Cake, an all-new romantic and hilarious standalone from USA Today bestselling author Carmen Jenner is available NOW!
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 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?
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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ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE ROMANTIC COMEDIES!
Carmen Jenner had me hooked from the very first page! After reading the synopsis, I thought this would be a great read, but it was better than I ever imagined! It is full of snark, chemistry, a sassy heroine and a sexy, sarcastic hero, and plenty of laughs.
Poppy is having a rough time. Her best friend is marrying her ex-fiance, and her bridal consulting firm has the job with Poppy helping. To really rub salt in the wound, she has agreed to be her maid of honor. Yeah, this girl has a heart of gold. Privately, her heart is breaking, not so much because of her douchebag ex, but more so because of her best friend. One night while drowning her sorrows with some alcohol, she makes the dumb decision to go out, and that’s when Leo enters her life again. Leo is her ex’s best friend, and he has made Poppy’s life miserable since they were little. He comes to her rescue, and now he can’t leave her alone. Poppy isn’t sure she wants him to. But, can two people who loathe each other really be harboring some secret feelings for one another? Read on to find out! I guarantee you will fall in love with Poppy and Leo.
The snark and the sexual chemistry between these two are what kept the pages flying for me! I don’t think I’ve ever met such an entertaining couple! I kept waiting to hear what outrageous things would come out of their mouths next. As I write in many of my reviews, I love when a man like Leo, who looks like he will never commit, is brought to his knees. Poppy was just the woman for the job. She is not his usual type. She is beautiful, but what makes her so special is her quirkiness. I loved it! I mean…this woman named her cats Sam, Dean, and Cas from Supernatural. This is a woman after my own heart. Leo is an egotistical, arrogant man, but like Poppy, I couldn’t help but love him!
I’ll tell you how much I loved this book! I was on the treadmill at the gym, and sometimes that drags, but Carmen Jenner made the time fly. I’m sure people thought I was nuts while running because I was laughing so hard!!! Carmen Jenner is a new author to me, but now I’ll be downloading everything she writes.
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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