Overall Rating: 4 Stars
Title: How Sweet It Is
Author: Melissa Brayden
Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible
Some things are better than chocolate…
Molly O’Brien is a sweetheart. Her friends and neighbors all think so. While she enjoys her quiet life running the town bakeshop in Applewood, Illinois, she wonders if there could be more. After losing the love of her life four years prior in a plane crash, Molly thinks she’s ready to navigate the dicey dating waters once again. However, you can’t always pick who your heart latches on to. When Jordan Tuscana, the beautiful younger sister of her lost love, returns to town, Molly finds her interest piqued in a manner she wasn’t prepared for.
As secrets are uncovered, Molly and Jordan must figure out how to navigate the difficult terrain of their multi-faceted relationship. Especially when something much deeper seems to be bubbling between them.
This story certainly lived up to its title.
How Sweet It Is was my first F/F romance and it was definitely enjoyable. It wasn’t earth-shattering or breath-taking the way I felt some of the m/m romances I’ve read have been (HIM by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy, Autoboyography by Christina Lauren, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee, Simon Vs. The Homosapien’s Agenda by Becky Albertalli), but it was very enjoyable in a Jane Green kind of way. And by that I guess I mean a Contemporary Women’s Fiction/New Adult way, where it is highly character driven and focuses on our characters finding themselves.
I fell in love with Molly and Jordan, and more importantly, I fell in love with the idea of them being together despite the major obstacle in their way. I think the best part of this book was that the obstacle wasn’t their sexual preference, that wasn’t even a factor, it was that Jordan is the sister of Molly’s dead girlfriend. A girlfriend whose family she is still really close to … and who are very opinionated.
I fell in love with Molly’s bakery and the people that worked there. I fell in love with her relationship with Jordan’s family.
There was a lot to love in this book even if it wasn’t earth shattering.
Audiobook Performance: 4 stars
Butterfly Rating: 2 Stars
Re-read Worthiness: Nah
Bookshelf Placement: Maybe
Book Girlfriend Rating: 4 stars