Title: Must Love Cakes
Author: Virginia Nelson
My Rating: B+
Genre: Erotic Romance
Series: Watkin's Pond #3
Main Characters: Carrie, Grady, and Ben
Release Date: June 2015
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Sexual Intensity: erotic
Carolyn Bannister lives the sweet life as co-owner and operator of a bakery with her two best friends. Small towns being what they are, though, she finds herself at a party one night, slinging back shots while trying to ignore the woman wrapped around her ex.
Grady Brooks and Ben Shipman have always taken care of their longtime buddy, and tonight is no different. Though they’ve shared women in the past, they never considered getting sexually involved with Carrie—at least not out loud. Why not get back at her douche of an ex by playing into the longtime rumors about the three of them being involved in a relationship?
Any initial hesitation goes up in smoke when faked kisses get all too real. Though they break apart, everything has changed. Now neither Grady nor Ben can pretend they don’t want the one woman they’ve always loved.
But in this gossip-ridden town, it’s not as if the three of them can openly date. Or…can they?
Warning: Contains two men and one woman up to their apron strings in repressed sexual tension. Throw in battery-assisted phone sex, and something’s definitely rising. Not all the decadent treats in this story are edible, but they’re guaranteed piping-hot—and calorie free. “Batter” up!
There's a lot of story here for how short this book actually is. My favorite thing about it is that this is a great friends to lovers story.
Grady, Ben, and Carrie have been best friends and business partners for years. The guys have lusted after Carrie forever and have shared women before, but she is their ultimate fantasy...but she's never shown any interest in either of them. In this small town there have always been rumors about the three of them, but up until now they've been unfounded. But then the guys get the smallest hint that Carrie might be open to something else...something more.
These three are good friends, but they've been very good at hiding their true wants. Carrie fantasizes about the two guys. The two guys have discussed their fantasies about Carrie between themselves for years. They've just never all discussed it as a group...until a drunken party gets a bit out of control.
I liked the way this story built up...what the three are doing is fairly taboo, and they are aware of that. As a result, the build-up worked really well. No one wants to screw up the good thing they have between the three of them. Their entire lives are built around one another. They can't mess that up.
I liked the three characters. The two guys are very different, but they compliment one another perfectly. As most women, Carrie has self-image issues, but these guys are incredible. They don't see her flaws...only her beauty, and that was so sexy. In fact, the entire book was sexy. It's not very long, but it's a great, satisfying read. I definitely recommend it!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.