Book Review: Semi-Sweet: A Novel Of Love And Cupcakes

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Semi-Sweet: A Novel Of Love And Cupcakes by Roisin Meaney
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978-0446570114
Published: April 25, 2011
Publisher: 5 Spot
Pages: 400


 Hannah Robinson is just about to open the doors to her new shop Cupcakes on the Corner when out of the blue her boyfriend Patrick announces that he’s leaving her for another woman. Faced with starting a business on her own, Hannah begins to wonder if her life-long dream has just turned into a nightmare. So her best friend Adam sets his birthday as a deadline – seven months to make her shop a success, or walk away from it all. And as Hannah immerses herself in her new business, she soon discovers that she’s too busy to think about Patrick and his now pregnant girlfriend …or to notice an increasingly regular customer who has recently developed a sweet tooth for all things cupcake. But while Hannah is slowly piecing her life back together, family friend Alice’s is falling apart. Her husband Tom’s drinking is getting out of control and things are about to get a whole lot worse. As the seven-month milestone approaches, Hannah must decide her future. And while she’s figuring out what’s really important, it becomes clear to everyone that happiness in life, and in love, is all in the making.

My Thoughts

This story is very involved, many different situations going on and certainly a wonderful, interesting read! You must pay attention to each character, again I will state there is a lot going on but worth the read.

Hannah has always loved to bake, in fact she worked at a bakery working for someone else when she met & fell in love with Patrick. What Hannah is not aware of is when she finally decides to open her own Cupcake Bakery, about to go to a dinner with some family and friends in celebration, Patrick tells her he loves another woman and is leaving her.

Devastated, Hannah knows more than ever that now is her time to sink herself into her new bakery. Hannah’s best friend Adam is worried about her. On a whim he tells her she should give her new business 7 months to become a success, on his 32nd birthday & if it does not work out, then she can throw the towel in.

Hannah is up for the challenge but she is not ready for what is in store for her over the next 7 months, the only normal in her life is Adam and her Cupcake Shop. Will she find love? Will her Cupcake Shop be a success?

I absolutely loved this book. The only negative thing I can think of is there really are no chapters and so everything feels like it runs into the next “chapter”. There is love, romance and a few sex scenes. I highly recommend this book to everyone.




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  1. empress bee (of the high sea) August 29, 2011 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    sounds like a good one! well anything where there is cake involved in ANY form is good! ha ha ha

    smiles, bee
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  2. nonna ivana August 30, 2011 at 6:23 am - Reply

    Perhaps it’s good for me too!!!
    Ciao Roseann…have a great new week!!!
    Big hugs!!!
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