by Renee Carlino
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.
“What a wonderful find! It is rare and hard to explain when you find a story that speaks to you intimately the way this one did to me. …It has that “something special that you can’t quite put your finger on” about it …
“Absolutely wonderful! What an unbelievable first book…. The storyline is perfect, the characters are so well developed that you feel like they are part of you. The way the author combined many forms if art, from music, to poetry, to visual arts all added to the depth of the story. I didn’t want it to end.”
Charmed, and then some!
“A rare one indeed! You had me at Prologue!… what a beautifully written story! … the dialogue (impeccable writing), character development ( flaws and all), and most importantly, strong story line ( believable)…this book has it all. Love, heartbreak, love, and heartbreak, and ahh,love again – Love of all kinds – Romance, friendship, parental, animal. Bravo!”
“Let me start by saying this book was nothing like I was expecting. It was sweet perfection. …it made me laugh, cry, smile and made my heart FEEL for these characters…”
for that.She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June. When she’s not at the beach with her boys or working on the next book, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate. This is her first novel.For more about Renee Carlino and her work, please visit her website.