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

sweet-thing-renee-carlinoName: Sweet Thing (Sweet Thing #1)
Author: Renée Carlino
Daniela’s Rating: 4.5 stars

Daniela’s review

Oh, another Will to swoon over for.

I really, really, reaaaally liked this book. It was just what I needed.

This is the story of Mia Kelly. She thinks she has it all figured out; what she should study, what should be catalogued as a hobby,
where she should graduate and how the man in her life should be. It’s all supposed to be as opposite as it can from what her father was, that is a musician. A lover of life. But actually, what she hasn’t realized is how lost she’s been. With the unexpected death of her dad, she now has to face his business and a life she thought wasn’t really hers. This new life brings new friends who’ll become family, a sweet guy who’ll do about anything to make her happy and wait for her as long as she needs to, and music. All the music she’s been missing. All the music she hasn’t been listening to.

My thoughts:

This book was really sweet. I loved it from page one. The story was well paced, I thought it was too narrative though, I missed a little bit more of conversations, but overall… It was incredibly good. This story talks about how some people prefer to go for the safe things in life instead of taking risks, having the faith that you need to accomplish extraordinary things in life. In your work life, love life or life in general. It’s about giving you the chance to enjoy what really makes you happy, to allow yourself be honest with not only everyone around you but with yourself as well. In this case, Mia had her mind set. She was sure she knew what she wanted for her life. But when Will appeared, everything changed. So, as she got to know him better, she started questioning everything she once believed was true. Who she was, what she wanted in life and who she wanted to share it with. But Will reminded her too much of her father, who had a free spirit and a deep love for music, so she couldn’t really be honest with him or herself, so she settle with having him as her friend.

This is a nice story where the need of self discover is as important as anything else. Mia’s life becomes a complete different thing when she lets herself be what she really wants to be. Be with whom she really wants to be, no matter if he’s a famous musician or just Will. I get her need for stability, I really do. But sometimes you have to have faith that things will end up right. No one knows what the future holds. No one can say for sure what’s going to happen. You just have to trust the person you’re with and the decisions you’re making.

About the characters:

Well, Mia was frustrating. One of the most frustrating characters I’ve ever read. I liked her, but man she got under my skin a lot.Why couldn’t she just let herself be happy? Be with the guy she wanted? No, she had to make it hard for both of them. But she was also a good friend, she loved with all her heart. I adored her relationship with his dad, the glimpse we had of it anyway. It really felt like she loved him and missed him deeply. Even though he wasn’t the typical father, he treated her with love and respect. She looked up to him. I loved that.

Will… Another Will to love! Oh, he reminded me SO FREAKING MUCH of Paul Hudson from How To Kill A Rock Star. His childish way of acting, his funny and loving personality.. It was so obvious he was in love with Mia from day one. He was always nothing but respectful toward her, no matter what she did, he always looked out for her and took care of her when she needed it. He’s so goddamn lovable. His music, his way of caring. He made me smile the whole book. (Definitely one of my fav-book boyfriends now)

The rest of the characters had an important role in the story. Jenny was the best friend Mia needed, the one who would be honest with her and tell her the things she needed to hear, even if she didn’t want to, but also showed all the support Mia needed at times. Martha was like another mom to Mia, she gave her advice, loved her and took care of her.

I loved this book <3


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