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After listening to her closest friends’ latest travails in love, parenting, and careers, superstitious bride-to-be Nicole (Nic) believes she has the perfect recipe for everyone’s happiness: a bridal shower “cake pull†in which each ribboned silver charm planted in her cake will bring its recipient the magical assistance she needs to change her destiny.  Melissa (M

Paperback, 360 pages
Published December 21st 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published December 13th 2010)
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A Cake-Pull, now how girly-chessy-superstitious that sounds!! Yeah 'There's Cake in my Future' is all about some chicks playing at a superstistious trick to make their future dreams come true. But since its a chick-lit novel, something always goes wrong in the plan and fate shows different colour in their lives. A funny chick-lit with an exciting as well as shocking climax which will definitely can't stop making you turning the pages of this book!

Seema dying for making Scott permanent in her li
Merve S.
Apr 14, 2012 Merve S. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chick-lit
Çok güzeldi :) Yazarın bu kitabından sonra diğer kitaplarını da okumaya karar verdim. Eğlenceli, akıcı ve mutluluk veren bir kitaptı :)
Kitap 3 arkadaş ve onların aşk hayatı üzerinden anlatılıyor. Nic'in düğün öncesi pastasından herkes bir tılsım çekiyor. Nic bebek arabasını, Seema küreği, Mel ise acı biberi çekiyor. Bebek arabası yakında bebek sahibi olunacağını, kürek hayat boyunca sıkı çalışmayı, acı biberse ateşli romantizmi simgeliyor. Ve bu tılsımlar teker teker yerine gelmeye başlıyor. Se
Jan 22, 2011 *Laura* rated it it was amazing
I picked this book up on a whim because it had a cute cover and sounded interesting. oh my gosh, best decision I ever made. what awesome chick lit! LOVED IT!

I loved the story coming from the perspective of all three girls. And the idea of the charms in the cake? I'd never heard of that before (is that bad?) but I loved it. What I loved even more was - whether through coincidence or the desire to make the charm's meaning come true - that each girl found what she was looking accident. Whe
Apr 07, 2011 Amy rated it liked it
Okay I picked this book up on the "New Arrival" shelf. I would have rated it higher if not for the bad language, which I continue to argue is not necessary in most books one reads. I loved the characters, their crazy situations and the funny situations they find themselves in. They just seemed real. I didn't like the fact that they were all beautiful, but didn't know it type of thing. I mean, the average girl (who these girls are supposed to represent) could not expect most of the outcomes or ev ...more
Love Fool
Feb 26, 2014 Love Fool rated it it was amazing
You ever read a book and think, I wish I was friends with the characters or the author? Well, that's what I thought when I read this book. Kim Gruenenfelder is such a funny and honest writer that you have to love every female character she creates. This book made me laugh out loud and actually worry for a fictional person. Plus, I think I finished this book in like three days (which is fast for me because it usually takes me a week to read a book). Bonus, I love the bridal shower game they playe ...more
Apr 25, 2017 Lindsey rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Charming story about three best friends and their endeavors in dating and marriage and love.
Nicole {Sorry, I'm Booked}
A totally entertaining, fluffy romcom read.
Jun 21, 2012 Kristyn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011
Immediately, during the first chapter, I was sucked into the book. Nic tries to rig the cake pull by controlling who sits where and which charm they're going to receive, in other words playing with destiny and fate. Unbeknownst to her and her two best friends Mel and Seema, every thing goes wrong. Each guest receives a different charm, and they're coming true. Each chapter focuses on the point of view of one character, switching from Nic, to Mel, to Seema. I have to admit, Seema was my favorite ...more
Apr 19, 2012 Janel rated it liked it
Actually I'd give it 2 1/2 stars. A cute book, very light reading with likable characters for the most part. It follows three friends who each pull charms at a cake pull and it feels like the universe is trying to tell them each something. It is such a fun concept and I had high hopes for it but ended up feeling a little disappointed wit the book overall. I knew the characters on a very superficial level and never had any deep knowledge about them. I found it hard to understand their choices. I ...more
One of the pleasures of sitting down with a Kim Gruenenfelder book is the knowledge that you're being treated to good writing, especially dialogue. I've read three of her books, al written in first person. "Cake" takes a slightly different route by breaking the narrative down among three best friends, one of whom is about to get married. She manages to give each a distinct personality and these are women you'd like. Nicole is the bride to be, Seema is the arts professional in love with her best ...more
Jan 30, 2011 Charlotte rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-book

Nic, Mel, & Seema have a strong friendship and that is evident from page one. They have each others backs and are there to help each other no matter what the situation. I think that is what had me liking the book so much. The friendship was genuine and balanced. They didn't give bad behavior a pass in the name of "being supportive", they called each other on their bad behavior without being judgmental or hateful. And throughout the whole book I found m
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Dec 02, 2012 εlﻨբ ツ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mel,Nic ve Seema (favorim) adında üç kadının hayatını okuyoruz. Bir pastaya dilek tılsımları yerleştiriyor Nic, tabi uyanık kendisi ve arkadaşlarının hangi tılsımı çekeeceğini ayarlıyor kendince :) Tabi işler hiç de umdukları gibi gitmiyor. Seema çok iyi arkadaş olduğu Scott 'u yatağa atma peşinde:) Mel ise 6yıllık sevgilisini evliliğe ikna etme çabasında. Nic de John ile evlenme aşamasında, tabi John'un iki kızına da bonus annelik yapıyor ;) Konuşmalar, gidişat falan çok hoştu. Kesinlikle kasma ...more
Jun 30, 2013 Erin rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. It was perfect for a camping trip- light, funny and witty. I could easily see these girls being my friends in real life. Each girl deals with a life/love situation that is slightly different giving the reader a nice view of the different types of relationships. I loved how it all centred around the cake charms, and even thought it'd be a great shower idea if I ever plan one!
Cat Chiappa
Mar 24, 2011 Cat Chiappa rated it really liked it
This was a great book that I really enjoyed. I felt each woman was believable and I liked that the point of views changed with each chapter. If you want a light, fluffy and fun read, then this is the book for you. I look forward to exploring other books written by this author.
Sep 06, 2012 Victoria rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, 2012-reads
Oh my god, I seriously loved this book SO much! Definitely, without a doubt my favorite chick-lit book! Honestly everything about it was just so good, the plot, the characters..everything. Definitely one of my favorite books, that I'll probably end up reading again! I just wish there was a sequel!!
Christy Burrows
Nov 14, 2016 Christy Burrows rated it it was amazing
This was an entertaining, light and fluffy read. Which after the last couple of months was a relief.
Jan 28, 2011 Elaine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved it!!! It reminds me of my friends humor and sarcasm!!! The bonus was all the uses of the word chode!!!
Mar 28, 2011 Janet rated it it was ok
I am enjoying this book minus the use of the F word. It is not improving this book in any way, shape or form and don't understand why the author feels the need to just throw it in there.
Apr 06, 2011 Nikki rated it really liked it
How I haven't heard of Kim Gruenenfelder until now, I'm not sure. She is the epitome of chick lit writers. Love her books. They're quick, easy, and fun.. absolutely what I need right now.
Jul 12, 2011 Emylie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chick-lit
Fantastic dialogue. This is another book I couldn't put down...loved the story with Seema and Scott (especially the bit about the checkbook ;) ) Great summer read!
Dec 28, 2013 Greta rated it it was ok
barf. at least I have definite proof that I don't like "women's fiction." the three main chatacters were insufferable morons.
Kristen Marie

Not as good as ATWOM or MLC, however still an easy to read chick-lit book. However, after struggling to stay interested this book ends on what I feel was a cliffhanger..
Feb 25, 2015 Heather rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It followed the different lives of three women each with their own very different problems. Made me laugh and was a nice quick read.
Feb 08, 2011 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
I didn't want this one to end, what a fun book!
Jan 13, 2011 Leah rated it it was amazing
After listening to her closest friends’ latest travails in love, parenting, and careers, superstitious bride-to-be Nicole (Nic) believes she has the perfect recipe for everyone’s happiness: a bridal shower “cake pull” in which each ribboned silver charm planted in her cake will bring its recipient the magical assistance she needs to change her destiny. Melissa (Mel), still ringless after dating the same man for six years, deserves the engagement ring charm. The red hot chili pepper would be perf ...more
Sarah Florenz
Mar 08, 2017 Sarah Florenz rated it liked it
Shelves: for-me
A very entertaining read.
Jan 11, 2017 Seda rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Funny romance. Real people,real feelings but smiling times at normal life.
Jul 16, 2012 Aarann rated it really liked it
I vacillated between 3 and 4 stars on this one, but finally decided I had a hard enough time putting the book down that I'd round up instead of down. The story transfers back and forth among three best friends, Melissa, Seema, and Nicole, and their romantic lives. Melissa's boyfriend of 6 years won't commit (among other major faults, we find); Seema is in love with her best friend, Scott; and Nicole is about to get married to an amazing guy but can't seem to get comfortable in the role (step-mot ...more
Feb 24, 2017 Yulenka rated it really liked it
Shelves: bc
I think this book came to me at the right time. It was a classic chick-lit, with its fair share of cheesiness, but at the same time, the story moved at a good pace and it was a breeze to read though. I was looking forward to reading it after a long work day, it was very relaxing.

I need to talk about the Seema Singh character. Finally, an indian character whose culture was not a part of the character's story. Usually, indian characters have overbearing parents/family or have some cultural obliga
Rhiannon Grant
Feb 27, 2017 Rhiannon Grant rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
There are three women. They are all straight. They all want to get married. One of them struggles with parenting her adopted children. One of them struggles with lusting after her male friend. One of them struggles with a cheating partner and balancing her sexual desire vs not wanting to be a slut. There are weddings (won't tell you whose, spoilers). In my opinion, they would all benefit from 1) treating men and themselves like grown-ups, saying what they mean and acting as if other people do th ...more
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Kim Gruenenfelder grew up in and around Los Angeles and began her career in TV at the age of nineteen. In addition to her books A Total Waste of Makeup, Misery Loves Cabernet and There's Cake in My Future, she has written feature films, episodic teleplays and two stage plays. She lives in Los Angeles, California. She loves her fans and can be reached through her website and on Facebook.

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