Friday, March 21, 2014

Review: Sweet Thing by Renee Carlino

Title:  Sweet Thing
Author:  Renee Carlino
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Publisher:  Atria Books
Release Date:  August 20, 2013
File Size/Pages:  3847 KB/339 pgs
Source:  Renee Carlino/NetGalley

My Rating:  5/5

Summary:  "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.

Review:  I received this novel from the author, in exchange for my honest opinion, and I absolutely loved it! The story is about Mia Kelly, who has been torn for a while between her business degree and her love for music. After her father's death, Mia heads to New York City to take over her father's cafe. She meets a guy named Will who becomes her friend, her roommate, and a glimpse of what the life a musician is like. This novel was an incredible read that explored things such as first love. I also enjoyed how Renee wrote the beginning and ending of this novel; I've never read a novel that has done that before.

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