“Sweet Thing” by Renee Carlino Signed Book Giveaway!

by Maryse on November 14, 2013 · 95 comments

in News

In celebration of this book’s awesomeness, and the brand spankin’ new cover and the fact that this sweeeeeeet and affecting love story has been picked up by Atria Books and is being readied for re-release, I have TWO SIGNED galleys of Sweet Thing for TWO lucky winners, here!

*phew* I was almost outta breath with all that. ;) LOL! It’s bad enough that the sweet and sexy Will leaves me breathless, but I think I just wrote the the run-on sentence of all run-on sentences. *giggle*

P.S. You can read my review here. You’ll see just how much I loved it!

So… wanna give it a go?

How to enter for a chance to win it? Just leave a comment below (like maybe… telling me your favorite romantic/sappy/silly “pet name”), and Sunday night (Sunday November 17th, 2013) by 10pm EST, I will randomly select two winners.

The winners will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. These books will be sent to the winners directly by the author/publisher.

Open to US only however all are welcome to comment! :D

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{ 95 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennifer Roush November 14, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Thanks for the giveaway and everything you do for the book world!

Natalie November 14, 2013 at 4:51 PM


Lauryn E November 14, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Ahh! I love this book! One of my favorite pet names will always be pigeon, Travis will always have a special place in my heart and his nickname for Abby is just perfect :)

Jennifer November 14, 2013 at 4:52 PM

I absolutely loved this book and it was one I would normally probably look over in my skimming! I have loved coming across your blog and loved every single one of your 5 star rating books.

Roxie M November 14, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Love this book

Ann November 14, 2013 at 5:04 PM

I have been wanting this book!! My fav pet names would be Little Bird from True Love Story and Buttercup from Stinger :)

Teresa H. November 14, 2013 at 5:05 PM

I met my husband when I was 15 and since the first day we met, he’s always called me doll face. When he’s talking about me or introducing me though, I’m his “old lady”. Not sure how one goes from doll face to old lady. Lol. Great giveaway!! I loved Sweet Thing!

Corrie November 14, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Gage in the book “Who He Is (FireNine #1)” calls his girl ‘Ellie’ instead of her given name Eliza. He gave her the nickname and he’s the only one that calls her that in the book so that’s romantic to me.

Jenn November 14, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Thanks for another great Giveaway. ….Pukee

Marsha Shew November 14, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Loved this book :)

Kristen November 14, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Maryse, I’m seriously going to have to stop following you. I can’t possibly keep my TBR list under control anymore! And, it’s all ur fault! Buuut a copy of “Sweet Thing” just might change my mind…

Tina November 14, 2013 at 5:24 PM

I would love to read this!!! On my TBR list

Lindsay November 14, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Well “Maryse blog extraordinaire” my all-time favorite is, duchess from The Gamble

Michelle T November 14, 2013 at 5:34 PM

My favorite pet name I have come across is when Remy called Brooke LF in Mine for Little Firecracker. I think I mostly love it so much because my husband always calls me LP which seems silly since it stands for Life Partner but we have been together 15 years now and it started as a joke and now he uses it all the time when he is really being genuine or sentimental :)

Kirsten November 14, 2013 at 6:02 PM

I absolutely ADORED this book. <3

Jean November 14, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Loved this book…. Great giveaway! Since I just finished The Gamble by Kristen Ashley, I have to say Duchess…loved that! But my husband calls me Bean and I love that too!!

Denice B November 14, 2013 at 6:11 PM

The Lord!! Love me some Jesse!,

Thank you for the giveaway

Cheri November 14, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Tweet from Present Perfect or Riley Bear from Always You

Crystal H. November 14, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Favorite per name is “Angel”

Kim November 14, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Love this book. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Linda November 14, 2013 at 6:46 PM

This book rocked. My husband is Australian and I’m a girl from West Virginia. I knew on first glance he was the one. He was in Air Force fatigues and all kinds of sexy but the first time he called me Love I was gone. 35 years later that hasn’t changed.

Cindy November 14, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Om gosh I love this book so much! I have to agree, Pigeon is the pet name that has stood out to me. That would be a hard one to pull off in a book but the author did! ….Sweet Thing’s Will had me from the first chapter and I loved so many things he said, def one of my fave reads so far!! Thx

cristiane November 14, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Omg …I would love to have them.I just finish Lost and Found books and I need a fix.(another amazing recommendation from you) .That series nearly killed me.Thanks for the opportunity

Silvia November 14, 2013 at 8:03 PM

I love Travis’ nickname ‘pigeon’ for Abby. Also Jean-Claude’s nickname ‘ma petite’ for Anita Blake. Thanks for the give away!

Melissa November 14, 2013 at 8:06 PM

loved this book and read it on your recommendation alone Maryse.

JulieN November 14, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Favorite pet name: Sunshine
From sea of tranquility!

Danielle November 14, 2013 at 8:22 PM

I love this book! My favorite romantic sappy pet name is “my queen”. I had an ex who would always call me before I went to bed and ask me, “tell me about your day, my queen.” I loved it :-) . Thanks for the opportunity.

Kat P November 14, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Great giveaway! Mine would have to be Caleb in the Dark Duet calling Liv ‘Kitten’ and Dex calling Perry ‘Kiddo’.

JC November 14, 2013 at 8:36 PM

I want a copy!!

Jen November 14, 2013 at 8:37 PM

I would love to have a copy!

Tracie November 14, 2013 at 8:46 PM

I also loved the nickname pigeon in beautiful disaster but the meaning of the nickname is what got me! Swoon worthy!

Lisa S November 14, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Since I am reading Remember When right now, Everytime he calls her Lay Lay it reminds me how my hubby calls me LeeLee

Leilani Warbritton November 14, 2013 at 9:37 PM

No doubt about it… Great book! I’ll let you in on a little secret… My husband of 12 years, whom I’ve known & been friends with since 6th grade & been with since 16 years old has always called me… Wait. For. It…. SWEET TITS! That’s my little secret & my most favorite “pet name” which has nothing to do with any beautiful book I’ve read, but it’s mine! :)

Lauren November 14, 2013 at 9:43 PM

I know its been used in a lot of books but my favorite nickname is kitten

Isadora November 14, 2013 at 10:13 PM

My favorite pet name has to be Pigeon.
Loved this book!!

sonia November 14, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Well right now I am reading Connected/Torn and I am loving “beautiful girl” but “baby” will always be a favorite too.

LaurenB November 14, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Buttercup (in flight) or Lady (fire inside) and I liked cookie too in Jagged. I can never pick one answer to your questions!

Annie November 14, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Loved this book! Too many great “pet” names. If I start to think about them I’ll get caught up in re-reading the stories.

Ashley November 14, 2013 at 11:07 PM

I freaking loved this book! So wonderful! Favorite pet name? Darlin’ My dad has called my mom Darlin’ for as long as I can remember!

Kim November 14, 2013 at 11:28 PM

My favorite pet name is babes. My husband calls me that and now my son does when he is being sweet :-)

Andrea T November 14, 2013 at 11:42 PM

I loved how Tate and Lauren (Sweet Dreams) called each other “Ace” and “Captain”.
Thanks for sharing!

Sandy November 15, 2013 at 12:56 AM

I love the nickname Sunshine! So adorbs!

Risa November 15, 2013 at 3:35 AM

Definitely pigeon… Pidge!

Ofelia November 15, 2013 at 4:00 AM

I love pidge from Beatuful Disaster and “mama” from Lady Luck.

Feifei November 15, 2013 at 4:47 AM

Hmm I think my favorite would be “Sprite” from Unlawful Contact by Pamela Clare! It’s the third book in her romantic suspense series :D

Rhonda Beyer November 15, 2013 at 6:00 AM

My favorite is probably baby in a book, but in real life are ya ready for this my husband calls me Butt!!!

Ana Nunes November 15, 2013 at 6:19 AM

Favorite pet name?
It’s a tie between Dex’s ‘Kiddo’ and Caleb’s ‘Duchess’.

Awesome giveaway, great book.

Sarah Griffin November 15, 2013 at 7:07 AM

My favorite sappy name is baby. I don’t mean to say it, it is just force of habit :-)

Tracie November 15, 2013 at 7:25 AM

Love this book…and my favorite pet names are those that have meaning like Pigeon!!!!

Jenny November 15, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Fofi and Toti, the names of my pets :)

Jenny November 15, 2013 at 7:32 AM

But my favourite now it’s Kitten :)

Kelly Watson November 15, 2013 at 7:45 AM

This was a wonderful book! Don’t know if I would have found and read it if it weren’t for your review. Thanks for the amazing job you do!

Beth Lattanzi November 15, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Mine is either Pidge from Beautiful Disaster or Ellie from Whe He Is…. both Travis and Gage are swoon worthy book boyfriends!!!

Hazel November 15, 2013 at 9:20 AM

I have to agree with Pigen!

Thalia November 15, 2013 at 9:28 AM

This is on my TBR list. I have to agree with so many others and say Pigeon because of the meaning behind it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sarah November 15, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Love this book!!!! My favorite pet name is pigeon. Can’t get enough Travis!

Tiena November 15, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Loved this book!!
My favorite pet name is pigeon.
I love Travis and Abby!!

Cathy November 15, 2013 at 10:32 AM

This is one of my 2013 favorites. My husband calls me “sweet thang”. (lol). Thank you for your book blog. It is absolutely my “go to” for all things yummy.

Becca November 15, 2013 at 10:33 AM

What a great giveaway! Loved this book!

Cathy November 15, 2013 at 11:14 AM

I am so looking forward to reading this!! Book wise, my favorite pet name was “Pigeon”. I loved Travis and his awesomeness!! And as for personal pet names, my husband has always called me “Honeybunchkins” since we were married and we have been married for 24 years :) Thank you Maryse for all your awesomeness!!!

Courtney M November 15, 2013 at 11:18 AM

I call my husband Bubby…. Thanks for a chance to win. I have not read this book yet.

Nichole C November 15, 2013 at 12:25 PM

I haven’t read this yet, but would love to! Thanks for the chance to win!! One of my favorite is Sugar Lips! :)

Jenn November 15, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I have two-Pigeon and Sunshine love them equally but for different reasons…OH and would love this book…this was one of my favorites of 2013!!!! Thanks as always Maryse!

Charlene E November 15, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Loved this book and would love to have a copy of it on my shelf.

Amy November 15, 2013 at 1:48 PM

Would LOVE to read this book!

Krista G. November 15, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Thank you for the giveaway! My favorite nickname is Goobie – it is what my husband calls me. And as a bonus, the nickname that I despise is Sissy – I had a former boss that tried to call me this so that he did not have to remember my name.

Marissa Balba November 15, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Enjoyed reading this book!

Sue November 15, 2013 at 2:19 PM

I like Pigeon

Jenn Lacher November 15, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Thanks for the giveaway! LOVED this book! My hubs refers to me as “my bride” :)

Soreonne November 15, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Looooove Sweet Thing! This book made me cry! I think I need a reread soon hehe. My favorite pet name was probably Pidge that Travis called Abby. It was so unique and as soon as I got the meaning behind it….insta swoon!!!!

Donna November 15, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!!! I would love to win :-) Now in books i would say Pigeon – I <3 Travis!! Now in real life my nickname is Mouse and I love it so much I got a tattoo of a mouse with some cheese :-) .
Mouse in the House ;-)

Nicki November 15, 2013 at 2:28 PM

LOVE this book and LOVE your blog Maryse :-)

Karina Limas November 15, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Would love to win this book! I haven’t read it yet, but heard great things about it. (:

Kim Perry November 15, 2013 at 2:41 PM

I love sunshine and firecracker. Thanks for the giveaway!

Laina G November 15, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Thanks for the giveaway! I love the ‘pet names’ Angel and Beautiful

Debbie November 15, 2013 at 3:24 PM

I absolutely adored this book!! I wish I could say that my hubby and I have pet names but alas we do not! Perhaps why I love the idea of a man having one for me….and part of what makes you fall in love with these characters!!! I did have an English boyfriend once who used to call me his “little blue eyes Brit”….it was cute! No I’m not British, but my mom was….

Franceis November 15, 2013 at 3:31 PM

I love this book! Hoping I’ll finally win. My favorite pet name would be Pigeon (Beautiful Disaster) and Sweet Nuts (Unidentified Redhead). :)

Michel Reinhard November 15, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Loved this book! My favorite pet name is Kitten (The Perfect Game) and Pigeon (Beautiful Disaster). One of my favorite pet names of a pet is Fatrabby or Twatwaffle (Karina Halle Experiment In Terror series-DEXISMS)

Catherine Ferra November 15, 2013 at 4:16 PM

In Adam, Enough Said Adam calls his wife Mia “Freckles” and everytime I read it in the book my heart skipped a bet!!!!

Erika November 15, 2013 at 4:30 PM

I really loved the nickname “Pigeon” in Beautiful Disaster and anytime just “Love” is used. Thanks!

Rose November 15, 2013 at 6:37 PM

LOVED THIS BOOK-in fact I pulled it out about a week ago and started re-reading some favorite parts that I was recalling:) The only one I’m recalling is “Kitten” from Jennifer Armentrout’s Lux series- it’s what Daemon calls Kat:)

Annie November 15, 2013 at 7:32 PM

I was always torn about Pigeon – I mean they’re dirty birds, really annoying and they crap all over everything! However after reading over and over how adoringly Travis calls Abby by this name it is hard to dislike the name now. I do like “poppet” , what Jack Holland calls Emi in the Emi Lost and Found Series.

cristiane November 15, 2013 at 10:14 PM

I forgot to leave the nickname from lost and found series. Jack calls Emi Poppet. cute.

Debra D November 15, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Babe and Honey, not super unique but I love it!

Jamie Leigh Martin November 15, 2013 at 11:31 PM

I call my lady, Ixi, which stands for infinity x infinity. ;p

Summer November 16, 2013 at 12:24 AM

This was one of my absolute favorite books this year!! I am lame I just like when the guys call the girls baby. Ha ha

Bridget November 16, 2013 at 1:21 AM

My hubby calls me snookems! Haha!! It may be corny but it’s said endearingly so I’ll take it. ;)

Audrey K. November 16, 2013 at 1:36 AM

I would love the chance to win and read this!

Cindy November 16, 2013 at 2:18 AM

Favorite pet name…baby. Love your blog!

Beth R November 16, 2013 at 11:06 AM

I love Babe. But my husband calls me Death, (rhymes with Beth) because he always says I’ll be the death of him. It was romantic in 1981. Haha

Nicole November 16, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Awesome giveaway! I love the typical pet names… babe, honey.

Sara Arcuri November 16, 2013 at 5:31 PM

My favorite pet name is Pigeon. Lol :) “Baby” is always romantic too though! ;)

Robyn B November 17, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Pidge/Pigeon from Beautiful Disaster! Thanks for the giveaway!

Tina November 17, 2013 at 3:14 PM


Marisa November 17, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Love. Or Kitten from Captive In the Dark. :) thanks!

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