Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Review: Sweet Little Thing (Sweet Thing #1.5) by Renée Carlino

Sweet Thing (#1.5)
Author: Renée Carlino
Published: March 3, 2014

Purchase:  Amazon  | B&N


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.


“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.”

I’ve wanted more Will and Mia ever since I turned the last page of Sweet Thing, and this beautiful little novella was exactly what I craved.  Having the continuation of their story in Will’s voice made it even more charming.  Of course, Will’s neurosis also made parts of it EXTREMELY funny, and I laughed out loud several times.  But then there are the pages that are filled with the most heartwarming and poignant moments that make Will and Mia one of my favorite fictional couples.  

“I strained to listen to the sound I’ve heard so many times before when I’m in Mia’s presence.  It’s quiet, but if I tune everything else out, I can hear it. 
 It’s the divine sound of my soul. 
 It’s the sound I hear when I know everything is right in my world.”

When you add music into the mixture, this short story becomes absolutely perfect; and fans of Sweet Thing will most definitely want to own this delightful addition. Renée Carlino writes so lyrically, and she conveys her character’s thoughts in the loveliest ways.  You can’t help but fall deeply in love with them – and that is exactly what this reader has done. 

“We can find our people, love, respect them, and then hang on for dear life because it’s not where you go on this journey but who you’re with that matters the most.” 

Sweet Thing (Sweet Thing, #1) Sweet Little Thing (Sweet Thing, #1.5)
My Rating:  
Five sweet little musical stars 

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