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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 café, 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 had the great pleasure of meeting Renee Carlino at that fabulous event called Book Bash just one short month ago, and she was so incredibly nice! I had heard some great things about her debut Sweet Thing, but I had not had the chance to pick it up yet. Well, Renee was gracious enough to give me a copy and even sign it for me. See, isn't it pretty!
Oh, let me tell you, I TOTALLY and COMPLETELY enjoyed Will’s guitar hands! In fact, I fell in love with Will’s guitar hands with every turn of a page. I have read books in under 24 hours before, but it has been a long time since I’ve spent one entire Sunday devouring a book from cover to cover in less than 12 hours. And I did exactly that with Sweet Thing.
I’ve been sucked into a story before, numerous times in fact; however, I was entranced by Mia’s story. This is first and foremost Mia’s story. It’s a tale of loss and heartbreak, of friendship and finding one’s self. Maryse’s Book Blog said, “It gave me every emotion and in just the right amount. My perfect read… 5 stars PLUS!” and I couldn’t agree more. I laughed; I cried (a lot actually). I felt heartbreak and love and envy. But most of all, I felt the story. Every sentence, every word was filled with emotion. I literally felt Mia’s pain and confusion and fear. This book was the best experience of the year for me and it’s definitely one of my top favorites now.
I can’t compare Sweet Thing to anything else at all. It’s a book you have to feel and experience for yourself, and I strongly recommend it. While you will feel all kinds of emotions for Mia, you will fall head over heels for Will Ryan. He is the perfect mixture of sexy, sweet and artistic with an edge of romance that I haven’t found in a male character in a very long time. You will crave him and his guitar hands and his patience and pure heart and soul until the final sentence and you will adore every aching minute of it! So please, please, please go out and grab your copy now, because I can’t wait for you to meet my new favorite book couple!
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About the Author:
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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