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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 betJoanie 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
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ISBN : 9781477809587
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Number of Pages : 304 Pages
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Sweet Nothings Reviews

  • Jacob Proffitt
    2019-01-24 17:38

    A very enjoyable small-town romance. It's a lot better than the first book as it has all the charm of that one but without the weaknesses. It's rather a shame that I really think you'd get more out of this one having read the first so can't really recommend starting here.My only qualm (and keeping this from being four rather than three stars) is that I didn't really care much for Joanie--her hang-ups persisted much longer than they really should have. I liked her well enough, and she made sense and never acted contrary to the way you'd think (like Lee Ann did in the first). And I get that her past has legitimately made her wary of committing. Even so, I felt that it dragged on past reasonable.The plot (such as it was) was well-paced and even managed to catch me off guard despite being completely predictable in hindsight. That's probably indicative of me being caught up in the relationship and another good sign.In all, a nice read and I'm definitely looking forward to the next.A note about Steamy: Not terribly high on the steam. A handful of explicit scenes, though they're on the short side. Once their relationship is established, Law mostly backs off (and that's a good thing).

  • Juanita
    2019-01-30 14:26

    2-3 starsWell I”ll just quickly sum it up and say the heroine Joanie had so many problems it drove me nuts. Pretty much the entire book she was afraid to commit and the hero Nick wanted a relationship. “She had to work through what she wanted, and hopefully come to him at the end. He had to let her go to see what happened”

  • Vanessa
    2019-02-15 10:37

    This was my first Kim Law novel, and I have to say it made me want to read more. I thought the characters were great and likeable, but the reason for the lack of a star was the quick ending. There was such a build up in the story (especially with the mysterious grandfather) and I felt the author was quick to write off the conclusion. It was like craving a chocolate chip cookie and getting one only to have half fall to the floor! I really wished she took more time with the ending especially since she spent so much time building it up. Other than that, this book was not a disappointment.

  • Shari
    2019-02-12 17:19

    A Sweet RomanceA Sweet romance with HEA. A small town where everyone knows everything, even Gigi in the nursing home. The romance of Nick and Joanie is full of emotions. Can Joanie beat the family curse. This book brought out my emotions of laughter and 2014tears. A must read for 2014.

  • Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    2019-02-04 13:38

    Sweet Nothings is one of my favorite Contemporary reads for the year. This small town story is full of drama, small town gossips, and heart-warming love stories. A perfect read for the holidays.Sweet Nothings picked up about two months after Sugar Springs had ended. And Cody’s brother, Nick Dalton, is back to continue to build their relationship. While in town, he also started to get to know the people in Sugar Springs including a certain baker who had caught his attention. Nick will find himself making a deal of a lifetime by helping Joanie Bigbee remodel her grandmother’s home. What Nick didn’t expect is that he will help Joanie rebuild not only the house but also her life.Joanie is a hot mess. She has a lot on her plate and she is handling everything all on her own. With the opening of Cakes-a-gogo, handling her grandmother’s finances, worrying about her health, she has no time for a relationship. And she would never want one either since she believes the Bigbee curse is real. Wouldn’t you know it, Nick is relentless and she might just take a chance.I love Nick and Joanie’s love story. They were cute, sexy and definitely sweet together. Though Joanie was a hard one to catch, Nick was the sweet suitor who stuck around until he won her love. Through Joanie’s hardships, he was constantly there to support her. I love that he played along with “we’re not in a relationship” charade. And when he called her “sweetness”, it made me smile and swoon all over him. At times, my heart broke for him because of how Joanie dealt with their relationship. But I realize he was strong enough to stay and go after what he wanted. He is definitely a swoon worthy hero. Joanie, on the other hand didn’t believe she deserved to be happy. I know she had her reasons but there were times when I wanted to smack her silly so she can see what was in front of her. Okay, her reasons are valid, and I do get it. I love how Ms. Law had touched familial issues that can most definitely prevent someone from being happy if not overcome and Joanie did in a big way. I know this is book is fictional, but Joanie’s story was somehow inspirational.I was intrigued with Joanie’s Grandmother, Gigi’s story. Her life was full of heartaches but with a great love story. She certainly has a story to tell that I would LOVE, LOVE to read about. I’m hoping Ms. Law would consider writing it.Next up is the third brother, Zachary. Yes, Nick and Cody found him. This should be really good. A very rich, playboy type and from the looks of things, Zack is a jerk. I can’t wait to see what Ms. Law has up her sleeve to bring Zack to his knees.*Review provided by Publisher

  • Stephanie- The Boyfriend Bookmark
    2019-02-14 12:15

    I absolutely adored this book. Let’s face it, it has a hot guy and tons of cupcakes… But what I loved more is that I felt a connection to this book. It was more than just characters I could relate to, it was the town and the people. I am drawn to a book that I can connect with. I grew up in a small town and some of the issues the characters faced in this book are issues I have faced in my life.I love Joanie becuase she is just cute. She is not afraid to be edgy or stand out in a crowd. It seems to help the cupcake business that she has a great body and her target audience for her sales appears to be every man in the small town on Sugar Springs. She had a wit about her that I just liked.Then you throw in the oh-my-goodness hot guy, Nick. But not only is this guy super hot, he is smart, protective and handy to have around. I would have moved into the house while he was working on it! Yup… he is that amazing in my mind.Joanie is cursed. She knows there is a curse on the women in her family. Guys are not long term and she is determined not to fall into the trap. She has vowed off relationships and she refuses anything more than casual sex with no strings attached. If there is a possibility an attachment can be created, she runs the other direction. But she is running from the rumors of a small town and the lasting effects of the men in her life running away from her, her mother and her grandmother.So naturally when Nick shows up in town to connect with his brother, it freaks Joanie out a bit. She is so attracted to him but she knows that nothing can happen there. The chemistry between these two is amazing and you just know they are perfect for each other. But she is just not willing to put her heart out there. If they can’t be friends, there is no way they will ever be anything else. So Nick takes what he can get. He vows to be her friend.But when he can no longer keep her on the friendly side, she does what she does best. She pushes him away… but there’s one problem… they are going to be forced to see each other because she has hired him as the contractor to fix, repair and update her grandmothers house.I loved this book so much and the chemistry is hot and the town is small… I can’t imagine what could be wrong with that…This book is wonderfully written and though I was tired, I stayed up and read and read. I wanted to know if Joanie and Nick would give into their desires and she collapse the walls she has built!*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

  • Cindy
    2019-01-21 16:18

    ***I was given an ARC from Reading Bliss for an honest review***I must say I really enjoyed this book. Sweet Nothings is the story about the relationship between Nick Dalton and Joanie Bigbee.I LOVED both of these characters, even though they both have a great deal of baggage. Joanie much more so then Nick.Joanie Bigbee has lived in Sugar Springs all her life. Joanie has made a living out of building businesses and then selling them. Her latest business venture is a cupcake business. So one day a week, Joanie dresses in her go-go boots and travels around the town selling her cupcakes out of her van. Joanie is her grandmothers only relative in town and is responsible for her care. Her grandma Gi-Gi is in a nursing home. And Joanie is behind on her payments. For that reason they are threatening to throw Gi-Gi out if Joanie doesn’t pay the past due bill. So she propositions Nick to move into the old home they call The Barn, and repair it for sale. He can stay there for free, while fixing up the house. What she doesn’t plan on his falling for Nick. But with the Bigbee Curse, which Joanie believes is real, she won’t let herself love. She has watched her whole life as the women in the family fall in love, only to be left with a broken heart. She will NOT be that women EVER!!!Nick is a contractor he is in Sugar Springs to get to know and spend time with his twin brother, Cody, who he never knew. Nick is hoping to get to know his family better. Connect with Cody and find their older brother. For unknown reasons their mother gave Cody and their older brother up for adoption, but kept Nick. While in Sugar Springs the last thing he expects to find is a women. Nick really falls for Joanie and not Just in a short term fling thing. He wants a future and he wants it with her. These two characters were so attracted to each other. They had amazing chemistry. I LOVED watching them get to know each other. And watching them try to figure out where their relationship was going. The town folks cracked me up. I absolutely LOVED how there were no secrets in this little town. And those bets they placed HILARIOUS!!! Nick and Joanie were both interesting and likeable, and their story moved along nicely. And even though I hadn’t read the first book in the series I didn’t feel lost, and still enjoyed the story. I gave Sweet Nothing 4 stars.

  • Gaele
    2019-02-12 14:25

    I read romance because I want to escape and be entertained and amused, and this title managed to succeed and deliver laughter, enjoyment and escape. Kim Law’s second installment in the Sugar Springs series focuses on Joanie and Nick. Joanie is a Sugar Springs native, born with restless feet, while she has never left the town she constantly needs a new challenge to keep her amused. These she finds in her serial business ownership: start a business, get it successful, sell it and move on. She doesn’t allow herself attachments, including relationships: believing in a family curse that condemns the women to make fools of themselves for a man and be left alone and bereft. Nick is in town to bond with his newly discovered twin brother, and to set up another branch of his construction company. Born of a mother who was less than motherly, he has been struggling to build a bond that feels like family with his brother, before the two decide to search for yet another missing sibling, given up by their mother to the adoption process. Nick is less interested in a relationship and family at the moment, but his goal is to marry and have a family, to make up for the lack of family he grew up with. Of course these two would have an electric connection despite their every effort to ignore it and be “just friends”. With a ton of personal growth, compromise and more than a few moments of “shake them till they see sense” moments, the story kept me involved and engaged. And of course I want some of those cupcake recipes! Kim Law has penned a story that is loaded with interesting and enjoyable characters and mixed in several sub-plots that focus on life in a small town and the eccentricities you meet. Laughter and tears are equally common, with several sweet pillow talk moments, sections of steam, and an abiding connection to family and that space where everyone knows your name are some of the qualities that stay with you after the final page is read. I received an eBook via NetGalley for purpose of honest review for Tasty Book Tours. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.  

  • Jodean
    2019-01-21 18:17

    The premise of the book is simple, Nick Dalton is in Sugar Springs to connect with his long lost twin brother and expand his construction business to the area. Nick hopes by branching out his business in Sugar Springs it will allow him to spend more time with his new found twin brother and his nieces. What he doesn't expect or count on is to have his heart pulled by Joanie Bigbee, owner of a local cupcake shop, and cursed with the Bigbee women's curse. Joanie is trying to keep her heart and emotions at bay, so she does not fall victim to the bad love choices she has seen by her mother and grandmother.Nick and Joanie's love story is one filled with laughter, tears and growing pains. Both Nick and Joanie had troubled childhoods that left them each scarred in different ways. In order for both of them to find real and honest happiness they have to deal with their own personal demons. I loved that this love story takes the reader on such an intense emotional journey. I was right there cheering them on, wanting to hug them both and go to battle when times got tough. The author had such a wonderful talent of creating characters that jumped off the page and felt so real to the touch.Who wouldn't fall in love with a man who loves cats? Who wouldn't want to embrace a woman who finally realizes her true worthiness? Nick and Joanie's love story is one that I couldn't put down from the first words on the page, I was hooked and am left wanting so much more! This is the first book I've read from this author and I'm not scouring the amazon site for more books of hers to read. I cannot recommend this book more highly. But be prepared to have plenty of tissues on hand, tears are promised to be shed in both sorrow and joy.~Darkling*** I did receive a free copy of this book for my honest review.

  • Pam
    2019-02-07 15:28

    Joanie loves to start a business and then flip it for money. It is what she is good at and how she makes a living. However she has to now fix up her childhood home and sale it or her grandmother will have to come live with her. That is the last thing she wants as they don't always get along. She in list the help of Nick to fix up the house so she can sell it. She has no desire or needs to be tied down. Being from a family that marriages don't seem to work out she doesn't plan on making that step. Nick wants more than a fling with Joanie. He is the type of guy who wants a happily ever after. He just has to get Joanie to see that not all relationships have to end.Joanie is a sexy smart woman who isn't afraid of hard work. She is afraid of commitment. She can be funny at times but lets her past keep a hold on her and effects how she lives. Nick is a great guy who wants to help everyone. He is a hard worker who doesn't like to give up. He tries his best to help Joanie in every way he can.I really enjoyed this book and most of the characters. I have to say I didn't like one of Nick's brothers or Joanie's mom much but once you read the book you will see why. I love the setting of this story as it is a small place and everyone knows everyone's business. I know what those places are like. In this book the residents love to bet and I love all they bet on. It shows while they are nosy they are hoping for the best. Joanie has to learn her families past doesn't have to be hers and some things are worth keeping. She also learns not everything is as it seems with her family. I love the chemistry between Nick and Joanie. They have sparks you can clearly see even just reading about them. I love the cats as well. If you love a great romantic book with a good plot be sure to pick this one up.

  • Kelly at
    2019-02-15 12:17

    Review will be posted .NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4REVIEW: Joanie Bigbee is a woman who has never made any kind of commitments. Not to her family, not to her job and most definitely not to a man. Except for one problem. Nick Dalton. Nick is back in town and really throwing a wrench in Joanie’s armor. Nick Dalton has come back to town to open a new branch of his business so that he has a reason to come visit his newly found brother. But Nick’s reason for staying might have just changed do to a very sexy pair of pink go-go boots.This was a sweet book. I really enjoyed Joanie and Nick’s journey. Although there were times that I really wished that Joanie would either put her big girl pants on and grow up or that Nick would wisen up. But all in all I loved these two. I do need to go back and read book one in this series Cody & Lee Ann seem like a really awesome couple. I can’t wait to see what Kim has in store for us next in this series. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of the book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

  • Terri Hosale
    2019-02-14 16:25

    I love Sugar Springs. Kim Law has created a fictional town that I want to live in. I love the characters in the town and especially in this book. Their fears and doubts about relationships are real, and you really pull for them. And I love that there is a bit of reality in the book as well - Go Preds!!!! What could be better than hockey and cupcakes? This is the second book on Kim's Sugar Springs series but it can totally stand on its own. Read it first or second, but read both books. You won't be sorry.

  • Danielle
    2019-02-17 14:28

    This book was really cute. I loved the town and the characters. I'm shocked I haven't read this series before and I know now I have to go read the first and third book of this series. It had the right amount of emotional and drama to make it worth reading without being overwhelming. The romance was perfectly done and these two characters weren't rushed into anything. It ended in an engagement but with how the story went it worked with this book. I am going to be reading more from this author in the future and I can't wait!This series is free on kindle unlimited

  • Bette Hansen
    2019-01-23 16:41

    Delightful small town romance at it's best! Filled with quirky characters and a flair for protecting their Sugar Springs is idyllic. You have to cheer for Joanie & Nick as they work through all the emotions of falling in love. Fantastic book I recommend for everyone.

  • Kayla Barnes
    2019-02-17 17:24

    Amazing!It's one of the best books I've read so far. I was so addicted to it. A must read for sure.

  • Penney
    2019-02-09 18:26

    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.Really enjoyed this story, I highly reconmmed reading it

  • Vivian
    2019-01-25 15:11

    Nick is determined to make a name for himself in the small town of Sugar Springs. Besides, since reuniting with his long lost brother, he likes having family around. He also likes what he sees in Joanie. But he might as well get her out of his head because she won’t even go out on one date with him.Joanie is convinced she’s unlucky in love. Like her mother and grandmother before her; she refuses to morph herself into what she thought men wanted. She’d rather go without love than be a broken shell of herself. Lee Ann and Cody don’t agree with either of them. They think they should give love a chance and let destiny do its thing. Would Joanie come to her senses and allow herself to be happy and would Nick stick around to find out?~ cuteness overload! Some may find it cliche or predictable. Perhaps. But I really enjoyed it.

  • Pippa
    2019-02-15 14:17

    A series called "Sugar Springs" was never going elicit great expectations but book #1 was okay. I would have given this one 3 stars but it has taken me a long time to read it, in fact I set it aside several times but once beyond half-way, it got through it relatively quickly. The first half would definitely be better for some abridging. I bought all 3 at the same time and was doubting I would ever bother with the final one, but now feel I might tackle it after all.

  • M4queen
    2019-01-18 13:31

    NiceNice addition to the series. Didn't really care for how indecisive Joanie was. Her back and forth with Nick although a bit understandable, for me it was a bit overboard. I mean thank goodness for Nick's patience geez. Nice to see how he and Cody are coming into their own as brothers. Job well done Kim Law.

  • Pamela J. Cox
    2019-01-19 16:21

    A good , sexy, fun read.This is a five star read. It's the second book in the series. I love the fact that I set the book down for a month or two and picked it back up again without having to re read the story to familiarize myself with the story line. I like the forever after endings.

  • Sylvia Hughes
    2019-02-16 11:36

    Enjoyable ReadEasy and frustrating read at times but enjoyed every page. Hope to find more about Sugar Springs. Always enjoy a series where all the characters are related in one way or another.

  • Mary
    2019-02-17 10:34

    SO SWEET I loved this story about Joanie and Nick. These are two that are complete opposites, but somehow it works. Joanie's quirks will have you smiling even when things get tough. Very enjoyable story.

  • Leslie
    2019-01-22 16:19

    Both damaged by a lack of love, where she holds back to protect herself, he goes full steam ahead. It takes a lot to get her to trust him and what they have.I like that the characters are dynamic and grow but never lose their identities.

  • Leigh Goldian
    2019-02-06 13:30

    So cute!!This story was so sweet (pun intended)! I loved the Ups and downs of it and it was incredibly romantic. Definitely read this if you love romance and character development.

  • Isabel
    2019-01-28 11:23

    Finding her happy, sweet, sassy, fun road to self discoveryLiving her life under the weight of a family curse, self discovery and letting go of the bad. Book of loss love & finally happiness. Well written with a HEA what more could you want in a book?

  • Kim
    2019-02-07 18:16

    Really cute storyThis was a really cute story. I enjoyed getting to know the characters. They are loveable and fun to read about. Easy and quick read

  • Jaime Lee
    2019-01-18 14:26

    Great characters, good plot, sweet romance and not a lot of the typically annoying tendencies of some romance novels. I loved it and I'm interested to read more about the people of Sugar Springs!

  • Kristie King
    2019-01-31 15:18

    Amazing!!I laughed, I cried and I loved this book!! One of the best books that I have ever read!!! A big thank you to the author!!

  • Lucy Armendariz
    2019-01-24 11:18

    Loved itGreat story line. I truly enjoyed reading Jo and Nick's story it was well written and can't wait for the next one.

  • Emma Holtrust
    2019-02-13 17:36

    Joanie Bigbee and Nick Dalton are polar opposites in every way. She is wild, untamed and unable to settle down – jobwise and relationship-wise. He is calm, a “house mouse” and eager to settle down as fast as possible. They fall in love, but are faced with a number of issues such as the health of Joanie’s grandmother, Nick’s complicated past and the constant rumours started by the people that live in their small town.The novel is a story about how nothing in life can be planned, because unexpected events will always change our lives in unexpected ways. The author emphasizes this by having a double narrative in her story. The reader knows the point of view of Nick and Joanie and this helps to understand the struggles the main characters have to go through before they can be happy. Though the double narrative expands the story compared to the average chicklit book, in which we only know the struggles of the female protagonist, it also eliminates the element of suspense in the love story. The feelings of the main characters for each other are known at every point of the story and so the reader never really has to wonder whether or not the characters will end up together. Kim Law tries to compensate this by letting the main characters interact a lot with minor characters, of which the reader does not know the perspectives. Those smaller personas often are the core of the unexpected events that change the lives of Joanie and Nick.The author taps into the 50 Shades of Grey audience by including many explicit sex scenes in the book. Though they do not move the plot forward in any sort of way, they will be a delight to any reader who loves the Grey trilogy.The writing style of the author is an easy one to read, though often filled with cringe-worthy clichés such as “A man who’d set her engine on purr” and “Captivating eyes, the color of storm clouds on a late-summer day”. However, there are not too many for it to overtake the plot line.Overall, Sweet Nothings is a decent read. It will make you laugh at times, but it is pretty predictable, especially because of the double narrative, and there are better chicklits out there.