Wednesday 11 December 2013

Heartbreak Cake by Cindy Arora Blog Stop


Business is sweet for pastry chef Indira Aguilar. Her indie bakery, Cake Pan, is fast becoming the talk of the wedding circuit for its unique take on cakes and homespun creations for the modern bride, garnering national recognition and drawing in celebrity clients. But while her professional life is blossoming, her personal life is crumbling.

Indira may have a talent for blending buttercream into bliss, but when it comes to relationships, she’s got a lot to learn. Considering that the love of her life, Josh Oliver, is not only married, but also runs the award-winning pastry department of her fiercest competition, Crystal Cove Resort, Indira puts much more at stake than just her heart when she ends her affair with him.

Rumors begin to fly as the small seaside community of Long Beach learns of her secret relationship, and Indira must defend not only her actions, but her wedding business and her reputation while trying to maneuver the choppy heartbreak waters of starting over, finding new love, and facing her past. With the support of friends and family, a fondness for butter, and a determined spirit, Indira may just bake her way back to happiness and possibly into the heart of Crystal Cove’s dishy new chef, Noah. But one thing is certain. Where there’s heartbreak, there must be cake.


This was a really enjoyable, surprisingly light read considering the stresses and strains the main character was going through!

Indira has got herself into quite a tricky situation and all because of love. She has got involved with a married man and his wife wants Indira shamed. Fair enough I hear you say, but whilst everyone is making assumptions about her, there is more to Josh's wife Valentina than people know, and more to the story. However Indira finds her business at stake due to working in the Wedding cake industry and the women in the community begin to believe that she is a groom stealer! And even though Indira ends the affair, no one will even look at her or talk to her. That is until she meets Noah, the incredibly handsome Crystal Cove Resort Chef. Will Indira save her business and her heart at the same time?

I absolutely loved the main character Indira and I was on her side ALL the way. She is a brilliant and I thought an incredibly strong heroine. She has been put in an unfair and unjust situation and I really felt for her that she fell for Josh who just couldn't seem to give her is whole love and returned to his wife, despite what she did!

The setting for this in Los Angeles was great and I really felt like I was there in that warm, sunny climate and it was nice to escape from the freezing cold weather in the UK! AND I loved the descriptions of the food! Seriously had me craving cake and I so desperately didn't want Indira's business to go down!

When Indira meets Noah, I was so excited for her. Noah is incredibly sweet and caring and he genuinely wanted to look out for Indira and was one of the only few people that stood by her throughout the whole ordeal. I thought finally she will see sense that Josh is not the right man for her!

This was a lovely story about heartbreak, learning from your mistakes, friendship and cake. A brilliant story if you have ever had your heart broken .



  1. I'm with you. I started reading it and couldn't stop...had to force myself to turn of the Kindle and get back to work!!

    1. I love books like this, where you just want to get back to the story :)

  2. Thanks for having me! I;m a little late, but still :) Thanks again.