Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sweet Thing Review...

"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 cafe, 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.


Mia is trying to figure out where her life is heading and what her passion is.  She meets Will on a plane to NYC and instantly feels a connection with him that she is unwilling to show.  Will feels that same connection and decides to patiently wait until she is ready to move forward.  Does Mia figure out what she wants before Will walks away for good?  Can Will wait long enough for her to figure out her life?  Will these two end up Happily Ever After?

Now I only had one issue with this book, but first what I loved.  The idea and plot of this book were fun and unique.  I love a book that includes music lyrics or poetry and this one had a little bit of both.  The author had a fun and interesting writing style that kept you guessing with a new twist every once in a while.  The flow and pace were perfect for this particular book.  Now the characters.  While I love all of the characters I had some issues with a few of the characters traits.  First, I am not a fan of wishy washy characters like Mia, I mean come on you either want to be with him or you don't.  Second, Will's neurotic behavior was just a little too much at some points.  I understand having an issue with flying but there were a few times I was just like that is too much.

All in all it was a great book and I am already forging ahead with book two.  I look forward to learning more about these characters and seeing them grow together.  I swooned a little bit at the end of this book because some of the things Will does or says are swoon-worthy.  Can't wait to read more by this author and I have added another author to my must read authors list.

4.5 sweet stars!

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