This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Harlequin
Released on September 15, 2013
Any book of Lauren’s is a book I want to read. I adore her Brown Siblings series and now her Delicious series. So when I heard the title Cake, I just couldn’t resist seeing what Lauren had up her sleeve this time!
Cake is a short, hot erotic story about two artists at various points in their lives and even different artistic focuses. Art student, Wren Davis, is a bike messenger to make ends meet as she explores the various mediums of artistic expression. She knows what she wants and she isn’t afraid to go after it. I adored her confidence in herself and her body as she gives no quarter the hero of the story. Delivering documents to him is an added bonus in helping her achieve her goal of seducing and claiming the one man who drives her desires wild.
Gregori Ivanov is well known and paid in the art world and specifically Seattle. Once married and divorced, Gregori just enjoys women and closes himself off to the hurt of getting to deep in a relationship. Whenever Wren shows up, he lusts for her, but never reveals it as he wants her friendship more than sex, or so he thinks. Tattooed, pierced with bright red hair, he shows Wren a side of him the world never sees.
When the two meet, they discuss art over pastries Gregori always has around…cookies and cakes mostly. Thus the title of Cake since he thinks Wren is even better than Cake. As the two embark on furthering their relationship and scorching up the sheets, Gregori starts to feel suffocated by the feelings he doesn’t want to feel and is scared to move further with. But how do you go back to being just friends with the woman you know in your heart you love.
While this is a relatively short story, the two have known each other for a year before this story even starts. This made the transition to a deeper relationship easier to handle and even onto the HEA. There is no shortage of inflammable pages in this story that will leave you breathless wanting to read more of Lauren Dane’s work. I highly recommend this as a wonderful afternoon read under the trees with a cool drink in your hands…trust me, you will need the cool drink.