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There's Cake in My Future (There's Cake in My Future #1)

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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 (Mel), still ...more
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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
Selin Kamaş
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
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
This was a very silly book, and a very light book, and a very nothing-in-particular book. It’s hard to say too much that’s really good about it. But on the other hand, it’s hard to say much that’s really bad about it. Although I will certainly try.

As one would expect given the summary, the plot revolves primarily around three women engaging in wacky girl-type superstitions (cake pulls!) whilst struggling with Menfolk Issues.

Seema is passionately in love with her best friend Scott, which is unf
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
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
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
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

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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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
I have very mixed feelings about this book. I loved it, for the most part. It was light and easy and exactly what I was wanting as a distraction. But there came a point toward the end that I physically wanted to shake the characters (except for Nic). Seema bugged me for most of the book (grow up, Seema) and Mel was starting to act like Seema, and I just felt like they both needed to (as Megan says so wonderfully to Nic) "grow a pair."

I loved the premise of the story. Mel and Nic were fabulous
J&B Reviews
Wow, what a fun read!

This is my first book by Kim Gruenenfelder. In fact when I woke up this morning I'd never heard of her. I stumbled on this book, thought the title was intriguing and downloaded the sample. What a perfect book to read on a day off and it's 11 below zero outside. When you start a book and you're laughing out loud while reading the sample the book becomes a must buy.

I loved Nic, Seema and Mel. Their friendship rang true to me and I loved how they had become their own little fam
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!
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!!
I received Kim Gruenenfelder’s book, “Keep Calm and Carry a Big Drink,” for Christmas. Since it’s part of a series, like always, I wanted to start with the first book that revolves around the lives of Nicole, Melissa, Seema, and Scott. It turned out that I already had the first one, “There’s Cake in My Future,” so I immediately began reading.

Nicole (Nic): At first I wasn’t too sure about Nic’s character, but I loved her at the end. As an engaged woman, she seemed like a stuck-up bridezilla. But
Cat Chiappa
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.
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.
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..
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!
barf. at least I have definite proof that I don't like "women's fiction." the three main chatacters were insufferable morons.
I loved it!!! It reminds me of my friends humor and sarcasm!!! The bonus was all the uses of the word chode!!!
This book instantly created a world in which I was brought into the middle of three best friends feeling as though I was the fourth member of the club. I felt like I was watching my own friends as they faced relationship problems, made stupid choices and passed on opportunities to express their feelings, all while being there for each other through thick and thin to support each other. The idea of the magic charms hidden in the bridal shower cake added a cute twist on the story and added a fun a ...more
Its been a long time since from page one that I've like the plot, all the main characters, and that the book ended on the same top quality that continued throughout the book. While I liked all of the main characters my favorite character was Seema. As for Mel it was nice that she got what she was looking for and picked the guy herself. As for Nicole her panic over having kids of her own seemed to have vanished somewhere late in the book which was surprising considering how much trouble she appea ...more
I didn't want this one to end, what a fun book!
Love Fool
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
Rori Rischak
I actually downloaded an excerpt of this book on my Kindle a long time ago. After reading the excerpt, I decided not to buy it because I didn't think I was in the right mood to appreciate it. But I kept it on my to read list and in the back of my mind.

Here were my life circumstances at the end of March:
(1) I had just spent the month of March working nights and weekends on the proposal for my project team's follow-on contract. We had just turned the proposal in, so I finally had a little more fre
Chloe Wood
Didn't think this book was gunna be any good if I'm honest, it sounds a bit cheesy! But honestly this book was brilliant. A really interesting story, really didn't know where the story was going to take it's next plot twist! The relationship between Scott and seema was the most frustrating but rewarding one! So glad they finally got together! Was a bit confusing though for the fact that they had apparently kissed quite passionately on a number of occasions and yet they never seemed to talk about ...more
It’s a week before Nicole’s wedding. The night of her bridal shower, Nicole informs her best friends, Seema and Melissa, that she rigged her cake in order to give each woman her “happily ever after”. For Melissa, Nicole wants her to have the engagement ring. Melissa is currently dating Fred and he still “hasn’t put a ring on it”. And it’s been six years. SIX!!! Seema will get the red hot chili pepper. She’s been secretly in love with Scott and is afraid to tell him in fear it will ruin their fri ...more
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
(2.5 stars) Three friends get together at a bridal shower, where the bride, Nicole (Nic) has set up a cake pull with charms that will fit the desires of each participant. For her friend Mel, she plans the ring as she has been waiting for her long-term boyfriend to ask her to marry him, for her friend Seema she plans the chili pepper to give her a hot romance with her friend with whom she is secretly in love, and for herself, she picks the shovel to get her journalism career back on track after b ...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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