Sweet Love by Sarah Strohmeyer

July 18, 2008 at 7:40 am Leave a comment

I love Sarah Strohmeyer books. I am a big fan of her Bubbles Yablonsky mystery series and I’ve enjoyed the light-hearted chick lit books she’s been writing recently.

Sweet Love focuses on Julia, a divorced single mother who has been working in the tv news business for 20 years. She’s about the get her big break (reporting on the presidential election) if she clears a background check. This check involves her childhood crush, Michael Slayton, who was the campaign manager for a senator that Julie busted for sexual harassment. On another front, Julia’s mom has arranged for Julia & Michael to both take a Friday night cooking class – hoping love will blossom, since she kept Michael (the neighborhood tough kid) away from Julia when they were younger and now she wants to make amends.

This was a quick read. I enjoyed it but not as much as the others. Although there was a plot twist at the end I didn’t really see coming. I enjoyed the various Shakespeare quotes at the beginnings of the chapter which foreshadowed events.  And I totally wish I could eat the cupcake pictured on the cover – it looks delicious!

PS – with this and Comfort Food I’ve been reading a lot of novels involving food and cooking lately – wonder what’s up with that?

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