Monday, March 5, 2012

Book Review: Bittersweet

Once upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams to the ground. Now she’s a girl who doesn’t believe in second chances... a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner and obsessing over what might have been.

So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreams, Hudson is equal parts hopeful and terrified. Of course, this is also the moment a cute, sweet guy walks into her life... and starts serving up some seriously mixed signals. She’s got a lot on her plate, and for a girl who’s been burned before, risking it all is easier said than done.

It’s time for Hudson to ask herself what she really wants, and how much she’s willing to sacrifice to get it. Because in a place where opportunities are fleeting, she knows this chance may very well be her last...




Goodreads: 3/5 stars

My review:

Bittersweet is the story of a girl who loves to ice skate. When Hudson was younger, she dreamt of nothing but the ice. But when her parents split, everything changed.

Now, she works at her mom’s diner and only skates on her breaks. It’s on one of these breaks where she literally runs into Josh, a captain of the hockey team. He’s watched Hudson skate for a while, and he thinks she can help their team with some basic skating skills. Hudson is reluctant at first, but soon finds her niche helping the boys. Along the way, she faces hurdles with the family business, her love life, and a skating scholarship that could be her ticket out of town.

Overall, I liked the story. Definitely cute. Definitely original with the ice skating. My problem is that Hudson just took and took and took crap from everyone the entire length of the novel. Her mom works her more hours than is legal, in my opinion, and is constantly on Hudson’s back about work. And then there’s the love triangle between the captains of the hockey team. One is obviously a player…and of course she chooses him instead of the guy she actually likes. Um, hello?

Other than that, this book will make you salivate for cupcakes. The descriptions are enough to require a disclaimer that you might need to hop in your car and drive to the nearest bakery. I think I gained five pounds from reading the ingredients.

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