Author: Emmy Laybourne
About: The luxurious celebrity cruise launching the trendy new diet sweetener Solu should be the vacation of a lifetime. But Laurel is starting to regret accepting her friend Viv’s invitation. She’s already completely embarrassed herself in front of celebrity host Tom Forelli—the hottest guy ever!—and she’s too sick to even try the sweetener. And that’s before Viv and all the other passengers start acting really strange.
Tom knows that he should be grateful for this job and the chance to shed his former-child-star image. His publicists have even set up a ‘romance’ with a sexy reality star. But as things on the ship start to get wild, he finds himself drawn to a different girl. And when the hosting gig turns into an expose on the shocking side effects of Solu, it’s Laurel that he’s determined to save.
My Thoughts: Emmy Laybourne has quickly become one of my favorite authors. I absolutely loved her Monument 14 series, and was so excited when I learned of her new book. In all honesty, the description wasn’t something I was so sure I’d normally read. But it’s Emmy Laybourne, so I figured it had to be good.
I was pretty much hooked from the very beginning. It’s fast-paced and very engaging. I found I loved Laurel and Tom as main characters, and enjoyed watching them navigate things as the cruise got underway. Reading the first part of the book — before things get ugly — reminded me of watching Titanic. You know things are going to get ugly, but you are swept away by the excitement and extravagance. As you get further into the book, you know things have to change soon, but you’re kind of not wanting that to happen. And when things get ugly, they get ugly fast. You can see tiny hints at what is going to happen, but aren’t fully prepared for the magnitude of what goes down.
I was ready to gush and gush about this book, until the resolution. It was a bit too out there for me. Too far-fetched. And too, well, silly. And, really, that’s all I can say without spoiling anything.
Despite that, I did enjoy Sweet by Emmy Laybourne. Yes, there are a few surprises. Yes, the characters are fantastic. Yes, this is very well-written. While I felt the motivation behind it all and the explanation for everything was a bit out there, I still very much enjoyed reading the book.
Source: ARC sent by publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Read It: Sweet is scheduled for release around June 2, 2015. You can pre-order your own copy via Amazon or Book Depository. (These are affiliate links, and purchase through either link will result in my receiving a small commission at no cost to you. Your support is appreciated!)
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