by Mia King

September 2008
ISBN: 978-0-425-22167-9
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Trade Paperback

Marissa has serious doubts about leaving her life in New York and moving to Hawaii with her husband, Paul. Her friends and job are in New York, but as Paul explains to her, this is a great move for his career so Marissa reluctantly agrees to the move. Once there, Paul suddenly decides that he needs some time away and moves out of the house. Marissa is crushed emotionally, and later she discovers that not only does she have to deal with the issue of Paul being gone but also with the financial ramifications of his decision to leave.

Now Marissa is beginning to wonder if there is such a thing as a sweet life. Maybe her new friends and her daughterís attractive, riding teacher, Tom, will show her.

Sweet Life is the name of this tempting story from Mia King. The recipes at the end of the book are to die for, but unfortunately the story itself isnít. The tale drags along at a snailís pace, and the characters lack depth and believability. Despite the idyllic setting and Kingís exceptional, descriptive writing ability, this story isnít one that will sweep you away.

Reviewed in October 2008 by Natasha.

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