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Mann Cakes

Beach Pointe RomCom, Book 1
Narrated by: Addison Spear
Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
Categories: Romance, Romantic Comedy
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Love makes men do desperate things - if desperate things means opening a rival cupcake shop to drive your ex-girlfriend crazy.

Twin brothers and air force vets Tanner and Garrett Mann return from deployment to find their thriving business burned to the ground. Time for plan B: move back to their hometown of Beach Pointe to start over.

But that means running into Paige and Morgan Baxter: gorgeous, curvy, and owners of Two Sisters Cupcakes.

There's an old diner for sale across town, Garrett's a great cook, and Tanner has an idea. They'll make savory cupcakes that men would like. We're talking bacon and Cheez Whiz. Even better? They'll call it Mann Cakes. Problem is, they end up attracting an unexpected crowd.

Paige is furious. Every man in her life has left her behind, including Tanner. She's sacrificed everything for her shop. She won't lose it over some egotistical ex-boyfriend, even if he does have an air force-chiseled body. Her younger sister, Morgan, isn't helping matters. She's been gaga over Garrett since high school.

"To hell with that. If it's a fight Tanner wants, it's a fight he'll get." But how much is Paige willing to risk to win a cupcake war?

For fans of sweet, sexy romantic comedy in the same vein as Janet Evanovich, Lauren Blakely, Kylie Gilmore, and Louisa Edwards. Bonus Mann Cakes recipe included!

©2017 Mysti Parker (P)2017 Mysti Parker

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Pefect Weekend Read

This was a great and quick read; perfect for a beach day or a lazy Saturday afternoon. It’s a light romance with yummy baking thrown in for good measure. I loved that the author included a child with autism and not just a child. It added a unique element to the story and also for more character development than one might have gotten otherwise.

As for the narration, I liked the narrator, but with two lead male roles and two lead female roles it might have been better served with two narrators. There were also quite a few, frequent, secondary female characters. The narrator did a great job, but I think the book itself would have been served better with both a male and female narrator to split the duties.

Now if only I could find a cupcake shop like that around here. Yum!

I was provided with a free copy of this audio book for my honest review. The views expressed here are entirely my own.

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Bake me a roMANce

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to someone looking for a light romantic comedy. There is a little drama in it and some mystery but overall it's a pretty light comedy.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the realistic sides of the story...listening to the teasing between Paige and Garrett you could tell there was still feelings between them that was unresolved and it reminds you of "those friends" we all know from some point in our lives.

What about Addison Spear’s performance did you like?

This was my first performance by Addison Spear and I really enjoyed listening to her. She did a good job with changing her tone and voice for different characters and her pace was perfect. I would recommend her for other books and wouldn't hesitate to buy another book of hers.

Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for my unbiased review.

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I loved it!

Humor, romance, and steam are great words to describe this book. I really enjoyed this book with the unexpected twists. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. I thought both the author and narrator were very talented and would listen to more books by them. I was given this book and have voluntarily written this review.

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Yummy In So Many Ways!

After twin brothers Tanner and Garrett Mann return from deployment to find their computer business burnt to the ground, they decide to return home to Pointe Beach and start over again. Except this time, they rent an old diner and open a savory cupcake shop, an alternative to all the overly sweet bakeries in the area. The last thing they expect is to find the Baxter sisters as their new rivals.

Paige and Morgan Baxter have their own past with the Mann brothers to deal with. Paige lost her heart to Tanner in high school, and after they broke up she found him with her best friend. And Morgan has always liked gentle Garrett, but was too shy to make a move. Now their business is threatened by the new cupcake shop, and they can't avoid the Mann brothers forever. When Paige and Tanner finally meet, they declare war.

This was a fun steamy read, yummy in so many ways! I loved the descriptions of the food and baking, and spent a lot of the time munching while listening. It was a cute plot with a bit of intrigue and mystery near the end.

The characters were interesting, and the story was told from all four characters point of view, just the way I like. Morgan and Garrett were perfect together. Garrett was adorably shy, and Morgan surprised him over and over with how bold she was now. Paige and Tanner's relationship was more difficult. Between Tanner's ego and Paige's trust issues, they had a lot to work through.

The narration was well done, Addison Spear performed different voices for each female character, and her pace and tone were great. Her narration didn't intrude on the story and really immersed me in it. I received a copy of the audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review.

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  • DK
  • 08-02-17

Cute MANNLEY Romance – Great Fun Enjoy🍮🍮

What made the experience of listening to Mann Cakes the most enjoyable?

Addison Spear''s performance is what made listening to MAN CAKES most enjoyable.. Spear's performance clear portrayal of Misti Parker's characters in a way that made it easier for me to imagine them.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the banter between Tanner and Paige. Tanner really knows how to get under your skin.

I also thought that the play on Tanner and Garrett's last name was clever.

What about Addison Spear’s performance did you like?

Please see above.

Any additional comments?


Misti Parker and Addison Spear are both new to me, author and performer, respectively.


Parker writes a light hearted romance that touches on some pretty tough subjects, including autism, patriotism, entrepreneurism, etc. man cakes is in its perfect category – romantic comedy. It was really fun to listen to..

I will look for books written by Misty Parker in the future. The same goes for books narrated by Addison Spear.

*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I have reviewed a lot of books. Fortunately, most fall into the category of MANN CAKES – really good.. However, I have come across books that are meh or bad. It pains me to write those reviews, but it is important to let potential listeners know my thoughts and opinion WITHOUT SPOILERS.

If you found my review helpful, would you take a moment and select – yes – at the conclusion of this review? I also invite you to follow me on Audible. Many thanks!🍮

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A seductive read!

Love makes men do desperate things - if desperate things means opening a rival cupcake shop to drive your ex-girlfriend crazy...

A funny, sexy and sweet read. Absolutely adored this novel. Could not stop laughing. Just amazing!

The narrator was fantastic. Enjoyed listening to her voice.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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fun read

This is the first in a series I enjoyed it. A nice fast story to pass the time. I found the storyline to be fun and well written. Narrator did a wonderful job easy on the ears. Well worth listening to this one.

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  • Vj
  • 09-19-19

Nice Audiobook

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Overall this was a nice read. Paige and Tanner do get a bit hothead and fight a lot, it does have its ups and downs. Morgan and Garrett were calm and collected and nice. Enjoyed how characters looking for a new direction out of life, trying to overcome their past and insecurities to embrace a chance at happiness. the narration was good.

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Fun Listen!

This was a fun listen. I love the romance, the chemistry, the mystery and the twist in this story. Tanner, Garrett Paige, and Morgan are great character. I love the ending. Addison Spear did a great job with the narration. I enjoyed my listening. I was given a free review copy of the audiobook — at my request — and have voluntarily left this review.

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I'd visit their Mann cake shop!

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. My only wish is that it was broken into two stories so I could hear more. Along with the obvious romance there was some mystery and it made for a really fun listen.

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 09-14-19

Let the party begin

Book 1 in the series . Mysti wrote a story that has lots of twists . It will keep you on your seat till the end . Right when you think you have it figured out.,... bam there is another twist . This story is about second chances . What happens when you do a wrong choice. Something that will have you shaking your head and you realize you lost what’s important to you . This story is about 2 brothers and two sisters that are in competition. The competition is about who has the best bakery.

Addison performance was good . She has a cheerful voice . Her voice is also clear and strong

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  • Amber N
  • 07-19-19

Great!

The audiobook felt like I got a twofer! It had two great romances in one great book. The characters were cute and on top of the romance, steamy scenes, rivalry and a mystery with a twist. The narrator was excellent at giving each character a unique voice. Really felt like a play was being performed for me. I received this audiobook by my request in exchange for an honest review from Audiobook Boom.

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  • Nicola J Hardy
  • 07-16-19

sugary sweet with a little bit of tooth ache

I loved this book!
Whilst it does have some more serious points it needed it to help build the storyline , I did find it maybe not to be a romantic comedy but definitely romance and it did have some funny points aswell , I actually really enjoyed the story and it's a series I'd definitely listen to again and again
The narrator was perfect for all the roles played and did the voices so well .

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  • 11-14-18

Nice and light

This was short and sweet. Not a lot of character growth but it was a light and entertaining novel