Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Promo Blitz Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: CAKE by Nicole Reed

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?
*ARC provided by author for an honest review*

It is always a nerve-wracking yet exciting time to read a new book from your favorite author. Nerve-wracking because it is something new and different. And exciting because, well, it is new and different! You know it is going to be good, but will it be so different you don't love it as much as the other books the author has written?

Yeah, I don't know what the hell I was worried about with Cake. This is Nicole Reed we are talking about here, so ANYTHING she writes is going to be amazaballs!! And Cake certainly proved that. It is a complete 360 from her Ruining Series. It shows us a whole new side of Nicole and the awesomeness that is her writing ability.

This book is about love, friendships, family and all the ups and downs that come with them. There isn't a character that you meet that you won't love in Cake. They all are such a part of Kylie's life that you will find yourself drawn to them just as much as our heroine. My personal fave though is Madison. Her humor had be cracking up from the beginning.

"You have to admit, his voice gets you wetter than a cucumber in a women's prison."

And of course there is Dray! He reminded me of one of those little boys that pull your hair on the playground because they like you. But he could pull my hair any day "fans self". He was pure sex on a stick and I don't fault Kylie one bit for jumping on his offer of no strings sex.

But can you really have sex without becoming emotionally involved? Especially if your heart already belongs to someone else?

Kylie is not a perfect character by any stretch of the imagination. She makes choices that will leave you saying "what the HELL is she thinking?!". But that is also the thing that makes her character so lovable. Her flaws make her more relatable, because haven't we all made decisions we wish we could go back and change? It is learning from those mistakes that make us grow and become a better person, which I think Kylie did.

I don't want to say anything else because I don't want to ruin the story for anyone. This is a must read book that will give a little bit of everything you could want in a book, including NO CLIFF HANGER!!
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This was a really different but refreshing humorous read. 
Kylie has known both Trent & Dray since they were in college together.  The guys are not blood relations but as close as any brothers could be.
Trent is a free spirited humanitarian who travels to third world countries to help make a positive difference to peoples lives.  Kylie has been in love with him for years and is waiting for the day he realises it and returns to her to profess his love - a girl can dream right?  In the meantime she is his friend who he can count on, she even helped plan his wedding when he got engaged to another girl, fortunately the engagement didn't last long.
Dray is a shmexy hot pro footballer who can get and sleep with any woman he wants.  He loves to flirt with & tease Kylie and they drive each other crazy.  It's a love hate relationship.  When Dray gets injured, Kylie promises Trent that she will look after him and it isn't long until Kylie & Dray give into their desire for each other and it's pretty hot.
"I've just had my very first breast-gasm.  My first orgasm stemming from my breast, and it was
ah-mazing.  I've read about them, but just like a G-spot, I thought they were only in big girl fairy tales. WOW!" - Kylie
Things are going really well until Trent returns and wants to try a relationship with Kylie.
***** love triangle alert******
This is everything she wanted right?  The thing with Dray was just physical and Trent is who she is meant to be with, if so why does it feel so wrong..... what good is cake that you can't eat?
I give this book 4 stars.
*ARC received from author for an honest review*
"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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