I always fall in love with LOUISE BAY's stories. This one is no exception :o)
Genre: Contemporary/ Erotic Romance
Release Date: February 9, 2016
The only thing better than cake is cake with a side of orgasms.
Dylan James has no expectations when it comes to relationships. He uses women for sex and they use him for his money and power. It’s quid pro quo and he's good with that. It works. Beth Harrison has been burned. She's tired of the lies and the game playing that men bring and has buried herself in her passion—baking which keeps her out of the reach of heartbreak. As she begins her career as a TV baker, a new world opens up to her. Dylan and Beth both know that casual sex is all about giving what you need to get what you want. Except that sometimes you give more than you need to and get everything you ever wanted.
Sweet, beautiful writing for a romance that melts the senses. Louise Bay is capable of one of the best dual POVs I've ever read.
Dylan, arrogant, elegant, confident, yet his beauty and control have room for concern and selfless pleasure for the woman he seduces during a flight to London. Beth, so vulnerable yet smart, hopeful, loves cake as much as she relishes passion free of the shackles of alcohol. What a pair!
And their encounters at airports are magnificent. I liked the fact that even though he's been burned by a mercenary relationship, he's intrigued by her quirks and contradictions. These are mostly fun except for one which gives her a significant edge. They're both afraid to commit emotional suicide when it comes to romance, yet this author's male characters seem more eager to be serious than their female counterparts and I love that.
In this wonderfully sweet and fun story, I fell in love with a lot of things. The love for desserts, the inventive use of chocolate, and the heated intimacy. Above all, it felt read and good to see both characters struggle to overcome obstacles, baggage from the past and their own mistakes, and just fight for their chance at love.
The dialogues are really fun, the steamy scenes are hot and sweet, and the ending has the right amount of messy imperfection, cakes and romantic conflict. I loved your latest story, Louise Bay, and I hope that wherever you are, you keep writing like this.
Dylan “I understood the dynamic between men and women. I got to sleep with hot women, and in exchange they got to fuck a rich guy in the hope that they’d become beneficiaries of my cash. I might be handsome, but I knew from bitter experience that if a richer guy came along, I’d be left in the taillights of the women I slept with. It just happened that now, there weren’t many richer men, which gave me a certain satisfaction. I’d made peace with the transactional nature of relationships between men and women and had no expectations. At some point in my past I’d thought that love was possible. Not anymore. It was all about giving to get.”
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USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful and Hopeful and the novella series’ The Empire State Series, What the Lightning Sees and Calling Me. The novels and together each series are stand-alone although there are some overlapping characters. Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There's not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films. Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne. She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!