Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bittersweet Review

by Sarah Ockler
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...
I really liked this book. It's sweet and funny with a heavy dollop of romance. The voice is beautiful. It captured me in a way where I didn't even realize I was sliding into the story until I tried to leave. Each chapter begins with a cupcake name and description, and that was a nice touch that I loved. I also loved the use of ice skating and hockey.

The first meeting between Josh and Hudson was refreshingly perfect. It's perfectly sweet and awkward in a realistic way. They don't just it together naturally like they've been best friends forever.
It all wraps up very nicely. I was a little worried about where the story was going toward the end, but everything turned out all right and it was beautiful. 

Overall: 9/10