Sweet Somethings

Sweet Somethings

by Barbara Freethy

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From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes a poignant, and charming romance about going home, falling in love and finding yourself.

Roman Prescott has always lived his life in the shadows. Being invisible meant staying alive--during his troubled childhood and his years as a soldier. But when an injury sends him back to the small town of Fairhope, he can't hide from his past or the light brought forth by a beautiful pastry chef.

Having lost her parents at a young age, Juliette Adams has had her share of tragedy, but now she fills her days making sweet desserts in her bakery and trying to recapture her happy childhood. Then she meets an attractive, brooding man, who is not only tearing down her old house but might just tear apart her fragile future. She's not interested in the tragic love story she was named after--she wants a love that will lift her up, that will last, and this sexy soldier has one foot out the door.

They both know they should ignore the sparks between them, but Valentine's Day fever has lit up the town and old love letters and long-buried secrets keep bringing them together. Can these two wary souls get past their fear of loving and losing to finally win the greatest love of all?

If so, what could be sweeter than that? 


"Freethy is an expert at creating unforgettable characters." Library Journal

"A warm, moving story of the power of love." NYT Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber on Daniel's Gift

"A warm and wonderful book about love, family and everything that's important in life. Irresistible! I loved it!" NYT Bestselling Author Susan Elizabeth Phillips on Ask Mariah

"Barbara Freethy brings a tender poignancy to mainstream romantic fiction." Romantic Times Magazine

"In the tradition of Lavyrle Spencer, gifted author Barbara Freethy creates an irresistible tale of family secrets, riveting adventure and heart-touching romance." NYT Bestselling Author Susan Wiggs on Summer Secrets

"Hooked me from the start and kept me turning pages throughout all the twists and turns. Silent Run is powerful romantic intrigue at its best." NYT Bestselling Author JoAnn Ross on Silent Run

"If you love nail-biting suspense and heartbreaking emotion, Silent Run belongs on the top of your to-be-bought list. I could not turn the pages fast enough." NYT Bestselling Author Mariah Stewart

"Barbara Freethy writes with bright assurance, exploring the bonds of sisterhood and the excitement of blue water sailing. Summer Secrets is a lovely novel." NYT Bestselling Author Luanne Rice

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157233709
Publisher: Fog City Publishing
Publication date: 01/17/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 68,466
File size: 869 KB

About the Author

Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of 54 novels ranging from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. Twenty-three of her titles have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Lists. She is a six time finalist for Best Contemporary Romance by Romance Writers of America and a two-time winner. Her books have been translated and are a worldwide sensation with over 11 million books sold to date. For more information, visit her website at www.barbarafreethy.com

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Sweet Somethings 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
BrandyLyons More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderfully sweet (ha!) story about a fabulous baker working hard to build her new business and a recuperating marine. Loved the dynamic between them, and how big Juliette's heart is! I kind of wanted a little more of the side stories - the fire, Travis and Cameron, etc. but I assume those are covered in other books. Darn it, now I'm going to have to read them to find out! Anyways, this was a great book, and I totally recommend it!
BrandyJB More than 1 year ago
Barbara Freethy Continues To Be my favorite author. Roman used to be a troublemaker in a small town. He becomes a Marine, injured and returns to the small town of Fair hope. Juliette had a childhood that wasn't the best and returns to Fair hope to start a bakery her dream. Wishes provide a tasty treat that claim the town of Fair Hope. And when Roman and Juliette meet the two begin the journey of healing for both. Let's say this has a sweet and romantic story. And the sparks begin to fly when they meet. And I will leave you to read this great book to find out the ending which I know you will Love. Another 5 stars for Barbara. Jan
Melissa_D More than 1 year ago
Barbara has done it again! Another book that catches you from page one and keeps your attention growing until the very last page! This book was a sweet little book centered in a small little town where love is always bound to happen! Many little love circles in this books ties into one big story of love and happiness by the time the book is finished!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Juliette has started a bakery in the town she lived in until she was 12. Roman has come home to help his Grandfather until he can return to the Marines. While she bakes her special wish cookies her memories are of the special time with her father who started the tradition. Roman and her grow fond of each other's company. Barbara has written another wonderful story. Characters are strong and story is interesting. Couldn't put it down. Know you will enjoy this book. joy943
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not normally a fan of romance books. I prefer a little suspense along with the romance, but when the author is Barbara Freethy I can make an exception. She has a way of creating characters that are so real and I want to know them. I start reading her books and can't put them down. Roman and Juliette's story was so entertaining to read. I would love to live in a small town like Fairhope and be around these people! I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good love story and hope that some of the other characters get their own stories, too!!! I saw that Donovan's story is actually a movie =)
SuzD More than 1 year ago
Another book from Barbara Freethy that kept me away from my household chores. I could almost smell the wonderful aromas of the bakery and coffee as I followed Juliette's and Roman's story. When you need an escape into a world of romance, Barbara never disappoints.
PollyBennett More than 1 year ago
Very sweet and wonderful story. Just like all of Ms. Freethy's books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
turtleluvr More than 1 year ago
A great, romantic read! I was rooting for Juliette and Roman from the first moment I met them! Both were emotionally damaged from situations in their pasts that they had to overcome. Juliette worked on helping others and making them happy, while Roman's walls crumbled as he watched her. This is a Sweet, wonderful read!
book-addictSR More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story by Barbara Freethy. This is a great little story. I really enjoyed getting to meet the characters in this book This story was about Roman and Juliette. They both returned to their home town after suffering heartbreak and a past of ups and downs. I loved getting to know Juliette and Roman, the chemistry between them was amazing from the start. I loved how Juliette had to help everyone she could even Roman. I would definitely recommend this book to my friends. I will leave you with a sweet romance feeling. I am looking forward to more great stories from Barbara Freethy.
Mpomper514 More than 1 year ago
Barbara Freethy never fails to deliver no matter what genre she is writing for a particular book, her characters always have a lot of depth. Sweet Somethings pairs up Roman and Juliette. Both of them returning to Fairhope after being gone for a long time. Roman leaving to join the Marines at 18 because he was considered a troublemaker after a bad childhood, and he wanted to find himself. Juliette forced to leave at 12 after her parents were killed. Roman returns to recover from injuries he sustained while on a tour of duty and to help his grandfather out with refurbishing a home he purchased. Juliette develops her love of baking from her father who had a bakery prior to his death, and after winning a baking contest comes back to open a bakery and to settle in the town that she missed so much, and hoping to find good memories from her childhood. Each of them having a hard time going home, and each one working through their struggles to being back home. They are both attracted to each other, and each one fighting that attraction because one wants to leave town, and the other is setting deep roots. Charming book. Definite book to read.
XstitcherKansas More than 1 year ago
Every time I read one of Barbara's books I have a new favorite book! Sweet Somethings was a really fun read. The small-town setting provided the background for several storylines besides the featured one about Juliette and Roman. Growing up in a small town myself made the book even more enjoyable. I thought the "Wish Cookies" sounded like such a fun Valentine tradition, I wanted to buy one!
Kris_Kringle More than 1 year ago
"Sweet Somethings" is a story of Roman Prescott and Juliette. Both have returned to their Alabama homes. Together, they are healing and finding each other.
Ellen-oceanside More than 1 year ago
SWEET SOMETHING a coffee shop novel by Barbara Freethy. A definite winner again for Barbara. For those of us who love old Victorian houses and the sweet smells of a bakery. The town is called Fairhope. We have a returning soldier, Roman helping his grandfather with restoring a Victorian house. Not just any, but the special one that Juliette grew up in. hoping someday to buy it. Then again maybe she would be better off leaving the past and look to the future. All the changes in her life since losing her parents , and the house since she was twelve. She owns a bakery and loves making the sweet deserts for people. That too is the memories of doing it with her Dad. Can these two people who have walls, and hurts around them, find a future without the walls, and love. A delightful book that would be enjoyable to read by all. Given ARC by author for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.
connie430 More than 1 year ago
Such a sweet romance! Juliette owns a bakery in a small town she has recently returned to after having left when she was 12 and her parents died. Roman has also just returned to the same small town, he left the town when he was 18 and joined the marines. He was a troubled teenagers and did some stupid things but he was a good kid, he just got blamed for things he didn't do. So Juliette wants to be back because she feels it will bring her peace after losing her parents a a young age and Roman is only back to recoup from a medical leave and help his Uncle restore Juliette's childhood home, which she wanted to buy. I loved watching how Roman was a grumpy bitter person at the beginning of the story but he becomes so sweet and kind because of Juliette. She is so cute and funny because she does not give up, if she wants something she will do it and can always make Roman help her. I think the development of the story and characters was written beautifully and I couldn't put the book down.
Kelly Gregory More than 1 year ago
Juliette, the orphaned daughter of a local bakery owner, returns to her hometown to open a bakery herself after winning a national baking competition. When she meets Roman, a Marine on medical leave who is remodeling her childhood home for his grandfather, the sparks fly - but not the good kind! As the story progresses, we learn more about their early years growing up in the small town, as she moved to New York at the age of 12 after the death of her parents around the same time a troubled teenaged Roman moved to town to live with a grandfather he never really knew. It's a classic story of will they/won't they, and will he overcome his rebellious teenage reputation, all while they befriend others in a small town full of interesting people. I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick, sweet read full of minor characters I would love to read more about at a later time. It would make a great series. And the main characters, Roman and Juliet, were a couple I wanted to root for throughout the book. I will be interested to see the movie Coffee Shop about the town itself and those other small-town characters.
ledLD More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this, let me just say it "sweet story". I have now watched the movie and enjoyed this story more than the movie. This reminds me of those old Harlequin Romance books. Good light read.
Grottoes More than 1 year ago
Charming depiction of small town life and second chances in life and in love. Juliette lost her parents to tragedy when she was 12. She has returned to Fairhope, Alabama to open a bakery and take after her beloved father. Roman is a Marine home on medical leave helping his grandfather remodel Juliettes childhood home. Sparks fly when they meet and I enjoyed watching them finding their way to each other and fit back into the town. Sweet, sentimental and romantic
Teri_D More than 1 year ago
This is another sweet and wonderful book by Barbara Freethy. I am not sure where she keeps coming up with her wonderful plots and ideas, but I am sure glad that she does, If you love Hallmark movies, you will adore this book. It is a story of second chances for Juliette and Roman (you have to love the names). It's small town romance at its best. It is sweet without being sugary. Every town should be so lucky to have a coffee shop where romance is only a cup of coffee away. I received an ARC of this delightful book. The choice to read and review it was mine.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Everybody deserves their second chance. For some people it just takes a little more time to find it. Juliette and Roman are due to have some happiness in their lives. Having been dogged by tragedy and heartache, it's only right that the dark shadows fade to make way for more sunshine. But can these shadow hunters let go of the past and say hello to a brighter future? Sweet Somethings uses the past to influence the future. Brought together by an old house, an unforgettable love story and some surprising secrets this couple may finally find a place to call home. Each other. Ms. Freethy continues to surprise me with her frank candor, emotional stories and epic romances. Her voice is unique and her stories have a purity that shines through. Coffee Shop - A woman in search of a love that won't let her down. Coffee Shop and it's cast of characters mixes funny with a whole of heart to deliver a quirky yet lovable journey to a second chance love. Donovan is a woman on a mission. If she can get her head out of the past and listen to her heart. The charm was there, even in the lukewarm moments. A Hallmark card for the soul.