Sunday, March 30, 2014

Review: Sweet Thing ( Sweet Thing #1 ) by Renee Carlino

Sweet Thing by Renee Carlino
Excerpt

"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.


Genre

Contemporary

Review

There was absolutely nothing ‘Sweet’ about this book. Reading this give me a big headache, I’m so frustrated with the things that Mia did in the entire book and she didn’t even need grovel to get Will back in the end. The only reason I manage to finish the book was purely because I love Will and I want to see him happy in the end. He deserved to have his HEA, but at one point I rather he meet another girl and forget all about Mia. Urg!!

Mia is a Ms. Sensible, she learned it from her mother who was a lawyer. After her father died, she inherited his coffee shop and an apartment. She met Will, the starving musician on the flight that they strike up a friendship due to their mutual love for music. 

Will is a guitarist for a lousy band and a part time bartender. He is a talented musician awaiting for his big break. He charmed his way to become Mia’s roommate and they both have a blast living under the same roof and jamming songs during the night. I love his neurosis and weird antics and his passion for music. He is this goofy and funny guy and is hard not to fall for him.

Will was clearly attracted to Mia, but Mia always put him at arm length and treated him as her best buddies. She don’t think that she will have any future with a musician. Not only is his success questionable, even if he did become famous, he will just move on with his rocker lifestyle. So Mia said no to him, even though she felt a mutual attraction.

From then onwards, there was so much sexual tension and frustrated between these two. Mia kept pushing him away and hurting his feelings. I felt like bashing her up. Although Will felt crushed, he was still being really nice to her. Can you not love this man?

I like Will fine, but I don’t want to date an almost thirty-year-old, struggling musician who rents a room from me for four hundred dollars a month.”

You see why I wanted to sucker punch her? Who is she to judge him? She inherited the BLOODY apartment from her dad!

I felt bad for giving this a low rating because the writing was good and Will was awesome, the only thing I can’t stomach was Mia’s behavior. I mean I don’t even fault her for wanting to look for a Mr. Suitable and Stable. It is okay that she didn’t want to date a musician. She felt that Will can’t give her the stability. That was totally alright. But what’s not alright is her behavior, sometimes leading him on and then pushed him away, and then get irrationally jealous when he wanted to move on with his life. The last straw was that she blew up when he didn’t choose the career path that she wanted for him. Can she be any more of a bitch?

I kept taking deep cleansing breath to stomach through the whole book just to get to the ending because Will deserved to get his dream girl. Is just too bad he wanted Mia so badly despite all her bullshit. That woman didn’t even need to grovel for Will to take her back. Come on, Will. You can’t be that nice to her! What did she did on her previous life to have such a great guy waiting for her?

You shall just read this book for Will and his music. I love his jamming session, his songs and basically everything he perform. Just ignore the heroine-who-shall-not-be-named.

Rating 3.5/5

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