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Off the RecordNo one knows wedding cakes better than the owner of Lauren's Luscious Licks, Boston's hottest cake boutique. Lauren Gallagher is a pro when it comes to helping brides and grooms pick out the perfect Big Day dessert. But what her clients don't know is that her talent doesn't end there. Because while the happy couple is choosing between buttercream and royal icing, Lauren is predicting which relationships will last, and which marriages will crumble, simply by watching them pick a cake. Her latest prediction, however, is anything but sweet. Unless her marital Magic Eight Ball is off, one of her best friends is about to tie the knot with Mr. Absolutely All Wrong.

Lauren's got to save her friend, and prove her cake theory is true, even if it means taking her predictive powers public. All of a sudden it seems everyone wants to learn Lauren's secret for relationship success, but is predicting a sure thing the formula for true love, or a recipe for disaster?

And while Lauren's trying to prevent a potential mismatch, she's got her own problems - involving an ex-boyfriend, his new fiancee, and the cake of Lauren's dreams.

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"Chick-lit lovers will devour this sassy novel."

“O'Connell creates modern she-protagonists with bittersweet character twists, and her new novel Dress Rehearsal is no different.”
Denver Post

"Who can resist a chick-lit book whose main character owns a cake-making shop in Boston called Lauren's Luscious Licks? Add two acerbic friends, a dash of romance, a cup of jealousy and a heaping teaspoon of drama . . . and you've got the recipe for a perfect, sometimes predictable love story, with a little icing on the cake."
Boston Herald

"Fun and flavorful! CW Book Club Pick!"
Complete Woman

“A sweet twist and inept, funny, and sympathetic characters … delivers a fun addition to the chick lit collection."

"O'Connell has made a fun, sassy character out of Lauren Gallager and with a couple of best friends and an old Italian thrown in for good measure, you never know what craziness will ensue."
Book Review

"Packed with delicious cake details, author Jennifer O'Connell keeps the plot unpredictable and highly irresistable... readers who enjoy a spunky and intelligent main character will love this book."

"This airy confection satisfies...and the charmingly quirky main character is, like her creations, a delight."
Romantic Times

"A sweet tale with a delightful gimmick."

"Quick and witty prose style … a real talent for plot and dialogue."
Princeton Packet