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Mann Cakes Audiobook

Mann Cakes: A Beach Pointe Romance

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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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    Jan 08-07-17
    Jan 08-07-17 Member Since 2014
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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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    HeatherY 08-05-17
    HeatherY 08-05-17 Member Since 2013
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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
    DK 08-02-17 Member Since 2013
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    "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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    Audiobookhoe 09-14-17
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    "Fast paced romcom"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a fast, cute and steamy read. I loved that the heroes were twin brothers cuz I'm a twin myself! The mann cakes idea was kinda hilarious and it was interesting how it worked out. I think the only thing I didn't connect to was the fact that they were so young and felt like they had to be married and have everyone figured out by 24. As someone who's a little beyond that I kept thinking back to when I was 24 and marriage was the last thing on my mind lol. I also thought both the brothers should have gotten their own books because everything they were all going through felt crammed into one short book. Overall I dug it, if she made another book in this series I'd read it.

    Author provided a complimentary audio book copy. I voluntarily left a review


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    Jennifer Mulder 08-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Pleasantly surprised!"
    Where does Mann Cakes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the audiobooks in this genre i would rank Mann Cakes up near the very top!!


    What other book might you compare Mann Cakes to and why?

    Until the Fat Ladies Sing Mysteries series, because of the type of mystery. and Cupids Coffee Shop series for they type of story. Bet Me, by jennifer cruise, because of the misunderstandings and the book called Snack for homecoming.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I don't have one single favorite but one of the many that i enjoyed was at the car wash :)


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed at a few places but my heart melted at quite a few places with the misunderstandings.


    Any additional comments?

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

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    LilyElement 08-18-17
    LilyElement 08-18-17
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    "LilyElement Book Reviews - Mann Cakes"
    Any additional comments?

    Mann Cakes is a standalone novel about two brothers opening a savory cupcake bakery in their home town. This novel revolves around two different sets of siblings and their respective cupcake shops and the romance that follows. I've really been loving books that have baking in them lately so I had to try this one out!

    Tanner and Garrett Mann are having a hard time settling in after coming back from their deployment to Iraq. They find out their business was burned down while they were gone, so they're left to go back to their hometown and try to start over. While in Beach Point, they come up with the genius idea to open a cupcake shop that makes savory cupcakes. The whole idea is to give men an option they would actually want to eat at a party. What they didn't expect was them opening their business would take away customers from the Two Sisters Cupcakes run by Paige and Morgan Baxter. Paige and Tanner have a romantic history from back in high school that is causing some major tension between the duo and then we have Morgan and Garrett who have always wanted to date but never got the chance. In this novel, you actually get to see both romances happen along with a bit of whodunit when someone seems out to cause the brothers trouble.

    Mann Cakes was a yummy mix of romance, second chances and a dash of mystery. I was a bit mixed on this book mainly because of the parallels between the different romances. Then we had a bit of relationship building that had love entering the picture fast. I feel like it would have been stronger if it had focused on one couple and then had a second book with the other siblings as the leads. Don't get me wrong though, this was still a good read. I'd recommend this book if you're a fan of romance with baking mixed in.

    The Narrator:
    This was my first book narrated by Addison Spear and won't be my last. I thought she did a wonderful job and enjoyed her narration of the story.

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

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    KIDSFIRST81 08-15-17
    KIDSFIRST81 08-15-17 Member Since 2013
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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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    Betababe 08-15-17
    Betababe 08-15-17
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    "Hey, Cupcake!"

    What odds that a pair of sisters and twin brothers would each end up in the cupcake business? Or that their high school antics would catch up with them years later? This steamy HEA romance also has a streak of murder mystery and enough intrigue to power an interesting story which remains charming and fun.

    In fact, I enjoyed this so much that when the AUDIO came out I got to enjoy it all over again. Well read and vocalized. I had forgotten who the villain was and the suspense built well until the final denouement. Read or listened to, it's a great story!

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    Terri C. 08-12-17
    Terri C. 08-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A great dual romance book!"

    My first book by Mysti Parker and I really liked it. It was funny, romantic, sexy, warmhearted and had some mystery thrown in to boot! The premise is that the Mann brothers come back to their home town to start a new business when their old business is burned down (and the guy running it for them dies in the fire).
    Tanner being back in town causes all sorts of problems for Paige, the least of which is that he and his brother are opening a business in direct competition to that of her and her sister. Paige is hiding something she doesn't want Tanner to find out about. When Tanner is finally convincing Paige that he's no longer the guy he was in high school and to give him a chance, the stuff hits the fan again. The mystery of the arson is brought to their home town.
    Garrett and Morgan, Tanner's brother and Paige's sister, don't see the competition as that big of a deal. They are too busy trying to get each other naked. They are also busy trying to keep their siblings from going for each other's throats!
    I love it when books give you two romances, and Mysti Parker did probably the best job of it that I've seen! The narration by Addison Spear only added to the entire experience. Great job by both ladies. I highly recommend Mann Cakes!

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    Shadowplay 08-08-17
    Shadowplay 08-08-17
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    "Achingly Sweet and Pleasantly Swestlering"
    Would you listen to Mann Cakes again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen to Mann Cakes again because it pulls at my heart in a very deep and meaningful way. It speaks to my own life concerns and desires and fills an empty place that desperately needs completion. It is hot and sweet and everything wonderfully in-between.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the honesty and vulnerability between the two sets of siblings. No matter what they told it like it was and loved each other in spite of anything and everything. They followed their heart since they finally knew what/who it was they wanted. The fight waged for that love was hard and painful at times, but worth every savory second of the reward.


    What about Addison Spear’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed the emotion and feeling she put into each character. She made me feel every emotion they struggled with and how much they longed to be a success at life since they knew what mattered most after years of mistakes and traveling the wrong road.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Life like food takes both the sweet and the savory to balance it out for a perfect blend of taste and and satisfaction.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a wonderful story that spoke to my heart on so many levels. It is worth the time investment and heart investment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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