"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.
A "heartbreaking and romantic" (Aestas Book Blog) debut, Sweet Thing explores the intensity and complexities of first love and self-discovery.
Reviewed by Kayla:
I really enjoyed reading this book. I didn’t want it to end. Mia just graduated from college, is a classically trained pianist and thinks she has everything figured out. Mia is torn between being responsible and exploring music, her true love. Her father dies expectedly. She decides to go to New York and take over his café that plays home to many musicians and artists. On the plane to New York she meets Will. He is a nervous flyer. He is a sweet and gorgeous guy and he is a musician. She does everything to suppress her feelings for Will and music but her father’s legacy slowing opens her heart to something more. This book had so many feelings. I fell in love with the characters and the secondary characters. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to others who love a good love story. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!
Ever wonder what happened after the final pages of Sweet Thing?
From his candid and sometimes neurotic point of view, Will tells all in this musical and sexy follow-up novella to Renée Carlino’s USA Today Bestseller.
Life is pure bliss for Mia and Will. They have a puppy, a loft in Brooklyn, and a new music studio on the rise. It seems things couldn’t get any better for this talented couple when life decides to throw them a sweet little curve ball.
They quickly learn that things don't always go according to plan. Sometimes happily ever after is one giant leap of faith away.
With the help of good music, good friends, and one eccentric old lady, they overcome a few of life’s little bumps to find the sweetest thing of all.
Watch this duo grow in more ways than one in SWEET Little THING.
Reviewed by Kayla:
I really enjoyed reading this novella. I loved Sweet thing so I knew I would love Sweet little thing as well. I love that it is from Will’s point of view. He tells all about the music and Mia and Will’s life after they got together. They moved to Brooklyn and have their new music studio and a cute puppy. It seems like life couldn’t get any better. They quickly find out that things don’t always happen like they wanted. With the help of good music, love, good friends and life’s little bumps comes the sweetest thing of all. I recommend reading Sweet thing before reading this novella. It will make much more sense that way. I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars!