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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  1,170 ratings  ·  82 reviews
"Something should happen: a thunderbolt should erupt, a car should crash, a bell should ring. There should be a soundtrack—some horrible, frightening sound to accompany the news of your ex-boyfriend marrying one of your best friends from high school. Especially when you're still in love with him."

No, of course she wasn't going. Are you insane? For 29-year-old academic Mina
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Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published March 14th 2014 by Smashwords Edition
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Lia
Jun 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Mehhh. This book was quite funny. But I was disappointed in the ending. It just kind of ended. I hate it when the main character and her love interest don't resolve their "issues" until the last few pages. I need more closure than that.

And this book needs some serious editing. Usually I can look past editing issues, but this was bad. Characters' names being misspelled, paragraphs that were repeated, etc.

3.5 stars
Lady Heather

Wow! What a crazy roller coaster ride this book was.


review to come
Mary Tatar
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'll say it, I want to marry this book! One of the better books I've read this year. I have a feeling that it will blow all my future reads out of the water. It was not only fun and witty, but also emotional. I felt like I was sucked into one amazing romantic comedy. One that I would watch again and again. You might actually see me reciting all the best lines while reading it as well. This was one epic reunion of friends, lovers, and the ultimate family. These characters either were either going ...more
Stephanie
Jun 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Lady E
Sep 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Solid 3, looking forward to Josie's story.
Holly
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In Here for the Cake we meet Mina, whose life is turned upside down when she receives an invitation to her ex-boyfriend, Luke’s, wedding. As if the fact that Luke is marrying one of Mina’s old friends from high school isn’t bad enough, there’s also the fact that she’s never really got over him. Ambling through life and with absolutely no intentions of attending the wedding in Costa Rica, Mina is eventually bribed into going by Luke’s best friend and also best man, Ben. You see Ben has a plan...o ...more
Ange
Mar 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Review: Here For The Cake by Emily Poule

Here For The Cake was just what the doctor ordered! A deliciously fun, exciting and hilarious read with fantastic characters and a fabulous and conniving storyline. I absolutely loved it!

Mina Joseph is an academic, studying and assisting at Boston University. Since the tragic dumping by the love of her life, Luke, who is now getting married to one of her "friends from high school", mega bitch Ella, in Mina's dream location, Costa Rica; Mina has buried her
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Blushing Reader
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-books-read
4.5 took me by surprise stars!! I want more please!

Here for the Cake is one of those books that you find and are BLOWN away with how funny, witty, emotional and just wonderful it is. When I was asked to review this book for Emily Poule I knew I would enjoy this story but as it turns out I LOVED this story! I could not stop reading this, I found myself squeezing in a few pages or just a chapter waiting in lines, at carpool and while my kids were eating breakfast. Emily Poule took romantic comedy
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Terry
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The title of this book makes you thing it will be another story about a happy bride dealing with the woes before the wedding. Which this book is far from! This is a story about a wonderful amazing unique girl, a nerdy lost in her books girl who doesn't know how to move on past her high school boyfriend who's wedding invitation to her best friend shows up to remind her she's really not over him.

That beginning sounds like a silly romance story gone wrong. But honestly throughout the story there is
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Donna McBroom-Theriot
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
HERE FOR THE CAKE is a book that has every emotion in it and on almost every page! It was well-written and entertaining. I can't remember when I've been so entertained with one book. The book begins with a simple plot and then takes off in a romantic comedy that leaves the reader laughing and crying and cheering the characters on with every page. HERE FOR THE CAKE boasts an unpredictable plot and I loved that!

You have three friends who have made it their life's ambition - at least for a weekend
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Ava
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 mouthful of cake!!
this one is already in my fave book!
it was fun but there was more like emotional, open minded, loss, standing up and love.
the greatest love in here was giving everything for someone. but that greatest love was the one that could put down a man.
There was also about choice, different kind of love. what lead you. what make you feel worth it and being the whole universe vs being in love a love that hurt. than came, figure when to let go, why and what went wrong when it was too
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Me
Jul 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW! PERFECT book! PERFECT title! This book had everything... humor, sweetness, jealousy and heartbreak,

Great retelling of an old story, of ex going to break up wedding to get groom for herself. Plenty of LOL parts. I love that Mina is a strong female character, in great company of unwavering, loyal friends, stumbling into a potential romance that she doesn't see coming. Luke was a douche and I wanted so much for him to figure out his self worth, for his and Mina's sake. The devil's in the deta
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Jasmine Tru
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this book. It has been a long time since I laughed this much while reading. Here for the Cake managed to make me feel as if I was part of this wonderful trio of women. The loyalty they demonstrated was super sweet and I really loved reading about them. The author really puts you into the head of the main character. When Mina is coerced into attending the wedding of the former love of her life, I could feel the complete embarrassment she felt when she gets off the plane and th ...more
Grace
Jan 07, 2015 rated it did not like it
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Dani Mattiello
Jul 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
A-dor-able. The title is what caught my eye and then the story line pulled me in. Who doesn't enjoy a good love triangle? Especially one as cute and well executed as this one. The writing was quick and witty and it's always impressive when a book can make me laugh out loud. I loved that Mina was an average woman, intelligent but imperfect (although almost every other female in the book sounded like a Barbie doll). This was like My Best Friend's Wedding but realistic. I loved it.
Melissa
Jun 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Such a fantastic read. Emily hit it out of the park for her debut novel. It started out a bit slow for me. I found myself skimming quite a bit, but after the first 25% it got its groove back and I devoured every word. The writing is perfection and i was i. stitches countless times; very clever characters. Hilarious, sexy, and fun, this book was just what I needed after reading an emotional and dark book. 4.75 stars!!!!!!!
Celina A
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book it was a pleasant surprise! It was like the perfect romantic comedy, the story was sad yet funny and the ending felt real I couldn't put it down and I didn't want it to end the secondary characters were just amazing. I wanted more about their stories to see how their love life concluded.
Will definitely read other books from this author.
Nicola Smith
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazingly good book! Mina gets invited to her ex boyfriends wedding (not the best wedding invite to ever receive). Whats more is that he is getting married to one of her old school friends. I don't want to give too much away so please take my advice and read this book :-). Great summer read for sitting round a pool or at the beach. Definitely 5 stars from me.
E
Jul 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Such a great book! I loved Mina and Ben so much! Mina, Josie, and Salma are the funniest group of friends. They kept the book from getting too serious and making it even more enjoyable. Now for Luke I started out almost hating him for stringing Mina along for so long but in the end I just ended up feeling bad for him and just annoyed with him. Here for the Cake is definitely a must read!!
Evelia
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Fantastic Read!!!
Loved everything about it, everything!
Funny, witty, swoon, hot with a great story line.
It flowed effortlessly.
The chicks in this lit were awesome!
Highly recommended for a good time.

Wish it had a bit more in the end.
Beth
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Such a fun read. Loved the characters, the story, the shenanigans. Highly recommend this well written entertaining read.
Linda Mook
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love it!

Love it!

Great characters, they made you keep on reading to see how the relationships were going to turn out. I would definitely read this author again.
Lucy
Jun 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a hilarious and amazing read! I felt like I was watching a romcom!!!
Natasha Chowdory
May 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Needed some trash today, so read this. this morning before work. I had a smile all the way to work on both my buses :) I do like a happy ending with underdogs! :D
Nikki
Jun 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: finished
Good beach read!
Elizabeth Maxine
Apr 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved the characters. Fun quirky journey that was outrageous enough to be true. Surprising and well written.
Lizette
Jun 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars
Tiffany
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book!!! Sexy, witty, and fun.
Tricia
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
A really enjoyable fun read. This is the type of book that I could see being a great rom com film. Hilarious moments throughout the whole book that you can just picture so clearly in your head - especially with Mina, Josie and Salma. Also loved when they all went horseback riding - great laugh out loud moments. Would like to have gotten more of Mina and Ben at the end - maybe an epilogue even into the future.
Tiffany
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
The writing was not amazing. From one sentence to another I wasn't sure which perspective I was getting. There ended up being sexy scenes that started to become a little extra descriptive for my taste. BUT this was still a fun, easy read that I did enjoy. Bonus points for the pop culture references, including listening to Brandi Carlile.
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Emily Poule was born in the most unremarkable city in Iowa with a peculiar propensity towards practicality. She saved every bit of her allowance, stayed in to study on the weekends, collected figurines of small animals, sketched pictures of potted plants, and read period romance novels of the Julia Quinn variety. Then, in her very first semester as a PHD student, she did the least rational thing s ...more