Saturday, 15 February 2014

Book Review (307): Sweet Thing (Sweet Thing #1) - Renee Carlino

Sweet Thing (Sweet Thing #1)

Publication: 7th January 2014
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 320
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Appropriate: New Adult
"You have to teach your heart and mind how to sing together…then you'll hear the sound of your soul."

Mia Kelly thinks she has it all figured out. She's an Ivy League graduate, a classically trained pianist, and the beloved daughter of a sensible mother and offbeat father. Yet Mia has been stalling since graduation, torn between putting her business degree to use and exploring music, her true love.

When her father unexpectedly dies, she decides to pick up the threads of his life while she figures out her own. Uprooting herself from Ann Arbor to New York City, Mia takes over her father's café, a treasured neighborhood institution that plays host to undiscovered musicians and artists. She's denied herself the thrilling and unpredictable life of a musician, but a chance encounter with Will, a sweet, gorgeous, and charming guitarist, offers her a glimpse of what could be. When Will becomes her friend and then her roommate, she does everything in her power to suppress her passions-for him, for music-but her father's legacy slowly opens her heart to the possibility of something more.
My Thoughts.
To say that I loved this book was an understatement!

I ravished it completely, then once I had finished reading this fantastic book I couldn't stop thinking about it and then I felt depressed because the story was finished and I just wanted more!

I loved the story, plus the fact that unlike most other new adult contemporary books none of the two main characters had huge secrets that were primarily jeopardising their potential relationship, it was just two people who became friends and then roommates, throw in a little bit of unrequited love at the start via the male lead Will, and voila you end up with this story.

Mia has come to New York City to take over and run her Father's cafe after his death, undecided on what to do with her life she just takes it day by day, until Will (whom she sat next to on the plane to NYC, and was attracted to) walks through the cafe's doors one day, it's not long until Will moves into Mia's apartment.

Unbeknownst to her Will is in love with Mia, but she's in the mindset that he's just a struggling musician, or so she thinks, and she doesn't want a relationship with someone who doesn't exactly have a proper job, kind of like her parents, who separated when she was younger.

Sooner or later she ends up driving Will away, and it's only then that she realises her true feelings towards him, and her unresolved feelings towards her Father's death that she never came to terms with.

But true love will always win out, and I love the way that this book's storyline ended, perfectly and with no questions left unanswered.

I will definitely be awaiting future releases from Renee, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, her writing is captivating with lovable characters that will warm your heart.

If you're a new adult contemporary fan, what are you waiting for, you need to pick this book up!

I give this 5/5 stars.

Renee’s first friends were the imaginary kind and even though her characters haven’t gone away, thankfully the delusions have. She admits she’s a wildly hopeless romantic and she blames 80’s movies staring Molly Ringwald for that. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June. When she’s not at the beach with her boys or working on the next book, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate.

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