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Joanie Bigbee, cupcake baker extraordinaire, likes to keep her options open ? and she?s good at it. She?s started and sold some 30 businesses in her postage stamp-sized Tennessee town, and at the moment she can be found in a short skirt and go-go boots, selling cupcakes out of the back of a converted Volkswagen van. What she moves on to next is anybody?s guess. She knows better than to be tied down. In any way. She?s watched every woman in her family fall head-over-heels, only to find herself wondering how to ...
Joanie Bigbee, cupcake baker extraordinaire, likes to keep her options open — and she’s good at it. She’s started and sold some 30 businesses in her postage stamp-sized Tennessee town, and at the moment she can be found in a short skirt and go-go boots, selling cupcakes out of the back of a converted Volkswagen van. What she moves on to next is anybody’s guess. She knows better than to be tied down. In any way. She’s watched every woman in her family fall head-over-heels, only to find herself wondering how to pick up the pieces when love is lost.
When Nick Dalton shows up at the groovy cupcakery, all Joanie wants is a taste; a fling with no strings suits her just fine. For Nick, a bite is not enough; he wants the whole cake: a big house, a family, true love. But love only makes you stupid, right? Joanie has to decide whether to follow where her free-spirit leads . . . or hold on to the sweetest thing she’s ever known.
Posted May 6, 2014
Reviewed by Kim
for Read Your Writes Book Reviews
The second book in Kim Law's Sugar Springs Series is a really sweet read. While this is the second book in the series, it stands alone from the first.
Sweet Nothings will make you smile, laugh, and cry a little. It's a touching read about two people who had less than ideal childhoods finding the love they want so desperately.
Nick Dalton, the twin brother of Cody Dalton from Sugar Springs, is a nurturer through and through. It's what he's done his whole life by taking care of his alcoholic mother. Nick doesn't want anything more than to find love and have a family of his own.
Joanie Bigbee is not your average woman. She is her own person and pretty much does the unexpected quite often. Joanie suffers from abandonment issues. Her mother left her on her thirteenth birthday and several years later, her beloved grandfather left as well. With being hurt so many times, Joanie has refused to become involved in relationships. She doesn’t even make permanent commitments to the businesses she starts and then eventually sells.
After convincing her to give him a chance, Nick slowly gets Joanie to open up and change as a person, for the better. Together, both Nick and Joanie make discoveries about themselves, those they love, and the past itself.
This is a small town romance, so you have to know that the town as a whole is full of busybodies who like to meddle and gossip. But sometimes, those busybodies are just what a person needs to push them in the right direction. So much is packed into the pages of this book, from reunions to development of friendships, and love to heartbreak. I can’t wait to return back to Sugar Springs, Tennessee.
Source: Montlake Romance via NetGalley
Posted January 22, 2014
A Great Read!
This is the second book in the Sugar Springs series and I loved it even better than the first one.This is the story of Joanie and Nick and so many surprises. The book will make you laugh and cry. I just loved the ending of the book! I can't wait for the next book in the series!
Posted January 19, 2014
Cupcakes, check! Hunky alpha hero in pursuit, check!
The heroine does not want a relationship. So much of the book is spent on this aspect of the plot that we don’t really get the best part of the romance for me which is the relationship.
We have well drawn characters, secondary characters, frosting, good sexy times but not the best part of the romance for me.
This is a decent book with solid engaging writing but I wanted more meshing and much more from the happily ever after.
If you like the cupcake explosion in romance (and at your local strip mall) of late, you should enjoy this book.
I was given this book for my honest review. So, there you have it.
Posted January 6, 2014
This was a fun and flirty love story with some naughty bits thrown in. Sweet Nothings by Kim Law was provided to me by the Publisher through NetGalley for review. The opinions are my own.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 2, 2014
I read romance because I want to escape and be entertained and amused, and this title managed to succeed and deliver laughter, enjoyment and escape. Kim Law’s second installment in the Sugar Springs series focuses on Joanie and Nick.
Joanie is a Sugar Springs native, born with restless feet, while she has never left the town she constantly needs a new challenge to keep her amused. These she finds in her serial business ownership: start a business, get it successful, sell it and move on. She doesn’t allow herself attachments, including relationships: believing in a family curse that condemns the women to make fools of themselves for a man and be left alone and bereft.
Nick is in town to bond with his newly discovered twin brother, and to set up another branch of his construction company. Born of a mother who was less than motherly, he has been struggling to build a bond that feels like family with his brother, before the two decide to search for yet another missing sibling, given up by their mother to the adoption process. Nick is less interested in a relationship and family at the moment, but his goal is to marry and have a family, to make up for the lack of family he grew up with.
Of course these two would have an electric connection despite their every effort to ignore it and be “just friends”. With a ton of personal growth, compromise and more than a few moments of “shake them till they see sense” moments, the story kept me involved and engaged. And of course I want some of those cupcake recipes!
Kim Law has penned a story that is loaded with interesting and enjoyable characters and mixed in several sub-plots that focus on life in a small town and the eccentricities you meet. Laughter and tears are equally common, with several sweet pillow talk moments, sections of steam, and an abiding connection to family and that space where everyone knows your name are some of the qualities that stay with you after the final page is read.
I received an eBook via NetGalley for purpose of honest review for Tasty Book Tours. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.