Review | Anything But Cade by Penelope Bloom

Review | Anything But Cade by Penelope BloomAnyone But Cade by Penelope Bloom
Series | Anything But #2
Release Date | November 12, 2019
Published by Montlake Romance
Genres | Contemporary, Second Chance, Single Parent
Format | ARC
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The second novel in USA Today bestselling author Penelope Bloom’s Anyone But… series turns up the heat and hilarity with a story about second chances and promises worth breaking.

After Cade King cost me everything, I vowed I’d never fall for him again—even if he became rich and megafamous.

Go figure.

Now Cade is back with his billion-dollar company…and his ability to radiate attraction like a tempting Wi-Fi hotspot. Not to mention his tendency to have worse impulse control than a chimpanzee.

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy it a little when I arrested him for disorderly conduct. Unfortunately, I think Cade liked it a little too. So when he asks for my help, I know exactly what I should say. But something’s fried the circuits in my brain. It doesn’t help that I can practically feel my ovaries humming to life just from standing within fifty yards of him. The bastard.

Still, Cade doesn’t know the first thing about commitment. He lives completely in the moment. I’d need to have a recurring case of amnesia to believe he could change. I guess only time will tell which one of us is the real fool in the end.


I had a bit of mixed feelings with Anything But Cade, but I still enjoyed this quite a bit! Cade is such a jokester it was tough to take him seriously at times. But I loved how endearing he was when his son, Bear, came into his life. I’d say it was probably one of the best things that happened to him.

The one thing the drew me to this series is the second chance romance stories! With this one, add on the single parent and you’re set for a pretty decent read.

Ever since I read Anyone But Rich, I’ve been so curious what happened between the King brothers and essentially the heroines of each of their books.

I loved seeing the internal struggle that Iris had about being around Cade, again. They definitely have some history that altered her life plan, but I’d say she made the best of it. I will say that the pact she made with her best friends about never dating a King is becoming a bit too much.

However, I love seeing how these King brothers are getting past all their barriers. I truly enjoyed this funny read and am soooo ready to see how Miranda will be won over!

major thank you to montlake romance for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.

About Penelope Bloom


Penelope Bloom is a USA Today, Amazon, and Washington Post bestselling author whose books have been translated into seven languages. Her popular romances include His Banana, Her Cherry, Savage, and Punished.

Her writing career started when she left her job as a high school teacher to pursue her dream. She loves taking her imagination for a spin and writing romances she’d want to live. She likes a man with a mind as dirty as sin and a heart of gold he keeps hidden away. Her favorite things include getting to wear socks all day—pants optional—and being a positive example for her girls. Showing her daughters that no dream is too big, no matter what anyone tells them, is worth all the late nights, doubts, and fears that come with being a writer.

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