Sweet Thing

Sweet Thing : A Novel

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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 cafe, a treasured neighbourhood 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 "heart-breaking and romantic" (Aestas Book Blog) debut, Sweet Thing explores the intensity and complexities of first love and self-discovery.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 134.87 x 209.55 x 21mm | 258.54g
  • Atria Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1476763933
  • 9781476763934
  • 63,877

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"Sometimes-out of all the books you read-you come across one that stands out amongst all the other titles. Sometimes, you read a book that completely overwhelms your mind, your heart, and your soul. An all-consuming read that totally captures your senses and puts them into over drive-but in the best possible way. There's just nothing better than the completely sated feeling you get from reading it. For me, that book was Renee Carlino's Sweet Thing." -- Read This Hear That "Sweet Thing is such a great book that you are guaranteed a book hangover after you finish it! I am currently suffering from one. This story is sure to tug on your heart strings and touch your soul. It is unique, memorable, and breathtaking! Trust me, you want Sweet Thing to be a part of your personal library." -- A Bookish Escape "When Will and Mia's story of self-discovery unfolds, it will fill you with love, it will crush you, it will frustrate you, it will lift you up and bring you down. You will share every heart-breaking moment and you will live every warm, tender, angry and funny exchange...You will read the end with that warm book glow.....you know, the one that lets you know you've just hung out with some wonderful characters who burrowed their way into your heart." -- Totally Booked Blog "There was something intangibly real and special about this book, which kept me reading until I finished it... one of my favorite stories of the year." -- Vilma's Book Blog "This is 5 HUGE stars-a soul-searing, beautifully-written book that now owns a piece of my heart...this book has made my all-time FAV list...I cannot wait to see what's next for Renee Carlino." -- Shh Mom's Reading "What more can I say that hasn't been said already about this book? Sweet Thing was really a great read. I loved the characters, the story, and I loved watching them grow." -- The Autumn Review "I have a new boyfriend and his name is Will Ryan. I'm in love. Oh, and did I mention he was a bit of a rock star? Sweet Thing was a sweet, heartbreaking and romantic story that kept me up reading all night!" -- Aestas Book Blog "5 stars!!!! This is what I've been craving . . . one of my absolute favorites this year, and just one of my plain old favorites altogether." -- Maryse's Book Blog "Sassy and sweet, Sweet Thing melts in your mouth and goes straight to your heart!" -- New York Times bestselling author Katy Evansshow more

About Renee Carlino

Renee Carlino lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog, June. When she's not at the beach with her boys or working on her next book, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate.show more

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14,217 ratings
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3 19% (2,666)
2 5% (753)
1 2% (312)

Our customer reviews

Alright. I'm doing this. I'm ready. Well, not really. I don't really know what I'm gonna write down. Psss! What's new? I'm rolling with it, anyway. Whatever comes out of my mou- no, not my mouth, my mind? No, my soul. That's what you're getting. So, here I am listening to Johnny Cash and trying to wrap my head around what I just read. Yes, I'm writing this right after I've finished it. Well not exactly right after. I was planning to write everything right away. I needed to, but life happens. You know? So two hours later, this is what I have to say... I loved this book.With all my heart and soul. It was absolutely beautiful. So for once, I am going to say why I loved it first and then I'll mention things that bothered me. Because how much I adored this overshadows any thing that I found myself disliking. Music is everything to me. Everything. Just like books. And this book combined both of them -in one 320 paged- masterpiece. Unbelievable, right? No. Not really. It's true. I've been looking at this screen for the past twenty minutes and I still am not sure what I want to say or how. I loved the story so much and listen to me when I say that I haven't felt so remarkably attached and connected to a character in a long time. Wilbur Ryan -and I'm stating this now- is one of my all time favorite characters. Ever in the history of Sophia's Most Favorite Literaly Characters List. He's up there with Dimitri Belikov. And if that doesn't mean a lot to you ask my family or friends or anyone that knows me -even remotely. That should tell you something.show more
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