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Stud Muffin

(Donner Bakery #2)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  674 ratings  ·  201 reviews
It’s hard to get revenge without getting a rap sheet.

After Tempest Cassidy walks in on her husband banging her high school nemesis, her whole world gets turned upside down. She goes from being known as the Duchess of Muffins to the town crazy. Her new MO: revenge.
Eventually, Tempest grows weary being arrested. Yet what choice does she have? If she’s not a
Published October 29th 2019 by Smartypants Romance
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Penny Reid
Aug 02, 2019 marked it as to-read

This accurately depicts how I feel about this book...
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Aug 02, 2019 marked it as to-read

We are SO excited to announce the talented and lovely Jiffy Kate's book for Smartypants Romance. 'Stud Muffin' is the second book in the Donner Bakery Series, a contemporary romantic comedy, and can be read as a standalone.

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Caitlin Reads
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book right from the start! Tempest, the Duchess of Muffins, was a great heroine and I really felt for her. It is hard to imagine how she was married to Asher in the first place but I related to her anger and loved her retaliation. Cage was hot book boyfriend who reminded me of Charlie Hunnam. Cage was a former UFC fighter who recently moved to Green Valley to work for his friend Hank at the Pink Pony. Sparks fly when Tempest and Cage meet and you can feel their attraction. ...more
4.5 Muffinlicious Stars

”I always knew you were a little crazy. It was just hidden down under all your cardigans and china patterns.”

For most of her life, Tempest Cassidy has done everything just like she was supposed to. It never occurred to her to look beyond the life she made with her high school boyfriend turned present day husband because she was happy. She was, dammit!

That all changes the moment Tempest returns home one morning with the hopes of getting knocked up, only to find her husband in bed, naked and asleep with tStars
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
My heart belongs to Cage Erickson!

This book was SO FREAKIN GOOD!! Tempest Cassidy is my shero! She gives a whole new meaning to “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” and this song, that played in my head constantly while I was reading—“Before He Cheats.” This story starts off with a bang! Cheating husband, and all the crazies that come out from that after. I mean, there’s only so much a woman can take. After a few lock ups behind bars, and anger management classes, Tempest meets
Harlow Cole
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I first started this book I was afraid wouldn’t ‘get it' as I have never read a book by Penny Reid. (I know!! What rock have I been living under!?) However, you do not need to have made any previous trips to Green Valley, Tennessee to jump right into this story.

All you need is life experience.

This book is laugh out loud funny. The dialogue is so sharp and witty you’ll feel like you’re hanging out with your best friends. Yet at the same time, the story touches on topics like infertility an
“Whatever happened here today... you're more than that...more than however you feel... and whoever made you feel that way.”

It's really hard for me to write a review for Stud Muffin because in many ways this book is perfect. I read a lot of contemporary romance books and even though I have quite a few favorites I'm always thinking about how the story could be even better. There's always something that could have been resolved in a better way, a character that could have developed more, a conflict th
Romance Schmomance (Malia)
So far, the  Donner Bakery series is killing it in the Smartypants universe. Baking Me Crazy set the bar for these new sets of books in Penny Reid's memorable universe. And I absolutely devoured Stud Muffin . This was an absolute joy to read especially with a heroine that has been wronged in the worst way possible and was ready to make a comeback. She's definitely a firecracker and I loved watching her personal journey to finding her happy.

And Cage is just a sight to devour as well. Loved his support for Tempest, immensthe 
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"We all need our mama's words of wisdom from time to time, but I also need a freaking break."

This book pulled me in from page 1. (view spoiler) ...more
Oct 09, 2019 marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Jiffy Kate Fans, Romance
It Wasn't Bad Enough...
To Catch her Husband...
Banging Away with Another Woman...

Oh No, He had to Pick...
Tempest Cassidy's High School Nemesis...
To Twist The Knife...

Sweet Tempest Cassidy AKA Duchess of Muffins...
Suddenly Turns and Starts to Hone her Skills...
With a New Recipe...


Does it keep her as the Town's Sweetheart, Nope...
She now is looked at more as the Town's Cray Cray...

That will Happen after Pulling a...
"How Stella Got Her Groove Back" Episode...
With being Arrested and all...

Tempest Tries to Get Back on Track...
And is on Her Way to Boredom...
When Mr. Sexy Walks In...
And Turns Everything Upside Down...

He is All Handsome and Manly, nothing like the ex...
And She is thinking a Little, Ah Hm, Fun is Due...

Both Agree, No Relationships...
So W
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‘“Whatever happened here’re more than that...more than however you feel...and whoever made you feel that way.”’

I think maybe after this review people will start to second guess the integrity of my reviews, simply because this is my third five star read, out of the three books I’ve read so far from the Smartypants Romance series. But I’m he
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Cassandra Martin
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The prologue for this book just grabs you right from the start! Tempest and Cage sorta of have a friends to lovers story, but the immediate underlying attraction just pulls you in! Jiffy Kate does an excellent job of bringing Tempest’s heartbreak and pain to life and you just feel it in your bones. You also just root for her when she’s making those questionable decisions regarding her revenge 😉.

I loved the little tidbits we got regarding how Cage and Hank met. I also need all the recipes for al
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fun, feelgood
This was my first read by this duo. It was really enjoyable. This goes well with the tone that first book set; very cute, funny, charming and still dealing with some serious subjects in a humorous and yet satisfying way.

Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stud Muffin is an emotional journey about picking up the pieces when life turns out to be nothing like you expected, and learning to trust yourself again and find happiness. Jiffy Kate brought forth every emotion imaginable as I read this very addictive story!!!

I went into this book completely blind and was blown away. This book put me through the ringer emotion-wise. My heart absolutely bled for Tempest and all that she went through while she attempted to pick up the pieces of her l
Happily Mary After
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My first time reading Jiffy Kate, and I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet, tender and steamy romance. Cage is definitely on my book-boyfriend list.

Full rec on Frolic to follow soon.
Tasha Talks Books Blog
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This being my first book I have read by Jiffy Kate. Holy crap!!! I can't wait to go back and read their earlier work. Especially the Donner Bakery book 1!

This book was so good and had my attention from page one. The way the authors were able to tell the story and made me feel what was going on. It was so easy to fall in love with the MC's. They were everything and so much more.

The pain, heartache and hate that you can feel and the way Cage was able to swoop in and just bring strength, power an
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Trying to have a baby is stressful, trying to have a baby after a miscarriage is heartbreaking - and for Tempest life is about to get a whole lot worse.

As a professional athlete you know you are always one second, one injury away from being done but no one ever really thinks it will happen to them - but it is happening to Cage who has come to Green Valley to decide what to do now.

Tempest is in a dark place and is the town's curiosity on a good day and the town joke on a b
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really liked this one. First read for me by Jiffy Kate. I have to say after reading one of the other Smarty Romance books (Shelf Awareness), the beginning of those books sounded similar, but I'm glad it ended up being much different. I loved how Cage (a fighter) is a bit different type of hero then I've seen so far in the Smarty Romance world. It was fun to see him and Tempest get together (a bit of instant attraction). This just had a good story to it! I'm glad Karma was not kind to Tempest's ...more
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this book and started reading it on Saturday night and couldn’t stop. It was so good you guys! First off, I love the main character, Tempest. It only took about 4 pages for me to like her and a few more for my heart to absolutely break for her. After that, I was completely in her corner and really felt that I was there for all her ups and downs.
The hero of the story is Cage. What an amazing guy. Does he have brothers? Yes!
This story will break your heart and then put the pieces
Heather andrews
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tempest isn't bashful in her eyeing things and her man takes notice, "...when I glance up at her, I catch the heat in her stare. Do my eyes deceive me or did Miss Cassidy just give me a quick once-over? She most certainly was checking out the goods. I’m not blind and I know when a woman wants me." I liked this book, I really loved Cage.
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tempest Cassidy needs to figure out how to get her life back after walking in on her husband having an affair. Not sure where to start or how to handle the emotional fall out she makes a series of questionable decisions, including a few that land her in jail. Needing to forget everything for a night, she heads for the Pink Pony for a few drinks. Cage Erickson's looking for redirection after a career-ending shoulder injury. Not sure what to do now that he can no longer fight he leaves Dallas for ...more
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Sep 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Cranky Stars

Tempest Williams, sorry don’t throw anything at me, Tempest Cassidy finally lives up to her name and her red hair personality. Tempest is the Duchess of Muffins and a bonafide cardigan wearer and she’s also a people pleaser so when she catches her husband of 8 years doing the unspeakable, she loses it in an epic way. She channels her inner Angela Basset in Waiting to Exhale among other things. Girl goes for it big tim
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Revenge is a dish that is best served cold…..or is it?

Nothing stings like the betrayal that Tempest Cassidy finds herself grappling with. After leaving work early to get a head start on making a baby, Tempest catches her husband in bed with another woman. The stab to the heart was even more destructive when Tempest realized that her husband’s mistress is the one person that tormented her constantly throughout school.

With her life spiraling out of control, Tempest did what any gal would do when
***5 ‘I’ll Always Fight For You’ Stars***

I absolutely loved this book. I was hooked from the start and did not put it down (or want to ~ sometimes that #workthing gets in the way) I was sweet, funny, smexy and heartbreaking as well as heart (and panty) melting but dear lord I don’t think there’s been a book that I’ve read recently where I wanted to gut so many side characters (or at least Gibbs smack some sense into them). This baby was chock full of them, but thankfully the goodness totally out weigh
Oct 29, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Tempest Cassidy is married to her high school sweetheart, works at Green Valley's Donner Bakery crafting daily muffin creations inspired by her favorite rock songs. Her and Asher are actively trying to grow their family and on her way home to get down to business in the bedroom, Tempest catches Asher in bed...with another woman. And that's where Tempest's life plans go out the door and in walks in a slight anger problem.

Now Tempest finds herself divorced and unsure of what to do now
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
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" Everyone in life has the possibility of hurting you . If you allow yourself to love and be loved , you risk being hurt . That's just how it is . It's the risk you take when you give your heart away. But if we never give it away , we never have the chance t/>
Melena Torretta
Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, arcs
Another wonderful book in the Donner Bakery series! This might be my favorite Jiffy Kate book ever, too.

Tempest Cassidy is a relatable heroine who is struggling after her marriage ends due to her husband's infidelity. She works at Donner Bakery with Jenn and is known for the amazing muffins she bakes. There were so many things she baked that sounded amazing, and I wish I had the recipes.

Cage Erickson has come to Green Valley to figure out what his next steps will be. His
Megan | A Page to Turn
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tempest Cassidy was stuck in a life lacking love and full of self-doubt; then she walks in on something that quite literally blows her life to smithereens... I couldn’t stop reading once I started the book. I was hooked!

Stud Muffin is sweet small town story of finding yourself post-divorce and learning to love and trust yourself again. I loved how self-reliant Tempest became, her growth from start to finish was amazing! Cage Erickson helped teach her kick-boxing, but really instilled in her so
Michele McMullen
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Oh my I am loving the Donner Bakery and their fabulous cast of characters . Jiffy Kate is new to me and I have fallen for her characters and words ! Tempest begins as a beautifully scorned woman that is being kicked as she is already down . When she thinks that the man she will spend the rest of her life with is sleeping with her highschool and hometown nemesis. Enter Cage he is a retired MMA fighter that is taking a sebatical and helping out a friend at his club. This couple begin as friends an ...more
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