Release Date: May 10th, 2011
The Scoop: (Goodreads)
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.
Using just the right amount of romance, family drama, and cute boys, The Sweetest Thing will entice fans with its perfect mixture of girl-friendly ingredients.
The Sweetest Thing was a perfect palate cleanser for what has turned out to be a paranormal and "serious novel" reading month for me. The novel centers around a talented cake-decorating teen, Sheridan. I love baking, so I found the descriptions of her confections interesting.
|Wow! Sheridan could knock this out in 10 minutes.|
|Now people, this is what you would call a "bad boy"...|
The Sweetest Thing reminds me of old-school Judy Blume novels in all of the best ways (and is definitely written for the young teen demo.) The plot held my interest throughout and I was hoping for a happy ending for Sheridan even though the book was so realistic, in parts, that I wasn't sure it would come.
Although The Sweetest Thing has its dark moments, it's really wrapped in pure, pink sugary fun.