Sweet Thing by Renee Carlino – Review

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Favorite Quote“You have to teach your heart and mind how to sing together…then you’ll hear the sound of your soul.”  

Synopsis:

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.  

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If I had to rate this book it would be about scale of 1 to 10 coffees, I would give it a 10! Renée is one of my current favorite indie authors who is part of Atria Books Publishing. Being able to sit and read this heartbreaking and musically moving novel in one day says something, I’ve never been one to sit and read a book like that in a day till I came across Sweet Thing in the book section of Target.

My first impression of Mia Kelly is that she reminded myself of me in a way of deciding what she wanted to do for a living after graduating from college and then having her father pass away… Although Will Ryan, definitely is my number one book boyfriend, the antagonist in this story. The book caught my attention and hooked me when Mia described her love of music and how she was battling the differences within herself between her mother’s type-A lawyer personality to her father’s nonchalant musician way of living.

Sweet Thing” made me cry, laugh, scream and want to smile all at the same time. The character’s are ones who you can relate to and will love wholeheartedly.

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