The Sweetest Thing, Christina Mandelski
My Review: This turned out to be a really cute book. A sweet, light read. Not too much in it that will shock you or make you think, but Sheridan's story is definitely relatable. And it has more heart than one might imagine.
Sheridan's mom ran off years ago and the only thing that keeps her feeling connected to her is her love of decorating cakes, which her mom did before she left. Sheridan is determined to find her, convinced that her mother never wanted to leave and that if she finds her she can convince her to come home. Problem is Sheridan's dad has just been offered a cooking show in New York. Which means they have to move, something Sheridan is dead-set against, especially now that she's found a clue to her mother's whereabouts and there's a super-cute boy interested in her. And what story wouldn't be complete without an equally hot best friend who just happens to be harboring a secret crush on her.
I don't have much to say on this one because there wasn't a whole lot to get angry or excited about. The Sweetest Thing is simply a funny, heart-warming, and sweet read. A little predictable at times, but seeing where things were going didn't detract from my overall enjoyment of the book. There's nothing that's going to make it stand out for me, but I think if you like sweet contemporaries with happy endings that you may enjoy this book.