The Cake King
Sam Davis has been fan-girling over Michael “The Cake King” Godwin for years. So, when she receives a letter from Godwin asking her to compete in a private baking competition where the prize could pull her (and her adoptive family) ...more
Even though it is a short novel, I still expected a little more from it. I was drawn to this book because of the baking contest and I must say that it was well explained and shown during the whole story.
Sam and Michael's relationship developed in a fast way, but that was to be expected. I just didn't like how they kind of hinted at marriage at the end, that was just a bit too much for ...more
The Cake King centers on Michael Godwin, the Cake King, who invites bakers to compete to help with his celebrity sister's wedding. This was absolutely ridiculous and over the top. While mildly entertaining, I felt it lacked depth. The language was far too descriptive and seemed to be trying far too hard to sound cool/quirky. It just ended up making me cringe a lot of the time!
I wish there had been ...more
I wanted more of the baking contest and less of the sex. The description of the book sounds like the main character will find her true self etc. etc. This doesn't describe the book at all, there are sex scenes almost every other chapter and the baking contest is just a background to the whole romance. The pacing was just all over the place, and transitions from 'normal' scenes to sex scenes were quite inconsistent.
I liked the descriptions of food and baking; I would gladly spend reading ...more
Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for giving me a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.
So, I DNF at 50%... which is kind of lame considering this is like a 150 page book. But the 50% I did read was a STRUGGLE to get through. The way the Cake King and Sam talked to each other, using the words 'nah' or 'my dude' was CRINGY. However, I was still willing to look past it. The story and relationship development, honestly, sucked BIG TIME. I wasn't drawn to any of the characters, or ...more
I didn't want this book to end. It grabbed me and I didn't want to stop reading it.
This is the story of "Pink Hair", Sam, who has had a really hard life. She has entered into a contest to make the wedding cake for the sister of the "Cake King", Michael. Why isn't he making his own sister's wedding cake? Simple she doesn't want him to.
Sam is from a small town wher she works at a restaurant called Apple Butter. She's ...more
A quick, easy, scrumptious read that manages to pack in fab new friendships, a touch of ...more
The Cake King is a short novella, easy to read perfect if you want to spend some hours relaxing with a nice and delightful story.
Rosie Chase did a good job writing this story about Sam and Michael journey. They are two likeable characters and I wanted the best for them, I cheered for them to reach their happiness throughout the book.
Michael Godwin, the Cake King, has summoned several bakers from across the country to Lexington in order to hold his own private bake-off to determine who’ll bake the cake for his celebrity sister’s wedding. Sam’s not quite sure what she’s doing in a room full of big name bakers, considering she ...more
I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.
From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do .
Sam Davis has been fangirling ...more
Sam Davis hails from a tiny Appalachian town where she works in a tiny, local diner. Money is anything but abundant. When she receives an invitation to participate in a competition hosted by the Cake King himself, Michael Godwin, Sam jumps at the chance to repay the kindness of the people who took her in and gave her a home, a job, a family. But Sam has far more to lose than a competition - especially when a certain King starts looking like he’d rather ...more
Soo this book was something else. This book was something I kind of half expected but not quite. I think this is a story that has so much potential of it hadn't been so short and if the majority hadn't been sexy times and sex talk (which were hilarious, I found myself laughing out loud at the library, having to explain that one was a true trip)
The story is about a girl who enters a banking competition to win a job with the most famous, and of course, hot baker, the Cake Kings. A change of ...more
'The Cake King' follows Sam Davis and a group of star bakers who are invited to compete in an unusual baking competition hosted by the Cake king himself.
I really enjoyed reading about the various different dishes and following along with the competition as the story progressed. I'm glad that this is going to be the start of a new series (Sugar Spice), because I would love to find out more about the other characters in the ...more
I liked the book. However, I couldn’t quite grasp if it was a book about smut with a story thrown in, or a story with some smut thrown in.
I felt like the only scenes that were well written were the scenes involving the food and the sex. I would’ve loved to hear more about their romance and how they fell in love. I felt like it was a purely physical relationship, which is fine, but it ends so quickly with a ring. Cockring? ...more
I was given a copy of The Cake King from Netgalley for my honest opinion.
Sam Davis is a baker from a tiny town that not everyone has heard of. She gets an invitation to compete against other pastry chefs from her baking idol Michael Godwin aka The Cake King.
Sam enters determined to win to help her loved ones but baking isn't the only thing she'd be competing for.
I loved the baking aspects of it. Descriptions of cinnamon, honey, caramel, hummingbird cakes and cheesecakes ...more
In order to get promotion for her adoptive family's restaurant, Sam enters a competition to bake a wedding cake for Michael's sister's wedding. During the competition, she ends falling in love with Michael.
The fact that it's a competition and the prize is baking a wedding cake and all the media attention makes the fact that she's romancing the judge not a horrible power balance. So I could ...more
Sam expected to be baking for her life everyday until a "winner" was chosen. But what Sam didn't expect was making friends with her fellow ...more
First of all, it was too short. I couldn't connect with the characters. At all.
Secondly, it should've been noted that there were many (yes many) raunchy sex scenes. The dirty talk was just too much. I don't want to read that in a rom com. If I would want that, I would read erotica. You can ...more
Sam Davis is a small town baker from Appalachia. She gets a letter inviting her to compete to make celebrity baker Michael Godwin's actress sister's wedding cake. The competition lasts for roughly 2 weeks and pits 9 bakers against each other. Sam has had a crush on Michael for a while. When he seems to be attracted to her she is confused as to why. Michael is a small town boy who was fortunate enough to make a lot of money and travel the world. They ...more
As I was browsing through the Netgalley, I requested the ARC of The Cake King that it came out in January 2020. If you like the show Bake-Off and rom-com movies, that is the book for you, if not the series.
It is a short story of Sam & Michael; it is a pallet cleanser but without the conflict and the angst.
Even though Michael is a rich known chef/baker, he doesn't forget where he comes from and his roots. The Bake-off contest is Sam's opportunity to salvaging the people ...more
Would I read the story if I knew before hand what I now know? No. Will I read more by the author? Yeah!