Nicole Reed is a favourite author here at Flirty and Dirty. This girl can write and not in just one kind of style. We’ve seen her do the heavy on your heart with her Ruining Series and now with CAKE, we see fun, schmexy hot and love all rolled into one. Loved this story. Check out my review. the trailer and get in on the giveaway!!!!
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?
“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.”
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Nicole Reed’s Ruining Series was one of the first books I had ever read when I discovered the indie book world. She absolutely made me a forever fan with her poetic words, while her ability to take a difficult subject and express it with such sincerity and honesty. So needless to say when Cake was released, I was more than a little excited. I will admit I was curious as well. I mean the cover and the title for Cake appears to be quite the departure from the Ruining Series. What I was most curious about was how Reed’s growth as a writer would manifest itself in a different type of book from her previous ones.
Let me just say Nicole Reed is an amazingly talented writer. She really demonstrated her talent and versatility as a writer to come up with a story that is different yet just as absorbing and heart felt as her others. Cake, while not as angst laced as Ruining, was still a love story that went beyond the superficial boy is hot, girl is hot, let’s get together formula.
I need to mention, that although we are in 2013, there are not many books where the main characters happen to be black or have the possibility of being in an interracial relationship. This isn’t something I look for, just merely an observation.
Reed’s characters in Cake are funny, vulnerable but not wishy-washy. They fight for their hearts. Dre uses his sports celebrity arrogance to hide behind a lifetime of letdowns and although he can be an ass, this arrogance makes him deliciously beautiful. This is one slice of chocolate cake that maybe you shouldn’t savor but damn if you’ll listen to your conscience. Trent is that slice of vanilla that you convince is okay to indulge in just a little bit; making up every excuse that it’s just a little taste and it won’t hurt to have one more bite. Because Trent in theory is safe and it was easier to accept what he was offering. His job and life choices are saintly and there is no way he could ever take away what you crave.
The girls in Cake—bless their sweet southern little hearts. Now yes, they were not wishy-washy in the grand scheme of things but you just wanted to smack them upside the head. Why? Cuz when the ultimate, smooth, delicious, decadent slice of cake is set down in front of them is when they decide they ought to go back to the dessert bar and try the peach cobbler or pecan pie. Both Kylie and Madison fought that slice of cake every step of the way.
The dynamics between all the characters was absolutely fabulous. Nicole Reed wrote their relationships with all the sweetness of southern charm. The humor throughout the book was perfectly interwoven through the drama of figuring out where the heart needed to be.
The relationship between Kylie and her aunt was beautiful. Your heart ached but smiled for such a genuine character.
Cake was a fantastic read. The story and characters are very well developed and it all fits perfect together. “It’s the perfect slice of cake to top off the perfect party.” It was a quick story without being empty and again it really showcased Nicole Reed’s talent as a writer. Especially after having read her other books which are phenomenal. One- click this one and indulge in a little CAKE! D5/5
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.