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Book Description:

“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.

Giselle’s Review:

Sweet Thing is Renée Carlino’s debut novel, and yes I am a little late in the game in reading this novel, but this novel completely exceeded all my expectations. Sweet Thing is one of those novels that just pulls at your heart strings and truly has that feel good vibe.  It is a friends to lovers novel so the romantic buildup is gradual but oh so sweet.

Before you fall in love with Will Ryan you’ll love him as a best friend, and that to me is one of the best kinds of love.

The relationship between Mia and Will is one that only can be defined as that of soul mates. Renée writes such an amazing bunch of characters and the connections she forms between them is not just one you are reading, but one you can feel. I truly felt the connection between the characters themselves, Mia and Will especially, and I also felt connected to the characters. I believe the ability to make a reader feel connections like this is the sign of a truly amazing author.

Sweet Thing is that novel that will have you saying (or if you’re like me, writing) “#relationshipgoals,” because that is what Mia and Will’s relationship is…a total relationship goal.

Not only is this novel a romance that you will completely swoon over, but it is also a story about loss and discovering who you are and where you’re going and Renée does an amazing journey of creating that “finding yourself” story.

Wrapped in a neat package, Sweet Thing is an incredibly enjoyable and sweet story about a girl who is just trying to figure out the next step in her life and where she’s headed – with the help of some amazing friends of course. Oh, and we can’t forget the sexy musician either. 😉 

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