by Carmen Jenner
Genres: Romantic Comedy


Cake, an all-new romantic and hilarious standalone from USA Today bestselling author Carmen Jenner is available NOW!

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Poppy Porter’s ex is getting married … to her ex-best friend. To land her dream job of partner in the most prestigious firm on the Upper East Side, Poppy must now pull double shifts as their wedding planner and maid of honor. And the icing on a truly craptastic cake? Leo Nass. Handsome, infuriating, womanizer, and … the best man. Despite their longstanding loathing, Poppy doesn’t see Leo coming. Literally.

One ruined cake.

One archnemesis.

One hour to save the wedding.

Can they put their hatred aside long enough to save Poppy’s job and Bridezilla’s head from exploding?

Piece of cake, right?



OMG, this was one of the funniest, sexiest books I think I’ve ever read… also my first read from Carmen and I’m kicking myself I haven’t picked up one of her books before! I was crying tears from laughing the whole way through this story… Poppy Porter was a quick-witted, no-nonsense wedding planner who had the unenviable task of planning her ex-fiance and ex-best friends shotgun wedding. All the while trying to fend off seemingly unwanted quips and advances from the man who has been her nemesis since high school… the cocky man whore Leo Nass! The one-liners throughout this book were so clever and the banter between all the characters kept me fully entertained from start to finish. This is definitely a must-read for anyone who loves a great romantic comedy… 5 stars is not enough this book was just so much fun!

Reviewed by Nat

4.5 stars

I absolutely loved this funny as hell, Rom Com. I haven’t laughed like this for a long time at a book, the one-liners throughout this book were just priceless and on more than one occasion was asked what I was laughing at. I had tears running down my cheeks, uncontrollably laughing. The best chapter was the cork and the bride’s nose.

I loved Leo in this book but I loved Poppy more. She was so strong, resilient and a better person than me that’s for sure. I loved the banter and the whole chase that carried on throughout this book. I love a bit of revenge and you see this going down as the book went on and developed. This will go down to being one of my favourite RomComs I have read to date. It wasn’t all happiness and light. There was upset and betrayal of the highest order and I am not so sure I would be as forgiving as Poppy.

This book is a brilliant must-read and recommendation from me. I thoroughly enjoyed every word and laugh, there was to be had.

Reviewed by Donna

What a good chuckle this story is and I always enjoy a good romantic comedy.

Poppy Porter, a wedding planner, is invited to be the maid of honour for her best friend. Why ex? Because said friend starting going out with Poppy’s ex-fiancé quickly after they broke up and now two months later is marrying him! Who in their right mind would ask someone to do this? An ex-best friend who hasn’t got the memo yet that Poppy might not be down with the whole arrangement. Not only that her archenemy, Leo Nass, is the best man and biggest pain in the rear.

There are so many humorous scenes but one of my favourites is at the beginning when Poppy bumps into a taxi, it doesn’t sound funny but what she says is hilarious. Another one is in the hotel room with ‘Dan’, Poppy really works him over!

I literally couldn’t put this book down! It’s a fast-paced book that leaves wanting to look for more of Carmen Jenner’s books to devour.

Reviewed by Robyn




I sneak closer to the bed, my heart pounding as I throw the pillow at him. The guy shifts in his sleep, and his breathing slows, but a beat later the snoring starts again and I have to resist the urge to scream. Instead, I raise my poker and jab the sheet covered body. It’s not hard, just a quick jab or two, but he still doesn’t stir.

“Hey, asshole!” I shout, and whack him hard in the butt with my poker.

The giant freak jumps up and seizes my hand. His grip forces me to drop my weapon. He yanks me toward him—on top of him—and this is how I find myself eye to eye with the beast. He breathes his heavy, stinking breath on my face, and I wince and wrinkle my nose.

Leo’s eyes crinkle in the corners as he laughs. “Morning, Pop Tart.”

“Get the hell out of my bed. And brush your goddamn teeth. What are you doing in my house, Nass?”

“Ah, still feisty, huh? Is this like an all-day thing with you, or do you eventually turn from an angry sea witch into a person? Would coffee help?”

“Fuck you, Leo.”

“Darlin’, you wish.”

“You’re disgusting. I wouldn’t touch you if—”

“Yeah, yeah, if I were the last man on Earth. I’ve heard it all before, sweet cheeks, and I don’t buy it for a second.” He flips us so suddenly my head spins. I’m beneath him, my wrists pinioned to the bed above my head by just one of his strong hands. The other glides up my side. My sheets have twisted up around us, but from this angle it looks as if Leo Nass is very much naked in my bed.

“Goddamn it,” I complain once I find my voice. “I’m going to need to burn these sheets after you leave.”

His eyebrow quirks, and the grin he gives me is all-out salacious. He shifts his weight between my legs, then he drops his hips and grinds his erection against me. I’m stunned, speechless. I have no words. They’ve all left me because my brain has turned to mush and my vagina is the only one thinking, and I’m really not okay leaving her in charge. “Why burn them when we’re not done messing them up?”

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About Carmen:

Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA Today and international bestselling author.

Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU, 2015.

A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore makeup addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.

A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?

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