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It’s hard to get revenge without getting a rap sheet. After Tempest Cassidy walks in on her husband banging her high school nemesis, her whole world gets turned upside down. She goes from being known as the Duchess of Muffins to the town crazy. Her new MO: revenge. Eventually, Tempest grows weary being arrested. Yet what choice does she have? If she’s not angry, then she’s It’s hard to get revenge without getting a rap sheet. After Tempest Cassidy walks in on her husband banging her high school nemesis, her whole world gets turned upside down. She goes from being known as the Duchess of Muffins to the town crazy. Her new MO: revenge. Eventually, Tempest grows weary being arrested. Yet what choice does she have? If she’s not angry, then she’s simply . . . sad. Just as she decides to get her life back on track, in walks Cage Erickson, the new bouncer at the local strip club. He’s scary-handsome and the polar opposite of her ex. She’s attracted to him, but she’s not looking for a rebound. He’s attracted to her, but he’s not looking for a serious relationship. So, they agree to be friends. But when lines get blurred in the friend zone, will they both get burned? Or will it be a TKO? 'Stud Muffin' is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book #2 in the Donner Bakery series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.


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It’s hard to get revenge without getting a rap sheet. After Tempest Cassidy walks in on her husband banging her high school nemesis, her whole world gets turned upside down. She goes from being known as the Duchess of Muffins to the town crazy. Her new MO: revenge. Eventually, Tempest grows weary being arrested. Yet what choice does she have? If she’s not angry, then she’s It’s hard to get revenge without getting a rap sheet. After Tempest Cassidy walks in on her husband banging her high school nemesis, her whole world gets turned upside down. She goes from being known as the Duchess of Muffins to the town crazy. Her new MO: revenge. Eventually, Tempest grows weary being arrested. Yet what choice does she have? If she’s not angry, then she’s simply . . . sad. Just as she decides to get her life back on track, in walks Cage Erickson, the new bouncer at the local strip club. He’s scary-handsome and the polar opposite of her ex. She’s attracted to him, but she’s not looking for a rebound. He’s attracted to her, but he’s not looking for a serious relationship. So, they agree to be friends. But when lines get blurred in the friend zone, will they both get burned? Or will it be a TKO? 'Stud Muffin' is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book #2 in the Donner Bakery series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.

30 review for Stud Muffin

  1. 5 out of 5

    Penny Reid

    This accurately depicts how I feel about this book...

  2. 5 out of 5

    Caitlin Reads

    I really enjoyed this book right from the start! Tempest, the Duchess of Muffins, was a great heroine and I really felt for her. It is hard to imagine how she was married to Asher in the first place but I related to her anger and loved her retaliation. Cage was hot book boyfriend who reminded me of Charlie Hunnam. Cage was a former UFC fighter who recently moved to Green Valley to work for his friend Hank at the Pink Pony. Sparks fly when Tempest and Cage meet and you can feel their attraction. I really enjoyed this book right from the start! Tempest, the Duchess of Muffins, was a great heroine and I really felt for her. It is hard to imagine how she was married to Asher in the first place but I related to her anger and loved her retaliation. Cage was hot book boyfriend who reminded me of Charlie Hunnam. Cage was a former UFC fighter who recently moved to Green Valley to work for his friend Hank at the Pink Pony. Sparks fly when Tempest and Cage meet and you can feel their attraction. Stud Muffin is a friends to lovers slow burn romance that will pull you in. It’s an emotional journey with love, heartache, laughter and growth. This was the first novel I read by Jiffy Kate and I look forward to reading more from them in the future. Stud Muffin fits in perfectly with the other Smartypants Romance books and I can’t wait to read more about the Donner Bakery girls. Warning: this book will make you starving for some delicious muffins and a hot Viking to go with them!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Smartypants Romance

    We are SO excited to announce the talented and lovely Jiffy Kate's book for Smartypants Romance. 'Stud Muffin' is the second book in the Donner Bakery Series, a contemporary romantic comedy, and can be read as a standalone. RELEASE DATE: October 29th, 2019 ** PRE-ORDER LINKS ** Apple Books: https://apple.co/2T2LvMX Nook: https://bit.ly/31dXTgb Google Play: https://bit.ly/2GIe4KE Add to your shelf on Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2MA1JMf (HEADS UP: This book will have no Amazon pre-order and will release We are SO excited to announce the talented and lovely Jiffy Kate's book for Smartypants Romance. 'Stud Muffin' is the second book in the Donner Bakery Series, a contemporary romantic comedy, and can be read as a standalone. RELEASE DATE: October 29th, 2019 ** PRE-ORDER LINKS ** Apple Books: https://apple.co/2T2LvMX Nook: https://bit.ly/31dXTgb Google Play: https://bit.ly/2GIe4KE Add to your shelf on Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2MA1JMf (HEADS UP: This book will have no Amazon pre-order and will release on Amazon on October 29th!)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    4.5 Muffinlicious Stars ”I always knew you were a little crazy. It was just hidden down under all your cardigans and china patterns.” For most of her life, Tempest Cassidy has done everything just like she was supposed to. It never occurred to her to look beyond the life she made with her high school boyfriend turned present day husband because she was happy. She was, dammit! That all changes the moment Tempest returns home one morning with the hopes of getting knocked up, only to find her husband 4.5 Muffinlicious Stars ”I always knew you were a little crazy. It was just hidden down under all your cardigans and china patterns.” For most of her life, Tempest Cassidy has done everything just like she was supposed to. It never occurred to her to look beyond the life she made with her high school boyfriend turned present day husband because she was happy. She was, dammit! That all changes the moment Tempest returns home one morning with the hopes of getting knocked up, only to find her husband in bed, naked and asleep with the woman she hates most in the world. Folks, things are about to get all kinds of interesting. Cage Erickson needs some space and time to figure out what’s next. What better place than working for his friend as the new bouncer at Green Valley’s only strip club, The Pink Pony. When a beautiful redhead comes into the Pony with the express intent of drinking way too much tequila, Cage finds himself intent on being the new best friend she needs. Okay, that last part about being the friend she needs is only partly true. He also wants to spend some naked time with her if that’s on the table. For her part, Tempest just wants to feel like herself again. Since the morning she found out her husband was a lying, cheating douchebag, she can’t seem to control her baser instincts. Burning her ex’s stuff in a driveway bonfire means Tempest is no stranger to the police paying her a visit. Soon, one court date turns into more and Tempest needs to find a way to rein herself in. Good thing she has a shiny new friend to help her figure things out. I’m a Jiffy Kate virgin and I’m so glad Stud Muffin was my first. I truly loved this story. From the beginning, and I do mean the beginning, Tempest is a woman scorned, say what you will. She throws things, she pulls a B&E in order to steal her ex’s most prized possession, she stands in the middle of his yard in the middle of the night and tells him just exactly how horrible of a human being he is. That’s all awesome and just the kind of emotion I always say I want from my scorned book women. Until it just became sad. Luckily, right about the same time I wanted Tempest to pull her shit together, Tempest started pulling her shit together. Let’s talk a little about our man, Cage. He’s the unicorn, my friends. Ex-Harvard turned MMA fighter taking things easy for the time being, and who’s only real goal is to make sure Tempest knows how wonderful she is. “Clear your mind and just feel. Break yourself into a million pieces, if you need to. All I ask, is that you let me help put you back together.” That’s the dream. Or at least my dream. Tempest and Cage had me smiling until the end. As much as I enjoyed Tempest raging at and getting over her ex, I enjoyed her opening up and finally trusting Cage even more. ARC provided by Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest, voluntary review

  5. 5 out of 5

    Curlyhairlass19

    My heart belongs to Cage Erickson! This book was SO FREAKIN GOOD!! Tempest Cassidy is my shero! She gives a whole new meaning to “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” and this song, that played in my head constantly while I was reading—“Before He Cheats.” This story starts off with a bang! Cheating husband, and all the crazies that come out from that after. I mean, there’s only so much a woman can take. After a few lock ups behind bars, and anger management classes, Tempest meets Cage. Cage My heart belongs to Cage Erickson! This book was SO FREAKIN GOOD!! Tempest Cassidy is my shero! She gives a whole new meaning to “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” and this song, that played in my head constantly while I was reading—“Before He Cheats.” This story starts off with a bang! Cheating husband, and all the crazies that come out from that after. I mean, there’s only so much a woman can take. After a few lock ups behind bars, and anger management classes, Tempest meets Cage. Cage is from Dallas, and a professional UFC fighter. After a career ending injury, he decides to pack up and head to Green Valley, TN. Man I love that place! Long time friends with Hank, owner of The Pink Pony, Cage decides to take on a change of scenery as a bouncer. Let’s just say he meets a very drunken Tempest, and the rest is history. It was instant chemistry from the get go. I love the instant friendship that happened between them, all the while this amazing sexual tension that was written brilliantly! Jiffy Kate just kept making me hot under the collar. Cage was so patient with T. I loved seeing his baser urges coming out at times too. I mean who doesn’t want to be thrown over a man’s shoulder or get a nice ass slap now and then. Just promises of the hotness to come once T surrendered to it, and “let go and let flow.” I absolutely loved this part: “Running my nose along her cheek and over to her ear, I lower my voice and tell her, “In three seconds, I’m going to kiss you. If you don’t want me to, you should walk away now. No harm, no foul. However,” I pause, nipping at her ear and loving how her entire body shivers in response, “if you stay, I plan on devouring you. I have four hours until I have to be at work and I’ll spend every second worshipping your body… if you’ll let me.” Yessss, please!! I also loved how he let T take her aggressions out on him in the best possible way. “Take me. Take my body and get your pleasure however the f*ck you want. Clear your mind and just feel. Break yourself into a million pieces, if you need to. All I ask, is that you let me help put you back together.” That Cage is a man of his word! I could literally go on and on, but bottom line is I want to bake all kinds of different muffins and give them names. Bravo, Jiffy Kate! Bravo!!!

  6. 4 out of 5

    DJ Sakata

    Favorite Quotes: I don’t want to be a person with a rap sheet. Orange is not a good color on me. Anna will kick my ass when she finds out, and don’t say she won’t find out because we both know that’s a lie. Nobody gossips like the barflies and the Baptists. First of all, Cage is not scary looking… Just because the men around here walk hunched over, dragging their knuckles like their Neanderthal forefathers, doesn’t mean it’s wrong to be tall. He can’t help it. “That cucumber,” he says, pointing to Favorite Quotes: I don’t want to be a person with a rap sheet. Orange is not a good color on me. Anna will kick my ass when she finds out, and don’t say she won’t find out because we both know that’s a lie. Nobody gossips like the barflies and the Baptists. First of all, Cage is not scary looking… Just because the men around here walk hunched over, dragging their knuckles like their Neanderthal forefathers, doesn’t mean it’s wrong to be tall. He can’t help it. “That cucumber,” he says, pointing to my hands. “You’ve been squeezing it for a few minutes now. If it’s not firm enough, I can maybe go to the back and see if we have any fresh off the truck.” It’s then I realize Johnny works here at the grocery store and I have a large cucumber in my hands… stroking it. When did I get to the produce section? And when did the produce section get so erotic? Is it hot in here? … What am I here for again? She’s the incarnation of Satan. Asher and Mindy aren’t going to have a bouncing bundle of joy, they’re going to have a devil love child. I should alert the media. This has a horror movie written all over it. I thought it was fictional, something women made up or only happened in pornos… I’m Jell-O. My bones have turned to mush and I’ll have to spend the rest of my days just oozing through life… Here lies Tempest Cassidy. It took twenty-eight years, but she finally found out what it was like to have multiple orgasms and cunnilingus. And then she died. My Review: I giggle-snorted, smirked, and laughed aloud while reading this wittily penned tale. I am new to the dynamic duo of Jiffy Kate, silly me, where I have been? Their writing style was seamless, cleverly amusing, comically descriptive, keenly observant, and sharply honed to conjure sharp visuals that had me bouncing in my chair with gleeful delight. Tempest, the Donner Bakery’s Duchess of Muffins, has gone off the rails, she seemed to have lost control of her temper after catching her husband in bed with her high school nemesis; I would imagine that certainly would do it for me too. Her vindictive acts of retribution were landing her in jail, racking up $$ in fines, and landed her in anger management. Her ex seemed to have ended up with all the friends but luckily for her, Tempest was befriended by a gorgeously handsome and well-sculpted new resident. Cage was a retired UFC fighter turned strip club bouncer – and he soon had her back, much to Tempest’s pious Bible banging mother’s horror. Having been raised in a small, inbred town in the South, as well as surviving a ridiculously and stridently religious mother myself, I totally identified with the narrow-minded and petty small community complications and issues Tempest was floundering with. While I empathized with her plight, I frequently wanted to give her a few good kicks to dislodge her cranium from her colon. I was besotted and enamored with the sexy Cage; he was not at all what I would have expected from an MMA fighter, as he was highly intelligent, insightful, tenderhearted, patient, and my new BBF. Of course, being that he was perfect, he was like a unicorn and the type of man that could only exist on my Kindle.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Harlow Cole

    When I first started this book I was afraid wouldn’t ‘get it' as I have never read a book by Penny Reid. (I know!! What rock have I been living under!?) However, you do not need to have made any previous trips to Green Valley, Tennessee to jump right into this story. All you need is life experience. This book is laugh out loud funny. The dialogue is so sharp and witty you’ll feel like you’re hanging out with your best friends. Yet at the same time, the story touches on topics like infertility When I first started this book I was afraid wouldn’t ‘get it' as I have never read a book by Penny Reid. (I know!! What rock have I been living under!?) However, you do not need to have made any previous trips to Green Valley, Tennessee to jump right into this story. All you need is life experience. This book is laugh out loud funny. The dialogue is so sharp and witty you’ll feel like you’re hanging out with your best friends. Yet at the same time, the story touches on topics like infertility and divorce in a way that is so pure and raw reading about Tempest and Cage becomes therapeutic. Every woman who has ever gone through a divorce NEEDS to read this book. So does every woman who’s ever stood back and wondered who she really is without the partner by her side. (Pretty much all of us at some point, right?) If you’ve ever stared down an ovulation kit AND/OR known a man who deserved to have all his crud burned in the driveway — this story needs to be in your life. There is a little bit of Tempest Cassidy living inside every single one of us. As a reader, it’s a joy to tear through the pages of her story and imagine what it feels like to stare down the people who’ve wronged you and actually fight back for revenge. This book is that rare, perfect combination of humor and heartfelt emotion. You will fall in love with Tempest and Cage (and end up with a burning desire for freshly baked muffins.) You will also be dying for Jiffy Kate to write their next installment about Anna and Cole. The world NEEDS their story! This book has made me a new Green Valley fan.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Stacie

    4 1/2 "He makes me better." Stars! This was so good! I really liked it and it fit so well in the Green Valley world. Tempest was my kind of crazy! Under the circumstances I think she was quite tame. I absolutely loved her. And I absolutely loved Cage too. What a sweetheart hottie. This story was the perfect mix of heartbreak, healing, and hilarious. Happy reading!

  9. 5 out of 5

    lazybookconqueror

    “Whatever happened here today... you're more than that than however you feel... and whoever made you feel that way.” It's really hard for me to write a review for Stud Muffin because in many ways this book is perfect. I read a lot of contemporary romance books and even though I have quite a few favorites I'm always thinking about how the story could be even better. There's always something that could have been resolved in a better way, a character that could have developed more, a “Whatever happened here today... you're more than that than however you feel... and whoever made you feel that way.” It's really hard for me to write a review for Stud Muffin because in many ways this book is perfect. I read a lot of contemporary romance books and even though I have quite a few favorites I'm always thinking about how the story could be even better. There's always something that could have been resolved in a better way, a character that could have developed more, a conflict that should have happened differently. Not with Stud Muffin. Jiffy Kate really knocked it out of the park with this one. Tempest is a beautiful heroine. She's human through and through. She's flawed and intense and a badass and she's suffering, oh so much, but she doesn't want it to diminish who she is. She just needs to find herself, her true self. She doesn't want her suffering to extinguish the fire she has inside of her. Her journey is so touching and delicate, it's really a work of art. Cage Erickson is the new love of your life. He's described exactly like Charlie Hunnam, blond hair and rugged beard, gorgeous smiles, chiseled face and arms and abs for days. Yes, please. But, what is more, memorable about Cage is that he is just the best. There's a quote from the The Hating Game that to me describes Cage perfectly “Brute, raw masculinity contrasted with gentleness is the most attractive thing on earth.” Everything else is perfect. Conflict and conflict resolution, character development, amazing supporting cast, ambiance, really, everything. I love it. My review can be resumed in three words: Go Read This.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Romance Schmomance (Malia)

    So far, the Donner Bakery series is killing it in the Smartypants universe. Baking Me Crazy set the bar for these new sets of books in Penny Reid's memorable universe. And I absolutely devoured Stud Muffin . This was an absolute joy to read especially with a heroine that has been wronged in the worst way possible and was ready to make a comeback. She's definitely a firecracker and I loved watching her personal journey to finding her happy. And Cage is just a sight to devour as well. Loved So far, the  Donner Bakery series is killing it in the Smartypants universe. Baking Me Crazy set the bar for these new sets of books in Penny Reid's memorable universe. And I absolutely devoured Stud Muffin . This was an absolute joy to read especially with a heroine that has been wronged in the worst way possible and was ready to make a comeback. She's definitely a firecracker and I loved watching her personal journey to finding her happy. And Cage is just a sight to devour as well. Loved his support for Tempest, immensely. He was seriously the best. Cage turned out to be a bit of a teddy bear, which was not what I expected from a former MMA fighter. So, I really liked getting to know his sweet and tender side. CHECK OUT THE REST OF MY REVIEW | HERE BLOG | INSTAGRAM | AMAZON | BOOKBUB | TWITTER

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    "We all need our mama's words of wisdom from time to time, but I also need a freaking break." This book pulled me in from page 1. (view spoiler)[ I identified with Tempest in so many ways (miscarriage, fertility issues, and the pain, heartbreak, longing and anger that come with them.) Thankfully, that's where the similarities end. (No cheating husband in my life, thankyouverymuch.) Having that common experience, I felt every one of Tempest's emotions on an elevated level. I was pissed off for "We all need our mama's words of wisdom from time to time, but I also need a freaking break." This book pulled me in from page 1. (view spoiler)[ I identified with Tempest in so many ways (miscarriage, fertility issues, and the pain, heartbreak, longing and anger that come with them.) Thankfully, that's where the similarities end. (No cheating husband in my life, thankyouverymuch.) Having that common experience, I felt every one of Tempest's emotions on an elevated level. I was pissed off for her. I was cheering on her bad decisions. I wanted life to give her a freaking break. Jiffy Kate did such an excellent job of portraying the real emotions of life after pregnancy loss and what I imagine it must be like to learn the man you've spent your entire adult life with has been unfaithful. (hide spoiler)] It was heartwarming to watch Tempest begin to heal. I love that she got her happy ending with a man who is worthy of her love. Watching their relationship develop was a treat as tasty as I imagine those muffin recipes are. I have a feeling we'll be hearing more from the Erickson family, and I can't wait.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!

    Definitely an improvement from the first installment of the series but I still still wasn't wow by the characters nor storyline. This obviously falls under the instant love category and everything just moved too quickly for my liking. I think the only up side about this read was the whole divorce drama, otherwise it was a pretty mediocre read.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Wendy'sThoughts

    It Wasn't Bad Enough... To Catch her Husband... Banging Away with Another Woman... Oh No, He had to Pick... Tempest Cassidy's High School Nemesis... To Twist The Knife... Sweet Tempest Cassidy AKA Duchess of Muffins... Suddenly Turns and Starts to Hone her Skills... With a New Recipe... Revenge... Does it keep her as the Town's Sweetheart, Nope... She now is looked at more as the Town's Cray Cray... That will Happen after Pulling a... "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" Episode... With being Arrested and all... It Wasn't Bad Enough... To Catch her Husband... Banging Away with Another Woman... Oh No, He had to Pick... Tempest Cassidy's High School Nemesis... To Twist The Knife... Sweet Tempest Cassidy AKA Duchess of Muffins... Suddenly Turns and Starts to Hone her Skills... With a New Recipe... Revenge... Does it keep her as the Town's Sweetheart, Nope... She now is looked at more as the Town's Cray Cray... That will Happen after Pulling a... "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" Episode... With being Arrested and all... Tempest Tries to Get Back on Track... And is on Her Way to Boredom... When Mr. Sexy Walks In... And Turns Everything Upside Down... He is All Handsome and Manly, nothing like the ex... And She is thinking a Little, Ah Hm, Fun is Due... Both Agree, No Relationships... So What's to go Wrong... Only that This Man Makes her Want to Bake... And the only thing she wants Is Her ... Stud Muffin (Donner Bakery, #2) Baking Me Crazy (Donner Bakery #1) https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... Stud Muffin (Donner Bakery #2) https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... No Whisk No Reward(Donner Bakery #3) https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... For more Reviews, Free E-books and Giveaways

  14. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Emerald Book Reviews McCurdy

    Stud Muffin by Jiffy Kate ( Smartypants Romance ) #Review #PreorderNow #SmartypantsRomance ‘“Whatever happened here today...you’re more than that than however you feel...and whoever made you feel that way.”’ I think maybe after this review people will start to second guess the integrity of my reviews, simply because this is my third five star read, out of the three books I’ve read so far from the Smartypants Romance series. But I’m here to tell you right now that these books are written to Stud Muffin by Jiffy Kate ( Smartypants Romance ) #Review #PreorderNow #SmartypantsRomance ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘“Whatever happened here today...you’re more than that than however you feel...and whoever made you feel that way.”’ I think maybe after this review people will start to second guess the integrity of my reviews, simply because this is my third five star read, out of the three books I’ve read so far from the Smartypants Romance series. But I’m here to tell you right now that these books are written to the highest calibre, with the most amazing imagination and talent, utilised and expanded upon, in order to produce romance stories that are going to appeal to a wide array of readers. Stud Muffin was a book that certainly kept me on my toes. One minute you’re delving into the story, prepared and ready, or at the very least, you think you are. You’re intrigued, emotions are engaged, your laughing and grinning and within the turn of a paragraph or a phrase you’re sobbing like your heart will never mend again and within a few seconds you’re back to laughing again. Jiffy Kate is able to extract every little feeling out of us, by giving us a superbly flawed, very human and utterly destroyed heroine. Her pain pulsates off the page in ripples, her anger becomes your anger and her triumphs become your triumphs. Every step of the way, every page, every scene, we are with her. Tempest is fascinating. She is so resilient and identifiable, strong but unsure, unpretentious and unique, full of love but so terribly alone. I just found her entirely captivating, her actions and reactions, her thought process and her ability to learn from her mistakes. ‘“The muffins are sad,” I say, after a few moments, “because I’m sad...and I can’t get past it. I thought a clean break was what I needed, but the edge left behind is so sharp...I feel like I’m bleeding every time I breathe.”’ Cage, our ex MMA fighter turned Pink Pony bouncer was an absolute sweetheart. An alpha hero through and through, he has a seriously delicious intuitive and soft side, one that sees past Tempest’s tempestuous ‘hot head’ reputation to the lovely lonely woman hiding underneath suffocating hurt and humiliation. Watching their friendship bloom was so wonderful, the little touches, the longing glances and the sensual, sedate slide into a full blown lust and love affair was equally mesmerising. Stud Muffin is a tremendously well-written love story, a compelling and passionate one that starts out with betrayal and heartbreak, revenge and uncertainty and ripples along through to recognising your own worth, learning to trust your own judgement and especially allowing yourself the chance, pleasure and excitement of falling madly, deeply, irrevocably in love again. Individually Cage and Tempest are beautifully flawed and full of so much love to give. Together they manage to highlight and extract the good parts of each other and hold them up to the light. And it’s Jiffy Kate’s fantastic characterisation, descriptions and dialogue, that combine in order to gift us readers, this stunning love story, that is a marvellous addition to the Penny Reid universe. So be sure to keep an eye out round Green Valley, Tennessee, you’re bound to see a few well -known characters. Jiffy Kate's book for Smartypants Romance. 'Stud Muffin' is the second book in the Donner Bakery Series, a contemporary romantic comedy, and can be read as a standalone. (y) RELEASE DATE: October 29th, 2019 ** PRE-ORDER LINKS ** Apple Books: https://apple.co/2T2LvMX Nook: https://bit.ly/31dXTgb Google Play: https://bit.ly/2GIe4KE Add to your shelf on Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2MA1JMf (HEADS UP: This book will have no Amazon pre-order and will be enrolled into Kindle Unlimited the week of release!) ** Blurb ** It’s hard to get revenge without getting a rap sheet. After Tempest Cassidy walks in on her husband banging her high school nemesis, her whole world gets turned upside down. She goes from being known as the Duchess of Muffins to the town crazy. Her new MO: revenge. Eventually, Tempest grows weary being arrested. Yet what choice does she have? If she’s not angry, then she’s simply... sad. Just as she decides to get her life back on track, in walks Cage Erickson, the new bouncer at the local strip club. He’s scary-handsome and the polar opposite of her ex. She’s attracted to him, but she’s not looking for a rebound. He’s attracted to her, but he’s not looking for a serious relationship. So, they agree to be friends. But when lines get blurred in the friend zone, will they both get burned? Or will it be a TKO? 'Stud Muffin' is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book #2 in the Donner Bakery series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe. --------------------------- BLOGGERS!! ARC Sign up for all books in the Pennyverse is here: https://forms.gle/VmCqUPeRGE82V3hi7 *Note: Each and every book can be read as a standalone, so please only sign up for the books you *REALLY* want to read. <3 GAH! This is so exciting, tomorrow the fun continues with another announcement!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Happily Mary After

    My first time reading Jiffy Kate, and I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet, tender and steamy romance. Cage is definitely on my book-boyfriend list. Full rec on Frolic to follow soon.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Antonella

    This was my first read by this duo. It was really enjoyable. This goes well with the tone that first book set; very cute, funny, charming and still dealing with some serious subjects in a humorous and yet satisfying way. 3,5stars

  17. 5 out of 5

    Brittney

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Going back to Green Valley and seeing Donner Bakery, what?!?!? This book had me on a roller coaster of feels. I couldn’t put it down. I cooked and held my kindle. I went to the bathroom with my kindle. (I cleaned it) I totally recommend this book to everyone. Here I was worried I wouldn’t relate or understand as I’ve never been divorced. But let me tell you, this book is that good you will still love it. I love how it opens right into the action. Right away we are peeking at Jen & the new Going back to Green Valley and seeing Donner Bakery, what?!?!? This book had me on a roller coaster of feels. I couldn’t put it down. I cooked and held my kindle. I went to the bathroom with my kindle. (I cleaned it) I totally recommend this book to everyone. Here I was worried I wouldn’t relate or understand as I’ve never been divorced. But let me tell you, this book is that good you will still love it. I love how it opens right into the action. Right away we are peeking at Jen & the new bakery. We see the fun character of Tempest, the Duchess of Muffins. Then everything takes a huge turn when she gets home. Like shoes flying, shit hitting the fan. I Love Love Redheads. Maybe partial cause I am one. Tempest aka Em aka T is a lovely ginger with spice. “Momma calls them episodes.” That’s a southern thing. My momma always did and said I had them as a teen. Lordy, I gave her grey hair. VHS players & housecoats! Love it! I love the throw back references from JiffyKate that were unexpected and hilarious. Cage, a former UFC fighter, friends with Hank since Harvard. Hired to be new bouncer at Pink Pony. This book is giving me all the feels. Poor girl, I feel a burden lift for her when her divorce is final. I can’t blame her for wanting to celebrate. Even choosing the PP.(I love how she calls her Cousin wife a nun.) When Cage meets Em I expected some sorta meet cute. Instead it’s drunk bar dancing. Not what I saw coming. And why doesn’t he introduce himself sooner? I think I like Cage. I hope he likes G.V. I understand what Hank is saying about the small town. We moved to one 3 years ago and I couldn’t think about moving away now. Everyone in everyone’s business. But there is always someone there for you. I love the way Cage sees Em in the beginning. “Can’t say I pegged her for one to break the law, but it also doesn’t surprise me. There was a fire behind those green eyes... like an angry, sleeping dragon.” Cage makes me laugh so hard. “Oh, fuck me... fuck him and his pink pony he rode in on.” Even Em makes me laugh, with the cucumber in the grocery store. I never understood why girls break their own hearts. I do love how it comes together in the end. Not so sure about pineapple cupcakes though. I feel like we need some recipes from all of these cupcakes mentioned. Can I get a recipe book next?

  18. 5 out of 5

    Cassandra Martin

    The prologue for this book just grabs you right from the start! Tempest and Cage sorta of have a friends to lovers story, but the immediate underlying attraction just pulls you in! Jiffy Kate does an excellent job of bringing Tempest’s heartbreak and pain to life and you just feel it in your bones. You also just root for her when she’s making those questionable decisions regarding her revenge . I loved the little tidbits we got regarding how Cage and Hank met. I also need all the recipes for all The prologue for this book just grabs you right from the start! Tempest and Cage sorta of have a friends to lovers story, but the immediate underlying attraction just pulls you in! Jiffy Kate does an excellent job of bringing Tempest’s heartbreak and pain to life and you just feel it in your bones. You also just root for her when she’s making those questionable decisions regarding her revenge 😉. I loved the little tidbits we got regarding how Cage and Hank met. I also need all the recipes for all the muffins mentioned in this book. I’m thinking there needs to be a cook book to go along with all the Donner Bakery books! Especially from the Duchess of Muffins!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jypsy

    Thank you Social Butterfly for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. Stud Muffin By: Jiffy Kate *REVIEW* Stud Muffin really grabs you from the beginning. Tempest catches her husband in bed with another woman. Honestly, I probably would have killed him. I felt so angry about this, plus the town gossips, and sorrowful for her dreams of a family. Tempest has every right to make a few bad choices. At least, these acts lead her to Cage. The Thank you Social Butterfly for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own. Stud Muffin By: Jiffy Kate *REVIEW* 💖💖💖💖 Stud Muffin really grabs you from the beginning. Tempest catches her husband in bed with another woman. Honestly, I probably would have killed him. I felt so angry about this, plus the town gossips, and sorrowful for her dreams of a family. Tempest has every right to make a few bad choices. At least, these acts lead her to Cage. The universe is slowly righting itself. Cage has hurts of his own due to a career ending injury. Now, he's trying to figure out what's next, and start over in a new town. Tempest and Cage save each other from utter despair. As their friendship turns to something more, they learn that life can be put back together after shattering if you give it a chance. This is such a good story with every emotion from furious to happy written in the pages. Tempest is a relatable authentic woman. I loved her! Cage is the hard on the outside but soft on the inside guy. He's a kind loving person. Together, they are perfect. Stud Muffin is sharp, raw, hilarious, engaging and well done overall. I recommend this one!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    Stud Muffin is an emotional journey about picking up the pieces when life turns out to be nothing like you expected, and learning to trust yourself again and find happiness. Jiffy Kate brought forth every emotion imaginable as I read this very addictive story!!! I went into this book completely blind and was blown away. This book put me through the ringer emotion-wise. My heart absolutely bled for Tempest and all that she went through while she attempted to pick up the pieces of her life, while Stud Muffin is an emotional journey about picking up the pieces when life turns out to be nothing like you expected, and learning to trust yourself again and find happiness. Jiffy Kate brought forth every emotion imaginable as I read this very addictive story!!! I went into this book completely blind and was blown away. This book put me through the ringer emotion-wise. My heart absolutely bled for Tempest and all that she went through while she attempted to pick up the pieces of her life, while still having to face the people who hurt her and who felt no remorse for it. And Cage....ahhhh swoon. He is everything modern day heroes are made of. I loved that he wanted to be there in anyway for Tempest, even if it just meant being friends. And I loved that he used kickboxing as a way to build her confidence so that she could feel more at peace with herself. I liked the slow burn of the relationship building with Tempest and Cage and how they truly built their friendship before all else, while at the same time, it was clear their chemistry was still off the charts. I enjoyed the writing style of the book and the story line kept me intrigued and invested. I did not want to put the book down.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Tasha Talks Books Blog

    This being my first book I have read by Jiffy Kate. Holy crap!!! I can't wait to go back and read their earlier work. Especially the Donner Bakery book 1! This book was so good and had my attention from page one. The way the authors were able to tell the story and made me feel what was going on. It was so easy to fall in love with the MC's. They were everything and so much more. The pain, heartache and hate that you can feel and the way Cage was able to swoop in and just bring strength, power This being my first book I have read by Jiffy Kate. Holy crap!!! I can't wait to go back and read their earlier work. Especially the Donner Bakery book 1! This book was so good and had my attention from page one. The way the authors were able to tell the story and made me feel what was going on. It was so easy to fall in love with the MC's. They were everything and so much more. The pain, heartache and hate that you can feel and the way Cage was able to swoop in and just bring strength, power and fight to the heroine, made me just feel even more attached to the book. Cage is the book boyfriend that I didn't know I was waiting for all year! This story was absolutely amazing!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jennie

    Trying to have a baby is stressful, trying to have a baby after a miscarriage is heartbreaking - and for Tempest life is about to get a whole lot worse. As a professional athlete you know you are always one second, one injury away from being done but no one ever really thinks it will happen to them - but it is happening to Cage who has come to Green Valley to decide what to do now. Tempest is in a dark place and is the town's curiosity on a good day and the town joke on a bad one. Cage is Trying to have a baby is stressful, trying to have a baby after a miscarriage is heartbreaking - and for Tempest life is about to get a whole lot worse. As a professional athlete you know you are always one second, one injury away from being done but no one ever really thinks it will happen to them - but it is happening to Cage who has come to Green Valley to decide what to do now. Tempest is in a dark place and is the town's curiosity on a good day and the town joke on a bad one. Cage is instantly drawn to this woman and he just doesn't know why. So these two wounded souls decide to be friends - just friends (oh the lies we tell ourselves) and their relationship is sweet and supportive - and filled with UST UST UST This was an amazingly fun read - I started it as a little bedtime reading last night....3 and 1/2 hours later I made it to the end and the night of sleep was shot...totally worth it!!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Carissa

    I really liked this one. First read for me by Jiffy Kate. I have to say after reading one of the other Smarty Romance books (Shelf Awareness), the beginning of those books sounded similar, but I'm glad it ended up being much different. I loved how Cage (a fighter) is a bit different type of hero then I've seen so far in the Smarty Romance world. It was fun to see him and Tempest get together (a bit of instant attraction). This just had a good story to it! I'm glad Karma was not kind to Tempest's I really liked this one. First read for me by Jiffy Kate. I have to say after reading one of the other Smarty Romance books (Shelf Awareness), the beginning of those books sounded similar, but I'm glad it ended up being much different. I loved how Cage (a fighter) is a bit different type of hero then I've seen so far in the Smarty Romance world. It was fun to see him and Tempest get together (a bit of instant attraction). This just had a good story to it! I'm glad Karma was not kind to Tempest's ex husband. I received this book at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jodi

    I received this book and started reading it on Saturday night and couldn’t stop. It was so good you guys! First off, I love the main character, Tempest. It only took about 4 pages for me to like her and a few more for my heart to absolutely break for her. After that, I was completely in her corner and really felt that I was there for all her ups and downs. The hero of the story is Cage. What an amazing guy. Does he have brothers? Yes! This story will break your heart and then put the pieces back I received this book and started reading it on Saturday night and couldn’t stop. It was so good you guys! First off, I love the main character, Tempest. It only took about 4 pages for me to like her and a few more for my heart to absolutely break for her. After that, I was completely in her corner and really felt that I was there for all her ups and downs. The hero of the story is Cage. What an amazing guy. Does he have brothers? Yes! This story will break your heart and then put the pieces back together again slowly and carefully. Another great one from JiffyKate ❤️

  25. 5 out of 5

    Heather andrews

    Tempest isn't bashful in her eyeing things and her man takes notice, "...when I glance up at her, I catch the heat in her stare. Do my eyes deceive me or did Miss Cassidy just give me a quick once-over? She most certainly was checking out the goods. I’m not blind and I know when a woman wants me." I liked this book, I really loved Cage.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    Tempest Cassidy needs to figure out how to get her life back after walking in on her husband having an affair. Not sure where to start or how to handle the emotional fall out she makes a series of questionable decisions, including a few that land her in jail. Needing to forget everything for a night, she heads for the Pink Pony for a few drinks. Cage Erickson's looking for redirection after a career-ending shoulder injury. Not sure what to do now that he can no longer fight he leaves Dallas for Tempest Cassidy needs to figure out how to get her life back after walking in on her husband having an affair. Not sure where to start or how to handle the emotional fall out she makes a series of questionable decisions, including a few that land her in jail. Needing to forget everything for a night, she heads for the Pink Pony for a few drinks. Cage Erickson's looking for redirection after a career-ending shoulder injury. Not sure what to do now that he can no longer fight he leaves Dallas for a change of pace in Green Valley with the promise of a temporary job and place to stay from his college buddy Hank Weller. What Cage doesn't plan on is meeting a fiery baker who helps him envision a life for himself past his injury. I had so many feelings while reading this book, after finishing the prologue, I had to put it down and walk away. I was so incredibly angry for Tempest, and really, she was nicer about the entire situation than I would have been. I have read 142 books this year and Asher and Mindy are honestly my most hated characters to date this year. Initially, when Asher apologized to Tempest, I felt like it was lacking, almost like it needed a bigger gesture, more groveling, BUT, after taking time to see past my anger (I'm clearly too invested in fictional characters) that wouldn't have changed any of the hurt or anger. Asher's misery wouldn't have made what he did any better. It was a real-life half-assed apology that you'd expect from someone like him. Tempest was able to find true happiness without him or his regret, making the decision to move on despite Asher's infidelity and lack of remorse. Even though this story made me shed a few tears, there were several moments where I was absolutely cackling, the small-town gossip mill, Anna's personality in general, Tempest's mom, it was all so incredibly small-town southern, and made me a little homesick. Of course, I loved seeing a little bit of the Banana Cake Queen and a glimpse of Green Valley, for anyone expecting this to be a continuation of the Winston Brothers, it's not. The setting is the same city, but this book is very Jiffy Kate, not Penny Reid. This was such a fantastic story! Thank you to Jiffy for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Edited to add: I realized I wrote this review and didn't say anything about Cage. Clearly a fail on my part, I just related to Tempest so hard. I adored Cage (no, really, I did even though I forgot him the first time). He had the patience of a saint with Tempest, agreeing to be friends with her even though that's the last thing he wanted, recognizing her need to build trust with him first more than anything else, giving her space when she needed it. At the end, he stressed me out a little, caused a little anxiety of his own, but that just made the ending that much sweeter.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon

    4.5 Cranky Stars Tempest Williams, sorry don’t throw anything at me, Tempest Cassidy finally lives up to her name and her red hair personality. Tempest is the Duchess of Muffins and a bonafide cardigan wearer and she’s also a people pleaser so when she catches her husband of 8 years doing the unspeakable, she loses it in an epic way. She channels her inner Angela Basset in Waiting to Exhale among other things. Girl goes for it big time. Tempest is the biggest storm Green Valley has ever seen. She 4.5 Cranky Stars Tempest Williams, sorry don’t throw anything at me, Tempest Cassidy finally lives up to her name and her red hair personality. Tempest is the Duchess of Muffins and a bonafide cardigan wearer and she’s also a people pleaser so when she catches her husband of 8 years doing the unspeakable, she loses it in an epic way. She channels her inner Angela Basset in Waiting to Exhale among other things. Girl goes for it big time. Tempest is the biggest storm Green Valley has ever seen. She goes on a drown your sorrows mission at the Pink Pony and it’s here she meets Cage Erikson. She tries to keep it as friends but when a man with so many abs and the mythical V on his hips who can keep him away. Slowly she finds her true self and invites Cage along for the ride. Cage Erickson AKA The Fighting Viking is an ex MMA fighter. A career ending injury has him questioning what he wants to do with the next stage of his life. He takes his friend Hanks offer to come to Green Valley and decompress and figure things out. While bouncing at the Pink Pony he sees a fiery red head on the bar who shouldn’t be there. He soon learns that Tempest Cassidy is a woman scorned and finds himself drawn to her. He settles for being her friend and even escorting her to the dreaded ten-year reunion where she must face her past and hopefully keep her out of jail. He soon learns he loves Green Valley and knows he could do some good there and sets up shop. He will woo Tempest and move at her pace, but he will have the girl. Asher and Mindy are trash with a capital T. They deserve each other and he gets what he deserves at the end. Oh Cage Erikson swoon! I love me a good Viking. I mean who doesn’t? I liked that he moved at her pace and he seen such good in her. He didn’t see her reputation around town or her rap sheet he saw a beautiful woman with a big heart who can bake a killer muffin. Cage wanted Tempests muffin (giggle giggle) Tempest is the daughter of Butch Cassidy made me chuckle. I think I would have the same reaction as her I mean I’m knowing for throwing things when I’m beyond angry. I figure it’s better than the alternative and that’s laying someone out. The Amazonian pregnant religious freak that was Anna had me dying she was always so scandalized!! This was a fun series that really made me want to bake muffins and watch some Vikings on tv because that’s as close as I’ll get to a real life one.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Megan | A Page to Turn

    Tempest Cassidy was stuck in a life lacking love and full of self-doubt; then she walks in on something that quite literally blows her life to smithereens... I couldn’t stop reading once I started the book. I was hooked! Stud Muffin is sweet small town story of finding yourself post-divorce and learning to love and trust yourself again. I loved how self-reliant Tempest became, her growth from start to finish was amazing! Cage Erickson helped teach her kick-boxing, but really instilled in her so Tempest Cassidy was stuck in a life lacking love and full of self-doubt; then she walks in on something that quite literally blows her life to smithereens... I couldn’t stop reading once I started the book. I was hooked! Stud Muffin is sweet small town story of finding yourself post-divorce and learning to love and trust yourself again. I loved how self-reliant Tempest became, her growth from start to finish was amazing! Cage Erickson helped teach her kick-boxing, but really instilled in her so much more- some self confidence and worth. It was a beautiful transformation and a story that touched my heart. Asher is an ass, and so much like my own arrogant ex-fiancée that it was scary! I had a hard time with his parts of this story because of this reason... Tempest reminds me of myself a little bit. It’s hard to pick up the pieces when life blows up, and you don’t know what to do about it...

  29. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    Revenge is a dish that is best served cold…..or is it? Nothing stings like the betrayal that Tempest Cassidy finds herself grappling with. After leaving work early to get a head start on making a baby, Tempest catches her husband in bed with another woman. The stab to the heart was even more destructive when Tempest realized that her husband’s mistress is the one person that tormented her constantly throughout school. With her life spiraling out of control, Tempest did what any gal would do when Revenge is a dish that is best served cold…..or is it? Nothing stings like the betrayal that Tempest Cassidy finds herself grappling with. After leaving work early to get a head start on making a baby, Tempest catches her husband in bed with another woman. The stab to the heart was even more destructive when Tempest realized that her husband’s mistress is the one person that tormented her constantly throughout school. With her life spiraling out of control, Tempest did what any gal would do when faced with such a betrayal. Tempest let her feelings show by seeking a little revenge on her soon-to-be ex-husband. Unfortunately for Tempest – her husband would call the police every time he experienced some of these tendrils of revenge. With a rap sheet that was growing by the day, Tempest is ordered to a bit of anger management to control her impulses. Nothing could have prepared Cage Erickson for the red haired beauty that crossed his path. Tempest has captured the former MMA fighter’s attention from the moment she walked through the door of the local strip club. Luckily for Cage, his job as a bouncer give him a seat to all of the potential antics that might slip into Tempest’s mind when clouded by alcohol. The two quickly strike up a friendship, but both struggle to ignore the fire that ignites whenever they are together. What will happen when the two find themselves at a crossroads between friendship and passion? Stud Muffin is the second book in the Donner Bakery series in the SmartyPants Romance empire. Jiffy Kate is the duo responsible for bringing Cage and Tempest into Green Valley world, and the small Tennessee town will never be the same!! Let me start by saying that Tempest is my spirit animal. Who hasn’t wanted to drive a truck in a pond, or burn a few things that belong to your ex?? The nuances of this breakup are so realistic that readers will not be able to help the giggles that escape when scouring the revenge that Tempest is able to enact upon her ex. Cage finds himself in Green Valley courtesy of his friendship with Hank. With a shattered career hanging over his head, the job at the Pink Pony was just the opportunity that Cage needed to get his life back together. After crossing paths with Tempest, Cage found himself wanted to give the red haired beauty the affirmation that seemed to be missing from her life. Everything about this man screams HUNK!!! I loved seeing the glimpse into Cage’s family life outside of Tennessee, and I hope we will see more of those Erickson brothers in the future!!! The way this story was woven into the Pennyverse was absolutely amazing! A perfect combination of Green Valley favorites mixed with a new cast of unforgettable characters!! Tempest and Cage captured my attention from cover to cover. Green Valley definitely isn’t the same since the Stud Muffin came to town!! Now I have to decide if I can replicate some of those amazing cupcake ideas into my own kitchen!!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kahea

    ***5 ‘I’ll Always Fight For You’ Stars*** I absolutely loved this book. I was hooked from the start and did not put it down (or want to ~ sometimes that #workthing gets in the way) I was sweet, funny, smexy and heartbreaking as well as heart (and panty) melting but dear lord I don’t think there’s been a book that I’ve read recently where I wanted to gut so many side characters (or at least Gibbs smack some sense into them). This baby was chock full of them, but thankfully the goodness totally ***5 ‘I’ll Always Fight For You’ Stars*** I absolutely loved this book. I was hooked from the start and did not put it down (or want to ~ sometimes that #workthing gets in the way) I was sweet, funny, smexy and heartbreaking as well as heart (and panty) melting but dear lord I don’t think there’s been a book that I’ve read recently where I wanted to gut so many side characters (or at least Gibbs smack some sense into them). This baby was chock full of them, but thankfully the goodness totally out weighed that crazy and in the end I was really happy with how everything worked out. I adored Tempest. She’s sweet and caring and crazy talented. Yes, she does a few crazy things in the book, but I could hardly fault her for them ~ her world was ripped apart and she needed to vent. But what I loved about her the most was how, even during her ‘crazy’ period, she didn’t give up on life, she may have needed a good old nudge in the right direction a time or two, but she ended up coming out stronger for it. Cage….Can I have one of him for myself please?? Pretty please?? Talk about book boyfriend goodness. This man was a bit of a surprise, a very good one, but a surprise and I loved everything about him. As for their journey to their HEA. I loved how the attraction was mutual, but for very obvious reasons they took things slowly and became friends first. Their bantering was a lot of fun and their sexual tension was intense, but what I really enjoyed was how they saw beyond what everyone else did and simply accepted the other for who they were. Now, things got bumpy between them, not a surprise considering all that Tempest was dealing with and I definitely growled in frustration numerous times, but in the end, I loved how everything worked out for them. This was a fun read...well, Cage and Tempest were a lot of fun. Jenn and Hank and even Cole were, as for everyone else?? Let’s just say I was quite pissed at quite a few of them...growly, snarly kind of pissed at how they treated Tempest, especially the ones who should have been #TeamTempest from the start. True, she did go batshit crazy, but still. Though I absolutely LOVED how those who committed transgressions against her, got theirs in the end and more. But, overall, this is a great addition to the Green Valley World and the Pennyverse in general and cannot wait to dive into the next one! ~ Copy provided by Social Butterfly PR & voluntarily reviewed ~

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