Book Review: The Sweetest Thing by Christina Mandelski

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.

Another sweet story. This was a cute contemporary teenage read. Sheridan is known as “Cake Girl” because she makes beautiful cakes for her grandmother’s bakery. A job offer for her dad, as the host of a new cooking show, means a move to New York and being forced to give up her cake making. Sheridan’s mother abandoned her when she was a child and the only contact Sheridan has had is the birthday cards her mother sends each year. Sheridan is convinced that all her problems will be solved if she can just find her mother.

This book held my interest and I finished it in a day. I enjoyed both the characters and the storyline. This was a fun, feel good read with characters I could relate to. I liked the mix of romance/love triangle and family relationships. Although we didn’t see a lot of him I really liked Sheridan’s father and everyone needs a friend like Jack.

The Sweetest Thing will be released on May 10, 2011

Content: Fairly clean – a little bit of language

Rating: 4 Stars

Source: ARC Tour