Saturday, December 3, 2011

Review: Practice Cake by Dalya Moon

Title: Practice Cake
Author: Dalya Moon
Format: ebook
Release Date: 
October 20, 2011
Source: Author
Buy the Book: Amazon

There’s one thing Maddie finds more tempting than red velvet cake: her coworker, Drew. All it takes is one of his sly winks or a playful hip-check by the cooler, and she’s incinerating the cookies. Her boyfriend would not approve.
When a reality TV crew descends upon the bakery, her simple summer job gets even more complicated. Maddie could become the Bakery Network’s next breakout star, if she can handle the heat of being cast as a show villain. Drew has an alternate idea: run away from everything, with him and his sexy tousled hair. She decides to take the leap, but when she finds out Drew’s been hiding a shocking secret, Maddie looks down at her packed suitcase and takes a moment to think. Should she fly off to Australia with a guy she hardly knows, or should she pick up her suitcase and hit him with it?

Practice Cake not only talks about baking, or cookies recipes, but also talks about problems that normal people can affront in their life. Maddie is a normal young girl, who lives with her sister, she has a boyfriend that doesn't understand why she is working at a bakery, he doesn't like her new job, and every single opportunity he has he lets her know his opinion. But she loves her job, is tiring, but she likes it, specially her co-worker, Drew. Is in that moment when everything gets a little bit more complicated. 

Dalya Moon never disappoints me. Not only her writing style is amazing, but also her stories are wonderful. First she introduced me Charlie, a really sweet girl, but at the same time, very strong and brave.( Her first book - Read review here) And now, she comes with another lovely story full of incredible characters and real life situations. Maddie is, like I said before, like any girl. She can be  your neighbor, a friend of yours, or just like you. She have her worries, her problems, and her necessities, and just for that reason, for been so real, is why I like her so much. Even though the story focus in Maddie, it also talks about the people around her, like for example, her sister and her problems, her boyfriend, her best friend and how she feels and how she behaves when she thinks that Maddie is affecting her career and of course, about Drew. Is he the enchanted prince Maddie is waiting for?

This book is really enjoyable. It caught my attention from the very first line and I couldn't put it down until I finished. I love Dalya Moon's writing and I think that I will love every book she writes. Her stories are always sweet, with a touch of reality, with really well developed characters that stay a little bit more in your mind after you've finished reading the book. 

So, the only thing I can do is recommend you to read this wonderful book, because I know you'll like it as much I do. 

Happy Reading! 

Loved it! 

Dalya Moon is the author of Charlie Woodchuck is a Minor Niner and Practice Cake.
She lives on the west coast with her husband and two cats. Like a hobbit, she’s a bit of a homebody and enjoys simple routines, like a weekly brunch with friends at the same restaurant. Through her writing, she adventures a bit further.
She has worked as a bookkeeper and as a graphic designer. Both careers had their merits, but were not as fun as writing, which she now does full-time.


  1. Sounds like a fun book. I'm going to add this book to my list for when I need a good diverting love story. :)

  2. I am a sucker for any books revolving around a bakery!! I just love this idea; and your review made me go and put it on my wishlist!

  3. scratch that - it's $2.99 on Kindle?? Consider it bought!


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