Scooping cones at Meade Creamery has always been more than just a summer job…
I took a leap of faith with Stay Sweet. The entire synopsis told me that it would be a much too sweet romance novel.
Book Review: Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian
Title & Author: Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Release date: April 24 2018
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Summer in Sand Lake isn’t complete without a trip to Meade Creamery—the local ice cream stand founded in 1944 by Molly Meade who started making ice cream to cheer up her lovesick girlfriends while all the boys were away at war. Since then, the stand has been owned and managed exclusively by local girls, who inevitably become the best of friends. Seventeen-year-old Amelia and her best friend Cate have worked at the stand every summer for the past three years, and Amelia is “Head Girl” at the stand this summer. When Molly passes away before Amelia even has her first day in charge, Amelia isn’t sure that the stand can go on. That is, until Molly’s grandnephew Grady arrives and asks Amelia to stay on to help continue the business…but Grady’s got some changes in mind…
I give Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian four out of five hearts because it was actually really well written and not too much romance.
Stay Sweet really pulled me in, feeling the summer and the sweetness of the ice cream. I really enjoyed the writing and the characters.
I didn’t like the almost insta-love of Amelia for Grady. She lets herself be used to fix all the issues Grady has with the creamery. But there is also a lot of kids being kids and trying to figure themselves out.
The book was more fun than anything else. The girls had to adept to losing Molly, even though she is almost never there. The setting of Stay Sweet was something nice and different from what we usually see in a YA novel.
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