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 m ...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 mor ...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
Ok so this wasn't good but it wasn't bad either. It's in one of those middle stages where it could have gone either way. I liked the romance between the main characters but the self deprecating was a little unbearable and I hated how she assumed that because he had money he couldnt be a real person with real feelings. Michael was genuine from the beginning and I think she took that for granted. She insulted him in a of of ways and I'm glad he had enough patience not to take ...more
I believe this is a book for a very specific taste and shamely it wasn't for me.
I couldn't connect with any of the characters and I felt no interest to whether the story could lead us. I don't support Sam's attitude towards other women and I dream about a future where we don't have the need of drawn each others do ...more
I don't normally rave about sweet romances, but after I finished The Cake King by Rosie Chase, I went and shared the link on a few bookish pages as a must-read. There was just something extra sweet about this read and it wasn't just all the sweet bakery treats in-between the pages. The Cake King starts with Sam being part of a baking competition - sort of a reality TV "Top Baker" show. Michael aka The Cake King's sister Megan is having her Wedding at the end of the book and he is trying to get t ...more
This story reminded me of a more grown up Sweet Dreams book. I liked the foodie parts a lot — the baking contest — and all the descriptions/scenes about baking. But it’s insta-love, which I’m not a big fan of.
Lastly, this was a nice introduction to other characters, who will likely get their own stories.
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
The Cake King is the first book in a series of five novellas which all take place in the two weeks of a baking competition. All five novellas can be read on their own and in any order.
I really, really liked the Cake King. The story was wholesome and sweet and it tackled a lot of themes that are very dear to me.
The main character Sam lives with her insecurities, grown from her past in which she had to live o ...more
i really don't know where to start.
this short novella seemed more like a chance to throw in all possible clichés in one (short) story. i didn't have high expectations for it, and yet. i was disappointed. because the premise isn't bad in itself, i just found that it was done very poorly.
let's start from the beginning, shall we? sam is a twenty-something years-old woman living in a small city i ...more
Sam is a small town girl and amateur baker who is invited to participate in a baking contest by her celebrity crush, Michael, "The Cake King". She doesn't know why he'd invite her, a nobody, to bake for him. But of course, we know. It's because he *likes* her. Cue more sex (and seriously cringe-worthy dirty talk) than a 150 page novel needs.
This book put me in an unusual dilemma. I felt it was too short for meaning ...more
My issue was that I just wasn’t sold on our main characters, Sam and Michael. I never felt the chemistry between them. Their moments together felt forced and I didn’t understand what made them fa ...more
A quick, easy, scrumptious read that manages to pack in fab new friendships, a touch of mystery ...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 tha ...more
All I can saw is WOW! This is the author and the book that has broken my slump! Rosie Chase is a brand new author for me. I am about to binge the rest of this series.
A completely safe story no cheating, no others after meeting, no abuse, NO VIRGINS but also no mention of previous partners/relationships either. A very Happily Ever After!
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.
Nothing felt right to me about this book. Things didn’t really add up or meet what really would happen in the world. Such as one of the other contenders saw the producer at her door but didn’t do anything didn’t rat her out, hold it over her head you know something interesting.
It's not that this isn't well writing or good, it just wasn't keeping my attention and I found myself not caring for it at all.
I requested this because I'd read a backing romance before that I really enjoyed and I guess I thought this one sounded similar enough that I would probably enjoy it too, but sadly I didn't. ...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 b ...more
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
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 l ...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 fangirlin ...more