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Anyone But Cade

(Anyone But... #2)

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The second novel in USA Today bestselling author Penelope Bloom’s Anyone But… series turns up the heat and hilarity with a story about second chances and promises worth breaking.

After Cade King cost me everything, I vowed I’d never fall for him again—even if he became rich and megafamous.

Now he’s back, and he’s still the embodiment of a big, shiny red button. Everybody

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Kindle Edition, 232 pages
Published November 12th 2019 by Montlake Romance
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Fun and easy read with great characters!


Cade is one of those people that are always fun to be around! He is someone that can turn the most innocuous sentences into a joke or sexual innuendo, and he does it in such a deadpan way that you don’t know he’s kidding until you process what he said, and it will turn out to be something hilarious.

Cade dated Iris in high school until his irresponsibility and thoughtlessness got to be too much for her. He unintentionally did something stupid that she paid
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Romancereadingaddict
I really enjoyed this second chance romance. I loved the main author Cade. He is very charming. I liked this this book was not like typical second change story. You start to get invested in the relationship between Cade and Iris. You also start to really like Bear ( Cades son) who brings Cade and Iris back together.
This book gives me the feels and i think anyone who want to read it will think its very cute.
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Anyone But Cade by Penelope Bloom is book Two in the Anyone But...Series. This is the story of Cade and Iris. I have read the previous books which did add to my enjoyment of this one but I do feel you could make this a standalone book if you wish to do so.
Cade left his home town along with his brothers but now he is back and learns of a child he didn't now existed. Iris and Cade were young together and of course had feeling for one another but then Cade up and left town. Now Iris and her
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Wendy'sThoughts
Sep 01, 2019 marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Penelope Bloom Fans, Romance
Here is a Riddle...
Take a Smart, Funny...
But Dedicated Police Officer...

And have Her Constantly Cross Paths...
With the One Man, She Vowed...
Never, Ever to Fall for Again...

Even if He Came Back...
More Tempting...
More Manly Man than...
He had a Right to Be...

Well, This Police Officer
Has More Tricks Up Her Sleeve...

Only Trouble is Mr. No Self Control...
Seems to Like the HandCuffs...
And Bossing a Little Too Much...

Now the Tables are Turned...
And Mr. Manly Man Needs Her Help...
But She Promised
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Naughty Mom Story Time
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs-reviewed
Anyone but Cade was hilariously funny! That dude was a character. It’s difficult taking him seriously especially with the weird things that come out of his mouth. Sometimes it’s so stupid but kinda makes sense (if you really think hard about it).

Seriously this guy had me laughing out loud so much of the time...but even being the goof 1000% of the time, it’s clear as day he has a good, kind heart. It takes a specula person to really “get him” and that person is Iris. She understood him on a
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Rochelle
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
This is the first book by this author that I have read and I liked it. Quick, fun read. Second chance romance about Cade and Iris. They dated in high school and Cade made a huge mistake that had consequences for Iris. Fast forward 7 years later, Cade has to come back to town because he finds out that he is a father to a little boy. He turns to Iris for help and she agrees. This helps them grow closer and for him to show that he has changed.

I received an ARC from NetGalley and I am voluntarily
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thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
Another great instalment to this series, I loved the first book Anyone but Rich and this is just as good as the first book. We return to familiar characters and this time to Cade and Iris’s story, full of chemistry and humour, the kind of book that’s an easy read but very addictive too. It’s fun and flirty and can’t wait for the next I’m assuming anyone but nick ! A great read.

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
Sandy S
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars-

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date November 12, 2019.

After Cade King cost me everything, I vowed I’d never fall for him again—even if he became rich and megafamous.
Go figure.
Now Cade is back with his billion-dollar company…and his ability to radiate attraction like a tempting Wi-Fi hotspot. Not to mention his tendency to have worse impulse control than a chimpanzee.
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy it a little when I arrested him for disorderly conduct. Unfortunately, I think Cade
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Lilly Charysma
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh my God, I had so much fun reading this book! Cade is so amazing and so crazy, in a funny way. “Anyone But Cade” is a fantastic book and believe me when I say it: you will savor every page!

Iris’ relationship with Cade cost her her future. They were good together, until he did the most stupid thing and put an end to her chances at a sports scholarship. Years later, they stand face to face, she as a police officer, and Cade as a very successful businessman. However, the most unbelievable event
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Shelley
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anyone but Cade

Book two in the Anyone series by Penelope Bloom is finally here and it was a great book, with great characters and a great storyline with a few twists and turns

Seven years ago Cade and Iris were dating in High School but due to Cade’s actions, they break up. Iris, along with Miranda and Kira meet to make a pact that they vow to keep. Now, seven years later, the Kings are back in their small home town and Iris has done everything possible to avoid Cade. Cade however gets some news
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Kari Hansen
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cade is someone who doesn’t take much seriously and always makes light of situations to hide what he truly feels and tends to act first and think second. When he was in high school he make a mistake with Iris, his girlfriend, and years later they are still estranged.

Although Iris hasn’t had much luck with men she enjoys her career as a police officer and she has a great relationship with two best friends Kira and Miranda. Cade has returned to town after being away for years and it doesn’t take
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Pelusa Rivera
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was so excited to get this book. I had fell in love with the King brothers from the very first book Anyone but Rich and I liked Cade in that one, I liked Iris too so I was anxious for this book. I did enjoy it, however since I had cracked up at Cade's antics in the previous books, I was expecting more from him in this one. Please do not misunderstand and think I didn't like it, I totally did but again I was expecting more..I liked Iris but more in the first book, she wasn't as funny in this ...more
Romance Schmomance (Malia)
I had a bit of mixed feelings with Anything But Cade , but I still enjoyed this quite a bit! Cade is such a jokester it was tough to take him seriously at times. But I loved how endearing he was when his son, Bear, came into his life. I'd say it was probably one of the best things that happened to him.

The one thing the drew me to this series is the second chance romance stories! With this one, add on the single parent and you're set for a pretty decent read.

Ever since I read Anyone But Rich ,
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Ruthie Taylor
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the second book in the series and I would recommend that you read Rich's story first, as it sets the scene, and gives you some background and insight into the men's childhood and meteoric rise. Oh my their parents were and are just horrible!

Cade is Rich's twin, he has always been the joker, and the one who avoids any seriousness he can. Even though Rich has fallen in love again with his childhood sweetheart,
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Jenny Hobson
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
“Is it weird that I just want to curl up in a ball, roll downhill at full speed, and then take out his legs?”

After reading Anyone But Rich I was really looking forward to reading Cade and Iris's story due to their witty banter and I wasn't disappointed. The pair had me chuckling at their comments but it was mainly Cade that had the banter this time. I wish we'd had a bit more of Iris's sharp wit that we saw in the first book.
Loved the story line it kept me engaged and didn't want to stop
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Dilushani Jayalath
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kindly received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Actual Ratings : 4.85 hilarious stars

God I swear I hadn't laughed at a book as much as i did with this since Neanderthal Meets Human and believe me that is my favorite. From the moment Iris wanted to roll over to Cade and kick his feet under him I was laughing. Every single moment in the book was laugh out loud worthy. At some points I couldn't stop laughing for few minutes and kept remembering the moment over and over
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Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
I hesitated after reading book 1 in this series to dive into book 2 but, I reallyenjoyed this one more. I liked Cade and Iris together and liked the spin on the second chance romance. It was a fun, easy read and kids always make me enjoy the story just a little more.

~ Kimberly Anne

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Veronica LaRoche
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love everything about this book. If you love a good second chance romance, then you need too read Iris & Cade’s story. Cade is very charming and absolutely hilarious. Bear omg he was adorable and completely stole the show. This book and characters had me hooked from page one. Another great read that everyone must read.


I received this Advanced Reader Copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Sara Oxton
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Anyone But Cade by Penelope Bloom a five-star read that will make you Bloom. This is number two in the Anyone But series and it goes from strength to strength, its warm and funny and will surprise you in the best ways possible. This has it all, romance, spice, funny in spades as well as heart warming and honest, it really does have it all. Cade King has always been the class clown, the one people think won’t grow up, won’t be serious like his brothers, but that may just be that those who think ...more
Laura
Nov 10, 2019 rated it did not like it
***ARC Provided by the Publisher***

I was not able to connect with this story. It's my first by this author, and I know she is popular, so I am sure I will try another title by her, but this one wasn't a winner for me.

I didn't believe the characters, and the dialogue seemed...off. I have spent a lot of time with a lot of different people, and at first I was struck by how off the book felt...until I realized that both the women and the men seemed to have identical internal dialogue. And, the women
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Angel Hatfield
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Iris was a deputy sheriff in her hometown of West Valley N. C.. One of her duties was to patrol and supervise any town gatherings. This event was a couples swim. Iris sat moodily on a hill to watch Miranda next to her, Miranda’s newish boyfriend Robbie down by the water waiting for Miranda. Iris’s other best friend Kira was down by the water with her husband Richad King. The three women had made a pack to have nothing to do with the King brothers but Kira broke the pact and even married a King ...more
Jenn
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4.25 stars

I heart Penelope Bloom. She writes the funniest sexy-romantic books... Honestly, if you're ever in a slump, reading or otherwise, just pick up one of her Objects of Attraction series and a smile and a laugh is in short order.

Anyone But Cade is the 2nd installment in the Anyone but... series and I am so bummed I haven't caught the first one Anyone But Rich yet. Anywho... Cade is hilarious. He is like watching a mischevious puppy romp around. description
If you've ever read Play by Kylie Scott from
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Ruthie –
This is the second book in the series, and I would recommend that you read Rich's story first, as it sets the scene and gives you some background and insight into the men's childhood and meteoric rise. Oh my, their parents were and are just horrible!

Cade is Rich's twin, he has always been the joker and the one who avoids any seriousness he can. Even though Rich has fallen in love again with his
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Jeeves Reads Romance
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Laugh out loud funny with an emotional punch

Funny with plenty of heart, Anyone But Cade has Penelope Bloom’s signature humor but also more angst and seriousness than I am accustomed to from her. There’s still plenty of banter and chemistry between our couple, but there’s also a lot of residual emotion between them from their complicated past. If you’ve read the first book in the series (not necessary but helpful), then Cade no doubt made an impression on you. He is over the top funny, a little
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Diane
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: ADDICTING SERIES A MUST HAVE FOR SURE!!!!
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of "ANYONE BUT CADE" OMG!!!! I just love Penelope Blooms writing she is brilliant with her story telling pulls you right into the book and doesn't let go.
Cade and Iris were an item in highschool 7yrs ago he just about destroyed her future they broke up and he the rest of King brothers left town and now 7yrs later there back gorgeous as ever and Billionaires their company Sion's headquarters is now in West Valley North.
Iris, Kira and Miranda made a pact 7yrs ago to
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Judy
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great follow up in this 2nd story - Anyone But Series and I absolutely fell in love with Cade in the 1st story. Seven years ago Cade and Iris dated in high school and Cade made an incredible stupid decision that negativity affects Iris and they break up. The brothers, Rich, Cade and Nick King leave their small hometown to become very successful businessman and decide to return to build their headquarters and each hope to secretly reconnect with the one who got away. Unknown to the ...more
Purple Lorikeet
First of all I'd like to thank Montlake Romance for sharing an ARC of this book in exchange for my review.

Seven years ago, Iris was in high school and was a promising soccer player when some laced brownies were found in her locker and she was kicked off the team. They weren't here brownies but those of her boyfriend, Cade. She was so upset she broke up with him and she swore a pact with her two best friends that they wouldn't have anything to do with Cade and his brothers. The brothers left
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E
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Anyone But Cade, the second book in Penelope Bloom’s Anyone But... series, was a super fun, easy read, second chance at love RomCom which was such a pleasure to read! Seven years ago best friends Kira, Miranda and Iris made a pact to never ever date any of the King brothers (twins Rich and Cade, and Nick). Currently the pact has been irreparably damaged because Kira married Rich! Anyway, these days Iris is the sheriffs deputy in West Valley, North Carolina and Cade is now a famous billionaire ...more
Linda Reads
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Literally LOL funny, steamy with irritating and wonderful moments
Having read ANYONE BUT RICH about Rich, twin brother to Cade, I already knew that Cade and Iris would be a formidable couple, both witty, outrageous and caring. And again, Ms. Bloom has pulled out all the stops. This book was HILARIOUS. She should consider doing standup comedy, so funny! Her narratives are literally LOL funny and that’s not how I usually read…laughing!
Cade and Iris had a thing in high school until he did one of his
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