Thursday, 26 January 2012

There's Cake in my Future by Kim Gruenenfelder

Of all the things I love, I do love chick lit! Sorry guys, not so good for you, I know. However, my friend, Michelle M., recommended this book to me, so I had to give it a try (and those of you who have suggested other books, I'm working on it!)

"After listening to her closest friends' latest travails in love, parenting, and careers, superstitious bride-to-be Nicole (Nic) believes she has the perfect recipe for everyone's happiness: a bridal shower "cake pull" in which each ribboned silver charm planted in her cake will bring its recipient the magical assistance she needs to change her destiny. Melissa (Mel), still ringless after dating the same man for six years, deserves the engagement ring charm. The red hot chili pepper would be perfect for Seema, who is in love with her best male friend Scott, but can't seem to make their relationship more than platonic. And recently laid off journalist Nic wants the shovel, which symbolizes hard work, to help her get her career back on track. Nic does everything she can to control who gets which silver keepsake - as well as the future it represents. But when the charmed cake is mysteriously shifted from the place settings Nic arranged around it, no one gets the charm she chose for them. And when the other party guests' fortunes begin coming true, Mel, Seema, and Nic can't help but wonder... . Is the cake trying to tell them something?" (Raincoast  Books)

This book was so fun and funny. And of course, it had some romance (which I am a sucker for. Shhh...don't tell anyone.)  I loved the characters and each of their situations. I thought Mel was so funny when she decided the best way to get over someone was to get under someone else (which does not suit her personality at all.) And Seema is a beautiful Indian girl who is too afraid to go after what she wants. Nic is lucky to have such adorable "bonus kids" and they are SO funny.

To find out more about this book please check out the links below. I hope you can find the time to add this one to your list. Happy Reading!

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