Review: Sweet Little Thing by Renee Carlino

Sweet Little Thing (Sweet Thing #1.5) by Renee Carlino
Atria Books (March 4, 2014)

Rating: B++
Heat: Hot

Heroine: Mia Kelly-Ryan – Pianist, Happy
Hero: Will Ryan – Guitarist, Charming





In Sweet Little Thing, Will and Mia have come a long way since they finally got together in Sweet Thing. I say finally because Mia put us through the emotional wringer as she struggled with letting of her baggage. But alas, she does come to her senses. Mia is a still a tough cookie but is more carefree and shines with happiness these days. Will is still my charming, quirky, sweet, and sexy man and he is even happier now that he and Mia are solid.

"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. " - Will

Will has opened a recording studio where he and Mia write and sing music. Mia is still running the café her father left to her. They’re planning their wedding. And training they’re puppy, June. Without saying too much else, there is a sweet little twist in the story that made my heart smile. Things are about to cha cha change for them. With everything going on in their life, they continue to be happy and in love with one another, even as life throws them curveballs.

Let me count thy ways I love our amazing hero, Will. *blows Will a kiss* I was on cloud nine reading this novella (almost entirely) from Will’s POV. I loved being inside his head. He has so much passion and love for Mia that I could feel it through Renee Carlino’s lovely words. Will, with his quirky sense of humor, kept me smiling or laughing almost entire time. He’s also super smart and stubborn when it comes to the music he creates. One of my favorite things about Will is that he remains true to himself.

There are a few serious moments during the story but mostly it remains light without a whole lot of drama. The many heartfelt and adorable moments between Will and Mia made me feel all warm and gooey inside. I even got choked up a couple of times. And let me tell you… There are many, many delicious sexy times between Mia and Will. I remember fanning myself during one very memorable steamy scene when Will got his world rocked by Mia. Wow-wee! We also get to visit with Jenny, Tyler, and Martha, who all make an appearance in this story – which I thought was a lot of fun.

This novella really was the sweetest little thing. Oh how I missed Will and Mia. It was good see where their life had taken them after Sweet Thing - which made my list of 2013 favorite books. For me, Sweet Little Thing is the perfect companion novella and perfect ending to Will and Mia’s amazing, magnificent love story. Really, just a fabulous short story you don’t want to miss.


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