Note: When one of the co-author’s found out that their new release, Elemental Superpowers 2:The Blancmange was in queue for review they notified MM Good Book Reviews that the series is a better read if read in order. For those of you unfamiliar with the Elemental Superpowers series, here is a review to catch you up to speed.
Title: The Cake
Series: Elemental Superpowers 01
Author: A.J. Llewellyn & Serena Yates
Length: Novel (158pgs)
Publisher: Total E-Bound (4th April 2011)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥
Blurb: Baking the best cupcakes in San Francisco is Daine’s true calling…who knew that the tastiest cakes could lead to a talent for danger?
Phillip Sedgwick is a lawyer who works for an unusual law firm: Arden, Bainbridge, Chinook and Damek is the supernatural world’s most prestigious company, protecting, and often prosecuting, members of the supernatural world for various crimes and infractions. His latest case involves the owner of Fabulous Cupcakes, Daine Paradis, who has been accused of abuse of his superpowers.
Daine is proud that he’s been able to keep his father’s bakery going and has made it a huge success. Weird things start happening, and hard work no longer seems enough to stay in business. When he meets Phillip the sparks fly, but will the two men be able to solve the case before everything goes up in flames?
Reader Advisory: This book contains mouth-watering descriptions of cupcakes and hot references to other foods.
Review: Daine is an owner of a bakery and loves to bake. Someone is trying to sabotage him and he doesn’t know why. Phillip has been sent to investigate claims that Daine is using his superpowers but he soon suspects that Daine is being set up.
Oh I loved this one. There is nothing better in the world than hot men, magic and fabulous cupcakes. This storyline and the world building are brilliant. The mystery that Daine discovers about his father and mother and the truth about superpowers is good and his bewilderment at someone sabotaging him and accusing him of having superpowers is great. I thought the court scenes were incredibly cool and Daine’s discovery of his powers funny.
I thought that they made a cute couple and they seemed to strike sparks off each other that could start an inferno. Seriously hot. Daine is a sweetheart, a very likable character who surrounds himself with nice but slightly whacky people. Phillip is charming, dedicated and honest; when he finds out the truth he does everything to clear Daines name.
I will recommend this to those who love magic, paranormal, hot men, hot lovin’ and a penchant for mystery. Now I’m off to read the second book so make sure you read this one.