Book Review: Sweet Nothings by Janis Thomas

Title: Sweet Nothings
By: Janis Thomas
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
ISBN: 9780425264829
Pages: 386

When Ruby McMillan’s husband announces one morning that he’s dumping her for another woman, she’s unable to decide which indignity stings the most: the dissolution of their eighteen-year marriage or the deflation of her white-chocolate soufflé with raspberry Grand Marnier sauce. Without a good-bye to their two teenaged children, Walter leaves Ruby to cope with her ruined dessert, an unpaid mortgage, and her failing bakery.
With only royal icing holding her together, Ruby still manages to pick herself up and move on, subsidizing her income with an extra job as a baking instructor, getting a "my-husband’s-gone” makeover, and even flirting with her gorgeous mortgage broker, Jacob Salt. For as long as she can remember, Ruby has done what’s practical, eschewing far-fetched dreams and true love in favor of stability. But suddenly single again at the age of forty-four, she’s beginning to discover that life is most delicious when you stop following a recipe and just live
Oh my, this was such a wonderful book to get sucked into. I have no clue what I would do if my husband just came out of nowhere and told me he was leaving me for another woman. This is the case for 43 year old Ruby who's birthday is coming up in a few months. What does she do? She throws herself into the thing she loves to do most, bake! 

From beginning to end this story had me going through each chapter very quick and staying up late just to finish one more. The writing was smooth and had me wanting to read more from Janie Thomas. A story that's filled with characters you can relate to, romance, lots of humor and the amazing creations Ruby was baking left me wanting sweets for breakfast, lunch and dinner! I read this over the Winter break when I was pretty much sick for two weeks and feeling miserable. Reading this story definitely cheered me up and made me realize things could be worse. 

This is definitely a must read for all of you ladies out there, whether you're married, divorced, single, etc. Reading what and how Ruby went through everything just shows you how strong women are!  

Here are 10 Hilarious Reasons From Janis Thomas Why A Cake Is Better Than A Man:

10. Extreme heat makes cake smell good. 
9. There is such a thing as a perfect cake. 
8. Cakes don't watch football. 
7. Certain parts of a man are more attractive than others, whereas every slice of cake looks gorgeous. 
6. Even bad cake is good. 
5. A cake won't complain about crumbs on the counter. 
4. A great chocolate cake is better than sex. 
3. If you marry a cake, your in-laws are butter and sugar. 
2. Cakes don't expect you to pick up their dirty underwear.

And the number one reason why a cake is better than a man is:
1. You don't have to talk dirty to a cake to get it to rise.

 Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Sweet Nothins at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.


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