Sunday, December 8, 2013

Giveaway & ARC Review of Sweet Nothings by Kim Law

" Sweet Nothings is the December romance pick for the Kindle First program!!

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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.

Sweet Nothings

Sugar Springs #2

By: Kim Law

Releasing January 1st, 2014

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Rising up on her elbows, she took a sip of the soda they were sharing, handed it back to him, then looked down at herself to see what he saw. “Hey, my panties are still on.”

She turned to him. She’d forgotten they hadn’t removed them. “Why are my panties still on?”

Dark eyes traveled over her body again, slowly and with more intent, before landing right smack in the middle of her crotch. He licked the chicken crumbs off his fingers.

“Nick?” If he was suggesting he would like to lick something else, she could get down with that. “My panties?” She wiggled her hips and watched his gaze grow warmer. “Why did you want them on earlier?”

A calloused hand stretched out and she began quivering even before he touched her. When his fingers did land, she lit on fire. His traced the triangle of her underwear as if in deep concentration, then gave her a fast, hot smile.

“Because I wanted to see you walk away from me in them.” He handed her the Coke and rose to a sitting position. “Did you know you have the best looking butt I’ve ever seen?”

“Is that because you haven’t seen many butts or . . . oof!” She reached out her other hand to steady the drink as she found herself being flipped over onto her stomach. Nick threw one heavy leg across hers, straddling her thighs, and trapping her beneath him.

“The best ass,” he said, patting said body part. “Period.”

She smiled. He was fun.

She lifted her rear and wagged it at him and then squealed when she felt his teeth sink into her.

“You bit my butt,” she complained, looking back over her shoulder at him.

What she got in return was a wicked smile and a lecherous wink. “Hang on, babe. I’m about to bite it again.”

Author Info

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.

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My Thoughts:

Sweet meets sexy in this tale about Sugar Springs resident Joanie Bigbee. This is the second book in the series. I haven't read book one, Sugar Springs, YET. :-(  This book stands alone wonderfully but after reading it, I hunger to read the first book.  

I really like the characters and the town of Sugar Springs sounds like a place any small town gal would like to live. Joanie had a childhood that most people wouldn't want. Her mother left her on her thirteenth birthday. Joanie often wondered why she never came back, never wrote or called, nothing. The silver lining was that she lived with her Grandparents and they loved her dearly. One day, her Grandfather up an left without saying goodbye. Joannie believes that there is a Bigbee curse and that no Bigbee woman can be happy in love. Her Grandparents were married for thirty three years and then her papaw up and left them. Her Grandma was never the same after that and never was their relationship.

She is a wonderful woman but she doesn't commit to anything. She refuses to date thinking this will save her from heartbreak. She also creates businesses and then sells them when they start doing well. She is afraid of failure of any kind.

Her Grannie is in a nursing home and she needs money to pay the bill. She decides to fix up and sell the house that Grannie lived in.

This is where Nick comes in. He is visiting his newly found brother and trying to drum up business. They strike a bargain. He can stay at the house in exchange for fixing it up. It's a win-win situation and that will help the locals to see how talented he is at the same time!

Needless to say the attraction between Nick and Jo is hot and heavy. They are very cute together if only they were on the same page. She only wants sex with no strings because she refuses to have a relationship. 

Things don't quite go as she thinks when they spend more and more time together.

In this book, you'll find a small town whose inhabitants like to gossip and place bets, great characters with lots of charm, lots of attraction and steam, an appearance or two of the green-eyed monster, secrets, loyal friends, owls, cats and one determined architect. 

I went through many emotions while reading Sweet Nothings and while some of them were sweet, they were far from nothing. ;-) 

I'd definitely recommend it to those of you who love great characters and small towns in your books.

I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I thought it was a wonderful story full of charm. I can't wait to see what's next in Sprinkles on Top (book three). Too bad I have to wait until July.

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  1. I love the sound of this book I think more from your review than the excerpt. I'll be putting it on my Christmas wish list. Thank you

  2. Like Love to read, for this book your review is the decision factor Brenda.
    i can imagine how perturbed this young woman is seeing her family disolve like that isn't easy but i do want nick to manage to put her back together ( in teh granny house!!!!)

    thank you for the discovery

    1. Aww, thanks. I'm glad to sway you when I like a book this much. I'm pretty sure that you'd really like it too!

  3. Thanks for hosting today, Brenda. And for the great review!!!

  4. I could so do the whole selling cupcakes out of the back of my car thing. LOL It sounds like something I would do. It sounds very fun and sweet.
    Favorite flavor of cupcake.. hm.. there was this one I had that I think was called a TGIF cupcake. It had tons of chocolate and baileys in it. It was very yummy. But pretty much anything chocolate im game for. :)

    1. LMAO! :-) I'd buy cupcakes from you Amber.

    2. LOL Aww thanks! I keep telling my aunt that we can do this whole baking business. Everyones doing it online now.

  5. Sweet Nothings sounds like an interesting book. I really like the cupcake connection. Thanks for sharing the great review.

  6. i want this book. I absolutely loved the first one i read