Review of Sweet Stuff by Donna Kauffman
By: Gabi Rutherford
Riley Brown used to live in Chicago, but now she has found a home on Sugarberry Island. On Sugarberry Island, she has a new career as an interior decorator and fantastic new friends. Right now, she isn’t worried about finding someone to love. But then, novelist Quinn Brannigan walks into the house she has been hired to decorate. While Riley’s friends encourage her to give Quinn a chance, Riley’s past relationship has made her hesitant. Will Quinn be able to write his way into Riley’s heart?
Donna Kauffman’s second novel in this series is just as great as the first. Written from both Riley and Quinn’s points of view, this novel has a great amount of detail throughout. Riley is a strong female lead, and she owns her personality very well. She does go through a bit of a development, as she must learn to take down her walls to let both her friends and Quinn in. The relationships that are built both between Riley and Quinn and Riley and her friends are strong and are displayed very well. Overall, Kauffman did a great job constructing this novel.
I really enjoy this series, and I am so glad that I was able to read the second book! I loved that there is a crossover of characters between the two novels. I also loved that the relationships and friendships that were built in the first novel are carried into the second. Riley was a great character to get to know, and I feel like she fits very well into this world that Kauffman has created. However, I do think that you should read the first novel, Sugar Rush, before you read this one, as this novel does give a few spoilers on the first book. Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who loves novels with a strong female lead, as well as those who enjoy romance novels.