Title: Icing on the Cake
Author: Ann Marie Walker
Publication Date: January 30, 2018
Page Count: 217
My rating: 3 stars
About the book:
Notting Hill meets The Prince & Me in Icing on the Cake, the second standalone laugh-out-loud romance in Ann Marie Walker’s Wild Wedding series.
Cassandra Miller doesn’t have time for men. She’s far too busy trying to open a cupcake shop with her silent partner and best friend, not to mention catering her brother’s wedding. And let’s face it, it’s not like Prince Charming is going to stroll into the bakery and sweep her off her feet.
Henry has been a prince his entire life but for one wild wedding he wants to be nothing more than an “Average Joe”, or in this instance, “Average Hank”. However, when a case of mistaken identity and a batch of burned cupcakes ends in a night of passion, Cassie and Hank must decide if theirs is a recipe for disaster or the makings of true romance.
Icing on the Cake by Ann Marie Walker is the second book in the Wild Wedding contemporary romance series. Each book in this series features a new couple so they can all be read as standalones. There is a bit of a glimpse of previous characters though for those that follow the entire series.
In this edition of the series Cassie is helping to cater her brother’s wedding when a man walks into the shop looking for directions. Henry is a prince who had attended college with Cassie’s brother and wanted to spend the weekend without the paparazzi stalking him so he decided to use the name “Hank”.
When Hank meets Cassie he is immediately taken with her and the chemistry between the two flies off the charts. After some wild moments together Hank knows he needs to come clean about his true identity but keeps being held back from doing so but both Hank and Cassie find themselves quickly falling for one another.
I’ve read both books in this series and find them a nice combination of funny moments mixed with incredibly steamy ones. The couple coming together in this installment were both nice characters however I’m not a huge fan of the identity deception trope so this brings in my lower rating on this one. The book was still fun overall but I can’t help but always wish the character in question would just man up and tell the truth sooner.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Ann Marie Walker writes steamy books about sexy boys. She’s a fan of fancy cocktails, anything chocolate, and 80s rom-coms. Her super power is connecting any situation to an episode of Friends and she thinks all coffee cups should be the size of a bowl. If it’s December she can be found watching Love Actually but the rest of the year you can find her at AnnMarieWalker.com where she would be happy to talk to you about alpha males, lemon drop martinis or supermodel David Gandy. Ann Marie attended the University of Notre Dame and currently lives in Chicago.