by Dina Keratsis
Published July 2, 2013
This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
She has nothing left to lose... When Breena stumbles into the enchanted borderland of Cake, she is given the choice to return to her world or face the unknown. Unable to bear returning to her empty life, she embraces the challenge, much to the annoyance of the handsome, brooding Rune. He wants redemption... Long ago, Rune failed in his duty to guard the Queen Likely and vowed never again to let desire rule him. Then he meets Breena, the last Likely, and least likely, to succeed. Sworn to protect her from the killer who seeks to destroy Cake, Rune is forced to face his awakening desire for the one woman he can never have. Together, they embark on a magical journey to save Cake and while Rune abandons his heart, Breena discovers that she has everything to lose.
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Overall, Cake was a fun read. It takes you into an imaginative world between our world and the faery world. There are some great characters, danger, magic, romance.
Among the many good things, one thing drove me absolutely batty: the whole oh-he's-so-cute-but-could-never-like-ME-I'm-not-good-or-pretty-ehough-but-look-at-him-he's-so-gorgeous attitude that Breena had for such a large part of the book. Absolutely. Annoying. It made me want to put the book down and walk away. Yes, I know, the character is supposed to be weak (not physically, just so sheltered she can't take care of things) and unsure, but this was too much.
That said, once she started growing out of that, the book got really good and I enjoyed it.