Mann Cakes

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 & Louisa Edwards. Bonus Mann Cakes recipe included!

Genre

Romantic Comedy

Critic Evaluation

Cover Design Score: 9

A nice cover photo that has you picturing the leading male characters right away. 

Book Blurb Score: 9

A lot of information is given in the blurb that you enough information to know what you're getting into with this book. 

Formatting Score: 10

Nice, clean, easy to follow and read format. 

Grammar & Spelling Score: 9

Correct grammar and spelling with minimal mistakes. 

Plot & Structure Score: 9

The book starts off as a typical romance story but then takes on a bit of a twist as a mystery 'who done it' is thrown in. This was not something that I was expecting in the book but it was a welcome addition that added intensity to the plot 

Character Development Score: 9

There are four main characters within this story and each has enough information written about them that a good picture is easily formed. Background information is also provided about their individual lives and their past encounters with each other. Able to understand the motives of the characters and why they interact with each other in certain ways. 

Originality Score: 8

I thought this would be a typical boy likes girl story times 2. However, the mystery element provides more layers to this story and makes for an even more entertaining read. 

Pacing Score: 8

Steady pacing throughout the story that avoids lulls and keeps the characters moving forward and towards their end goal. 

Use of Language Score: 10

Simple and straight forward language used. Easy to read and understand. 

Overall Readability Score: 9

Great read. Entertaining, well structured and easy to follow events. The compelling characters and plot keep you wanting to read until the end. 

This book received a critic's score of 90 out of 100 possible points.

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