Cake by Carmen Jenner

Rating – 5

This book was a fun, fast read that made me laugh out loud more than once.  I started reading Cake after finishing a very emotional book, and it was just what the doctor ordered.  This feel good enemies to lovers romance was so enjoyable, I couldn’t put it down until I was completely finished.  Poppy and Leo were wonderful.

Poppy and Leo have a long history, but it’s not exactly the kind that makes you think of happily-ever-afters.  Poppy is having a hard time.  When her ex-fiance and her best friend announce their engagement mere months after their break-up, happiness seems to be out of reach.  To add insult to injury, she is not only expected to be the maid of honor, but also help organize the wedding as an assistant to their wedding planner who she is competing with for a promotion.  When things can’t seem to get worse, dealing with Leo, her arch-nemesis and the best man, seems to be the icing on her misery cake.  Leo seems to make things difficult for her at every turn, but could there be more behind his actions?

I loved Poppy and Leo.  While Poppy is going through a ridiculously hard time, she still takes care of business.  She is a better friend than anyone should ever expect, and her loyalty is admirable, however, I loved that she did have a backbone.  Some of my very favorite scenes were the ones where she wasn’t just doing what was expected of her.  And Leo was so lovable.  While he seemed immature and maybe even a tad annoying in the beginning, there was so much more to him.  I loved the little glimpses into the good guy he could really be.

I am a huge fan of enemies to lovers, and this book had it all.  Their banter was great from the very beginning.  Sassy retorts and teases had me laughing and sparks flying from the very beginning.  It was only a matter of time before those sparks ignited a fire between these two.  And once the fire started, it was a blazing inferno!  The passion between these two was undeniable.

This was my first book by Carmen Jenner, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  There were great characters (some I loved and some I couldn’t stand), witty dialogue, a fast pace, and she kept me laughing.  If you are looking for a fun, fast paced rom-com, I definitely recommend this book!

I received an advanced copy of this book with no obligations to or expectations from the author.