Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Ripple Effect by J. Bengtsson

J. Bengtsson has revealed the cover for Ripple Effect!

Releasing December 28, 2021

Enemies to lovers tale with an earth-shaking twist!

International pop star RJ Contreras finds himself at a crossroads when his mega famous boy band, AnyDayNow, breaks up. After his solo career fails to take off, RJ retreats to a no-frills apartment where he can hide out from the world and lick his festering wounds. 

But when the girl next door starts slipping ‘good neighbor’ contracts under his door and complaining about his behavior through strategically placed Post-it-Notes, RJ snaps out of his self-absorbed melancholy to wage war.

Nothing short of an act of nature could repair the relationship between these two strong-willed enemies. But guess what Fate has in store?

Photographer: Michelle Lancaster
Model: Andy Murray

Preorder today on Amazon!
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Audiobook narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Stella Hunter coming soon!

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Meet J. Bengtsson

J. (Jill) Bengtsson is the bestselling author of the Cake Series. She writes contemporary novels focused on love, humor, passion, and family. Her heroines are strong, nurturing, and quirky while her heroes are what dreams are made of – gorgeous, committed, and in need of a little saving. A native Californian, Jill’s novels are set under the glittering lights of the West Coast entertainment industry.
They are for the dreamer in all of us. 
Jill resides in Ventura County, California. She’s married to the Swedish boy she met as an exchange student her junior year in college and they have three children, a golden retriever, and two ragdoll cats. 


 
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Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2021, Year of Reviews - 2021

New Release – Next in Line by J. Bengtsson

Next In Line by J. Bengtsson is now live!



Quinn

Just six years old when my brother was snatched off the street, I grew up in the aftermath of tragedy. While other kids were happily playing in the sandbox, I was hiding under press conference podiums listening to my parents beg for Jake’s safe return.

People ask if I’m screwed up after what happened, and I never know how to respond. Life after the kidnapping is all I’ve ever known. Well, that and being the youngest brother to a rock star. Jake was the ultimate survivor. The prodigal son. My king.

But I’m not that worshipful kid anymore, and I’m tired of walking a step behind. I’ve got the talent. I’ve got the drive. And now I’m coming for Jake’s throne.

Jess
What to do with a runaway rock star in my passenger seat?

Jess of yore would’ve jumped at the chance. Hell, she’d already be in his lap by now. She was fearless and fun and sexy. She lived like there was no tomorrow… until tomorrow came calling and delivered her an ultimatum: repent or risk losing it all.

And so responsible Jess was born, the good girl who paid her rent and watered her plants and put others before herself. The new, improved version of myself represented stability and a roof overhead. Yet sometimes… sometimes I missed that reckless girl. Wild Jess. God, she’d been so fun.

And now Quinn was here, built like a god and asking me to play. One mindless afternoon of fun.
Surely I could spare that for a future rock legend. I could bring old Jess back for just one day.

What could possibly go wrong?

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Meet J. Bengtsson

J. (Jill) Bengtsson is the bestselling author of the Cake Series. She writes contemporary novels focused on love, humor, passion, and family. Her heroines are strong, nurturing, and quirky while her heroes are what dreams are made of – gorgeous, committed, and in need of a little saving. A native Californian, Jill’s novels are set under the glittering lights of the West Coast entertainment industry.
They are for the dreamer in all of us. 
Jill resides in Ventura County, California. She’s married to the Swedish boy she met as an exchange student her junior year in college and they have three children, a golden retriever, and two ragdoll cats. 


 
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Review – Next In Line by J. Bengtsson

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Next In Line; Cake #6
(An interconnected standalone)

Publication Date: June 1, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Rock and Roll/Contemporary Romance

Author: J. Bengtsson

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Next in Line is different than what I was expecting, not different bad, it was way better!!

It’s been a couple of years since I read Cake, but I still remember Jake McAlister, he is hard to forget. Cake was one of those stories that sticks with you, and the characters never leave so of course I jumped at the chance to read about his baby brother, Quinn. I really wanted to know Quinn’s perspective on growing up under the shadow of his brother’s mega star, but also living in the aftermath of Jake’s kidnapping. These are both life altering experiences and I was fascinated to read how Quinn would handle the outcomes of such huge moments.

Next In Line did NOT DISAPPOINT in any way. It is a story that completely stands on its own. (Yes, Quinn it did!) You see, Quinn’s entire life he felt like he had to be better and outshine his big brother. That’s a quality I think a lot of younger siblings face in any normal family, but when your brother is a mega superstar it’s ten times harder to step out from under his huge shadow. Quinn constantly struggled to make his own mark no matter what he tried to do, especially when everyone just assumed he was riding the coattails of his famous brother. Quinn  desperately wanted to be a star of his own making, but rising to the top isn’t exactly easy…sometimes it’s all about being in the right place at the right time. Or meeting the right person. Quinn is stuck, obviously, under Jake’s shadow, but he’s self-deprecating a lot of the time about it so it makes the continual dig at his big brother palpable. Just when this would seem to get old, Quinn is actually coming to terms with a lot of his emotional baggage with the help of his special angel, Jess. Jake may be the world’s favorite rock star, but after this book, Quinn is my new favorite McAlister.

Jess is quite the firecracker. It’s great for her job, it adds that creative flair and gives her style that most days increases her tip jar. When a desperate, yet hot guy, jumps into her RYde share she never expected her fiery nature to attract his attention and eventually spark a Jesserella pandemonium that pretty much turned her world upside down.

Jess is strong, independent, and full of spirit, which helps carry her throughout the story. I love her character and how she’s lived her life on her own terms even with the hard circumstances she’s been given. Her deeply driven strength helps Quinn over and over, while at the same time his deep sense of familial commitment is highly attractive to her, but also what keeps her shying away. She’s got some secrets of her own that she doesn’t want to hurt Quinn while he’s reaching for the top. Quinn’s never met anyone like her, someone selfless and not looking for a free ride, basically someone like himself.  Jess and Quinn may be from completely opposite worlds, but they share such a similar background that their souls instantly recognized they are connected. One day is all it took, but honestly they didn’t need more than that to really know they had something special.

Their chemistry is instant and their banter is fun while being just the right amount of flirty. They both felt neglected growing up within their own families, but together, for the very first time, they feel seen. They are two halves of a whole and work better together than they do apart. This whole book was different than I was expecting, but also so much better than my expectations. I really loved visiting this family again. It was a great book!

Synopsis:

Quinn

Just six years old when my brother was snatched off the street, I grew up in the aftermath of tragedy. While other kids were happily playing in the sandbox, I was hiding under press conference podiums listening to my parents beg for Jake’s safe return.

People ask if I’m screwed up after what happened, and I never know how to respond. Life after the kidnapping is all I’ve ever known. Well, that and being the youngest brother to a rock star. Jake was the ultimate survivor. The prodigal son. My king.

But I’m not that worshipful kid anymore, and I’m tired of walking a step behind. I’ve got the talent. I’ve got the drive. And now I’m coming for Jake’s throne.

Jess

What to do with a runaway rock star in my passenger seat?

Jess of yore would’ve jumped at the chance. Hell, she’d already be in his lap by now. She was fearless and fun and sexy. She lived like there was no tomorrow… until tomorrow came calling and delivered her an ultimatum: repent or risk losing it all.

And so responsible Jess was born, the good girl who paid her rent and watered her plants and put others before herself. The new, improved version of myself represented stability and a roof overhead. Yet sometimes… sometimes I missed that reckless girl. Wild Jess. God, she’d been so fun.

And now Quinn was here, built like a god and asking me to play. One mindless afternoon of fun.

Surely I could spare that for a future rock legend. I could bring old Jess back for just one day.

What could possibly go wrong?

Book Trailer – Next in Line

Next In Line by J. Bengtsson is releasing June 1, 2021!

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Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Next in Line by J. Bengtsson

J. Bengtsson has revealed the cover for Next In Line!

Releasing June 1, 2021

Quinn

Just six years old when my brother was snatched off the street, I grew up in the aftermath of tragedy. While other kids were happily playing in the sandbox, I was hiding under press conference podiums listening to my parents beg for Jake’s safe return.

People ask if I’m screwed up after what happened, and I never know how to respond. Life after the kidnapping is all I’ve ever known. Well, that and being the youngest brother to a rock star. Jake was the ultimate survivor. The prodigal son. My king.

But I’m not that worshipful kid anymore, and I’m tired of walking a step behind. I’ve got the talent. I’ve got the drive. And now I’m coming for Jake’s throne.

Jess
What to do with a runaway rock star in my passenger seat?

Jess of yore would’ve jumped at the chance. Hell, she’d already be in his lap by now. She was fearless and fun and sexy. She lived like there was no tomorrow… until tomorrow came calling and delivered her an ultimatum: repent or risk losing it all.

And so responsible Jess was born, the good girl who paid her rent and watered her plants and put others before herself. The new, improved version of myself represented stability and a roof overhead. Yet sometimes… sometimes I missed that reckless girl. Wild Jess. God, she’d been so fun.

And now Quinn was here, built like a god and asking me to play. One mindless afternoon of fun.
Surely I could spare that for a future rock legend. I could bring old Jess back for just one day.

What could possibly go wrong?

Preorder today on Amazon!
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WW: http://mybook.to/nextinline

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Meet J. Bengtsson

J. (Jill) Bengtsson is the bestselling author of the Cake Series. She writes contemporary novels focused on love, humor, passion, and family. Her heroines are strong, nurturing, and quirky while her heroes are what dreams are made of – gorgeous, committed, and in need of a little saving. A native Californian, Jill’s novels are set under the glittering lights of the West Coast entertainment industry.
They are for the dreamer in all of us. 
Jill resides in Ventura County, California. She’s married to the Swedish boy she met as an exchange student her junior year in college and they have three children, a golden retriever, and two ragdoll cats. 


 
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New Releases

Release Boost – My Night With A Rockstar Anthology

MY NIGHT WITH A ROCKSTAR ANTHOLOGY

Release Date: October 1st

NOW LIVE!!!

My Night with a Rockstar is a sexy rockstar charity anthology made up of exclusive short stories or preview short stories from each rockstar author. This anthology is NOW LIVE and will be available for a limited time only. All the digital proceeds benefiting Feeding America.

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Blurb: An exclusive collection of short stories and story previews based on the writing prompt my night with a rockstar from the following authors:

Jane Anthony

J. Bengtsson

Dawn L. Chiletz

L A Cotton

Crystal Kaswell

Michelle Mankin

Anne Mercier

Alyson Santos

Kacey Shea

Lisa Suzanne

All the digital proceeds from this anthology are going to charity. Collectible paperbacks are also available. Both the digital compilation and the paperbacks are only available for a limited time.

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New Release – My Night with a Rockstar Anthology

MY NIGHT WITH A ROCKSTAR ANTHOLOGY

Release Date: October 1st

NOW LIVE!!!

My Night with a Rockstar is a sexy rockstar charity anthology made up of exclusive short stories or preview short stories from each rockstar author. This anthology is NOW LIVE and will be available for a limited time only. Grab it for the special release day price of $2.99 TODAY! Price will be going up!

 

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Blurb:
An exclusive collection of short stories and story previews based on the writing prompt my night with a rockstar from the following authors:

Jane Anthony
J. Bengtsson
Dawn L. Chiletz
L A Cotton
Crystal Kaswell
Michelle Mankin
Anne Mercier
Alyson Santos
Kacey Shea
Lisa Suzanne

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Cover Reveal – My Night With a Rockstar Anthology

MY NIGHT WITH A ROCKSTAR ANTHOLOGY

Release Date: October 1st

Cover photo was donated by Michelle Lancaster @lanefotograf and Cover model Tommy Pearce @tommyfierce

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Add to Goodreads:

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My Night with a Rockstar is a sexy rockstar charity anthology made up of exclusive short stories or preview short stories from each rockstar author. This anthology will be available for a limited time only. Priced $2.99 on release and then $3.99 after!!

 

All the digital proceeds benefiting Feeding America.

Collectible paperbacks coming soon!!

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Dawn L. Chiletz
L A Cotton
Crystal Kaswell
Michelle Mankin
Anne Mercier
Alyson Santos
Kacey Shea
Lisa Suzanne

All the digital proceeds from this anthology are going to charity. Collectible paperbacks are also available. Both the digital compilation and the paperbacks are only available for a limited time.

 

 

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New Release – ROGUE WAVE by J. Bengtsson

We are so excited to be sharing the release of ROGUE WAVE, the next standalone in J. Bengtsson’s beloved Cake series. Be sure to grab your copy today or read it for free with Kindle Unlimited!

About ROGUE WAVE

A love story that survives the test of time.

Keith McKallister is the king of the stoners. You know the type. Every school has one – the hot, fun, dopey guy beloved by the student body but despised by, well, just about everyone else. He spends his early mornings in the ocean and his days trying to get to class on time. Life is as easy as it gets until one poor choice too many catches up with him and he’s forced to reevaluate his path.

Samantha Anderson sits in the front row. You know the type. Every school has one – the quiet, faceless, studious girl who fears the taunts of her peers and fades into the background. Life has never been simple for Samantha, and it’s about to get a little more complicated when Keith slides into the seat beside her with a partnership plan designed for his benefit only. But what Keith brings to the table is more than either of them could imagine.

Sometimes the person you least expect to make a difference will change your life forever. Sometimes the person you love the most might be better off without you.

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Read a short excerpt from ROGUE WAVE

“What’s wrong?” he asked.

“Nothing’s wrong. It’s just – I’ve never been kissed before. If, you know, that’s what you were going to do. Maybe you weren’t, and I totally misread the whole thing, and if I did, I’m sorry, but…”

Once I caught the grin on Keith’s face, I stopped rambling.

“I was going to kiss you, but I didn’t realize you needed to make an outline first.”

“More like a rough draft,” I added playfully.

“I’m thinking getting you into bed would take a full dissertation.”

“Whoa. You need to slow down, Keith. I won’t go past a term paper with you.”

“We’ll see about that,” he answered confidently.

His playfulness drew a smile to my lips. “No, we won’t.”

He grabbed me again, and before I could think, he pressed a quick kiss to my lips. “There. Now you’ve been kissed. Stop making it weird.”

He let me go, picked up his surfboard, and started jogging toward the water.

My fingers found my lips and I grinned like a loon before picking up my own board and chasing after him.


Get your copy of ROGUE WAVE on Amazon today!

 

About J. BENGTSSON

A professional stay-at-home-mom for twenty-one years, Jill started her writing career in 2016 after reading a really bad rockstar romance. Although she had no previous writing experience and no desire to become an author, Jill was convinced she could write a better story.

And so began Cake: A Love Story. She wrote the novel for fun and added every single thing she’d ever wanted to read in a romance. Embarrassed by her newfound hobby, Jill kept her writing a secret from her family.

When the story was complete, she turned to Amazon to get the feedback she desired. Not thinking the book would ever sell, Jill planned to pull Cake off Amazon once it got a review or two but that never happened because, within a week of its release, Cake began to soar up the bestseller charts. Not only was Jill shocked by Cake’s success but now she had a whole new burgeoning career on her hands…and some explaining to do. Needless to say, the news of Jill’s secret book bay came as a complete shock to her husband and three children.

Jill is now a full-time writer.

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New Release – Cake; The Newlyweds

Jake and Casey are BACK!
CAKE: The Newlyweds by J. Bengtsson is NOW AVAILABLE in ebook, paperback & audio!

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You thought their story was over… but a love like theirs has no end.

Fate doesn’t own Jake McKallister. At least that’s what he tells himself. Life is better than ever. He’s at the top of his game, performing to sold-out crowds the world over.

He has his health and a solid, fun-loving family to keep him grounded.

And he got the girl – the beautiful, quirky girl he’s just made his wife.

Yes, life is good. If only fate would stop screaming in his ear.

Lucky is the word to best describe Casey McKallister. Life is not just great… it’s amazing.

She has an awesome, devoted support system, a nerd’s dream job at a prestigious accounting firm, and, best of all, she’s married to the hottest rock star to ever roam the earth.

Yes, life is perfect… until it comes crashing down around her.

They say love concurs all. That’s what Jake and Casey are counting on.

Read Kay’s Review: The Second Helping of Cake is Even Better!!

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Start reading CAKE: A Love Story NOW!
Over 1700 Reviews on Amazon!

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FREE with #KindleUnlimited

-A reclusive rock star going through the motions-

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.

-A vivacious college student embracing life-

When outspoken and fun-loving Casey Caldwell was paired with the famously reserved musician 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 media-shy 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.

-Their worlds are about to collide-

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?

About the Author:

J. Bengtsson lives in Southern California with her husband and three children. Her favorite things to do are laugh, go for walks, and hang out with family.

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The Second Helping of Cake is Even Better!!

Cake; The Newlyweds #4 (Series)
by J. Bengtsson (Author)

This review is from: February 14, 2018 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥

What happens after the romantic proposal? Typically the most romantic moment in a young girls life, up until her wedding day, that is.
So many books end with the epilogue showcasing the proposal, or perhaps with one right around the corner because we all read romance books for the HEA or the HFN scenario. If you don’t then go to the biography or history section of the library and read some wonderful works of non-fiction where the romance isn’t all that abundant.
Anyway, Cake: The Newlyweds is perhaps a dabble into the bliss after the proposal and a dab of reality after she says “I do.” The story is told with lots of humility, okay really a lot of LOL moments, but really more so because it’s a snapshot of reality and that not every romance is rosy and perfect once you have the perfect man or woman by your side. Love is work, but it can be filled with lots of love and laughter if you have the perfect partner by your side.

Cake: The Newlyweds opens in the midst of an emotional tragedy and without giving too much away, you won’t find out what that tragedy is until much later in the book. After the opening chapter the story rewinds to Jake and Casey’s wedding eight months prior. This is a large chunk of the storyline and is filled with all the same crazy, adorable antics, family members, and Casey word vomit that I loved from the first story. The pages flew by and I almost forgot there was tragedy on the horizon, until it did strike. This is where “Cake” really show their colors as a couple. Many couples face challenges, especially in their first year of marriage, Casey and Jake alone struggle with him being a rock star and dealing with a childhood trauma, then pile on a new traumatic element and this book showcases beautifully how strong their relationship foundation really is.

Cake: The Newlyweds serves up a good dose of family values and good ol’ fashioned love.

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Review Blitz – Cake

Start reading CAKE: A Love Story by J. Bengtsson NOW!
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-A reclusive rock star going through the motions-

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.

-A vivacious college student embracing life-

When outspoken and fun-loving Casey Caldwell was paired with the famously reserved musician 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 media-shy 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.

-Their worlds are about to collide-

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?

Read Kay’s Review: I Love Cake

Jake and Casey are BACK!
CAKE: The Newlyweds by J. Bengtsson is coming soon on February 28th!

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You thought their story was over… but a love like theirs has no end.

Fate doesn’t own Jake McKallister. At least that’s what he tells himself. Life is better than ever. He’s at the top of his game, performing to sold-out crowds the world over.

He has his health and a solid, fun-loving family to keep him grounded.

And he got the girl – the beautiful, quirky girl he’s just made his wife.

Yes, life is good. If only fate would stop screaming in his ear.

Lucky is the word to best describe Casey McKallister. Life is not just great… it’s amazing.

She has an awesome, devoted support system, a nerd’s dream job at a prestigious accounting firm, and, best of all, she’s married to the hottest rock star to ever roam the earth.

Yes, life is perfect… until it comes crashing down around her.

They say love concurs all. That’s what Jake and Casey are counting on.

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Cover Reveal – Cake: The Newlyweds

Jake and Casey are BACK!
CAKE: The Newlyweds by J. Bengtsson is coming soon on February 28th!
Get ready for the sequel to the smash hit CAKE: A Love Story that has over 1700 reviews on Amazon!

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You thought their story was over… but a love like theirs has no end.

Fate doesn’t own Jake McKallister. At least that’s what he tells himself. Life is better than ever. He’s at the top of his game, performing to sold-out crowds the world over.

He has his health and a solid, fun-loving family to keep him grounded.

And he got the girl – the beautiful, quirky girl he’s just made his wife.

Yes, life is good. If only fate would stop screaming in his ear.

Lucky is the word to best describe Casey McKallister. Life is not just great… it’s amazing.

She has an awesome, devoted support system, a nerd’s dream job at a prestigious accounting firm, and, best of all, she’s married to the hottest rock star to ever roam the earth.

Yes, life is perfect… until it comes crashing down around her.

They say love concurs all. That’s what Jake and Casey are counting on.

Start reading CAKE: A Love Story NOW!

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-A reclusive rock star going through the motions-

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.

-A vivacious college student embracing life-

When outspoken and fun-loving Casey Caldwell was paired with the famously reserved musician 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 media-shy 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.

-Their worlds are about to collide-

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?

About the Author:

J. Bengtsson lives in Southern California with her husband and three children. Her favorite things to do are laugh, go for walks, and hang out with family.

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance

I Love Cake

Cake; A Love Story #1 (Series)
by J.Bengtsson (Author)

This review is from: January 31, 2018 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Rating:⭐⭐⭐⭐
Heat Level:🔥🔥

Jake McKallister is a rockstar, but not just any ordinary rockstar. He was kidnapped as a child; brutalized, abused, and almost killed which alone made him infamous, a time in his life he’d rather forget, however the press and his new found rockstar fame doesn’t let him forget easily. Coming off as aloof in the public eye, it forces Jake to live a reclusive life. Once he’s mostly satisfied with. All he wants to do is live his life, make music, and be left alone. That was until he mets Casey Caldwell. She was unlike any girl he’s met before. Casey doesn’t fangirl all over him when she meets him for the first time, an awkward situation at best when meeting her at his brother’s wedding and they were paired as bridesmaid and groomsman. Instead, Casey pulls a prank on him which instantly puts him at ease, something he hadn’t felt in a long time. Something he isn’t willing to give up anytime soon. As the weekend progresses, he finds himself constantly pulled to Casey’s side and he can’t explain why, but he likes it. He likes her. He wants more time with her and he hopes she wants more of the same.

Casey Caldwell is a senior in college, majoring in accounting. She doesn’t know what Jake McKallister sees in her, especially since her superhero power is word vomiting in all the wrong situations. However, Jake seems to find her funny which makes her the “right situation” for the first time in her life. Terrified that she will make Jake run for the hills once he really gets to know her, the opposite happens and her infectious personality only seems to draw him closer the more time they spend together. The one thing Casey is afraid of is that once Jake realizes she’s just a novelty and he grows tired of her “newness” he will go back to the blonde models he once slept with and she will walk away broken hearted.

Jake loves that Casey doesn’t hold anything back and sees him as the person he is, not the rockstar or broken child the media portrays. Casey adores the passionate man who is a multiplicity of layers she keeps discovering with the more time they spend together. Can the two survive the obstacles that society will continue to throw at them as they pursue a relationship together?

Cake isn’t your ordinary rock and roll story with the everyday pressures about groupies throwing themselves at the star and the heroine learning how to deal with the pressures of how to fit in. The mix of Jake surviving a childhood trauma added another level that was unique. The chemistry was great between the characters and I thoroughly enjoyed the mixture of family members, Bengtsson left a lot of openings for spin offs. What made this a 4 star read for me was at the beginning, there was a lot of inner-dialogue that could have been broken up and spread throughout the book. Background that, yes, was relevant, but could have been sprinkled throughout the book. It made the first chapter drag when Casey could have met Jake sooner. Once she did meet Jake the book took right off.

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