October 6, 2011

Delight in Dessert • The Sweetest Thing

The Sweetest Thing book cover
The Sweetest Thing by Christina Mandelski
Publisher: Egmont USA
Publication Date: May 10, 2011
Source/Format: Netgalley || e-galley
[I received this book from the publisher. This in no way affects my review.]

In the world of Sheridan Wells, life is perfect when she's decorating a cake. Unfortunately everything else is a complete mess: her mom ran off years ago, her dad is more interested in his restaurant, and the idea of a boyfriend is laughable. 

But Sheridan is convinced finding her mom will solve all her problems - only her dad's about to get a cooking show in New York, which means her dream of a perfect family will be dashed. 

I'm the kind of girl who enjoys dessert, so The Sweetest Thing, a book about a girl who decorates cakes is right up my alley. Throw in a bunch of intriguing family issues and the slightest hint of a love story and you've pretty much got yourself a book synopsis that will draw me in!

I enjoyed reading about Sheridan's cake decorating skills and trying to imagine her creations in the back of her grandmother's bakery, Sweetie's. It was also quite a treat to meet all these interesting secondary characters - her father Donovan Wells, her grandmother Nanny, her best friends Lori & Jack, her grandmother's assistant Mr. Roz.

Though the romantic aspect of The Sweetest Thing was predictable (as in, I guessed right away what might happen), I still thought how and when it happened was rather sweet. I'm definitely rooting for the couple in question because to me, it seemed like the perfect fit.

Sad to say however, I honestly really did not like Sheridan all that much as a character. I thought she was very immature and very selfish at times, so I got annoyed with her most of the time. I got so annoyed in fact, that I'd occasionally have to put down the book and calm myself down before reading it again.

All in all, The Sweetest Thing is an average read for me.


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