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The Sweetest Thing - Jill Shalvis (4 stars)

Posted by Rebecca M Avery on March 30, 2014 at 10:45 AM

As I've mentioned before with other posts... You will notice that I only post about books that I know I will finish and that I at least somewhat like. I was raised that if I don't have anything nice to say about something... just don't say anything.  However, you will find that only books that I couldn't put down and re-read multiple times (even years later) make the five star list.

That being said I read The Sweetest Thing, which is book two in the Jill Shalvis Lucky Harbor series which is the oldest sister, Tara's story.  I enjoyed it as it was a story about rekindling the spark with an old flame.  In this case it was a spark that never died.  Overall I liked this book enough to buy and read the third book in the series which I will post my review for.  I gave this book four stars.

Likes - Much like book one in this series there were a couple of humorous moments. The external conflict in this book revolves around the two lovebird's first attempts at a relationship during their teenage years.  Bring in the ex husband who has decided it's time to try the relationship again and it gets interesting.  Though not as interesting as I thought it would when the concept was first introduced.  I think this could have been played up more than it was.  Again though... I'm loving the side characters because they add depth to the overall feel of the story.  You feel like you could actually live in Lucky Harbor so that part is very well done. 

Dislikes - For fear of giving spoilers (which I hate to do if I can avoid it) a secret from the past comes back to be acknowledged.  However, this secret had way to much freedom in my opinion.  If you read the book and are a parent, you might understand what I am referring to here. 

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