Cosmo Red-Hot Read Week: Cake by Lauren Dane

Note: This week we’ll be publishing reviews of Harlequin’s newest line of books: Cosmo Red-Hot Reads.  Today we have the first of four reviews.
Cake
Grade: A
Hotness Level: Inferno
Kink Level: No Kink
Genre: Contemporary, novella
Published: 9/15/13

Reviewed by Anne
87 pages
Gregori is a famous sculptor.  He’s got a mohawk, tattoos, a Russian accent (and heritage,) and a gruff and grumpy attitude.  Wren is an art student and delivery girl who brings papers from his personal assistant for him to sign.  She’s thinks he’s incredibly hot (and totally out of her league) but she’s not intimidated by him.  Over time her deliveries have morphed into breaks in his day where he sits down and talks with her, sharing a macaron, or even cake.  
This novella is the story of what happens when they take their friendship one step further, and I loved every second of it!  From their flirty conversations to the way they handle each other when they’re upset… I loved watching this relationship!  Wren and Gregori felt real to me.  His reasons for shying away from her seemed plausible.  I loved how she responded to that, too!  The whole thing really worked for me.
I think this book is an example of how the novella format can really shine.  I hope the Cosmo Red-Hot Reads line is full of stories like this one!   Have you read a Cosmo Red-Hot Read yet?  If so, what did you think?  If not, who do you think does the novella format really well?




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