J. Bengtsson's CAKE: A Love Story - available now through major retailers

CAKE: A Love Story is now available for purchase through all major retailers.  My previous post did not have the iBooks purchase link, which I have included in this post. 

Author: J. Bengtsson
Series: Cake #1
Original Release Date: May 14, 2016
Wide Release Date: October 30, 2018


-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, vivacious college student Casey Caldwell was paired with the famously reserved rockstar 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 reclusive 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-

Yet 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?

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5 stars Expect the unexpected as this is not your typical rockstar book.  There are moments when you are laughing so hard that you are trying not to snort while in the waiting room during your daughter's therapy session and the moments when you are trying not to cry during the times of heartache.  How can a book be both a comedy and a drama?  J. Bengtsson pulls it off nicely. 

Jake has survived an unimaginable tragedy and yet, he has overcome the odds and become a successful rockstar.  Yet, he keeps his emotions closed off.  He is close to his family, but never feels he can truly be himself.  Then he meets Casey.

Casey is a hilarious character.  She first meets Jake at a wedding where they are paired up as bridesmaid and groomsmen.  Her first encounter with Jake involves her pulling a prank.  Oh I was laughing so hard.  Thus begins an unlikely romance.

The characters are so well developed that you cannot help, but feel they are real.  Jake and Casey have amazing chemistry and you cannot help, but root for them to be together.

This book can be read as a standalone.  No cliffhanger.  No cheating.  A HEA.


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 and 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.