The Sweet Spot, a review by Shelley

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Amy Poeppel

Atria Books | Emily Bestler Books
Expected Publication January 31st, 2023
400 pages
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This book was madcap, it was like watching a Three Stooges episode or a Laurel and Hardy movie; I loved that about it. I can’t count how many times I literally laughed out loud. I enjoyed so much about this story. I loved Evelyn’s character development, the precocious kids were so sweet and funny and heartwarming, the sophistication of Phillip added a touch of class, and the artistic Lauren is a busy mom trying to get her career off the ground again, and who could forget the nerdy Leo who is all heart. The unruly dog Bumper and the Gerbil Pixel that bites just adds to the chaos. I really hated the selfish Russell and felt so bad for his ex-wife, the heartbroken Melinda. I was happy to see her come into her own without him though.

This novel was witty, charming, and engaging while focusing on love, family, dating, friendship, and community. I would love to be friends with Lauren and her family, they were the highlight of the book for me. I adored most of the quirky characters…flaws and all. This is the perfect book for a pick-me-up.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the Advance Readers Copy.

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