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LUCIAN DIVINE by RENEE CARLINO :: REVIEW

Standalone Paranormal Romance. Emotional and beautiful.

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SYNOPSIS

From USA Today Bestselling Author, Renée Carlino, comes a totally unique love story that is sure to make you question what’s out there . . . or who.

“My guardian angel is a drunk.”

Evelyn Casey’s life is at a standstill. She’s in her mid-twenties, struggling with the dating scene in San Francisco. Nothing seems to be working out, and she’s starting to think that she’ll live out her days in her crummy apartment with her overbearing roommate, Brooklyn. It’s absurd, but sometimes Evey longs for a guardian angel to show up and save the day.

And then he does. Seriously. His name is Lucian and he’s a guardian angel, been on the job for two thousand years. His sudden presence in her life is both good—he’s brilliant, witty, and warm—and bad—he’s brilliant, witty, warm, and hot as —-. But as perfect as Lucian seems, he’s got problems of his own. He’s taken up drinking and he’s brazenly inserted himself into Evey’s life, going against the greatest cosmic law ever created.

For Evey, the rules are simple: You are not allowed to hook up with your guardian angel. But sometimes fulfilling your destiny requires a leap of faith, a confrontation with God.

Yes, God as in God.

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Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

4 Angelic stars!

“Angels can be obnoxiously self-righteous.”

We love our ‘Angel’ books….LOVE them! So, we started Lucian Divine with excitement and a girly giddiness. We immediately fell in love with the humour, the writing and the characters. But then again, we love Renee Carlino’s work, always have done. Whilst we didn’t find it particularly unique we fell in love with everything it stood for and the quirkiness of it. Who doesn’t love a cheeky bad boy Angel who loses his heart to the one he’s meant to watch over?!

‘I’m on the other side of life, Evey, existing where death belongs and yearning to be with you. Yearning in brief moments to bring you here, into the darkness. When my thoughts are so painfully selfish, I cannot breathe you in at all. I cannot love you when I hate myself. Don’t say my name. Don’t think about me. Don’t imagine how we can be together.’

Lucian, our guardian Angel is not only super swoony, he’s funny, caring and a ‘man’ with a big heart. He loves and loves hard to the point of no return. He looks controversy and rules straight in the eye and shows it his middle finger, because he wants and craves Evey. The connection was strong and believable and we swooned alongside our beautiful and sweet heroine who’s had a run of bad luck in boyfriends….until her Angel.

“You do not get to leave me, Lucien.”

“We were made for each other, Evey. I believe that.”

‘It never felt wrong to me.’

Halfway through we started wondering where this story was going as it felt as if it had almost lost its momentum, despite us loving the beginning, but let us tell you it suddenly completely pulled the rug from under our feet. We have to admit we found it a tad slow and stilted in the middle until it became very fast paced and changed in atmosphere entirely. Partly, this caused us to feel like this was two separate books as one half had such a different feel in comparison to the other. Yet we were once again utterly riveted and spellbound. We had tears threatening and we began to pray that love would conquer all, no matter what. We felt it, we believed in it and wow did we need to see Lucian and Evey get their much deserved happiness. How it all came to be in the latter part completely turned everything around and we ended up undeniably loving it once again.

“Did I not make it clear? I’m in love with her. The crazy kind of love that you and I have seen over and over…in them, not us. It’s the rip-your-bleeding-heart-out-and-step-in-front-of-a-speeding-train kind of love.”

 

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SWEAR ON THIS LIFE by RENEE CARLINO


5+ STAR REVIEW :: SWEAR ON THIS LIFE by RENEE CARLINO

Standalone – original, moving and beautiful second chance love story


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SYNOPSIS

When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J.Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn’t thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer.

Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio.

That’s because the novel is patterned on Emiline’s own dark and desperate childhood, which means that “J. Colby” must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Far from being flattered that he wrote the novel from her perspective, Emiline is furious that he co-opted her painful past and took some dramatic creative liberties with the ending.

The only way she can put her mind at ease is to find and confront “J. Colby,” but is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction?

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Reviewed Gitte & Jenny

‘She sat there holding her smooth legs to her chest, staring out the window, popping her gum, bored, and saying inconsequential things. But still…she was the center of the universe. She could make the whole world go around without even breaking a sweat.’

Wow….this book…..THIS BOOK was everything we could’ve wished for. It was breathtakingly unique and overwhelmingly addictive. We could not put it down. When we say that every single emotion came into play, we mean Every. Single. Emotion. It was utterly captivating and stunningly beautiful. This is without question one of the most intense and complicated second chance romances we’ve ever read.

‘Our innocence was beautiful, impossible to capture again, impossible to re-create.’

Swear on This Life is one of those stories where as a reader you felt the Author’s soul like a breath on your very being for every page turned. It was quite simply magnificent in its message and true meaning. The way in which the story unfolded was an intense journey of forgiveness, love, healing, discovery and understanding.

“This could be the best thing for us, after it stops being the worst.”

Swear on This Life is a story within a story, within a story. How utterly brilliant and powerful. Her words hit us with such an incredible force they demanded to be felt. From harrowing and tragic childhoods where wounds are opened, continuously weeping into adulthood. Denial, avoidance, absence and indifference. All barriers masking a wound that can only be healed by its creators and circumstance.

“Most of the time people who are lost don’t ever find their way back.”

Emiline and Jase; childhood friends who forge an unbreakable friendship and find a love that’s all encompassing. A true soul mate love that no matter the obstacles, distance and years can unravel. Where one knows the path that must be taken in order to heal the other. We felt them, we lived their journey, and we were them.

“Our story is great. Maybe not all the other shit, but the story of us is perfect, Em.”

Renee Carlino blew us away with this story and we cannot recommend it highly enough. It was utter perfection in its originality, its complexities and the depth of her characters. What could’ve been, what should’ve been. What in actual fact was- when facing the past, the truth and the future of what’s right in front of you. Outstanding!

“We can’t go backward. There are too many regrets. Please just move forward with me?”

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Sweet Thing

SWEET THING 
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BEFORE WE WERE STRANGERS: A LOVE STORY by RENEE CARLINO

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SYNOPSIS


From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing and Nowhere But Here comes a love story about a Craigslist “missed connection” post that gives two people a second chance at love fifteen years after they were separated in New York City.


To the Green-eyed Lovebird:

We met fifteen years ago, almost to the day, when I moved my stuff into the NYU dorm room next to yours at Senior House.

You called us fast friends. I like to think it was more.

We lived on nothing but the excitement of finding ourselves through music (you were obsessed with Jeff Buckley), photography (I couldn’t stop taking pictures of you), hanging out in Washington Square Park, and all the weird things we did to make money. I learned more about myself that year than any other.

Yet, somehow, it all fell apart. We lost touch the summer after graduation when I went to South America to work for National Geographic. When I came back, you were gone. A part of me still wonders if I pushed you too hard after the wedding…

I didn’t see you again until a month ago. It was a Wednesday. You were rocking back on your heels, balancing on that thick yellow line that runs along the subway platform, waiting for the F train. I didn’t know it was you until it was too late, and then you were gone. Again. You said my name; I saw it on your lips. I tried to will the train to stop, just so I could say hello.

After seeing you, all of the youthful feelings and memories came flooding back to me, and now I’ve spent the better part of a month wondering what your life is like. I might be totally out of my mind, but would you like to get a drink with me and catch up on the last decade and a half?

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

✯✯✯✯✯ stars

“You remember?”
“How could I forget?”

What an utterly beautiful story!  Renee Carlino delivered a breathtakingly moving story of an intense first love, of searing second chance love, and one of missed connections, miscommunication and wasted opportunities that spanned fifteen years with a love between two people we felt deep in our hearts.

‘You can’t recreate the first time you promise to love someone or the first time you feel loved by another. You cannot relive the sensation of fear, admiration, self-consciousness, passion, and desire all mixed into one because it never happens twice. You chase it like the first high for the rest of your life.’

We meet Matt in present day sharing his loneliness and despair at how his life has turned out. At 36 career wise he’s had a good run, however personally life hasn’t been all Matt had hoped for. He’s divorced and reflecting on life when he spots Grace, a woman from his past standing on the platform about to board a train. In the blink of an eye she’s there and then her train passes and once again Grace vanishes from his life. Her reappearance has Matt reminiscing about the woman who had always remained in his heart and igniting a fierce determination to find her once again.

‘Three seconds doesn’t seem a long time, but when you’re gazing into someone’s eyes, it’s long enough to make a silent promise.’

It is at this point we’re taken back to where their relationship began and the ease and effortlessness with which the author slipped us back in time was perfectly and wonderfully timed.

‘I could see the beatific expression on his face. It reminded me of the way I felt when I played music. It was like something transcendent happened to him when he took pictures.’

Thankfully, Before We Were Strangers is told through both Grace and Matt’s pov’s so we’re able to experience firsthand what had transpired all those years ago and how these two became so disconnected and lost and as we hear it through their words we felt everything with them. We were with them through the complexities and newness of first love, feeling butterflies as their love intensified and their dreams and aspirations didn’t seem to be in sync. We ached with them as they maneuvered their way around their feelings and we cried with them as their lives took a different turn.

“Would you stay if I asked you to?”
“Yes, but I’d hate you for it. So ask me. Go ahead.”

Renee Carlino allowed Matt and Grace to become friends first, thus delivering a slow burn and believable build to their relationship, so much so our hearts were rejoicing, wallowing, tattered and soaring right along with the characters.

We loved every minute. From the fun, flirty young Matt and Grace discovering love and each other for the first time, to the older world weary Matt and Grace who realise the years they’ve missed and the love they once shared. Theirs was a beautiful, tender, passionate, loving and at times turbulent love, and it was one that stole our hearts completely.

We shed a few tears and cheered this couple on every inch of the way. Renee wove the arts and in particular music through this story which is an aspect we really loved and resonated with, particularly the relevance of Jeff Buckley to Matt and Grace’s story, what a beautiful touch that was.  Another aspect we loved was how New York wasn’t simply a backdrop to their story, it almost became another character and it was exhilarating!

‘New York has an energy that takes root inside of you. There’s nowhere else like it. The city becomes a character in your life, a love you can’t take out of you. They mysteriously human element about this place can make you fall in love and break your heart at the same time. When you hear her sound, when you breathe in her scent, you share it with all the people walking beside you on the street, in the Subway. You know at once you are alive, and that life is beautiful, precious and fleeting.’

We do love a second chance romance and Before We Were Strangers brought forth those moments as feelings are rediscovered and memories resurface, as the process of sorting true feelings from memories begins  and it’s one we’ll be recommending in heartbeat!

**Reviewed from an ARC copy provided by Atria Publishing, with thanks** 

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BEFORE WE WERE STRANGERS : A LOVE HATE LOVE STORY
By RENEE CARLINO
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SWEET LITTLE THING (Sweet Thing #1.5) by RENEE CARLINO

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SYNOPSIS

Ever wonder what happened after the final pages of Sweet Thing?

From his candid and sometimes neurotic point of view, Will tells all in this musical and sexy follow-up novella to Renée Carlino’s USA Today Bestseller.

Life is pure bliss for Mia and Will. They have a puppy, a loft in Brooklyn, and a new music studio on the rise. It seems things couldn’t get any better for this talented couple when life decides to throw them a sweet little curve ball.

They quickly learn that things don’t always go according to plan. Sometimes happily ever after is one giant leap of faith away.
With the help of good music, good friends, and one eccentric old lady, they overcome a few of life’s little bumps to find the sweetest thing of all.

Watch this duo grow in more ways than one in SWEET Little THING.

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

J&G: 4 Stars

Jenny:  I’ve missed Will Ryan Gitte, he’s so adorable and wow! I think I fell even more in love with him in this sweet little novella.

Gitte: Yeah me too Jenny, I love him and this novella just reaffirmed just how much! He’s gorgeous, funny and so passionate in everything he does….sigh….

Jenny:  I’m not always a fan of going back to characters that I’ve said goodbye to but I have to say, I loved revisiting these two and reliving moments with them, seeing how life treated them etc. Did you G?

Gitte: Absolutely, it was like getting a glimpse into their life. Like visiting friends you haven’t seen in a while I suppose, and getting caught up in their news, excitement and love.

Jenny:  I was completely swept away by Sweet Little Thing and thoroughly enjoyed this sweet and swoon worthy instalment. Will certainly is such a caring and beautiful man and he’s head over heels in love with Mia, and how beautiful is the love they share for one another? These two are true soul mates that’s for sure.

Gitte: Oh wow are they ever Jenny, they have a relationship that feels so real and honest. The passion, the adoration, the complimenting personalities, the shared humour; it’s all there. They just fit! I think one of the reasons I love Will so much is the fact that he’s just such a genuine guy, someone you could know in real life. Besides the fact that he’s bloody gorgeous and a musician; he’s also funny and actually so affable that you can’t help but fall head over heels.

“…the beauty and wonder that I see in you every day colors each page of my life and makes it more vibrant.” – Will

Jenny:  So, this was the conclusion to their story, a conclusion to a love that had seen many ups and downs and had us wanting to throttle Mia in Sweet Thing. Mia has really grown in character in this book and isn’t as intense as she once was.

“Wilbur, you are so sexy when you’re not pretending to be an eighties butt-rocker.”

Naaaw I love eighties butt-rocker Wilbur!  I love this chilled, sexy and beautiful Mia. Did you love the change in Mia in this novella Gitte?

Gitte: Yes I did, because she really pissed me off in Sweet Thing hahahaha. But, she’s really grown and her head is sorted. Her love for Will is unquestionable and she’s so obviously settled and happy with this stage in her life and what’s to come. And I have to say what really had me this time round was the banter. Mia had me in stitches at times as did Will.

“Surrendering to this crazy thing called life is hard, but we don’t have to be the soulless sheets of paper tarrying along in the wind.” – Mia

Jenny:  Will really shone for me in this novella. He’s matured (to a degree lol) and we know he will make a great Dad and husband. Mia’s certainly in good hands with Will.

Gitte: Is she EVER Jenny!!! This guy is GORGE!!!!! I’m glad he still wears geeky t-shirts and loves his eighties rock!! Sigh…..I love him so much!!! The scene with him reading the pregnancy books had me in tears of laughter!

‘All the sounds around me went away…I strained to listen to the sound I’ve heard so many times before when I’m in Mia’s presence….It’s the divine sound of my soul. It’s the sound I hear when I know everything is right in my world.’ – Will

J&G:  Mia and Will are without a doubt soul mates. They’ve gone through a lot of self-enlightenment through their journey, they’ve experienced heartbreak and they’ve found a love that is everlasting and we’ve both enjoyed every minute.

‘I was convinced we had lived twenty thousand lives, and in each one, we had found each other, like two tiny magnets in a drawer the size of the universe. She and I fit and moved together with such ease, I couldn’t’ imagine ever being with anyone else.’

This novella gives us an insight into how Will and Mia have moved forward and taken the next step in life and there were some real moments of emotion, humour, passion, love and emotion. Yep, we found this novella fulfilling and we’re more than satisfied with leaving Mia and Will to enjoy the rest of their seizing every moment and sharing a love that has left us enraptured.

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See where it all began for Will and Mia in SWEET THING

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SYNOPSIS

“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.

 

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SWEET THING by RENEE CARLINO

Sweet Thing

Synopsis

Mia Kelly is a twenty-five-year-old walking Gap ad who thinks she has life figured out when her father’s sudden death uproots her from slow-paced Ann Arbor to New York City’s bustling East Village. There she discovers her father’s spirit for life and the legacy he left behind with the help of an old café, a few eccentric friends, and one charming musician.

Will Ryan is good-looking, poetic, spontaneous, and on the brink of fame when he meets Mia, his new landlord, muse, and personal heartbreaker.

A story of self-discovery and friendship, Sweet Thing shines light on the power of loving and letting go.

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Review by Jenny & Gitte

Gitte: I absolutely loved Sweet Thing Jenny; I thought it was such a beautiful story. It pretty much had everything that makes a story great. It had music, an addictive story line laced full of every emotion imaginable sprinkled with humour too, seriously it had me hooked right from the start and I could not put it down. The writing is spot on and wow, new book boyfriend alert, without a doubt I fell in absolute LOVE with Will. He was perfection wasn’t he Jenny….sigh!

“And so it began, my secret and suppressed obsession with the sensitive, tortured, artist soul. An obsession I was still fighting tooth and nail and one I wouldn’t admit to anyone, namely myself.” – Mia

Jenny: Gitte I fell in love with this book at the prologue.  That may sound a bit crazy, but there was such beauty in the words and something about it spoke to me and drew me in.  The prologue held such promise that I hoped and prayed I wasn’t going to be let down and I’m delighted to say I wasn’t.   The scene was set and this story unfolded in such intoxicating and beautiful manner that I became immediately engrossed in the story and enamored by the characters.  Having the chapters referred to as “Tracks” called to my inner music buff and the intricate  way music was woven into this story completely won me over.

“As I watch, I think about the imagery I will create, the picture I want to paint. I imagine colorful words dancing across the page”

Ummm book boyfriend HIGH alert I’d say.  I am completely in love with sweet, sensitive, artistic, talented lovable,  funny and soulful Will. I’m with you there! He’s definitely earned a place on the TB Book Boyfriend shelf hasn’t he?

Gitte:  He sure has! So let’s start with Mia. My heart ached for this girl when she is suddenly faced with the loss of her Dad who was a free spirit, a musician and an artist. She leaves her more conservative Mum and Step Dad behind and travels back on a plane to New York to sort out his affairs by moving into his flat and taking over the running of his café.

The minute Mia steps onto the plane she meets the gorgeous Will Ryan who in spirit is very much like her Dad. The pair of them instantly have a connection and as a reader this is where I immediately fell in love with Will.

Anyway, back to Mia. She embarks on a very personal journey the minute she moves back to New York. Her rationale and her beliefs very much influenced by her perception of her Mum and Dad’s break up when she was a baby. She believes that the free-sprit is destined for disappointment and a life that is filled purely with art and music will never be enough.

I questioned her judgement from the start and was surprised at how dismissive she was of this life style when in my opinion she possessed many of the same qualities as her Dad as well as being an extremely talented musician.

It was almost like seeing two different worlds collide though the lines were very blurred. I have to say at times I wanted to hit her over the head with my kindle…actually a lot of times if I’m honest. I know she was lost, I realise she was trying to re-discover her true self, I know she was deep in grief…I felt her pain and I cried along with her so many times during some absolutely heart-breaking moments…BUT….kudos to Will for having the patience of a saint, his perseverance….his utter devotion and patience. It takes a strong man in absolute unconditional love to put up with what he did that’s for sure. Sorry I got side tracked onto Will again.

So Mia, I did connect with her but I didn’t like her very much through a good chunk of the book. Once she realised just what she had, the amazing gift she was being given, her chance at a life full of love and music. Once she realised that her path did not have to be just black or white…then she redeemed herself and I wanted to hug her whilst shouting “about bloody time”! Did you feel the same Jenny?

Jenny:  Well Gitte, Mia was a bit of a conundrum for me.  On the one hand I really did feel for her, connected to her, loved her and shared her grief but boy there were many a time I really did want to grab her and shake her. She needed to wake up to herself and really see what was going on around her and identify the hurt she was inflicting on others.

“It’s the change that happens in here that matters.”

I understood that she was on a journey to find herself, a self discovery of sorts to enable her to make sense of everything that had gone on and was going on in her life…..

 “It seemed like everything I knew at twenty-five morphed into everything I didn’t know by twenty six” 

…but oh boy she frustrated me and I got so annoyed with her at times for the way she sometimes projected her hurt and confusion onto Will. It was never intentional, I realise that, and I understood it was a defense mechanism, but at times seeing Will so broken and hurt killed me. Words hurt and Mia was a bit prone to speaking before thinking and yes, whilst she certainly did regret it afterwards,  the damage was done.  However, as the story progressed I started to really get her and she did redeem herself for me in the end and I wanted to just hug her.  Maybe I was a bit hard on her because I felt so much for Will, I’m not sure.

“Sometimes it takes the love of others to show us who we really are.”

Gitte:  Now as for Will Ryan. I don’t even know if I have the words to adequately explain how much I loved him. Will was sexy…he was funny and oh so very talented, he was a mesmerizing character. He could play just about any instrument and he played them brilliantly. He could sing and he wrote heart pounding songs.

Will had a huge heart and as I mentioned earlier, the patience of a saint. He is petrified of flying, and his nervous energy laced with humour was so endearing, I may have melted right from the start.

“You know they say people who have stared death in the face are bonded for life”Will

There are way too many moments to mention where Will made me laugh. When he told the story of his siblings and his name I had tears from laughter. He was such an amazing guy and my heart broke for him too so many times, he gave everything….he lived and loved with passion and fierceness. He was kind and gave himself 100%. But there’s only so many times you can take rejection and have your heart stamped on right Jenny?!

Jenny:  Too right Gitte.  Will had the patience of a saint and this man completely owned my heart.  Indeed Gitte, how do you put into words how wonderful this man is.  Will possessed such a wonderful spirit, a passion for art, love and life, he possessed  a truly beautiful soul, a magnetism that drew people to him, and he was sensitive, kind, creative, determined and artistic and yes, there were many times he had me in fits of giggles. I loved his cheeky, playful side. Yes, this man was beyond words. I can’t begin to express the times Will brought me to my knees and made me cry.  I absolutely ached for him. He had the ability to make me laugh, warm my heart and reduce me to tears with the flick of a page. When you shared his hurt , it was something you feel deep, deep down in your heart.

“Watching Will like that made me want to be a better person. It made me want to be more like him”

Gitte: So yeah, I loved this story, it touched my heart for so many reasons, the passion and the music, the broken hearts, the healing and self-discoveries…the whole thing really. It made me laugh and it made me cry in equal measures.

“You are your mother and your father. You are your experiences and your fears and the love you let yourself feel. You are your degree and your passion. You are your pain, your joy, and your fantasies….you are every person that touches your soul….but most of all you are you, whoever you dream to be…” – Martha

Sweet Thing touched me somewhere deep within that and I can’t explain it. It will move you, it will make you feel, it will show you that not everything is black and white that it’s okay to live in the grey as long as you know who you are and what truly makes you happy. It’s a story of self-discovery, of love and forgiveness. It is full of passion; it’s deep and so very real. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry

Jenny:  I was the same Gitte, this book really touched me and I think it was because it did feel real and you were present in the moment and felt every single word. Sweet Thing is one of those books where you close the page, and as you wipe away the tears you sigh, knowing you’ve just experienced something special, something you want to shout about from the rooftops and share with fellow passionate readers.

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.  The author brings the world of music into this story in such a way it almost sings to you and offers you the ability that makes you feel you can almost reach out and touch it.  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.

“I wanted him to own me. I would nourish his body with mine. I would feel his heart; his mind…his soul”

4.5 Stars

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SWEET THING by RENEE CARLINO
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