Sweet Nothings is a romance novel by Kim Law.
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.
- Title: Sweet Nothings
- Raina Rating: 7.2 out of 10
- Genre: Contemporary Romance
- Author: Kim Law (Twitter @Kim_Law)
What I found odd about this book is that the two main characters don’t have overwhelming chemistry that draws them together. Sure he’s hot, but then again a lot of guys are hot. Just because you find a guy good looking doesn’t mean there is an undeniable yearning or that the two of you are drawn together by fate.
In fact, in this book, the flaky lead character is more than willing to be with the guy for a casual fling or a one-night stand. But he can’t do that because he likes relationships. Yes because in the real world we all know how many men pass up on free no strings sex because they want a relationship. LOL
Speaking of over the top. Throughout the entire book, you are reminded of just how tiny this town is she comes from. Yet you are expected to believe she started and sold 30 businesses in that town. 3 okay, but 30? Seriously? A town as small as often described in the book probably wouldn’t have a total of 30 businesses. Someone clearly didn’t run this book through a good editor who would have caught that among many other obviously retarded mistakes in this book that make you want to roll your eyes every time you find them.
I give Sweet Nothings a BORROW IT. If you can get past the unrealistic aspects of the book, it’s really not half bad. I couldn’t imagine wanting to read it twice but it’s worth reading it the first time.