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Publisher's Summary

Is there anything sweeter than a first love?

Don't ask Claire Keyes. The 28-year-old piano prodigy has never had a regular boyfriend, much less a real romance. Her music career has left little room for friends or family - which is just part of the reason she hasn't seen the family bakery or her two sisters in years.

But now Nicole is sick, and Jesse is AWOL. Despite the fact that Claire can't boil water, she's determined to play caretaker. Connecting with her sisters tops her to-do list...along with falling in love, or at least in lust, for the first time.

Ruggedly sexy Wyatt just might fit the bill. Although he keeps saying that he and Claire come from entirely different worlds, he lights up hotter than a bakery oven whenever Claire is near. If this keeps up, she just might sweet-talk him into her bed...and her life.

©2008 Susan Macias Redmond; 2008 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"When you think of passion, drama and heartwarming stories, think Susan Mallery. ( Romantic Times)

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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Latoya
  • Lancaster, TX, USA
  • 12-21-08

Surprise

I was reluctant to purchase this book because of the other written reviews, but the summary of all three books in the trilogy convinced me to take a chance. I'm glad I did. I had either listened or read all of the Susan Elizabeth Phillips books and was looking for a new author to love. I think I found it. It was a good book. I can't wait to buy the other two. Also, the narrator was the second best I've heard on these audio books. Both the book and the narrator get an A- from me.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

enjoyed

So far I have listened to all of Susan Mallery books on tape and have not been disappointed. I like the fact that she does the entire family. I hate loose ends. I hope I don't have to wait a long time before she does another series.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars
  • L.D.
  • Lebanon, TN, USA
  • 01-30-10

GET all 3

Sweet Spot, Sweet Trouble, Sweet Talk. Read them in order. I enjoyed the narrator, characters and story line. I recommend it if you are a light-hearted love story kind of reader. Susan Mallery is always good. Go to her website, send her a message. She will send a personal response.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Enjoyable book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would recommend to a friend. It's a nice romance, fun to listen to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, in fact I pretty much did listen to it all in a very short time.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Reba
  • Huntley, IL, United States
  • 01-06-13

Sweet Talk is a sweet story

A good story about sisters trying to reconnect after having very different lives and a lot of misunderstandings. A good give and take and having the courage to look at their life situations, having the courage to see the other person's point of view and yet accept their own life and what it was and what it is now. Oh, don't forget the man and his daughter and the love that develops with one of the sisters. Enjoy, light hearted and enjoyable. Therese Plummer is one of my favorite narrators.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

SWEET BOOK

Anything Therese Plummer reads, I like. But this story was actually pretty "sweet". It had a good story line, and was interesting. I will be downloading the other two books in this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • karisa
  • del rio, TX, United States
  • 03-25-10

i liked it

I enjoyed the story. Therese Plummer is one of my favorite narrators. I love a good romance.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • SIMARA
  • Bayamon, Puerto Rico
  • 01-05-12

Where is the sweet talk???

What would have made Sweet Talk better?

That the Keys sister would have been a little nicer to each other. They were so mean and rotten to each other that it became painful to listen to the whole story.

What was most disappointing about Susan Mallery’s story?

That the Keys sister were sooooo supremely nasty and horrible to each other. Disfunctional family to the next level.

Which character – as performed by Therese Plummer – was your favorite?

Therese Plummer is the very best narrator that I've ever listened to. She does an amazing job on every character and every story, even on this one that I did not love.

What character would you cut from Sweet Talk?

Both of Claire Keys sisters... But then it would not have been a series....

Any additional comments?

I really like Susan Mallery as an author but this was not her best work... I don't think I'll get the other books in the series....

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Claire was too immature and naive

The only thing that bugged me about the book is how immature and naive claire was. I know the whole story behind her but OhMyGoodness!! Enough was enough already.

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Bad narration, oblivious main character

Any additional comments?

It's hard to separate the narration from the story with this book. The way that Plummer read Claire was to imbue her with a Pollyanna-ishness that made her annoying. She does the same thing with Wyatt, the romantic interest. At any point, I expected them to start saying things like, "Golly Gee!" or "Aww, shucks!" When she reads the characters who are more sarcastic or when they are angry, she does a better job. But just because a character is sheltered or has a more optimistic approach does not mean that she needs to be read as a naive idiot.

That said, it can be hard to buy into the sisters motivations and/or behavior which can make them unlikeable. For example:

Spoilers ahead:


Claire’s twin, Nicole, hates her for leaving the family when she was young to go play piano professionally. They keep fighting and making up over stupid things and Nicole exhibits so little empathy or compassion that you wonder why Claire bothers with her.
The youngest sister, Jesse, does something that is basically unforgiveable. Mallery/Jesse implies basically the situation was misinterpreted. So either Jesse was sexually assaulted which makes both Claire and Nicole horrible for not taking time to listen to her side of the story or Jesse was sexually involved with her sister’s husband and takes no responsibility for the situation, making her a horrible sister.

Claire is sheltered, but I find it nearly impossible to believe that a 28 year old woman living in NYC would not know that you can get pregnant the first time you have sex if you don’t use birth control. Did she not have access to the internet. Then she breaks the news to Wyatt in a really unbelievable way. She tells him she has really great news. I can’t believe anyone would be so obtuse to think that a man would immediately be ecstatic that he has knocked up a woman who lives across the country from him who he barely knows.

I have listened to the next book in the series and have decided not to listen to the third book. I may read it and see if not having Plummer narrate makes a difference. So far, there is not a lot to recommend this series,.