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Finn Leighton loves owning his bakery and tries not to dwell on the boyfriend that was the love of his life in culinary school. When his co-worker sends in an application for him to compete on the reality baking show, Cake Clash, he’s nervous but also excited for the opportunity. Even if he secretly wishes he was competing alongside Josiah. 

Chef Jos, one of the youngest, renowned celebrity chefs, and a notorious recluse, is surprised when he’s asked to be a judge on the reality television baking show, but takes the opportunity as a fresh start. He’s blown away when he recognizes Finn as one of the contestants. 

The years separated from Finn have transformed him from Josiah Stevens to Chef Jos, and seem to disappear in the presence of his first love. Can they make up for lost time, and reconnect for love on the roller-coaster ride that is Cake Clash?

©2018 BL Maxwell (P)2021 BL Maxwell

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Sweet, fun and enjoyable!

This was such a sweet opposites second chance romance.

I absolutely loved the setting and theme of this story. It was original, refreshing and engaging.

The characters were likeable, relatable and well fleshed out.


Jack Watson is a new to me narrator and I absolutely loved his audio delivery and narration.
The audio clean and easy to listen to and Jack's narration gave the characters their own voices.

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bad recording

I really enjoyed the story. the performance was very good. the audio recording had problems, some sections were skipped and others were repeated.

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Good but skipped

Cute book. There were parts in the recording that skipped words or sentences. Annoying. The change in voices was sometimes a little to over the top. Good story and fun with the bake off’s.

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Made me wanna bake a cake

Jack Watson was a new-to-me narrator whereas BL Maxwell and Claire Castle are favorite authors. His performance for each character was distinct, easy to follow, and entertaining (especially when he exaggerated some of the lines in a way that reading alone didn't quite create). Cake Clash was a fun ride through a baking competition that made me wish I could bake cakes half as well as the characters could. Finn and Josiah's relationship was as sweet as the desserts they were creating and the dynamic between them and the side characters was the proverbial icing on the cake.
I received a copy of this book but a review was not required.

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The story is really good, but the narration is really bad. There are many times when sentences are repeated, and within the last hour there are entire sections repeated. There is also a section in the last hour where there are pauses where words have removed. And once where a repeated paragraph was thrown in at a random spot. It wasn’t all editing problems either. It seemed like the narrator didn’t much care about the story or about giving the characters different voices. It’s a shame the narration was so bad because the story was really good.

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Interesting storyline

Although the storyline was interesting, I think a reality cooking show would have stipulations about being involved with the contestants. I did enjoy the storyline, but the issues with the narrator pulled me out of the story often. The biggest issue to me was the huge lag time from the end.of a chapter to the beginning of the next. Hopefully he will learn from the mistakes.

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loved it

I loved this book. Jack Watson really brings this story to life and makes you fall even more in love with the characters. Finn Leighton owns his own bakery. He misses the man he loved in culinary school. Little does he know his co-worker signed him up to be in a baking competition called Cake Clash. Chef Jos is a young celebrity chef and he was asked to be one of the judges on Cake Clash. Chef Jos is shocked when he recognizes Finn as the man he feel in love with at culinary school. Can they rekindle the love they once had for each other?

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Loved the story!

I loved this!! It reminded me of Baking Wars. It was a sweet romance. Finn and Josiah both entered into the baking competition, one as a baker and one as a judge. This was a great second chance romance. Jack Watson did a good job with the narration.

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after chapter 27 missed the plot, the narrator/editor did a lousy job, between sentences it hopped to different sentences, i have no idea who won one challenge it's missing. narrator also have either bad s- problem or he speaks with his mouth full of saliva.
the story was nice with little suprise added. but it missed some editor it is published too soon. always need someone to proof listen to it first.

you could also make the story 5-10minutes shorter. just take the 10s silences when a chapter ends and starts away. and in middle of the phrase, i several times had to check that i haven't accidentally stopped the book, with those silences.

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2.5 stars story overall

I took a chance on a new-to-me author and new-to-me narrator. The story was ok. The writing style was on the simple side. It wasn't a bad story, it just didn't have a lot of "meat" in the story line. For my tastes, the story just wasn't flushed out enough.

The audio was not good. No other way to say that. The worst of the bad audio was in chapters 29 and 30. They were AWFUL and choppy (to the point you cannot follow the story) or big sections were repeated. Other chapters repeated things or sentences as well. The volume was inconsistent throughout the book and there was an annoying clicking sound that was recurring. It's very rare for me to say this, but if you are interested in reading or listening to this story, I would recommend reading it instead of listening to it. Just bad audio production overall. Very disappointing.

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  • HelenMK69
  • 03-02-21

A reality baking show with love

Finn, owns his own bakery and loves it, his co-worker enters Finn into a reality baking show. Will it be everything he hopes.

Josh, a celebrity chef, but is a recluse, he's surprised when asked to be a judge on the reality baking show, but he agrees to do it.

Whilst on set, fellow judges ask about Josh's significant other, he tells them he hasn't got one, he let his love go when they finished cookery school. But he thinks of him all the time.

When Finn spots Josh at the baking show, can he keep his cool and pretend that he isn't mad but still loved Josh. Can he bake well and keep within the competition.

This is a good book, well written and narrated well. I did speed up to 1.25 on audible but thats normal for me.

Cake Clash
By: BL Maxwell, Claire Castle
Narrated by: Jack Watson
Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins


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Read at 1.25 speed on Authors Direct

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  • Vania
  • 02-28-21

This sweet story will make you hungry!

I really liked this book. What I loved most is that there is no unnecessary drama, and I was just in the mood for this! Finn and Jos meet again during a baking contest, where one is a judge and the other a contender, after being together in culinary school, and since they never really stopped loving each other, they pick up right where they left. No grudges held, no recriminations, just stepping right back into their path together.