Reviewed by Kim
for Read Your Writes Book Reviews
The second book in Kim Law's Sugar Springs Series is a really sweet read. While this is the second book in the series, it stands alone from the first.
Sweet Nothings will make you smile, laugh, and cry a little. It's a touching read about two people who had less than ideal childhoods finding the love they want so desperately.
Nick Dalton, the twin brother of Cody Dalton from Sugar Springs, is a nurturer through and through. It's what he's done his whole life by taking care of his alcoholic mother. Nick doesn't want anything more than to find love and have a family of his own.
Joanie Bigbee is not your average woman. She is her own person and pretty much does the unexpected quite often. Joanie suffers from abandonment issues. Her mother left her on her thirteenth birthday and several years later, her beloved grandfather left as well. With being hurt so many times, Joanie has refused to become involved in relationships. She doesn’t even make permanent commitments to the businesses she starts and then eventually sells.
After convincing her to give him a chance, Nick slowly gets Joanie to open up and change as a person, for the better. Together, both Nick and Joanie make discoveries about themselves, those they love, and the past itself.
This is a small town romance, so you have to know that the town as a whole is full of busybodies who like to meddle and gossip. But sometimes, those busybodies are just what a person needs to push them in the right direction. So much is packed into the pages of this book, from reunions to development of friendships, and love to heartbreak. I can’t wait to return back to Sugar Springs, Tennessee.
Source: Montlake Romance via NetGalley