Friday, April 12, 2013

Sweet Thing (ARC)

I got the honor of reading this book for a review
and I thought this book was FABULOUS

Description of Sweet Thing:
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.

My Thoughts
As I sit here with my ear buds and music blasting in my ears, I think about how this author combined my two passions into one story; music and reading. 

This book is a story about a 25 year old named Mia who like everyone else that is going through life, is trying to decide how to live, and what she wants out of life.
In other words, she has no idea what she wants to be when she grows up.
She has a business degree but her passion lies in music. 
When her father has a heart attack her life is suddenly turned upside down 

She decides she is going  to continue her father's legacy and remain in charge of his cafe. 
While on the way to New York, she runs into a musician named Will and they end up hitting it off right away because of their shared love of music. 

The secondary characters that are in Mia's life were just as amazing and eclectic as she is and it added more character to the book, which kept me laughing and crying.
After a while Will ends up becoming Mia's roommate and she does everything she can to keep her heart and soul guarded but somehow Will kept breaking down those barriers.

This is where the frustration with the main character came into play and you are screaming at her for being so stupid and close minded. 
I really wanted to scream at her and I wanted to throw a five-year-old fit but I remained calm and kept reading.
I came out on the other side of this book happy, sad, emotional, and unsatisfied..I wanted NEEDED MORE!! 

 I felt after all that drama I needed the ending to be more complete OR I need a second book ;). 

Other than that, this book was awesome!! 
I have a feeling it is going to have great success because it is that amazing and the writing will speak for itself!!

If you want to read a cautionary tale about finding yourself, grieving, true love, best friends and the love of family then I suggest you read this book! 
You will laugh, cry, become frustrated, and be left wanting more!! 

Snippets from the book:

“Pops, will I have a metamorphosis?” 
“Of course, luv. We are ever changing, always learning, always evolving.”
                                                    (Kindle Locations 284-285)

"Tears had poured from her eyes without any change in her facial expression. It’s pure pain and pure surrender when your soul cries without any fight from your body and that’s how I knew she was deeply affected."
 (Kindle Locations 300-301)

“You have to teach your heart and mind how to sing together… then you’ll hear the sound of your soul.”
(Kindle Location 1233)

Kudos Renee Carlino for your debut novel, it was amazing and I was so glad I got to read it.

I give this book a 4.5/5 and I hope to read more from this author..

Buy it on April 16th when it is released!!! 

About the Author:
(Isn't she GORGEOUS?? So jealous)

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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