Series: Sweet Thing #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
"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.
Talk about slow burn! Man, Renee Carlino certainly knows how to make us wait for it. And the anticipation only made everything that much sweeter.
This is a story about self discovery, love and grief, faith and dreams. Everything you would want in a book! Mia and Will found each other at exactly the right time. If you believe in fate, then I guess you’d say that every heartbreak that Mia experienced led her to straight to Will. At a time when she loses her father, probably the most important person in her life, someone who understands parts of her that even she is afraid to connect with, she meets a guy on a plane who is a kindred spirit.
The journey for Mia is hard, and at times as a reader I wanted to smack some sense into her, but it was real. She needed to grieve, she needed to put herself together and Will loved here enough to understand this and wait for her. I loved this story! I loved the pace, and tempo, and I loved the mood. I’ve never read anything by Ms. Carlino before, but I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for any future work. Don’t hesitate to read this one, because you’ll absolutely love it!