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Christina

I love to read and chat about books.  I'm always honest in my reviews and I enjoy  hearing varied opinions and different point of views.

Strawberries for Dessert - Marie Sexton 3.5 Stars

The best part of this book was Cole. I want to get to know him more and go shopping with him. He's flamboyant and he could be a bit pretentious but he would never consider changing for anyone. I could see why Jonathan got irritated with him at times but I loved his attitude and the fact that he made no apologies for it. He is who he is and anyone who doesn't like it could walk out the door. Even though he seemed like nothing could hurt him, it was only because he built up such a strong wall. He was lonely and terrified to let anyone get close to him.

The story was told from Jonathan's POV. He's uptight, strives to reach the top of the corporate ladder, and never expects to fall for Cole. I didn't really care much for Jonathan. Even though this was told from his POV, this was Cole's story. I loved his emails to Jared. Each time I looked forward to what he was going to say.

What I didn't like was the repetitiveness in the story, not only in the words but also their actions. I had to roll my eyes because Cole was always cooking or his bangs were always falling over his eyes.

I liked the slow buildup and how Jonathan was able to gradually tear down Cole's walls. I really enjoyed the first 75% of the book but then it turned too sappy for me. Someone was always tearing up or crying. I also tend to feel like Sexton's books turn into one big long sermon. Her points always seemed forced. Follow your heart, do what makes you feel happy, let go of your pride. It was all a little too much.

If I hadn't liked Cole so much this would have been a much lower rating.