Cake – A Bitterroot Novella

A sexy romance about two women, one inconvenient wedding, and a shared love of cake.

Cake400x600Kelly and Elana’s relationship is a recipe for disaster. First, they meet at a wedding, and that never works. Second, Kelly’s older brother is marrying Elana’s ex-lover. And third, Elana is still painfully, undeniably in love with said ex.

When it comes to other people’s lives, Elana Verdad is an expert. As a licensed psychologist and life coach, she helps people overcome obstacles. Her own life, on the other hand, is a disaster. Her lover left her for a man, so she drove over his mailbox accidentally on purpose. Now, not only did the judge take away her driver’s license, he also assigned her to community service at the local women’s prison. In what may be her worst idea ever, Elana decides to crash their wedding.

Kelly Miller may not understand her brother’s rush to marry his girlfriend, but when he asks her to bake his wedding cake, it’s not as if she can refuse. She’s in the catering business after all. At the wedding, she meets a beautiful, complicated, and seriously damaged woman. Although Kelly knows it’s crazy, she’s drawn to her nonetheless.

Despite the reasons they shouldn’t be together, there’s still an undeniable something between them. All they need is a chance to enjoy their slice of the cake.


“I’ve read almost everything by Jove Belle and this might be her best work to date. The style is sharp, the pacing is quick, the sex is ridiculously hot, and the overall chemistry between Kelly and Elana is off the charts, even outside of the bedroom. Also, she deftly manages to make Elana sympathetic, despite her violent reaction to learning Brianna is with David, where a lesser author may have made her shrill and unlikeable.

Cake has some of the best instant chemistry I’ve ever seen and pulls off a beautifully believable happy-for-now ending.

This is a run, not walk, recommendation for this book. Pick it up today and don’t read it in public.”

The Lesbian Review

“Jove’s highly descriptive phrasing really serves to establish a scene, and places the reader right in the moment with the characters… by the time their tension begins to spill over into passion and Elana says, “I want this, Kelly,” we definitely want this too.

The tone of the story is that of a warmly humorous romance with some heavily descriptive erotic moments that definitely bring the reader along for the ride. Despite the fairly serious themes of family loyalty and soulful connection that Jove gives voice to, the story is conveyed with an underlying sense of humor and satire.”





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