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Sweet Talk

Narrated by: Therese Plummer
Series: Bakery Sisters, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (802 ratings)
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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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i liked it

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

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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....

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Nasty Characters

It was torture reading the first half of this book. It was filled with nasty, hateful, overtly mean characters who only see the worst in people. From the main characters’ two sisters, to their friends, to all of the workers and customers of the bakery - they were all dreadful. It’s hard to believe so many nasty people could exist in such a small group.

The plot was relatively engaging, If it wasn’t for all of the fighting and the crappy, selfish, unlikable characters this book would have been pretty good, but as it stands I wouldn’t recommend it.

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This 3 book series isn't very good. -- Skip it.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you like books about "poor me" and family dysfunction this set is for you.

Has Sweet Talk turned you off from other books in this genre?

In general I like Susan Mallery and book 2 in the series was okay. After reading the reviews of the 3rd book, I'm not wasting my time.

What does Therese Plummer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Therese Plummer is my favorite narrator. I would listen to almost anything she reads. She did a really good job in narration. However all of her male voices sound almost identical.

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

My reaction was "Nicole get over yourself" By the end of the book I very much disliked Nicole's character.

Any additional comments?

The book should have been about the budding romance between the hero and heroin, Wyatt & Clair. However I felt it was all about Nicole and her "poor me" life. It felt like she never even tried understand anyone's opinion but herself. The romance between Wyatt & Clair was more of a side story.

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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.

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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 person found this helpful