Sweet Nothings: Sugar Springs # 2 by Kim Law with Giveaway

Today’s post comes with all sorts of bonus information.  First, as part of the Tasty Book Tour for this title – you can check out the other tour stops to see excerpts and interviews as well as more reviews.  Then – here you can enter to win a Cupcake Gift Basket through a commenter giveaway (you comment on the blog – enter the rafflecopter when done) that is sponsored by Kim Law.  Lastly -and most exciting – you can sign up to be part of the new Kindle First program.  Why? Because you have the option of getting new titles a MONTH before they are released – and they will only cost you $1.99  a book.  Sweet Nothings is one of the titles this month – and you can get it for a full month early!!  For those of you who like to be the first to read the newest titles – this is a mailing list you want to sign up for!

Book Review:

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.

Sweet Nothings: Sugar Springs # 2 by Kim Law with Giveaway

Title: Sweet Nothings
Author: Kim Law
Published by: Montlake Romance
Format:eARC
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Pages: 304
Rated: four-stars
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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.

A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

Giveaway:
You use the instructions in this rafflecopter to be entered to win
Cupcake Gift Basket from Kim Law, author of Sweet Nothings.
This basket includes
A jumbo cupcake pan
A cupcake recipe book
Jumbo cupcake liners
Cupcakes sprinkles
A cupcake decorating kit
Cupcake measuring cups
An autographed copy of Sweet Nothings
a cupcake recipe unique to my book, Sweet Nothings

About Kim Law

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.