.

“Some days I feel like I can wait Trent out, make him love me at some point later on in life, but as my Aunt Leigh reminded me recently, what if I wake up one day an old lady, alone in my bed because I tried to wait him out?  What then?  Will I look back at my life and be proud that I stayed true to him or would I hate myself for letting it all pass me by?  For letting someone like _______ slip through my fingers, not appreciating what he may be offering?”

But what if what that someone is offering isn’t enough?  Or what if it is and he wants more than what Kylie is willing to give?  And then of course there is Dray.  She and Dray love to hate each other and only interact because of Trent…he’s their tie.  Problem is, he’s away saving the world (one clean cup of water at a time) while Dray and Kylie find out that the chemistry between them isn’t just fueled by disdain and rage…

“What the hell is happening?”

An unexpected phone call from the one man that can make her do anything he wants has Kylie running to the rescue of the one man she can’t stand.  Looking for answers, Kylie does whatever it takes to get to Dray, even if that means lying about who she is to him and their true relationship. 

New conflicts arise when Kylie realizes the feelings she has for Dray have nothing to do with wanting to please Trent, but more about a spark that has ignited between them.  Upon seeing him and making sure he is okay, Kylie is finding herself more attracted by the minute…and what starts as obligation quickly turns intimate and a willingness to participate.  But when the news of their “relationship” leaks out, will Dray finally own up to his feelings for the one girl he’s loved and hated with equal fervor since college?

“What are you doing, Kylie? ... Dray has always treated you horribly.  You don’t owe Trent to help him out, and you sure as hell don’t owe Dray.”
“Walking down the hospital corridors, I can’t think about what is happening.  I just have to get through the next couple of weeks without losing my sanity or worse, something I never thought was in in danger when it came to Dray. My heart.”

This book was such an easy, quick read.  I loved every page.  I laughed out loud more than I could keep count and I cried at the tenderness and heartbreak.  This is truly a gem of a story within the bindings of a decadent little dessert!  Cake is going to definitely sit in that favorites list…and not just because the title talks about my favorite convection treat.  This story is relatable and funny.  It has its hard moments and some really, I mean REALLY hot moments too.  I can honestly say, Reed has done a superb job of colliding worlds together while making her characters humble and believable.  I got my alpha, my crazy chick, the loving family member, the laughs, the tears, the lust, the love, even the heartbreak…but what I loved the most is how it all came together.  I couldn’t have asked for a better ending—now I just want to know; what about Nick?

**4.5 Sexy Couture and Football Stars**Cupcake

“Do you feel that, Kylie?” He continues to caress my arm with his hand. “That’s power running between you and me. I never imagined it would be so strong, so intense. Can you even conceive what my body rubbing against yours well feel like? Please unlike either one of us has ever experienced. Sex in its greatest form.”

His words hypnotize me, seduce me, and demolish my inhibitions so that even my common sense agrees with what he is saying. I’ve never wanted sex as much as I want it with Dray at this moment. In my head, I can see images of us entwined together, his dark against my light skin. The sight, in my mind’s eye, so clear, so erotic, that my breathing becomes erratic just with the thought. Closing my eyes, I feel his fingers glide to my breasts, circling the tip through my clothes.

 My clit throbs in tune with his movements almost as if he is touching me there. Dray grasps my nipple tightly as he pulls and squeezes. The dual motion overwhelms my senses, and an orgasm overcomes me, rippling up and through my body. Clenching my legs together, I moan as I ride it out. My body shakes, tingling with the aftermath of what just happened, and what I need to be happening again; however, sanity returns with me still sitting on the side of the couch. Opening my eyes, Dray stares at me like he knows my every thought. At least now, he has a supreme satisfied smile on his mouth and his shorts are in a superior tent out front.

“Damn girl. That is about the hottest sight I’ve ever seen. Had you been butt-naked, I think I would have exploded right along with you.”
Nicole Reed

I 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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