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Cake Audiobook

Cake: A Love Story

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Publisher's Summary

Jake McKallister might have been a rock star, but he was no ordinary one. Surviving an unspeakable crime as a young teen had shaped him into a guarded workaholic, and he now lived his life trying to forget. If it hadn't been for music and the redemption he found through it, he might not have survived. Career success came easily for him. Personal connections did not.

When outspoken, vivacious college student Casey Caldwell was paired with the famously reserved rock star for a friend's wedding, she was prepared for the worst. What could they possibly have in common? She was a bubbly talker; he was a reclusive loner. His life was filled with music; she couldn't carry a tune. She'd enjoyed a happy childhood; his was a well-publicized nightmare.

Yet despite their obvious differences, Jake and Casey found each other, and her light balanced out his darkness. Would their love be strong enough to survive the weight of his tragic past?

©2016 J. Bengtsson (P)2016 J. Bengtsson

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    Legendery1 12-29-16
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    "GREAT LOVE STORY"

    This was a really wonderful love story.. I loved the characters in this book and Andi Arndt never disappoints as the narrator.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Alanna 12-22-16
    Alanna 12-22-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Freakin Rockin Book"

    This has to be one of the best books I've listen to in 2016. I wish it would have never ended! Awesome!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jonella A. Moore 12-20-16 Member Since 2017

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    "Wonderful book!"

    I enjoyed this audiobook very much and thought the story to be unique and well written. The characters were just so complex and there was the right balance of angst, humor, romance and drama. Love the ending and the narration was superb.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Trinidad and Tobago 12-11-16
    Amazon Customer Trinidad and Tobago 12-11-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Writer and narrators did an awesome job"

    Great story. Best of all, that it was not bogged down with huge amounts of sex, expletives. It soared mainly because of the the writer and narrators did a excellent job!

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Jimmie 12-06-16
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    "Great Debut Novel"

    I don't write many reviews and I'm primarily a mystery reader, but I enjoyed this book so much I felt compelled to write a review to tell everyone how satisfying a read it was. It has everything - charming characters, witty dialog, interesting plot. I hope this is the first of many books from Ms. Bengtsson.

    The narrators were excellent. Joe Arden is new to me, but I've always enjoyed Andi Arndt. Her work in the Stage Dive series is a must listen.

    35 of 40 people found this review helpful
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    j.miller 12-06-16
    j.miller 12-06-16 Member Since 2014
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    "5 wonderfully amazing stars!!!@"

    ***** I didn't know what to expect when I purchased this book, but when I saw that Andi Arndt and Joe Arden were the narrator's, I thought I'd try it. They are among some of my favorites.
    I was BLOWN AWAY with this book!!! I LOVED every chapter, from the beginning. It ended up a roller coaster of emotions for me. I was laughing & smiling one minute, then before I knew it I was a heartbroken and crying. "CAKE" has now become my #1 of 2016!! I just can't put into enough words how wonderful this book was!! KUDDOS to the author!! I will definitely be looking out for more!

    21 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    Cheri 01-16-17
    Cheri 01-16-17 Member Since 2012

    Love to listen to audiobooks!

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    "Loved It!"

    I enjoyed this story way more than I anticated. From all the reviews, I was expecting great, but got AWESOME! The positive reviews are spot on!

    May have some spoilers:
    First, Cake's well written, descriptive, has a natural flow, and great dialogue. The dialogue between the characters had more of a YA feel, but it was clever, witty, flirty, entertaining, and added to the overall appeal of the story.

    Secondly, the author does an amazing job keeping the listener in suspense. It is revealed early there's a horrific past, and throughout the story, the author gives subtle hints towards the details. The dark past doesn't distract or overpower the sweet love story, but was enough to keep me in suspense, glued to my headphones and didn't leave me emotionally drained.

    Lastly, while the character had an instant connect, the author did a fantastic job developing their chemistry, feelings and relationship. I love this wasn't just another "instalove" story, and you get to feel their relationship blossom.

    Cake was a beautiful, captivating, and perfectly narrated. Well worth the time and credit!

    24 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    Cyndi Marie Michigan 12-18-16
    Cyndi Marie Michigan 12-18-16 Member Since 2016

    Addicted to any type of Romance/Erotica audio books.

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    "Good book, Great narration"

    This is a new to me author and I will say that I will be watching for more of her books in the future. I loved Jake and Casey, their banter in the beginning of this book was so fun! I laughed a lot which is exactly what I think the perfect relationship to start out like!! Their story was sweet with a few demons but those demons didn't make this book all drama which I loved. It has a little but which I think is the prefect amount. I really enjoyed the authors writing and the only thing that I think would have made this better for me is a little more steam. They had the love and the amazing connection but I would have loved to have felt the sexual attraction throughout the book not just as the build up to them falling in love.

    The narration was great, I love both of these narrators and added this book to my wishlist because of them.

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    Rhonda 12-24-16
    Rhonda 12-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Don't miss this story!!"

    This story was so touching and funny you don't want to miss this one. Can't wait to hear more from this author!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Maggie SAINT CHARLES, MO, United States 12-19-16
    Maggie SAINT CHARLES, MO, United States 12-19-16 Member Since 2007
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    "good listen - great narration"
    Any additional comments?

    I really loved that there were 2 stories in one and they addressed a really horrible event in a manner that didnt downplay it. Worth a credit. There is a lot of humor in the romance which really makes the story believeable

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Denise McLaughlin
    1/24/17
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    "What a surprise!"

    I expected the usual chicklit offering but this book had a lot more depth with lots of drama. I would prefer not to have the explicit sex description and not so much swearing but I'm probably in the minority there. I even had tears in my eyes at times and I'm usually not touched by emotion when reading fiction. An excellent book. Thanks very much.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • CRYSTAL CLEAR
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    "Fabulous writing and narration"

    A hard to listen to and painful story at times but all the more powerful because of it!! There were laughs and love too. ..a sexy, brave and tortured rocker and a quirky, funny sweet girl a match made in heaven😀 highly recommended 🌟

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • JB
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    6/29/17
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    "Have your cake and enjoy it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cake to be better than the print version?

    I liked the fact that this was a romance with a twist. The story moved at a nice pace, the narration was excellent and the characters were likable. Although there were dark parts in the book relating to Jake's past they were well woven into the overall story and added an edge to it rather than distracting the reader.


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  • L Hayes
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    5/18/17
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    "More Cake Please!"

    This story was beautifully written and brilliantly narrated. I read a lot and this is the first story in a very long time where I've laughed, lived and shed tears. I was a part of Casey and Jake's love story and I think that's a sign of a gifted writer, and a very well written book, if the story 'comes to life' for the reader.
    I would definitely recommend both J. Bengtsson and Cake
    I loved it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monte
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    5/12/17
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    "nice read"

    really nice read. light hearted but straight to the point at the start. a bit of filler middle to near the end. then.... finale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jane Bryder
    4/29/17
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    "Cake"

    Fantastic Story. I didn't want it to end! Jake you have through the mill. I recommend this everyone to read and listen to as well!

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  • maryg
    3/13/17
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    "Cake was real good."

    Could not put this down had to listen to it all in one go . Great story and performance was excellent. Wish there was a part two to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • hadziah
    3/10/17
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    "loved it!"

    kept re-reading it! loved the story line. love how Richard changed & kathy unfold & blossomed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    2/24/17
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    "i really loved this book and great narrators."

    great book and excellent narration from both narrators. i look forward to reading the next book. A true love story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
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    1/14/17
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    "Pleasantly surprised"

    I took a chance and tried this author and book and loved it, I couldn't put it down and I'm looking forward to hearing the next book from this author .

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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