A USA TODAY bestselling contemporary romance about the complexities of love and self-discovery in the early post-college years.
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
It’s not love at first sight for college graduate Mia and aspiring musician Will, but when the two strangers are seated together on a flight to New York City, the wheels of fate are set in motion. Renée Carlino’s expansive love story thrusts together two creative types determined to make their own ways in the world. Despite awkward complications and bad timing, their connection proves irresistibly powerful. As Mia and Will figure out what will make them happy, Sweet Thing lures you in with fresh prose, heartfelt interactions and a colourful supporting cast.
Totally hooked me!
Just because a book has a happy (?) ending doesn’t mean it’s a good story.
In my top 3 favorites from Renée
Like Before we Were Strangers (my favorite of her books), this takes a close second. Not only does it embrace the world of friendship that evolves into intimate romance and undeniable love, but it touches on so many feelings of grief, not just the one that Mia has her for father. This story is about becoming your true self, the warrior within, and the man that knew she was there all along. Left me feeling hopeful and misty-eyed. I will cherish this story the way I have cherished “Before We Were Strangers”. It is a love story about loving another, but not before loving yourself.