Review: Sweet Memories by Steena Holmes

Sweet Memories [Decadent Events #1] by Steena Holmes
Published: August 20, 2013
Format: free Kindle read
Challenges: 2015 TBR Pile
Rating: 4/5

Happily-ever-after only happens once in a lifetime, right? But what if Prince Charming runs for the hills at the first sign of trouble and leaves you to pick up the pieces? Thinking her marriage was over, Tessa was more than a little shocked to fall into the arms of her husband (literally) at a party she’d planned through her new company, Decadent Events. When he asks her out for coffee, she assumes it’s to sign the divorce papers he’d seen. What’s a girl to do when her heart still goes pitter-patter for a man who ran out on her six months after they made their forever vows but comes back asking for another chance?

My Thoughts
Steena Homes has done it again! I’m a huge fan of her novels and this one is no expectation. In this novella she gives us the story of Tessa who after her husband takes off with no explanation is left to put the pieces of her life back together. She pushes the sadness aside and builds a company which she puts all her focus and energy into then sudden after a year her husband comes back. What is she to do? She still loves him of course but he left with no word and broke her heart. She was finally dealing with the fact that he wasn’t coming back when he came back, however she wants answers. Why did he leave and why didn’t he explain why after the fact. Not everything is black or white and sometimes things can be taken wrong and sometimes we do learn from our mistakes. And yes sometimes love can conquer all but it takes time and real work, sometimes if we are lucky we get that second chance.
I love how Steena Holmes always gives us these complex characters that have such depth yet are so relatable. I love how although this is a novella it reads like a full-fledged read, with rich characters and a storyline that any of us could possibly relate to. This is the first of two books and I for one can’t wait to read the next in the series. I encourage you to read any of her novels and I promise you are bound to find one that will touch your soul, folks they are THAT good!


  1. After reading Stillwater Rising, I am definitely a fan of hers; I had no idea this new series was coming out! Great review, Monica; this sounds like a keeper!

    1. I didn't know about this one either. I was just browsing the free reads at Amazon and came across it. What a find! I really enjoyed hope you get the chance to read them one too!