I was very excited to read another installment of the Cape Cod Creamery and was even more intrigued when the story mainly revolved around Callie, Dawn’s cousin. To be able to hear both sides of how Callie and Dawn viewed each other gave a great insight into what I was going to start to read.
While reading this I couldn’t help but laugh or feel frustrated with Callie. The one part I did agree with was Callie needed gentle prodding to do things, even though she didn’t want to. I really liked the interaction between Callie, Leo, and Bruno. Both of them brought out the best in Callie and it showed she was learning from both of them.
Sometimes tough love is what we need to have from our loved ones to get better. We might not like the way it happens, but we all grow stronger in the end. I received a complimentary copy of the book from Revell Publishers through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
From the back of the book:
Callie Dixon had the world by the tail . . . until it all slipped away. Fired from her dream job after making a colossal mistake, she’s escaped to her aunt’s home on Cape Cod for time to bounce back. Except it isn’t a home, it’s an ice cream shop. And time isn’t going to help, because Callie’s bounce has up and left. There’s a reason she made that mistake at work, and she’s struggling to come to terms with it.
Things go from bad to worse when Callie’s cousin Dawn drags her to a community class about the secret to happiness. Happiness is the last thing Callie wants to think about right now, but instructor Bruno Bianco–a curiously gloomy fellow–is relentless. He has a way of turning Callie’s thoughts upside down. Her feelings, too.
Bruno insists that hitting rock bottom is the very best place to be. But if that’s true, how is it supposed to help her figure out what–or who–has been missing from her life all along?