Cake by Nicole Reed: Spotlight Tour, Review, Book Trailer, Excerpt, and Giveaway

Cake by Nicole Reed: Spotlight Tour, Review, Book Trailer, Excerpt, and GiveawayCake by Nicole Reed
Published by Nicole Reed Books on 1-5-2013
Genres: Romance
Pages: 249
Format: eBook

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

Kylie Lord has know 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?



Stacia Says…

Cake isn’t your typical love triangle. Kylie has been secretly in love with “do-gooder” Trent for the past seven years, but he sees her as nothing more than a friend. Dray, Trent’s best friend and “brother” has been secretly in love with Kylie; but after growing up in the foster care system he doesn’t feel like he deserves to be loved and so in order to save himself from heartache he pushes Kylie away and is an absolute jerk to her.

After an accident leaves Dray in need of Kylie to help care of him, their attraction and feelings for each other finally come to surface. But, of course this couldn’t be a love triangle if Trent didn’t enter back into the picture and stir up all kinds of unwanted crap.

Normally Nicole Reed’s books are full of angst and drama; that is not the case with Cake– I thought it was more of a romantic comedy. I found a lot of the lines (especially those coming out of Madison’s mouth, Kylie’s best friend) laugh out loud funny.

“You have to admit, his voice gets you wetter than a cucumber in a women’s prison.”

I LOVED Dray and was definitely in his corner throughout the book. I wanted him to get the girl, especially after finding out why he treated her the way that he did. I wasn’t a Trent fan at all. I felt like he strung Kylie along and then only after she was happy with someone else, did he decide he wanted a shot. To me, the ending as a little rushed and wrapped up into a pretty bow a little too quickly. I was also confused by Madison and Nick’s role in the ending and his Point of View (POV) chapter; I suppose this is leading to them getting their own book, if this is a series. Overall, Cake is a sweet, funny, sexy story.

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Excerpt

“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.”

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About 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. Currently, I am writing a new adult/contemporary romance story that I can’t wait to share. I also plan to release Rhye’s story, Wasted Heart, in 2013.