(From flap of book)
Like other well-meaning mothers, Julie Mueller’s believed she did the right thing when she secretly ended her teenage daughter’s crush on Michael Slayton, a wild older neighborhood heartthrob with a penchant for Shakespeare and the pedigree of trailer trash. Twenty years later, Betty Mueller has come to realize that was a big mistake. Her daughter Julie-divorced and raising a teenage daughter alone-is a workaholic obsessed with her career. And Michael, the one man who could make her happy, is the one man to whom she won’t speak a word. Now near the end of her life and determined to make amends, Betty stages her last great feat of motherhood by reuniting the couple in a dessert class where she hopes the sweetness of a chocolate almond Torta Caprese will erase the bitterness of a wretched misunderstanding.
This type of book tends to be like “candy” to me. It’s good cute, extremely sweet, but not much else. The character and story development was not great. The story line itself was sub-par, but it was exactly what I set out to read. A nice good story were I don’t have to think too much while I’m reading it and does not make my adreniline run, but it does leave me warm and fuzzy. So as far as fulfilling it’s purpose, it gets 4 stars, as far as a “good book” goes…I’d give it more like 2.5 to 3 stars.