Review: Make It Sweet by Kristen Callihan
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by Montlake.
Kristen Callihan returns with Make It Sweet, a companion novel to last year's Dear Enemy, but both books can be read as standalones. That being said, if you have plans of reading the latter, be aware that there are potential spoilers in the former. So, basically, I'm recommending that you read them in order--Dear Enemy before Make It Sweet--if you intend to read both titles. Both are fairly lighthearted contemporary romances with a minimal amount of angst published by Montlake, Amazon Publishing's romance imprint.
Make It Sweet is the story of Emma Maron, a twenty-seven-year-old unemployed actress, and Lucian Osmond, a twenty-eight-year-old former hockey player. When Emma's character is killed off a highly successful television series and finds out about he boyfriend's cheating ways, she decides to find peace and solitude. Spending some time at an estate in Rosemont, California could be exactly what she needs; being drawn to the reclusive grandson of the owner, however, is a whole 'nother kind of distraction. Luc retired from the sport he loves because it was necessary, and now, he spends his time cooking and baking. Can they find something sweet amid all the bitterness in their lives?
This was, indeed, a sweet read. Both main characters were feeling a wee bit lost, having something each loved taken from them in some way. It took some time for me to warm up to Luc. After all, he really was rather cold and aloof, but like a wounded animal, Emma was able to coax both the friendlier and more romantic sides of him. While this was fairly lighthearted, there was a hint of drama due to miscommunication, which naturally led to misunderstandings. Having Macon and Delilah from Dear Enemy make their presence felt while not stealing the spotlight was an absolute bonus. Make It Sweet receives four stars.
Release Date: 23 February 2021
Date Read: 22 February 2021
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