Piece of Cake

by Mary Hollis Huddleston, Asher Fogle Paul

On Sale: 2023-06-20

Price: $17.99

Book Summary

After seeking a fresh start in the South, Claire is determined not to repeat the mistakes that brought her there---but when she’s forced to share her new documentary series with a guy from New York, all bets are off in this hilarious romp.

About the Book

She’s only trying to save her job and her reputation.

Claire Sommers grew up as a society girl destined to have it all: tasteful Dallas mansion, high-powered career, hot and rich husband. Until a massive mistake left her reputation in tatters and trust fund frozen. Now the former debutante is scraping by as a magazine staffer in Nashville—trading in her diamonds and designer stilettos for rhinestones and cowgirl boots.

But all is not well in the world of print publications. Piece of Cake, the beloved Southern wedding magazine where Claire works, is one issue away from going under. Thankfully, Claire has a plan to save the day and the magazine—a reality show–style docuseries on the South’s most over-the-top and outlandish nuptials. And with country music royalty, Elvis impersonators, and enough drama to make your momma faint, it just so happens that Tennessee is the perfect setting for unscripted wedding day magic. Her boss loves Claire’s idea so much that she even brings in “The Brides’ Man,” New York native and social media star Dominic Gravino, to partner with Claire on the project, despite her protestations.

Dominic’s East Coast confidence and charisma clash with Claire’s Southern breeding and independent spirit as the two unlikely collaborators attempt to create a series that will save Piece of Cake. But in between million-dollar weddings, two-stepping bachelorette parties, and hot chicken fiascos, Claire and Dom discover they make a great team . . . on and off the job. But letting go of old hurts is harder than she imagines, and soon Claire realizes that she must come to terms with what happened in her past if she’s ever going to embrace the present.

“. . . a laugh-out-loud peek into an alternate universe where weddings are a competitive sport and there’s no such thing as too much bling.” —Yvette Manessis Corporon, international bestselling author

  • Stand-alone novel
  • Book length: 90,000 words
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs


'Like a perfect piece of cake, I devoured this delicious escape into the over-the-top world of Southern weddings. Huddleston and Paul once again deliver a laugh-out-loud peek into an alternate universe where weddings are a competitive sport and there’s no such thing as too much bling. A joyful escape that will leave you laughing and craving cake and Nashville hot chicken.'

In the latest from the duo who wrote Without a Hitch, Claire Sommers tries to put her past behind her after she made a mistake that hurt people and her reputation . . . With a mix of The Hating Game by Sally Thorne and Planning for Love by Christi Barth, readers will find this story about redemption and letting go worthwhile.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780785258902
  • ISBN 10: 0785258906
  • On Sale: 2023-06-20
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price: $17.99
  • Publisher: Harper Muse
  • Category 1 : FICTION / Southern
  • Category 2 : FICTION / Humorous
  • Category 3 : FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy *
  • Category 4 : FICTION / Friendship