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Stud Muffin

(Fighting for Love #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  3,351 ratings  ·  463 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 angry, then she’s ...more
Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 304 pages
Published December 12th 2020 by Smartypants Romance (first published October 27th 2019)
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Penny Reid
Aug 02, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

This accurately depicts how I feel about this book...
4 stars

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Stud Muffin was my first book by Jiffy Kate and it was such a fun read!

Tempest Cassidy is a woman scorned. When she catches her husband cheating, she goes all Carrie Underwood on him… you know that song? Yeah, it was running through my head the entire time I was reading about Tempest and her revenge plots. When she meets Cage, she’s still angry, but she’s tired. And she wants her life back.

Cage is a professional fighter who left Texas to come to Tennessee and ends up in Tempest’s
Smartypants Romance

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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Korrie’s Korner
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 Cage. Cage i
Caitlin Reads
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

I don’t want to be a person with a rap sheet. Orange is not a good color on me.

Anna will kick my ass when she finds out, and don’t say she won’t find out because we both know that’s a lie. Nobody gossips like the barflies and the Baptists.

First of all, Cage is not scary looking… Just because the men around here walk hunched over, dragging their knuckles like their Neanderthal forefathers, doesn’t mean it’s wrong to be tall. He can’t help it.

“That cucumber,” he says, pointing to
4 1/2 "He makes me better." Stars!

This was so good! I really liked it and it fit so well in the Green Valley world. Tempest was my kind of crazy! Under the circumstances I think she was quite tame. I absolutely loved her. And I absolutely loved Cage too. What a sweetheart hottie. This story was the perfect mix of heartbreak, healing, and hilarious. Happy reading!
Harlow Cole
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
“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 conf
Oct 09, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jiffy Kate Fans, Smartypants Romance, 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.
Sheena ☆ Book Sheenanigans

Definitely an improvement from the first installment of the series but I still still wasn't wow by the characters nor storyline. This obviously falls under the instant love category and everything just moved too quickly for my liking. I think the only up side about this read was the whole divorce drama, otherwise it was a pretty mediocre read.
Ashley (Kindled Souls Book Blog)
"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)
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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 here to tell you right now that these books are written
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Social Butterfly for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

Stud Muffin
By: Jiffy Kate

*REVIEW* 💖💖💖💖
Stud Muffin really grabs you from the beginning. Tempest catches her husband in bed with another woman. Honestly, I probably would have killed him. I felt so angry about this, plus the town gossips, and sorrowful for her dreams of a family. Tempest has every right to make a few bad choices. At least, these acts lead her to Cage. The uni
Cassandra Martin
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
Lu Bielefeld
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Liked it!

Curled up in my bed—in my fluffy white comforter I picked out at Dillard’s on my last shopping trip with my mama in Nashville and my most-favorite one thousand thread count sheets—is my husband of eight years, sleeping soundly… and right beside him is another head of brown hair that looks suspiciously like Mindy Mitchell. Been around the block more times than the ice cream truck on a hot July day… Mindy Mitchell.

For years, I let my happiness reside in Asher
Happily Mary After
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.
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: feelgood, fun
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.

Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
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 time. Tempest is the biggest storm Green Valley has ever seen. She
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 life, while s
3.5/5 stars

Tempest Cassidy was a hoot. I instantly liked her character, she was different from a lot of the other heroines that I have read. She was strong but vulnerable and flawed, which I don’t often see in contemporary romance books. Cage was also such a sweetie even though he had those badass looks. I really enjoyed this novel, it was short and addictive but didn’t feel very substantive. I finished it and was thinking “is that it?”. This was good in that I wanted more of the story and chara
Heather andrews
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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. ...more
*The Angry Reader*
Compared to the other books I’ve read in this series this one felt like it played it safe. Not much adventure in the story or characters. I did think it was great to see Tempest discover her self-confidence. I think maybe from reading the series out of order I had unrealistic expectations for these two.

Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 bad one. Cage is instantl
Megan | A Page to Turn
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
Tasha Talks Books Blog
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
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