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Publisher's Summary

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.Contains mature themes.

©2014 Renée Carlino (P)2014 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Sassy and sweet, Sweet Thing melts in your mouth and goes straight to your heart!" (Katy Evans, New York Times best-selling author)

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Meh.

This book really didn’t do it for me. Will calls women “baby“ and “sweet thing” while parading around New York wearing black jeans and a wallet chain. Mia is self-pitying and self involved. The best character in the book is Jackson, the dog.

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Sweet Story

This was a sweet story with an amazing book boyfriend. The angst-filled plot keeps readers listening as quickly as possible. I hoped for more, but was satisfied.

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Perfect!!

Absolutely wonderful and better with each reread. Enchanting stories that stay with me. Renee Carlino is brilliant.

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Frustrating & Irritating Experience

Would you try another book from Renee Carlino and/or Marguerite Gavin and Sean Pratt ?

No.

What could Renee Carlino have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

It took forever to reach any sort of resolution. The heroine was a fearful idiot, it was amazing how long the author could drag out her indecision about the smokin' hot hero.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Her voice sounded too smokey and old for the heroine, especially since it was in first person. I finally gave up listening and finished it by reading the Kindle version. I skipped and skimmed to the end, F I N A L L Y. It took forever.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Frustration on the long, dragged out storyline describing the heroine's utter lack of self honesty and all about her fears. I found Mia irritating and irrational for no good reason. There wasn't any supporting storyline explaining why she was a fearful thing about allowing herself to love the guy.

Any additional comments?

Not reading this author again, nor do I intend to buy/listen to another audiobook with this narrator.

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*thumbs up

I do not like how the narrator suddenly changed by the bonus chapters. should've still been Sean Pratt.

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