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 themselves 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. But 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.
REVIEWThe 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.
Release Date: January 1, 2014
Book Length: 304 pages
Source: Montlake via NetGalley
Reviewed by: Kim
Reading format: Available in eBook and Paperback
You can purchase Sweet Nothings NOW for your Kindle for only $1.99. On January 1, 2014, the official release date, the price will go to $4.99.
Sweet Nothings is also available in paperback format from other retailers.
Not a Kindle eReader owner? Click here to see how you can still purchase the eBook and convert it.
The Sugar Spring Novel Series:
Places to find Kim Law: