Today at My Written Romance, I am excited to host a stop on the Tasty Book Tour for Sweet Nothings by Kim Law. Sweet Springs is the second in Kim’s Sugar Springs series, behind Sugar Springs.
So, tell us a little bit about Sweet Nothings:
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.
Here’s what I thought about it:
This was a lot of fun to read. I hadn’t read the first in the series, Sugar Springs (despite it sitting on my Kindle) and now that I have read Sweet Nothings, I am keen to see how that story unfolded.
Joanie is such a passionate, adventurous character, and you can see that she wants to get past her own history. Despite this, Joanie can’t bring herself to become involved out of fear. I wanted to give her mother a big piece of my mind for allowing Joanie to think love equals abandonment.
Now I love cats, and I LOVE heroes who love cats, so when Nick revealed himself to be a cat man, I was sold. I love how kind and generous he was – he just wants to repair the relationships that were destroyed by the actions of his ne’er-do-well mother. He may not always think about whether people want that kind of help from him (Cody and the kitchen is a prime example), but his heart is in the right place.
Opposites attract, and boy, are these two opposites! However, both have such obvious capacity for love and seeing them come to terms with their attraction was really lovely. Joanie and Nick share a wonderful chemistry, and you just find yourself hoping that their differences won’t in the end keep them from their happy ending.
I cannot wait to see what Sugar Springs (the town and the series) has in store for us as readers. Is there a story for brother no. 3? Boy, I hope so.
I give Sweet Nothings 4 out of 5.
Now for the giveaway!
Kim Law is giving you, the lucky reader, a chance to win a fabulous gift basket, full of cupcake-related awesome and an autographed copy of Sweet Nothings.
To be in with a chance to win this awesome prize, simply complete the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
Where can you buy the book?
Here’s a little bit about Kim!
Award-winning author Kim Law wrote her first story, “The Gigantic Talking Raisin,” in elementary school. Although it was never published, it was enough to whet her appetite for a career in writing. First, however, she would try her hand at a few other passions: baton twirling, softball, and music, to name a few. Voted “Bookworm” and “Most Likely to Succeed” in high school, she went on to earn a college degree in mathematics.
Law spent years working as a computer programmer and raising her son, and she now devotes her time and energy to writing romance novels (none of which feature talking raisins).
She is a Romance Writers of America’s RITA® finalist, a past winner of the RWA’s Golden Heart® Award, and currently serves as president for her local RWA chapter. Her books can best be described as a light-hearted mix taking her readers on a sexy, fun, and emotional ride. A native of Kentucky, she now lives with her husband and an assortment of animals in her Middle Tennessee home.
Where can you find Kim on the web?
Note: I was provided with an advance reader copy of the book by the publisher, author and Tasty Book Tours. My thanks to them.