Friday, July 26, 2013

Sweet Thing by Renee Carlino ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway

Title: Sweet Thing

Author: Renee Carlino

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Mia Kelly is a twenty-five-year-old walking Gap ad who thinks she has life figured out when her father’s sudden death uproots her from slow-paced Ann Arbor to New York City’s bustling East Village. There she discovers her father’s spirit for life and the legacy he left behind with the help of an old cafĂ©, a few eccentric friends, and one charming musician.

Will Ryan is good-looking, poetic, spontaneous, and on the brink of fame when he meets Mia, his new landlord, muse, and personal heartbreaker.

A story of self-discovery and friendship, Sweet Thing shines light on the power of loving and letting go.


I really enjoyed this book! Sweet Thing was refreshing and original.....a beautiful story about loss, self-discovery and finding true love. 4 stars

“Sometimes it takes the love of others to show us who we really are.” 

Upon her father's death, Mia moves to New York City to take over her his cafe. On the flight from Ann Arbor to New York, she meets the charming Will Ryan, a talented musician who is funny and attractive, and Mia instantly feels a connection to Will. When Mia runs into Will again, she agrees to rent one of her rooms to him.  They become roommates but Mia is determined to keep their relationship as strictly friends even though the obvious attraction between the two.  This begins their friendship, they enjoy spending time together and music plays a big part of their relationship. Will makes his intentions pretty clear but Mia fights him in every way possible, she is hung up on her idea that she wants a man with a plan, not a starving artist....which Will is not, but Mia is judging. Misunderstandings lead to hurt feelings and broken hearts. This is where Mia really infuriated me! But as their relationship evolves Mia experiences some personal growth of her own. Can Will make Mia see that what they have together really is a sweet thing?

 “You have to teach your heart and mind how to sing together... then you'll hear the sound of your soul”

Sweet Thing is Renee Carlino's debut novel and I am looking forward to reading more from her.  The writing was great and the story was amazing.  A definite must read, a page-turner I couldn't put down.

*Review by Brandi


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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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