Sweet Thing by Renee Carlino has a shiny new cover – PLUS!! A signed book GIVEAWAY!

by Maryse on June 6, 2013 · 94 comments

in eBook Deals, News

<—– *squeeeeeeeeeeee* Sweet Thing has a new look!!!

It’s still one of my #1′s for 2013. I’m ACHING for this feeling again. I read it just a few weeks ago, it blew me away and I’m still in “sweet thing withdrawal”. This was what I had been looking for. I dunno if the magic of it was in the story-telling, or the romance or the characters or… well.. it’s just the book as a whole? The feeeel of it, of what it made ME feel. This was what I needed. And I need it again. Although you guys already know that. ;)

Sweeeeeeet sweet angst, but with that WHOLE feeling in your heart. You know. Friends and romance, romantic interest roommates (that’s always fun!!), and one character that has very big “rockstar” potential. A true artist. But not just him. Her, too. The self-sabotage (nothing too crazy, but enough to make us wanna shake some sense into a certain someone). And best of all? Growth. It made me want to hug and be hugged. And be called “sweet thing” by Will. Yep, another fantastic book-boyfriend for us!!

Marina: “… it was just beautiful. Loved the characters and their bond, the mystical alchemy. Loved the writer’s excerpt and how it was a turning point…….. Thanks so much Maryse for this recommendation! 5 Star top of this year for me! What to read after this??? Not sure I can move on!”

I agree Marina. Many of you read it and loved it as much as I did, and for those of you who haven’t gotten to it yet, whatcha waitin’ for?? Are you in a book slump? This’ll have you beaming. I’m sure of it. But to give you an idea of the feel of the book and why it made me so in love, here is my review.

PLUS! Not only is it an awesome read, and is at an awesome price, but it’s had a gorgeous cover re-design and look. I feel another *squeeeeee* coming on!!!!! *sigh* Oh happy day!!!!!! :D

Okay time for the giveaway!!

A lucky commenter here will get a signed copy of this book.

How to enter for a chance to win it? Just leave a comment below, and tomorrow night (Friday June 7th, 2013) by 10pm EST, I will randomly select one winner.

The winner 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. Sorry for my international readers, this is a open to U.S. residents only (but you’re welcome to comment and join in any time!!).

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{ 94 comments… read them below or add one }

Cindy June 6, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Thanks! I will definitely check this book out! Speaking of covers, in my opinion they are important!! I personally don’t like when the cover has people or faces on them. I’d rather create the characters for myself. Sometimes it can make the book look cheesy!! However, there are so many beautiful covers out there!! (partial male anatomy is ok such as in Walking Disaster just for example, gorgeous!) I know I shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover but sometimes its hard not to! lol!! This one looks good! thanks!

Lisa Taylor June 6, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Would love to read this one!

Jenn June 6, 2013 at 11:51 AM

I agree Maryse; definitely my favorite of the year as well and sadly I had kept putting it off because of the cover; I know stupid because I should of learned my lesson with The Sea of Tranquility as I originally put off reading that one too last year because of the cover and that book by far has been my favorite book ever!

Maryse June 6, 2013 at 11:55 AM

You know what? I feel guilty about this, but the original cover had me sidelined a bit too. Isn’t that crazy? I should KNOW better!!!! After all, I fell for SO many books a year or two ago that had the generic two-toned “template” covers.

And when you think about it, the old cover for this one had all of those essential elements (especially that heart coffee). It all made sense after the fact. But still… I’m right there with you, Jenn. *sigh*

cicely June 6, 2013 at 12:03 PM

This is exciting!!!!

linda June 6, 2013 at 12:09 PM

I love reading the books you recommend! ♡

Heather Walley June 6, 2013 at 12:29 PM

I read this as a result of your review. I didn’t love it as much as you did, but I had just come off a run of about 10 book “duds,” as I like to call them. This one definitely made up for that run. I have recommended it more than once today with the price drop. :-)

Emily June 6, 2013 at 12:37 PM

I am intrigued by this book and am crossing my fingers that I might read it for F-R-E-E! ;)

Georgina DeBurca June 6, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Love reading your reviews. Great giveaway. Will keep my eyes open.

Tabatha June 6, 2013 at 12:42 PM

I can’t wait to read this book! Thank you for the recommendation!

Jennifer C June 6, 2013 at 12:43 PM

I loved this book!!

chrissy June 6, 2013 at 1:09 PM

This is now on my tbr list! Thanks!

Tina June 6, 2013 at 1:11 PM

I am in that reading slump. I would love to read this book and get out of this slump!!!

Jenn J June 6, 2013 at 1:24 PM

This looks great. …

M Wilson June 6, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Would love to have this book. I read most of the books you recommend.

Rose June 6, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Loved, loved, loved this book!!

Jessica S June 6, 2013 at 1:57 PM

I cannot wait to read this one! I love your book lists and I cannot read fast enough. Thanks for the wonderful job you do!

Sam June 6, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Thanks for the heads up! :) I’m super excited to read this one.

Jean June 6, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Great book! Thanks for the recommendation Maryse!

Nicki June 6, 2013 at 2:29 PM

I heard this version also has 2 deleted scenes from the orginal book… Is that true? If so, I would LOVE to know what they are! :-)

Beth June 6, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Can’t wait to read!!

Jade June 6, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Sounds like a great book. You’re excitement for it is contagious.

Isadora June 6, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Loved this book Maryse! Thank you again for a great recommendation.
Would love to win the paperback.

Stacy June 6, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Loved this book!!! Would love to win it as a paperback to have and hold.

renee June 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM

would love to read this book

Lisa June 6, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Oh haven’t read it yet. Fingers toes and eyes crossed ^^

Cassie D June 6, 2013 at 3:27 PM

I’ll check this out. 99 cents is a bargain!

jenny June 6, 2013 at 3:29 PM

This book was amazing!!!

Patricia Q June 6, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Would love to have a copy of this book! It’s right up my alley!

Trisha June 6, 2013 at 3:31 PM

This book was awesome! I think I might like Will Ryan just as much as I like Will Cooper from Slammed.

Kimberly June 6, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Just happened upon your site after picking up Lover Reborn…after a hiatus from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I am enjoying your comments and suggestions…will definitely take some of these titles on!!

Teresa H. June 6, 2013 at 3:35 PM

This is on my TBR list. I have two other books to read before I start this one.

Dianna June 6, 2013 at 3:36 PM

I LOVE this book–love the original cover and love the characters. I have to admit the way the book ends gave me pause and plagued me for days and I was THRILLED when the blurb from Will’s POV showed up on your blog—–it cleared EVERYTHING up and made me love the book even more!!

Kat P June 6, 2013 at 3:48 PM

On my TBR list. Congrats on your quote being on the cover. Cant wait to finally settle down and read this.

Shannon M June 6, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Love the new cover!!! Can’t wait to pick this one up.

Lindsay P June 6, 2013 at 4:19 PM

On my TBR list!!

Kim June 6, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Can’t wait to start this book.

Amber June 6, 2013 at 4:44 PM

This was such a good book! One of my fav this year for sure! Never thought I would love another Will! :)

jennifer jones June 6, 2013 at 4:47 PM

So cool thanks for the chance to win:)

Lacey T June 6, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Thanks for such a great giveaway! I’ve been wanting to read this book so bad!

Agnieszka June 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Read this one too on your recommendation :) loved it !!!

Nikki June 6, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Can’t wait to read it!

Erin June 6, 2013 at 5:18 PM

This has been on my kindle for a while but just got bumped to the top of my TBR list. Can’t wait to read it.

Ashley F June 6, 2013 at 5:44 PM

I love the new cover so much!

Michelle June 6, 2013 at 6:04 PM

This book was soooo good…..thanks for your recommendation I probably would have over looked this book bc of the cover.. btw love the new one!

Michelle June 6, 2013 at 6:20 PM

I really loved this book!

JennS June 6, 2013 at 6:23 PM

It’s on my TBR list!!! Have heard great things about it!

Susan E June 6, 2013 at 6:53 PM

OMG I like the new cover so much more than the old one! There were so many books with the heart and coffee look.

Cassandra E June 6, 2013 at 6:54 PM

This cover says a lot more about the book than the old one did. I love cover changes especially when they’re for the better.

Clara S June 6, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Hah! Now I have two book boyfriends with the name Will… something about that name….

Elizabeth June 6, 2013 at 7:20 PM

^^ I couldn’t agree more with Clara!! Now I have 2 Wills as book boyfriends and I love it! Can’t wait to meet Renee at Book Bash!

Diana June 6, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Blew my mind away. Amazing… Loved it!

kerri June 6, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Ive heard great things about this book. Cant wait to read it!

Trisha Sullivan June 6, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Love me some angst! Its all about the angst.

Lulu June 6, 2013 at 8:51 PM

I read Sweet Thing and fell in love. There is a lot of wisdom in that book. I appreciate the author’s insight.

Martha June 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Absolutely love this book

Lauren June 6, 2013 at 9:06 PM

I love the new cover!!! I am looking forward to reading the book!

Michelle M June 6, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Awwww…I loved the original cover. But I’m from the Northwest where anything coffee catches my eye. This really is a beautiful story. It was deeper than I thought it would be but not too heavy and no cliffhanger! I needed an emotional but sweet read and Sweet Thing was it.

Maryse June 6, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Wisdom!! Yes Lulu! Exactly. Very insightful. Perfectly said.

Kirsten June 6, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Loved Sweet thing. Renee hit it out of the park with this debut.

Dena June 6, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Ok I am definitely reading this it is driving me crazy with everyone talking about it. Currently it is on my TBR list. Thank you and good luck with everyone

Alicia Hicks June 6, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Love this book

Jen P June 6, 2013 at 10:40 PM

LOVED…LOVED….LOVED…this book!!

Annie June 6, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Another wonderful story!

Jem June 7, 2013 at 1:01 AM

Adore the new cover. When I first saw it on here I was erring about reading it because the cover didn’t make it look like there was such a gem on the inside. (Whoops for judging a book by it’s cover lol) In any case, loved it. Super sweet romance the way I like it, not too easy, with a bit of angst and great characters.

rose June 7, 2013 at 2:40 AM

i would love a copy of of this book

Bobbye June 7, 2013 at 3:05 AM

Please pick me!!!!

Jenny June 7, 2013 at 3:27 AM

am looking forward to reading this…and to get my grubby hands on the signed copy! hahaha! *fingers crossed*

Sheila June 7, 2013 at 5:21 AM

Sounds like a good book, I would love to read it! I am so glad I found your blog.

Gloria June 7, 2013 at 5:36 AM

Amazing book! Wow loved it so much!
Thank you for this giveaway!

Casey June 7, 2013 at 6:18 AM

I adore this cover – just a touch of whimsical with such stunning colors. So excited to read this one!

Debra D June 7, 2013 at 7:00 AM

I would love love love to win this, I have heard so many good things, can’t wait to read it!!!

Kelly Watson June 7, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Thanks to you I ended up one-clicking this book! Would love to win a signed copy. Thanks!

Becca June 7, 2013 at 8:12 AM

Oo, sounds like a nice read. My to-read list just keeps getting longer, and I love it!

Brianna Lee Book Reviews June 7, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win! I always know a book is really good when it comes so highly recommended by you, this book is on my TBR list and it just got bumped to the top! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Wendy T June 7, 2013 at 8:37 AM

Love, love, loved this book!! Will <3

Erika June 7, 2013 at 8:41 AM

I keep hearing great things about this book and love the new cover! Thanks for the chance to win! Hope to read it soon!

Ana Rita Nunes June 7, 2013 at 8:47 AM

Great review Maryse, as usual. Thank you for sharing such great books.

Here’s my review of Sweet thing, favorite book this year.:

“I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen to music for different reasons, and it serves different purposes. Some of it is background music, and some of it is things that might affect a person’s day, if not their life, or change an attitude. The best songs are the ones that make you feel something”
- Eddie Vedder

Like songs, the best books are the ones that make you feel something and in my opinion ‘Sweet Thing’ is one of them. It has it all: originality, engaging plot, unique and memorable characters, sublime music references and a great message. It deserves all the praise it’s been getting and more. Beautifully written, i’m really looking forward to read more from this author. So far, best book I’ve read this year!”

Mandy June 7, 2013 at 9:11 AM

I have to admit that I am one of the ones that was put off by the original cover of the book. I would love to read this book since it has gotten such great reviews from yourself and everyone else here! Thank you for the chance to win a free copy :)

Mara June 7, 2013 at 9:30 AM

I stayed up til 2 to finish this book last night and boy was it worth it! I will definitely read this book AGAIN and AGAIN. UH I <3 WILBUR :) Can't help it. TEEHEE This new cover is beautiful but the first one will always be sweeter ;)

Tiena June 7, 2013 at 9:43 AM

I read Sweet Thing in one day….I couldn’t put it down! I fell in love with Will. He is now on my list of Book Boyfriends and I needed a new one because I have been in a slump. I always get the paperbacks of all my Book Boyfriends even though I have it on my Nook. It makes me feel like they are always with me. =)
Thanks for the chance to win a copy!!

Melissa B June 7, 2013 at 9:54 AM

I hadn’t heard about Sweet Thing but I am adding it now!! Thanks Maryse!

Sarah June 7, 2013 at 10:13 AM

I i love the new cover, but how can I update it in my kinddle?! I’d love to win a copy though :)

Joan June 7, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Wow, I have been dying to read this book! I mean you had me at friends taking their friendship to another level but then you add potential rock stardom… wow!!!! I’d LOVE a copy of this book! Thanks!

Liz June 7, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Buy this book! It will make you happy! Garanteed! No cliffhanger for once – no waiting for #2 or #3. Beautiful characters and friends. This one just gives you this happy feeling, that things eventually can turn out great when you follow your dreams and do not compromise. Sometimes it had me swallow and beeing anxious, but when you are finished there is this feeling of satisfaction and happiness. And at a bargain price of 0.99. If the right publishers come along this will be snatched away and be pricy…I am sure of it!

bn100 June 7, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Nice cover

Bridget June 7, 2013 at 2:42 PM

I have been wanting to read this since your review! Sounds wonderful!

Brandelyn Harris June 7, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Absolutely LOVED this book! It was AH-MAZ-ING :)

Tricia June 7, 2013 at 4:10 PM

I loved this book and would love I signed copy!

Molly F. June 7, 2013 at 4:51 PM

I would love to read this! It sound fantastic.

Lariza June 7, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Can’t wait o read this book it’s on my TBR list!

Avery June 7, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Loved this book!

Nikki Weiss June 13, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Just finished it. Haven’t loved a book this much in a long time. Being a musician I understand the passion. The author did a great job of bringing that shared passion between Mia and Wil across in her writing. In can be quite an erotic thing! Thanks again for an amazing recommendation!

Christie November 15, 2013 at 7:50 AM

I would love to win this book. My favorite pet name us doodle.

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