Served Sweet, by Marie Harte, is the third and final installment in her Best Revenge Series. This book stands well alone, and not having read the other two books will in no way lessen your understanding or enjoyment of this book. The premise behind the series is that three friends, called the Terrible Trio since elementary school, seek to get revenge on the men who did them wrong.
In this book, Riley Hewitt, the last of the trio and one of the only African American residents of Bend, Oregon, is confronted by her nemesis, Anson Black. Riley is a successful baker and owns a bakery in town that Anson decides to build a restaurant beside. Riley and Anson have competed against each other since elementary school, with them always exchanging who was the victor. Riley looks for one last competition to gain what she deems as closure to their constant competitions.
What I enjoyed most about this book was the relationship between the families. Since they, meaning the Terrible Trio and the men they are associated with, grew up together, their families are very close. I enjoyed the play between Anson and Riley’s mothers. All mothers want grandchildren and to see their children happy, yes in that order. I do not feel the mothers went overboard; I think they were just right in their finagling.
This was a very feel-good book on many levels. Anson was always seen as the perfect one that was good at everything. It was good to see that the author showed how everyone has issues, even when they appear perfect.
I recommend this read to all.
-Reviewed by Selina