The Sweetest Thing

Just Desserts

Romance - General
352 Pages
Reviewed on 04/02/2014
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Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite

Deborah Mello offers up her latest steamy romance in The Sweetest Thing. Mello's stories are consistently strong in plot and in romance. Quentin and Troy are brothers who are preparing to put their foster father to rest when they receive word that their father "Pop" has a daughter they knew nothing about. Furthermore, the daughter Harper has inherited the lucrative neighborhood bakery which is being run by brothers Troy and Quentin Elliott. When Harper goes to Memphis to her father's funeral, she is confused and angry. Her father had seemingly abandoned her when she was a young child and she grew up with bitter memories of the man. After meeting Troy and Quentin, she becomes so confused that she elects to remain in Memphis to try to understand the motives of her deceased father. Instead, she ends up learning about the sons he raised as his own.

Harper is a highly believable and resourceful young woman. The reader is able to understand her confusion as well as her willingness to learn another side of the family story. Quentin is charming in his understanding of Harper's needs and he is willing to allow her the time to search for answers to her questions. The romance scenes are graphically but tastefully done, leaving the reader to cheer on young love in all its glory! The supporting characters in The Sweetest Thing are lovable and they also endear themselves to the hearts of readers. Mello has given her reading audience another heartfelt story with just enough plot and just enough sizzling romance to keep the pages turning!