- Author Lauren Accardo
- Release Date September 28, 2021
- Publisher Berkley
- ISBN/ASIN 9780593200315
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Jo
SWEET LOVE is the second book in the FOREVER ADIRONDACKS series, and I can’t wait for more! (Note, there’s an excerpt in the back of the book for the next book, BOLD LOVE.) We return to the small town of Pine Ridge with familiar and dear characters, though this book can be read as a stand-alone romance.
Mila seems to be the opposite of Jared and has a hard time putting herself and her needs first. She has low self-esteem, and when she’s pushed to enter the town’s bake-off, she’s pleasantly surprised to see how it changes her feelings about herself. She works hard on her recipes and relies a lot on her best friend, Jared. His opinions mean a lot to her, and she comes to realize how much he means to her too. They definitely go back and forth in their relationship, since they have problems communicating.
The story has a nice flow with rich characters. Watching Jared and Mila grow emotionally and then as a couple is wonderful. The scenic descriptions of the mountains and the town add to the small-town feel of the story. Once or twice there are a few unexpectedly steamy moments that feel a little jarring, but overall, the book delivers a satisfying romance.
Ms. Accardo is now on my radar. I look forward to reading more of her books as she pens them.