Sweetness

Sweetness

by Lindsay Paige

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ISBN-13: 9781466438781
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/14/2011
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Lindsay Paige is a young adult romance author from North Carolina. Most of what Lindsay writes are her daydreams in lavish details. (Please excuse that fact when you read one of her future works about a girl who sleeps around.;)) When not writing, she is working to complete her final year of high school.

Lindsay loves to read, listen to music, watch and play tennis, along with watching her favorite hockey team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Lindsay is a big fan of Sidney Crosby (87) and buys Penguins merchandise whenever she can.

Lindsay loves to be around her family and best friends. One summer after viewing a video of Nicholas Sparks' house, Lindsay's mother made the comment that she should write a bestselling novel since she "reads so much", that way they could have a beautiful house as well. Lindsay took her comment to heart. She began working on Sweetness. A year later, the novel was complete.

Many of the aspects of the characters in Sweetness were inspired by Lindsay's own struggles, such as an alcoholic father and the anxiety Emily suffers because of her past.(less)

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Sweetness 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a very good book great characters, great background, there is not a great climax, or plot line. Over all it is a extremely good book! -E
Andreat78 More than 1 year ago
To be perfectly honest, I wasn't expecting a whole lot out of SWEETNESS. (Sorry, Lindsay!) I couldn't tell you why, for certain. Maybe it was the length of the book. Maybe I'm just weird sometimes. But I have to say, I was, overall, pleasantly surprised. I would describe SWEETNESS as "sweet" with a bit of an edge. I know that seems easy because of the title, but it really was. The main characters had such an endearing charm. But they were also fragile, particularly Emily. Jake was such a rock, despite his circumstances, and treated Emily almost to perfection. Their progression throughout the story was charming and, again, sweet. The issues the teens face are sobering. Emily has undergone a traumatic experience and hasn't fully recovered. I did feel the issues were pretty heavily glossed over, and that was a missed opportunity. I don't know if the author has delved more deeply in subsequent books, or plans to leave it be. Regardless, I know I would have felt more deeply for Emily if I had know a bit more about her past, instead of just the bits she shared. SWEETNESS definitely snuck up on me. I didn't expect to care as much for the characters as I did. I am definitely curious as to what happens to Jake and Emily next, more so if their issues are fully fleshed. Favorite Quote: "That short act of slamming the metal door closed and hearing the clack of metal on metal made me feel slightly better. It was a smaller ecstasy of doing something like standing on the top of a three-story building and throwing stuff over the edge." (ebook, 1%)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book over all was really good. It was rushed though. Not bad
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel was really amazing! I love the books where the Mr. Popular (Jake) falls in love for the shy, outcast (Emily). I do reccomend this book for a good read.
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dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Sweetness (Bold As Love #1) by Lindsay Paige Emily and her father move to a new town.  After being mistreated by her mother, Emily feels unworthy and  hopes to be ignored.  She is paired with hockey star Jake Benson on a class assignment.  Jake is intrigued by Emily and wants to discover more about her and make her realize that she is special.   I love that Jake saw something in Emily and wanted to get to know her better.  Having a difficult life himself, he notices Emily’s odd reactions and wants to help her.  Jake has a good heart.  He takes care of his little brother, Drake, because his father doesn’t.  He is responsible and caring. My heart went out to Emily. Her mother put her through hell, doing some serious damage.  I was glad her father rescued her from her situation, and that she befriended Jake and Drake.  She is brave and honorable.  After what she went through, she deserves good things to happen to her.  Unfortunately, some not so pleasant events continue to plague her.  At least this time around she has a better support system.  Drake is such a sweet little brother. It is easy to understand how Emily could become attached to him.  He makes her comfortable and able to laugh.   Sweetness is a heartwarming story.   Lindsay Paige  did a wonderful job with every aspect of this story.  The plot is realistic and touching.  The characters are well-developed and convincing.  I just fell in love with Emily, Jake and Drake.  I became so invested in them; I have no choice but to continue reading the series to see how their lives evolve.  I didn’t want the story to end, and I am relieved that the book is the star of a series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good highly recommend for teens maybe even tweens
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's short, goes into another book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible... thank goodness it was free!
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Sometimes a YA book is sent to me and just by the synopsis alone, I know that even though I am not always the YA fan I am going to like it. From the very beginning, the reader meets Emily, a girl who is living with her father after some drama takes place while she was temporarily living with her mother. As the chapters switch to our other main characters point of view - Jake, he is your guys guy in high school who finds something interesting in Emily and just has to get to know her. A great YA book that shows the drama of high school without feeling to whiny. You see Emily grow in this book through her interactions with Jake as he pushes her out of her shell. With realism, it didn't feel like life is always dandy as some books can seem to be. With simple language and great characters, I would pass this YA book onto any high school reader.
dracula08 More than 1 year ago
Please, B&N, make this ereader friendly!!!!!!!!!!!
Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
A quick read that holds your interest beginning to end! Did I enjoy this book: I did. It was a quick read (only 110 pages) that held my interest. I read this book every free chance I had. I just wanted to hug both Emily and Jake and tell each of them that it wasn't his/her fault. I cared about these characters and I wanted to see how their story ended. Emily was a well written character. She is described as walking with her head down, looking at the shoes going by her. She almost always had her iPod on her and didn't talk to anyone. You could tell she had something going on inside her that was holding her back. When Emily is paired up with Jake for a class project, he helps her open up...especially once she meets Jake's little brother, Drake. I loved that Emily became her true self when she was with Drake. Those were really sweet moments in the story. Jake is a sweet, caring, very mature young man. Much more mature than most high school boys. Their relationship - although slow to start - is one based on total trust and support. There were some flaws in this book...mainly proofreading and some editing issues. But they were quite easy to overlook and did not disrupt the flow of the story in the least. This story seemed quite real to me for the most part. Would I recommend it: I would probably recommend Sweetness to the older young adult readers. I do think that it is a bit mature for a young, young adult crowd. Will I read it again: No, I won't read this book again.
DreamReads More than 1 year ago
Sweetness has to be one of those most authentic Young Adult books that I have read in quite a while. I describe it as authentic because the story in this book doesn't even feel like fiction at all, it feels, well, very real. And ironically that is not the easiest thing to find in the Young Adult Realistic/Contemporary genre, believe it or not. Sometimes there are situations that are described in some Contemporary YA books that make you go, "Wait, what? That would never happen in real life, I think the author is pushing it here" but because the story is so amazing you give it the benefit of the doubt, although in the back of your mind you are still retaining that small doubtful feeling that awakened in you while you where reading the story. Well let me tell that with this book, that never happened once and boy was I impressed with that. The writing style used in this book is very natural and is a perfect example that "less is more" because though the book has a lot of depth to it and is quite complex, the writing style always remains approachable, and the dialogue feels like it emulates what real conversations between people sound like. It was beyond refreshing and I adored every minute of it. When you approach Sweetness, it's easy to assume by the title and length of this book, that it is a very light and even super fun read, but it is not. It is a quick read and it does have its fun and sweet moments but the topics covered in this book are not light. In this book we get to read about verbal abuse, parental abandonment, drug and alcohol abuse, intricate family dynamics, loneliness and alienation. And yes these topics are quite heavy but they never make the book feel like it's depressing or overwhelming, quite the contrary, they add a realness to the story and help deliver the quintessential message of the book, that is: to heal from our wounds, we must learn to accept and love others and ourselves. The main and secondary characters in this book are just lovely. They are well developed and so darling. But when the main characters in this book meet we soon get to follow them on their journey to trust one another, befriend one another and eventually fall in love with one another and boy was it beautiful. Why? because Emily and Jake have a refined sensibility. They are caring, smart, selfless young people who just happen to be caught up on a lot of family turmoil causing them to be a bit lost, a bit confused and sad. Thankfully they find each other and their story blossoms into something quite special and charming, I would say. I am so impressed with Lindsay Paige as I believe that she is in her last year of high school. She is definitely a Young Adult author to watch out for and I can't wait to read the rest of the books in this series. And this is a quick read as the book is 108 pages so if you are in look for a great Contemporary Young Adult Romance novel, you have a winner in Sweetness. My Rating: 4.5/5
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We share the same name. It makes me feel as if I am her. --E
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sooo good. Im so gonna read the next one. If you dont like this then dont post crappy sht saying it has bad grammer or whatever. Its a good damn book so read it!!! ~K