Sara's Review: Fiercely Emma (Cake #3) by J. Bengtsson
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NARRATOR: Andi Arndt & Zachary Webber RELEASED: July 30, 2017 GENRE: NEW ADULT, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE LENGTH: 10 hours and 34 minutes FORMAT: EBOOK, AUDIBLE, PAPERBACK
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Emma, older sister of renowned rock star Jake McKallister, has crafted a quiet existence for herself. Fiercely independent, scorned at work, and indifferent to relationships, she’s spent the past decade trying to move on from the crime that shook her family to the core. Living by a promise she made to herself as a distraught sixteen-year-old, Emma has sworn off marriage and children… until a chance encounter with a scruffy hitchhiker throws her orderly world into chaos.
A wild child raised in mayhem by a teenage mother, fearless Finn Perry cruises through life as the perennial nice guy. Now a struggling actor, he supports himself by performing daredevil stunts. At a crossroads in his life, one thing has always remained constant in his world: Finn’s desire to start the family he never had. The mystery woman who rescues him from the side of the road sure seems like the perfect person for the job.
But unfinished business from Emma’s troubled past looms heavy, threatening to destroy the fledging love she’s found with the only man to ever jump-start her wounded heart. FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
I loved this installment to the Cake series. Emma and Finn’s love story was so real and epic! I especially loved how Bengstsson gave us flashbacks of Emma’s POV when Jake was kidnapped, and we got to learn about what made her who she is and also learned more about what Jake went through. I strongly recommend reading books 1 and two if you haven’t already this is a series not to miss but you can read each book as standalone you might be a bit lost. Emma, a no-nonsense nurse, meets Finn on the way to a weekend-long festival. Finn the perpetual nice guy who is helping out his white trash family gets stuck with a wreak of a truck that breaks down and is trying to bum rides to the festival. Emma famous brother Jake is headline the festival, and she turns out to be Finn’s Golden ticket, literally. I LOVED the instant chemistry between these two. That eyes colliding sizzling moment. Ladies, you know what I mean. When your belly clenches and you can't look away, it was so delicious to read. I adored every moment of this audiobook, the only thing that would have made it better was if it was read as a duet. But it was still fantastic. I am rating this on 5 Boundless stars, and it was funny, romantic and so incredibly satisfying.